Dwayne Douglas Johnson, better known as The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful wrestlers of all time and is often referred to as one of the greatest of all time. He is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and has starred in some of the biggest box office hits of the last decade.
Johnson was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. He is of African-Canadian, Samoan, and Irish descent. Johnson attended Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he played football and was a member of the track and field team. He went on to attend the University of Miami where he played college football.
Johnson began his professional wrestling career in 1996, signing with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He quickly rose to fame, becoming one of the most popular wrestlers in the company. He won numerous championships throughout his career, including the WWF/WWE Championship eight times. He also won the WCW/World Championship twice and the Intercontinental Championship five times.
In addition to his wrestling career, Johnson has also had a successful acting career. He made his debut in 2001 with a role in the movie The Mummy Returns. He has since appeared in a number of major films, including The Scorpion King, The Rundown, Walking Tall, Tooth Fairy, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, and Furious 7. His role in the Fast and Furious franchise has made him one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
Johnson is also an active philanthropist. He founded the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation in 2006, which works to help at-risk and terminally ill children. He has also been involved in numerous charities, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the American Red Cross.
Johnson is married to singer and songwriter Lauren Hashian. They have two children, Jasmine and Tiana. He also has a daughter, Simone, from his previous marriage to Dany Garcia.
Johnson continues to be one of the most successful and popular entertainers in the world. His success in wrestling, film, and philanthropy have made him an icon and role model for many people. He is an inspiration to those who have faced adversity and have found success in their own lives.