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Dwayne Johnson
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Also known as:The Rock, The People`s Champion
Occupation:Actor • Producer • Voice Cast • Executive Producer
Born:May 2, 1972
Birthplace:California, United States Of America
Spouse:Dany Garcia, Lauren Hashian
Children:3
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Dwayne Douglas Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, is one of the most famous personalities known for his exemplary wrestling skills and for also being an equally successful actor. A man with an inspiring story - from being a WWE wrestler to a Hollywood superstar, he was declared by Forbes as the highest paid actor in the world in 2016. Dwayne Johnson is a Canadian-American actor, producer and a professional athlete, who first established himself as a mainstream third-generation wrestler at the World Wrestling Federation before attaining fame in the film industry.

EARLY LIFE
Dwayne Johnson was born in California and hails from a family of professional wrestlers. His father, Rocky Johnson, was a Canadian-born wrestler, and his maternal grandfather, Peter Maivia, also was a professional wrestler. His cousin, Savelina Fanene, is a wrestler and works for WWE. Dwayne Johnson went to Richmond Road Primary School during his brief stay with his mother Ata Johnson`s family in Auckland, New Zealand. Later, when he moved back to the USA, he attended the President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. He studied at the Freedom High School in Pennsylvania and started playing football for the University of Miami, through which he won a national championship with the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team.

Due to a back injury, Johnson could not earn a spot in the NFL. With dwindling opportunities in the football arena, he shifted his attention to wrestling with a debut in WWF against Brooklyn Brawler in Texas. He was signed by WWF under the name Flex Klavana, after he was part of a tag team victory with Bart Sawyer. He joined The Nation of domination, a professional wrestling stable in WWF, and started calling himself as The Rock. He lived up to his name as The People`s Champ` by winning the WWF / E championship eight times, the WWF Tag Team championships five times, Intercontinental Championship two times, and more. Post-1999, Johnson diverted his attention to Hollywood. He was still very active on the WWE arena till 2004, after which his appearances were few and far between.

PERSONAL LIFE
Dwayne Johnson got married to Dany Garcia in 1997, and the two have a daughter named Simone Alexandra. After a decade-long relationship, they split amicably in 2007. Johnson then got into a romantic relationship with Lauren Hashian, the daughter of Boston drummer, Sib Hashian. The two love-birds have a daughter Jasmine, who was born in 2015.

MOVIE CAREER
Dwayne Johnson made an entry into mainstream cinema with the film Beyond the Mat in 1999. He made a brief appearance as The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns (2001). As this movie was successful, he was cast in his first leading role as Mathayus in the 2002 release The Scorpion King, which revolved around Mathayus and his rise to emerge as the Scorpion King. He was touted as the biggest star to hit the big theatre screen since Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2001, he won the Teen Choice Award for the Choice Movie Villain category for his role as The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns.

Johnson proved that he is more than just an action hero, by trying his hand with comedy roles in movies like Be Cool (2005), The Game Plan, a 2007 flick alongside John Travolta and Uma Thurman, and Tooth Fairy (2010). For his performance in The Game Plan, he was nominated in the Favorite Movie Actor Award category at the 2008 Nickelodeon Kid`s Choice Awards. He returned to an action movie with 2010 Faster alongside Billy Bob Thornton. As he was busy with film projects between 2004 and 2009, he made only part-time appearances in the wrestling arena.

The year 2011 got millions of fans what they long wished for as Johnson and Vin Diesel appeared together in the fifth installment of The Fast and Furious film series titled Fast Five. Johnson portrayed the role of a Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs. The film got the biggest ever opening for a Fast & Furious movie and also for any Dwayne Johnson film. The actor continued his successful association with the Fast & Furious franchise by starring in its consecutive installments like Fast & Furious 6 in 2013 and Fast & Furious 7 in 2015. He then starred in the American disaster film San Andreas that released in 2015, revolving around a rescue-chopper pilot and his ex-wife who try to track down their daughter just after a massive earthquake. The 2016 action comedy film Central Intelligence featured Johnson and Kevin Hart in lead roles as two old high school friends who come together to save the world from a terrorist after one of them joins the CIA. His other release in the year was a voice role in Moana for the character of Maui. The following year, Johnson reprised his role as agent Luke Hobbs in Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the Fast and the Furious series, which is directed by F. Gary Gray. His 2018 release includes Skyscraper, an action thriller directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. His 2019 releases include Fighting with My Family, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw and Jumanji: The Next Level. His 2021 releases include Jungle Cruise, Free Guy and Red Notice. While his 2022 releases include DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam, his 2023 releases include Red One. .
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John Cena
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Kevin Hart
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Dany Garcia
Ex-Spouse
Lauren Hashian
Partner
Simone Alexandra Johnson
Daughter
Jasmine Lia Johnson
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Tiana Gia Johnson
Daughter
Ata Maivia
Mother
Rocky Johnson
Father
Wanda Bowles
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Curtis Bowles
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Jumanji: The Next Level
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw
Fighting with My Family
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Did You Know? (13)

