Dwayne Johnson is an American actor, retired wrestler, and entrepreneur. He first gained notoriety as a WWE wrestler and then pursued a successful acting career, currently being one of the highest-paid and highest-grossing actors in the world.
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Dwayne Johnson was married to Dany Garcia between 1997 and 2008 and had a daughter with her. He married Lauren Hasian in 2019. The couple has two daughters. Johnson is a descendant of Samoan chiefs.
Dwayne Johnson started his career as a college football player, but he was not drafted. Soon after this, he started training for professional wrestling, an occupation that his father and grandfather also did, and Johnson signed with the WWF (now WWE) in 1996. His charisma and gimmick helped him become prominent, and he won his first championship only two years later. He left the WWE in 2004 fin favor of acting but continued to make appearances until 2019. As a wrestler, he gained huge popularity, being part of the most-watched and most-bought matches. He is a ten times world champion and holds other championship titles, including two Intercontinental Champion titles, five Tag Team Champion titles, and more.
He appeared in The Mummy Returns in 2001 as the Scorpion King. This led to him reprising the role in 2002’s The Scorpion King, where he had the leading role. He appeared in a variety of successful films and franchises, including The Fame Plan in 2007, Tooth Fairy in 2010, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in 2012, G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 2013, Hercules in 2014, San Andreas in 2015, Central Intelligence in 2016, Rampage in 2016, and Skyscraper in 2018. The Rock has established himself as a comedy and action star. Johnson provided the voice of Maui for Disney’s 2016 film Moana. He appeared in the Fast & Furious franchise since 2011, wherein he worked alongside cast members Vin Diesel and Jason Statham. Dwayne Johnson appeared in Jumanji and its sequel in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Madison Iseman was also a cast member in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. 2021 involved the release of Jungle Cruise, a Disney film that saw Dwayne appear opposite Emily Blunt.
The actor served as the producer and played the leading role in the HBO series Ballers for all five seasons, along with actor Omar Benson Miller. It became the most-watched comedy show from the chain, releasing the series Young Rock in 2021, based on the actor’s life. In 2021, he was in the movie Red Notice, a Netflix release with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. In addition, the Rock is expected to appear in Black Adam, a new Marvel Cinematic Universe release.
Johnson was given the noble title of Seiuli for his service to the Samoan people and his heritage.
Johnson’s father and grandfather were WWE wrestlers, and his daughter Simone is following the tradition, becoming the first fourth-generation wrestler for the WWE.
The Rock remains one of the most popular wrestlers ever, with various incredibly watched appearances, several championship titles, and lasting influence and success. He did not officially retire from wrestling until 2019.
His first TV appearance was on That ‘70 Show as Rocky Johnson in 1999. The same year, he also appeared on The Net. The next year, he had a part on Star Trek: Voyager.
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