Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name, The Rock, is an American actor, producer and retired professional wrestler.
He was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California, and grew up in a family of wrestlers.
Johnson first gained fame as a wrestler in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) from 1996 to 2004, where he became one of the most popular and successful wrestlers of all time.
After retiring from wrestling, he transitioned to acting and has since become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
Johnson has starred in numerous blockbuster films, including the Fast and Furious franchise, Jumanji and Moana.
He is also a successful producer, with his production company Seven Bucks Productions responsible for producing several successful films and TV shows.
In addition to his entertainment career, Johnson is also known for his philanthropic work.
He has supported various charities and causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation and the American Red Cross.
Dwayne Johnson early life
Johnson is the son of Rocky Johnson, a professional wrestler, and Ata Maivia, the daughter of Peter Maivia, a Samburu-American professional wrestler.
He grew up in a family of wrestlers and was exposed to the world of wrestling from a young age.
Johnson attended multiple schools as his family moved around due to his father’s wrestling career.
He was a standout athlete in high school, playing football, and was offered a full scholarship to play at the University of Miami.
After graduating from college, Johnson briefly played professional football in the Canadian Football League before turning to professional wrestling, following in his father’s footsteps.
He signed with the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1996 and quickly became one of the most popular wrestlers in the industry, known for his charismatic personality and impressive physique.
In addition to his wrestling career, Johnson has also pursued a successful acting career, starring in numerous blockbuster films such as the Fast and Furious franchise, Jumanji and Moana.
He is also a successful entrepreneur, with his own production company and a line of fitness products.
Dwayne Johnson wife
Johnson is married to Lauren Hashian.
She is a singer-songwriter and music producer, born on September 8, 1984, in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Hashian is of mixed ethnicity, with her father being of Armenian and Italian descent, and her mother of German and Danish ancestry.
Hashian and Johnson first met in 2006 while he was filming, The Game Plan, and they started dating in 2007.
They have two daughters together, Jasmine Lia, born in 2015, and Tiana Gia, born in 2018. The couple got married on August 18, 2019, in a private ceremony in Hawaii.
Hashian has released several singles and has worked with various artists, including YaBoi Shad, Naz Tokio and Walter French.
She has also co-written songs with her father, John “Sib” Hashian, who was the drummer for the rock band Boston.
Hashian is known for her philanthropic work and has supported various charities, including the Boston Children’s Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Red Cross.
She is also an advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken openly about her struggles with anxiety and depression.
Dwayne Johnson career
Johnson began his career as a football player, playing for the University of Miami and later for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League.
However, he was cut from the team and decided to follow in his family’s footsteps and become a professional wrestler.
Johnson made his debut in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1996 under the name, Rocky Maivia.
He quickly became a fan favorite and was soon renamed The Rock.
Johnson won numerous championships during his wrestling career, including the WWF Championship eight times.
In 2001, he began his acting career, appearing in the film The Mummy Returns.
He went on to star in several successful films, including The Scorpion King, Fast Five and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Johnson has also appeared in several television shows, including Ballers and Young Rock.
In addition to his acting career, he is also a successful producer having produced several films, including Shazam! and Hobbs & Shaw.
He also produced and starred in the HBO series, Ballers.
Johnson is known for his charismatic personality and his dedication to his fans.
He is also known for his philanthropic work, including his support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and his own charity, the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation.