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THE ROCK: Complete History, Biography, Family, State Of Origin, Net Worth, Age And Throwback Photos Of Dwayne Douglas Johnson (The Rock)

Last Updated on July 6, 2020 by Okoro Daniel O.

FULL NAME: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
NICKNAME: The Rock; The People’s Champion; The Brahma Bull; The Great One; Deewey; DJ
DATE OF BIRTH: 2 May 1972 (age 48 years)
HEIGHT: 6’5 (1.96m)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hayward, California, U.S
RELIGIOUS BELIEVE: Christianity.
STATE OF ORIGIN: Miami, Florida, U.S
NATIONALITY: United States, Canada.

EDUCATION:

  • Shepherd Glen Elementary School
  • Hamden Middle School
  • Freedom High School
  • University of Miami

OCCUPATION:

  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Businessman
  • Professional Wrestler (Retired)
  • Football Player (Former)

COMPANIES MANAGED/OWNED;

  • CEO | Seven Bucks Companies
  • Founder | Teremana Tequila
  • Co-Founder | Seven Bucks Productions

CATCHPHRASE: “IT DOESN’T MATTER
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Samoan
NET WORTH: The Rock’s net worth is estimated around $320 million on June 30, 2020
INSTAGRAM: @TheRock
FACEBOOK: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
TWITTER: The Rock
YOUTUBE: The Rock

Dwayne Johnson was born on the 2nd May 1972, in Hayward, California. His family were indeed a wrestling family, with both his father and grandfather having once been professional wrestlers. Even his grandmother was a female wrestling promoter.

When he was young, Dwayne lived in New Zealand with his mother’s family for a very short period. He went to Richmond Road Primary School in Auckland, but then moved back to the US and spent 10th grade at a high school in Hawaii.

The next year, the family had to relocate to Pennsylvania, and this is where Johnson start to take up an interest in football. He was offered a football scholarship by the University of Miami and took it. He was on the national championship team at Miami but was replaced due to being out because of an injury.

While at the University of Miami, Dwayne met his future wife, Dany Garcia, who is the now founder of a wealth management firm in Miami. After graduating, Dwayne moved to Canada to join the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL.

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EARLY LIFE

Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California. Dwayne Johnson grew up watching his father perform in the ring. With no plans to follow in his footsteps, at the time, Johnson played football at the University of Miami, showing promise with his size and athleticism until being slowed by injuries. Funny enough, the BIG guys are the cooler once in college but it wasn’t the same for Dwayne Johnson as some collegians actually thought he was an undercover cop because of the cop-ish feature he had at that time.

PERSONAL LIFE

In August 2019, Johnson tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, singer/music producer Lauren Hashian. The two are parents to daughters Jasmine Lia (born. December 2015) and Tiana Gia (born. April 2018).

Johnson also has a daughter, Simone Alexandra, from his first marriage. He and his high school sweetheart, Dany Garcia, wed in 1997 and split up a decade later, though she continues to serve as his manager.

HOW HE BECAME THE ROCK

In 1996, Dwayne had several wrestling try-outs at the WWF; in which he won a single match and lost two more. Later that year, he was offered a contract by the WWF, with which he signed.

Johnson made his WWE debut in 1996 as Rocky Maivia. He debuted on Monday Night Raw as a member of Marc Mero’s entourage on November 4, 1996, and had his first match at Survivor Series on November 17, in an eight-man elimination tag match.

After a year, WWF Management felt the need to change his stage name and it was eventually to ”Flex Kavana”

In February 1997, he won the Intercontinental Championship, and thus went defended the title. Fans slowly began to turn against Johnson. In April 1997, Owen Hart claims his Intercontinental Championship belt. In August 1997, he lashed out at the spectators who booed him and refused to be called Rocky Maivia, but chose to go by ‘The Rock’. He then switched on to insulting the WWE organizers as well as fans. He went on to reclaim his international championship title. He defeated wrestler Farooq which sparked a feud between him and The Nation, whose leader was Farooq. He also had feuds would Triple H, which saw the two of them fight in a ladder match which he lost. The Rock had his eyes set on something big, the WWF title, which was vacant. He defeated Mankind to claim the title and had a fight against Mankind in the pay-per-view Rock Bottom: In Your House, which saw him narrowly defend his title. He eventually lost his title to Mankind. He went on to defeat Big Show to claim the WWF Championship, which was snatched from him by Stone Cold Steve Austin in the WrestleMania XV.

His popularity kept on growing. In 1999, he and Mankind teamed up to form The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection and won the WWF Tag Team Championship, which they eventually lost to Big Show and Undertaker. In January 2000, after he was defeated by Triple H, he eventually returned in top form to defeat his long time rival to claim the WWF Championship for the fourth time. In May, he lost the title to Triple H but rebounded back in June to claim the title for the fifth time. After a series of titles defence, he lost his title to Kurt Angle in October. In December he teamed up with Undertaker to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. His next championship win was the WCW championship, which he won for the first time in August 2001. He eventually lost his title to Chris Jericho and won the WWF Tag Team Championship with the latter. In November 2001, he lost his WWF Tag Team Championship but re-claimed his WCW title. He, however, was defeated by Chris Jericho.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson vs John Cena — WrestleMania XXVIII (28) in April 2012.

