Dwayne Johnson Bio, Age, Career, Wife, Net Worth, Awards, Movies, Achievements

By | June 23, 2021

Dwayne Johnson Biography

Dwayne Johnson ( Dwayne Douglas Johnson) “THE ROCK” highly successful professional wrestler turned actor known for his appearance in the fantasy adventure film.  He is also famous by his rig name,The Rock.

Dwayne Johnson Age

Johnson was born on May 2nd , May , 1972, in Hayward, California, United States.

Dwayne Johnson Career

Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia in 1996 and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Monday Night Raw the next year. Johnson changed his ring name to ‘The Rock’ and established himself as a successful professional wrestler with several titles under his belt.

His wrestling prowess combined with his rugged good-looks made him very popular among the female fans and soon he started receiving offers to appear on the small and the big screen. After appearing in a music video, he hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2000. He made his motion picture debut as The Scorpion King in the opening sequence of the film ‘The Mummy Returns’ in 2001.

The success of the movie led to its spin-off ‘The Scorpion King’ in 2002 in which Johnson played the role of Mathayus. He was reportedly paid US $5.5 million for this movie which eventually became a moderate success. He played the role of Joe Kingman, a divorced father, in the family sports comedy film, ‘The Game Plan’, in 2007. The movie opened at No. 1 at the box office, grossing $22,950,971 in its first weekend in spite of getting negative reviews from critics.

In 2009, Johnson appeared in the science fiction film, ‘Race to Witch Mountain’, based on the novel ‘Escape to Witch Mountain’ by Alexander Key. This film too opened at No. 1 and became a huge box office hit.
In 2011,Johnson appeared in the fifth film of The Fast and the Furious film series, ‘Fast Five’, as Luke Hobbs, a Diplomatic Security Service agent. The film grossed over $86 million in its opening weekend and became one of Johnson’s biggest commercial hits.

Johnson reprised his role as Luke Hobbs in ‘Fast & Furious 6’, the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, in 2013. Johnson had Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Gina Carano, and John Ortiz as co-stars. The film grossed over $780 million worldwide, making it No. 50 on the all-time worldwide list of highest-grossing films.

In 2015,Johnson appeared in the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, ‘Furious 7’. This film too became a blockbuster like the earlier movies in the franchise and also received critical praise for the action sequences. In 2016, Johnson starred in the action-comedy ‘Central Intelligence’ and gave his voice to the character of Polynesian demigod Maui in the Disney animated film Moana.

In 2017, Johnson reprised his role in the eighth installment of the The Fast and the Furious franchise, ‘The Fate of the Furious’. In the same year, he starred in two other big hits, namely, ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’.

In 2018, Johnson was seen in two action films, ‘Rampage’ and ‘Skyscraper’. Dwayne Johnson starred in Jumanji: The Next Level, in 2019. From 2015 to 2019, Dwayne Johnson produced and starred

Johnsn was an athletic teenager and featured in several sporting activities. He played football and was also a member of the school’s track and field and wrestling teams. Johnson loved football which sold him and got a full scholarship from the University of Miami to play defensive tackle. However, an injury denied him his dreams of a football career.

Johnson graduated in 1995, with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in criminology and physiology.
Johnson decided to train as a wrestler and received his initial training from his father. Being an Athletic, Johnsn loved sports from a young age and participated in many sporting activities as a school student. He played football for his high school and was also a member of the school’s track and field and wrestling teams.

Johnson was hopeful of making it big as a professional footballer when an injury put a full-stop to his football ambitions. Though disappointed, Johnson didnt give up , he chose to a Wrestler. His father, a professional wrestler himself, began training the young man. Eventually he made his WWF debut and established himself as a successful wrestler. Due to his popularity coupled with his rugged good looks he started receiving offers from Hollywood studios and he began his acting career with the movie, ‘The Mummy Returns’.

Dwayne Johnson Net Worth

Johnson estimated net worth is under review.

Dwayne Johnson Wife

On 3rd , May, 1997, Johnson married his longtime girlfriend Dany Garcia ,God blessed them by a daughter, Simone Alexandra. In In 2007 , they seperated after ten years of marrital life.
In 2006 while shooting for ‘The Game Plan’, Johnson met Lauren Hashian and started dating .God blessed them with two children , a boy ,Jasmine Johnson,born in December 2015,and a girl , Tiana Gia Johnson ,born in April 2018,respectively. On 18, August , 2019,Dwayne Johnson tied knot in Hawaii.

Dwayne Johnson Education

Johnson lived with his parents in New Zealand for a short period and attended the Richmond Road Primary School, before returning to the United States where he enrolled at the Freedom High School.

Dwayne Johnson Achievements

In 2001, he won the Teen Choice Awards in the category “Film – Choice Sleazebag” for the movie ‘The Mummy Returns’.
The CinemaCon Awards 2012 honored him with the Action Star of the Year Award.
He won the Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Male Butt Kicker for ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ in 2013.

Dwayne Johnson Movies

1. Fast Five (2011)
2. Furious 6 (2013)
3. Furious Seven (2015)
4. The Fate of the Furious (2017)
5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

6. Gridiron Gang (2006)
7. Shazam! (2019)
8. The Rundown (2003)
9. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
10. Faster (2010)

 

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