Generally known by his ring name The Rock, Dwayne Johnson found success in the entertainment world as a wrestler and actor. His career began in the ring during his early adult days and after some stints, he became more interested in acting. Currently, he is known as one of the best wrestlers of all time as well as one of the greatest actors. Here’s is the full story of the son of a professional wrestler and a third-generation fighter who is best known for his role in the film, Scorpio King.
Dwayne Johnson Bio & Age
Dwayne Johnson was born May 2, 1972, in California. He has a Bachelor degree in Criminology and Physiology (General Studies) which he obtained from the University of Miami in 1995.
For his early education, he attended several schools since his family moved a lot. His first was Richmond Road Primary School in New Zealand before he joined Shepherd Glen Elementary School following his family return to the US.
He also attended Hamden Middle School in Hamden, Connecticut and later spent some time at President William McKinley High School. When his family made another move to Pennsylvania, Johnson completed his high school education at Freedom High School located in East Penn Conference.
Johnson drifted from a career in professional football after he was put out for a while due to injury to wrestling as a third-generation wrestler and finally picked interest in taking over Hollywood. The good thing is, in all three professions which he has dabbled in, Johnson did leave substantial legacies.
As a footballer which he began in the college, Dwayne played for the University of Miami, the National Championship team, and Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
Things didn’t go as he planned which pushed Dwayne to follow the steps of different family members who have huge experience in the ring. He commenced training as a wrestler in the 1990s and after some years of rigorous training, the actor’s chance finally came between 1996 and 2004.
He used the opportunity to crush, fight and smack his way into becoming one of the greatest professional wrestler of all time in WWF which is now WWE. He also won WWF/WWE Championship titles eight times. He went on to win WWF Intercontinental champion title twice. But it wasn’t going to end at that for the man who just like his ring name “Rock” showed strength and power.
Dwayne Johnson also became five-time WWF Tag Team Champion, sixth in the Triple Crown Champion in WWE and two-time WCW/World Champion. He also was the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.
While he was still breaking records in the wrestling circle, Dwayne made up his mind to take his power to Hollywood and take over. He started with an appearance in Saturday Night Live, That’s 70s show, starring as his own father. In 2001, he made his debut with a role in the film The Mummy Returns in which he played the feared Scorpion King.
Dwayne began from then on to gather more roles and in 2007 he broke Guinness World Records as the highest-paid actor in his first starring role. Till date, Johnson is leaving his footprints on the sands of time with more roles in successful films such as The Fast and Furious franchise among others.
What Is His Net Worth?
Given his achievements in the wrestling world, and currently his many accomplishments in the film world, Johnson is one of the millionaires of Hollywood. Although they have been varying amounts from different sources stated to be his net worth, Forbes estimates his net worth to be at $65 million in 2017 and this includes his personal investments, exotic cars, and mighty mansions.
Who Are The Rock’s Wife & Daughter?
Dwayne Johnson fell in love with Dany Garcia in 1992 and married her in 1997. The couple later separated in 2007 – years after the birth of their daughter Simone.
Not quite long after the split, Johnson kicked off a romantic affair with Lauren Hashian, daughter of the famous drummer for Boston Sib Hashian who died in 2017. The couple first met in 2006 onscreen during the filming of The Game Plan but they didn’t begin dating until his divorce in 2007. Johnson and Hashian welcomed their first daughter Jasmine who Johnson seems to be fond of holding all the time.
One time on Instagram, the loving father expressed his gratitude for the life of his daughter after Jasmine Johnson was rushed to the emergency room for “a croupy cough”. Recently, they welcomed their second daughter, Tiana Gia Johnson.
Who Are His Parents?
Born into a multiracial background that has Irish, Black Canadian Samoan, Johnson comes from a family of wrestlers. His dad, Rocky Johnson was a professional wrestler and among the first black tag team to be honoured with the World Tag Team Championship in WWF. Although his mom didn’t wrestle, she comes from Anoa’i wrestling family widely known as professional wrestlers. His maternal grandparents are Lia Maivia and High Chief Peter Maivia. Lia Mavia was among the very small number of females that promoted wrestling in 1982 until 1988. But it doesn’t end there. Johnson’s cousin Nia Jax whose given name is Savelina Fanene is also a professional wrestler working for WWE.
Is He Dead?
Dwayne Johnson has fallen victim of celebrity death hoax just like Jackie Chan, and other famous celebrities. It was announced that the actor died during a stunt that ended sadly. However, Johnson has been proven beyond reasonable doubts that he is very much alive and ready to take on more money-making ventures.