In 2002, The Rock did not seal any significant title. Between 2003 to 2004, he fought in several fights which settled several feuds such as the WrestleMania XIX against Stone Cold Steve Austin. Following his contract expiration with the WWE in 2004, he went on into acting full time but appeared in WWE events such as the induction of his father into WWE Hall of Fame. In February 2011, The Rock appeared as the host of the WrestleMania XXVII and hurled insults at WWE wrestler, John Cena. With support from Miz and Riley, Cena attacked The Rock. When he came to restart the main wrestling bout, he helped Miz defeat Cena. The pair thus agreed to fight in the next edition of WrestleMania.

In November 2011, he and Cena formed a team to defeat the Awesome Truth team, made up of wrestlers, R-Truth and The Miz. In the WrestleMania XXVIII, The Rock prevailed over Cena. After several attempts to claim the WWE championship, he defeated CM Punk to win the championship in January 2013. In April 2013, John Cena defeated The Rock to win the WWE championship. The Rock who suffered injury could not challenge Cena for a rematch as a result of surgery to repair torn tendons.

The Rock also made several appearances in various WWE events not as a headliner but as a surprise appearance. He appeared in the WrestleMania 30 and the Royal Rumble in 2015. He subsequently continued to make periodic performance in the WrestleMania and other WWE events. In August 2019, he announced his retirement from wrestling, but appeared in the 20th Anniversary of the SmackDown in October, making his final appearance in the WWE so far.

NET WORTH

As of 2020, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson net worth is estimated to be $320 million.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Dwayne Johnson in Skyscraper (2018)

Outside the wrestling ring, The Rock launched a successful acting career, dropping the stage name and simply going by Dwayne Johnson. He first made a big movie appearance as the Scorpion King, a supernatural bad guy, in 2001’s The Mummy Returns. Johnson returned to this role the following year for The Scorpion King. Trying his hand at comedy, he appeared in 2005’s Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman and 2007’s The Game Plan.

Since he debuted in acting in an episode of the ‘That Wrestling Show’ where he acted as his father, Johnson has gone on to feature in several movies. He featured in movies such as The Mummy Returns, Scorpion King, Walking Tall, So Cool and many more while wrestling. During his retirement from wrestling after 2004, he featured in more films and established a reputation for himself as an actor who brings to life struggling franchises such as G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The Fast & Furious 6, which he featured in, generated $789 million.

In 2013, according to Forbes, Johnson’s movies generated as much as $1.3 billion. His Fast & Furious character, Hobbs has been replicated in several movies in terms of strength, will power and perseverance. In recent years, Johnson is known for his role in Jumanji: The Next Level, Central Intelligence, The Skyscraper and Rampage. In 2020, a movie he featured in titled, Jungle Cruise, will be released. The sequel of the blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise, Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga, in which fellow WWE wrestler, John Cena featured which ought to be released May 2020 has been postponed till further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Movies Dwayne Johnson has featured in (and the ones still in production)

Young Rock (TV Series) (pre-production)

  • 2021 Black Adam (pre-production)
  • 2021 Jungle Cruise (post-production)
  • 2020 – Red Notice
  • 2019 – Jumanji: The Next Level
  • 2015-2019 – Ballers (TV Show)
  • 2019 – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
  • 2019 – Fighting with my family
  • 2018 – Skyscraper
  • 2018 – Rampage
  • 2017 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • 2017 – Baywatch
  • 2017 – The Fate of the Furious
  • 2016 – Moana (voice of Maui)
  • 2016 – Central Intelligence
  • 2015 – Jem and the Holograms
  • 2015 – San Andreas
  • 2015 – Furious 7
  • 2014 – Hercules
  • 2013 – Fast & Furious 6
  • 2013 – Pain & Gain
  • 2013 – Empire State
  • 2013 – G.I. Joe: Retailiation
  • 2013 – Snitch
  • 2012 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • 2011 – Fast Five
  • 2010 – Faster
  • 2010 – The Other Guys
  • 2010 – Tooth Fairy
  • 2009 – Race to Witch Mountain
  • 2008 – Get Smart
  • 2007 – The Game Plan
  • 2007 – Reno 911! Miami
  • 2006 – Gridiron Gang
  • 2005 – Doom
  • 2005 – Be Cool
  • 2004 – Walking Tall
  • 2003 – The Rundown
  • 2002 – The Scorpion King
  • 2001 – The Mummy Returns

Acapulco Black Film Festival

Hollywood Award [Nominee] (2014)

Artist of the Year

Furious 6 (2013)


Pain & Gain (2013)


Snitch (2013)


G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)


Hollywood Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Ensemble Cast

Furious 6 (2013)


Behind the Voice Actors Awards

BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film

Moana (2016)


BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film

As the voice of “Maui”.

