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Also Known As: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, The Rock, Dwayne Douglas Johnson Died:
Born: May 2, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hayward, California, USA Profession: actor, wrestler, football player, dishwasher

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Actor Dwayne Johnson started his showbiz career as "The Rock," one of the most decorated champions in the Worldwide Wrestling Federation and one of the its most popular characters, before applying his commanding presence and personal charisma into a successful film acting career. A bona fide pop culture figure, Johnson attracted impressive box office numbers to action and sports-oriented films like "The Scorpion King" (2002) and "Gridiron Gang" (2006), but over time, also proved himself to be an adroit comedic player with a surprisingly light tough. In fact, he memorably hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), which included a hilarious parody of The Hulk called "The Rock Obama." But it was on the big screen that he made his biggest impression with turns in "The Rundown" (2003) and "Walk Tall" (2004). Johnson took a slight detour with the huge family comedy success "The Game Plan" (2007) and the summer comedy hit "Get Smart" (2008), though he endured some ridicule for starring in "Race to Witch Mountain" (2009) and "Tooth Fairy" (2010). Johnson was back on track with "Faster" (2010) and the huge hit "Fast Five" (2011), both of which confirmed his status as a top action star. ...

Actor Dwayne Johnson started his showbiz career as "The Rock," one of the most decorated champions in the Worldwide Wrestling Federation and one of the its most popular characters, before applying his commanding presence and personal charisma into a successful film acting career. A bona fide pop culture figure, Johnson attracted impressive box office numbers to action and sports-oriented films like "The Scorpion King" (2002) and "Gridiron Gang" (2006), but over time, also proved himself to be an adroit comedic player with a surprisingly light tough. In fact, he memorably hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), which included a hilarious parody of The Hulk called "The Rock Obama." But it was on the big screen that he made his biggest impression with turns in "The Rundown" (2003) and "Walk Tall" (2004). Johnson took a slight detour with the huge family comedy success "The Game Plan" (2007) and the summer comedy hit "Get Smart" (2008), though he endured some ridicule for starring in "Race to Witch Mountain" (2009) and "Tooth Fairy" (2010). Johnson was back on track with "Faster" (2010) and the huge hit "Fast Five" (2011), both of which confirmed his status as a top action star.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Arabian Nights (2014)
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 Snitch (2013)
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 Pain & Gain (2013)
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 Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
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 Fast Five (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

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Moved frequently as a child, living in Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Hawaii
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Family settled in Pennsylvania
1975:
Father lost family savings as well as their home
1990:
Played college football with Miami Hurricanes
1995:
Spent one year with Canadian football team Calgary Stampedes
1996:
Made World Wrestling Federation debut as The Rock, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father
1999:
TV acting debut, portraying father Rocky Johnson on episode of Fox sitcom "That '70s Show"
2000:
Hosted "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); sang in skits as well as donned drag
2000:
Appeared at both Democratic and Republican National Conventions
2001:
First released film role, cast as the Scorpion King in sequel "The Mummy Returns"
2002:
Landed first film lead, reprising title role in spin-off "The Scorpion King"
2003:
Starred opposite Seann William Scott as a bounty hunter in "The Rundown"
2004:
Played a former U.S. Army Special Forces who returns home in "Walking Tall" opposite Johnny Knoxville
2005:
Cast as a a bodyguard-singer opposite John Travolta in "Be Cool"
2006:
Played a probation officer who forms a football team of juvenile inmates in "Gridiron Gang"; film inspired by a 1993 documentary
2007:
Played a pro quarterback who meets 8-year-old daughter he never knew he had in comedy "The Game Plan"
2007:
Co-starred in Richard Kelly's ensemble film "Southland Tales"
2008:
Cast opposite Steve Carell in feature adaptation of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's 1960s spy parody series "Get Smart"
2009:
Played leading role in "Race to Witch Mountain," a re-imagining of original 1975 film "Escape to Witch Mountain"
2009:
Voiced NASA astronaut Captain Chuck Baker in animated film "Planet 51"
2010:
Played title character in comedy film "The Tooth Fairy"
2010:
Cast opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in action comedy "The Other Guys"
2011:
Played a federal agent in "Fast Five," the fifth film in "The Fast and the Furious" film series
2012:
Starred in adventure sequel "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"
2013:
Starred in action drama "Snitch"
2013:
Joined cast of action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" as Roadblock
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Education

Freedom High School: Bethlehem , Pennsylvania -
University of Miami: Miami , Florida - 1994

Notes

"I never anticipated the success I've had. It was just five years ago that I was sleeping on a stained mattress and living on tuna fish and spaghetti." --The Rock to George Wayne in Vanity Fair, May 2001.

"My goal in the World Wrestling Federation and that whole sports entertainment industry was to be the absolute best, hands down. Same thing here." --The Rock on his movie career, quoted in Premiere, May 2001.

"He's got so much raw talent and natural ability that he's already beyond Jean-Claude Van Damme and the Steven Segals. I think he's going to go right to the big leagues as an action star." --"The Scorpion King" director Chuck Russell quoted in Premiere, May 2001.

"To be honest with you, I have absolutely no idea what it is. People say, "Wow, you just have it." About five years ago, when I got into wrestling, I heard the same thing. I'd say, "OK, great. What exactly do I have?" They'd say, "I don't know. You've just got it." I don't know what "it" is."- The Rock

"I thought about difficult times I went through when I was younger and didn't have as good a handle on the world as I do now. I don't know if I can give lessons in histrionics. I just threw myself into this situation, and before I knew it, there were tears in my eyes. You can't just say, "I'm going to make myself cry," and then do it. How it works is like when you're driving in your car, by yourself, and a song comes on that brings back memories. You get teary-eyed, and then you remember you're a guy and you say, "What the hell am I doing?" And you change the station."-The Rock on what he thought about to be brought to tears

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Dany Garcia. Financial planner. Of Cuban descent; met in 1991; married in May 1997.

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grandfather:
Peter Fanene Maivia. Wrestler. Was reportedly one of the first Samoan professional wrestlers; born in 1935 in Samoa; died on June 13, 1982; acted in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice".
grandmother:
Lia Maivia. Wrestling promoter.
father:
Rocky Johnson. Gym owner, former wrestler. African-American appeared with World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1970s and 1980s.
mother:
Ata Johnson. Samoan.
uncle:
Ricky Johnson. Wrestler. Lives in Canada.
daughter:
Simone Alexandra Johnson. Born on August 14, 2001.
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