Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California into a professional wrestling family. Professional wrestler, Peter Fanene Maivia is his grandfather and Wrestler Rocky Johnson is his father. Though born in a family of wrestlers, Dwayne was more interested in playing football which brought him great success until he suffered from a back injury.
After turn down in football, Dwayne entered the ring, playing his first wrestling match in WWF against Brooklyn Brawler in Texas. WWF signed Dwayne under the name Flex Kavana, after he was successful in winning a couple of matches in the ring. After a year of wrestling in WWF, he joined The Nation of Domination where he named himself ‘The Rock’. Dwayne has won ‘WWF Heavyweight’ and ‘WWF Tag Team championships’ six and five times respectively.
Besides Wrestling, Rock has a successful acting career. He made his first appearance in ‘The Mummy Returns’ playing the role of Scorpion King, a supernatural bad guy. He then featured in comedy film, ‘Be Cool’ with John Travolta and in ‘The Game Plan’ with Uma Thurman. Off late, Johnson gained fame through his popular action film ‘Fast & Furious6’, ‘Fast & Furious7’ and ‘Driver’. He gave a successful hit in 2014, starring as the most famous strong men of all time in ‘Hercules’. He has won many awards including ‘Academy Award for Best Visual Effects’ and ‘Favorite Male Buttkicker Award’.
Dwayne married his high school sweetheart, Dany Garcia and parted ways a decade later. From his first marriage, he has one daughter named Simone Alexandra.