Moana (2016)


BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film

Moana (2016)


Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Voice Performance

Moana (2016)


Black Reel Awards for Television

Black Reel [Nominee] (2020)

Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Black Reel [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Black Reel [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Black Reel [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Guest Performer, Comedy Series

Saturday Night Live


Black Reel [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor in a Comedy

Central Intelligence (2016)


CinemaCon, USA

CinemaCon Award [Winner] (2012)

Action Star of the Year

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards

Chainsaw Award [Nominee] (2006)

Bloodiest Beatdown

For “The Rock vs. Karl Urban”

Doom (2005)


Golden Schmoes Awards

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2017)

Favorite Celebrity of the Year

Hawaii Film Critics Society

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Vocal/Motion Capture Performance

Moana (2016)


Image Awards (NAACP)

Image Award [Nominee] (2020)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Image Award [Nominee] (2019)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Image Award [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Entertainer of the Year Award [Winner] (2017)


Image Award [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Image Award [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

Moana (2016)


Image Award [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Ballers (2015)


Entertainer of the Year Award [Nominee] (2014)


International Documentary Association

IDA Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Episodic Series

Finding Justice (2019)


Kids’ Choice Awards, USA

Blimp Award [Winner] (2020)

Favorite Movie Actor

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)


Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)


Blimp Award [Nominee] (2019)

Favorite Movie Actor

Skyscraper (2018)


Blimp Award [Nominee] (2019)

Favorite Butt Kicker

Skyscraper (2018)


Blimp Award [Winner] (2018)

Favorite Movie Actor

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)


Blimp Award [Winner] (2017)

BFFs (Best Friends Forever)

Central Intelligence (2016)


Blimp Award [Nominee] (2017)

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Moana (2016)


Blimp Award [Nominee] (2017)

Favorite Frenemies

Moana (2016)


Blimp Award [Nominee] (2014)

Favorite Male Butt Kicker

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)


Blimp Award [Winner] (2013)

Favorite Male Butt Kicker

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)


Blimp Award [Nominee] (2011)

Favorite Movie Actor

Tooth Fairy (2010)


Blimp Award [Nominee] (2008)

Favorite Male Movie Star

The Game Plan (2007)


Blimp Award [Nominee] (2003)

Favorite Male Butt Kicker

The Scorpion King (2002)


Legionnaires of Laughter Legacy Awards

Legacy Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Comedy Artist Male

MTV Movie + TV Awards

MTV Movie + TV Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best On-Screen Team

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)


MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Action Performance

San Andreas (2015)


MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Hero

San Andreas (2015)


MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Villain

Get Smart (2008)


MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Fight

Versus the Kontiki rebels.

The Rundown (2003)


People’s Choice Awards, USA

People’s Choice Award [Nominee] (2019)

Favorite Male Movie Star

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)


People’s Choice Award [Nominee] (2019)

Favorite Comedy Movie Star

Fighting with My Family (2019)


People’s Choice Award [Nominee] (2019)

Favorite Action Movie Star

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)


People’s Choice Award [Winner] (2017)

Favorite Premium Series Actor

People’s Choice Award [Nominee] (2017)

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

People’s Choice Award [Nominee] (2016)

Favorite Action Movie Actor

People’s Choice Award [Nominee] (2016)

Favorite Social Media Celebrity

People’s Choice Award [Nominee] (2008)

Favorite Leading Man

People’s Choice Award [Nominee] (2006)

Favorite Male Action Star

Razzie Awards

Razzie Award [Nominee] (2006)

Worst Actor

Doom (2005)


Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2018)

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2018)

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi

Rampage (2018)


Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2017)

Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy

Moana (2016)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2017)

Choice Movie Actor: Action

The Fate of the Furious (2017)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2017)

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy

Baywatch (2017)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2016)

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male

Central Intelligence (2016)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice Movie: Chemistry

Paul Walker’s nomination is posthumous.

Fast & Furious 7 (2015)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male

San Andreas (2015)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2014)

Choice Summer Movie Star

Hercules (2014)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2013)

Choice Movie Actor: Action

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2013)

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male

Furious 6 (2013)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2013)

Choice Movie: Chemistry

Furious 6 (2013)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2011)

Choice Movie Actor: Action

Faster (2010)


Fast Five (2011)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2005)

Choice Movie Rockstar Moment

For making a music video.

Be Cool (2005)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2004)

Choice Movie Actor – Drama/Action Adventure

Walking Tall (2004)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2002)

Film – Choice Actor, Drama/Action Adventure

The Scorpion King (2002)


Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2001)

Film – Choice Sleazebag

The Mummy Returns (2001)


The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

Stinker Award [Winner] (2001)

Worst Supporting Actor

The Mummy Returns (2001)


The Streamy Awards

Streamy Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Collaboration

For episode “The YouTube Factory”

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

10th place.

Pain & Gain (2013)


Walk of Fame

Star on the Walk of Fame [Winner] (2017)

On December 13, 2017. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

 

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