  • Due to his immense stature and imposing presence, Dwayne Johnson was often mistaken for an undercover police officer (like the characters from the hit 1980s show 21 Jump Street) by fellow students in high school. This made it hard for him to befriend his peers.
  • Dwayne Johnson has been featured multiple times in Forbes magazine`s highest paid actors list.
  • At one point, Dwayne Johnson was all set to play the popular cartoon character Johnny Bravo in a film adaptation, but unfortunately, the project was shelved.
  • Dwayne Johnson is a self-confessed fan of the classic arcade game on which Rampage (2018) is based on, and used to enjoy playing it as a kid.
  • Rampage (2018) was the second video game-based movie of Dwayne Johnson`s career, after Doom (2005).
  • Dwayne Johnson`s avatar channels Danny Devito`s character in Jumanji: The Next Level.
  • Playing a James Bond villain has always been Dwayne Johnson's dream. His grandfather had in fact played a minor role in the Bond movie You Only Live Twice (1967).
  • Dwayne Johnson was in contention for the iconic role of Willy Wonka in the musical fantasy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). The role eventually went to Johnny Depp.
  • Before he turned 17, Dwayne Johnson was arrested about eight or nine times for being involved in a ring theft.
  • While filming an action scene for The Scorpion King, Dwayne Johnson accidentally knocked out Michael Clarke Duncan. He brought Duncan a custom-made Rolex watch as an apology gift, but he liked the watch so much that he eventually kept if for himself.
  • In May 2015, Dwayne Johnson entered his name in the books of Guinness World Records for clicking the most number of selfies within three minutes. He clicked 105 selfies during the premiere of his movie San Andreas. He also holds a Guinness World Record for being the highest paid actor in a debut film.
  • The popular doughnut chain, Dunkin Donuts, offered a promotional deal to Dwayne Johnson but he denied it because the thought it would make him appear bigheaded.
  • The People Magazine named Dwayne Johnson Sexiest Man Alive in 2016.
  • Personal Quotes (18)

  • "Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come."
  • "Attitude and enthusiasm play a big part in my life. I get excited about the things that inspire me. I also believe in laughing and having a good time."
  • "The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself."
  • "Check your ego at the door. The ego can be the great success inhibitor. It can kill opportunities, and it can kill success."
  • "I didn't have to win, and winning wasn't important to me. Being world champion wasn't important to me. What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it."
  • "The sexiest thing that a woman can do, wear, and say all fall under one word to me: subtlety. To be subtle in the things that she does and the things she says and the things she wears - I appreciate the details."
  • "I've always seen first responders as unsung heroes and very special people because, when everyone else is running away from danger, they run into it."
  • "Ain't nothing like a good cry."
  • "Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important."
  • "The men I idolized built their bodies and became somebody - like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger - and I thought, 'That can be me.' So I started working out. The funny thing is I didn't realize back then that I was having a defining moment."
  • "With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains. I know. I've done it."
  • "The goal for me is always to have the opportunity to work in different genres. This is a great and exciting time in my career, where I can have the opportunity to work in different genres, and also I recognize there's not a lot of actors who have that opportunity and I'm grateful for it."
  • "It is no surprise that animation is Hollywood's most successful and innovative genre."
  • "Wrestling is intimate. You can reach out and touch the wrestlers."
  • "My goal was never to be the loudest or the craziest. It was to be the most entertaining."
  • "Barack Obama did tell me that I was one of Michelle Obama's favorite actors."
  • "Maybe I'll give Broadway a try. But you know what would be great? Hosting the Oscars. I promise you, that would be a show no one forgot."
  • "I'll be honest; I haven't ruled out politics."
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