Who is Dwayne Johnson?
Dwayne Johnson is an American producer, actor and semi-retired professional wrestler. He was born in Hayward, California, Unites States on 2nd May, 1972. He is also known by his ring name, called The Rock. The full name of Dwayne is Dwayne Douglas Johnson.
Height of Dwayne Johnson is 6′ 3½” (1.92 m) with intricate tattoos and rock-hard muscles.
Why is Dwayne Johnson Called “THE ROCK”??
In spite of the fact that his real name is Dwayne Douglas Johnson, he’s mostly called “THE ROCK”.
So what’s the reason behind this? Why is he still called by this name?
Let’s find out!!
In 1996, Dwayne Johnson entered in the World Wrestling Federation and adopted the stage name Rocky Maivia.
Dwayne Johnson’s father and grandfather both were professional wrestlers under the names Rocky Johnson and Peter Maivia respectively.
And, Dwayne got the idea of this alias from there.
However, fans didn’t like his new stage name “Rocky Maivia”.
Thus, Dwayne knew he had to make some changes.
In 1997, Dwayne Johnson began to drop the name Rocky Maivia and began simply calling himself “THE ROCK”.
Also, THE ROCK now adopted a rougher personality and played up the dark side.
Now, Dwayne The Rock Johnson became a hit with fans and his popularity skyrocketed overnight.
Dwayne Johnson Career
Dwayne Douglas Johnson was a college football player in the University of Miami. In this place, Johnson won a national championship on 1991 Miami Hurricanes team.
After being cut from the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL two months into 1995 season, he began the training of wrestling as professional career.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson has widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
Dwayne gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 to 2004 and was promoted as the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history.
He returned to WWE part-time from the year 2011 to 2013 and continues to make occasional appearances on the program.
He is an eight time WWF/WWE Champion, two time WWF Intercontinental Champion, two time WCW/World Champion and a five time WWF Tag Team Champion.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson is the sixth Triple Crown Champion in WWE and won the 2000 Royal Rumble.
His autobiography The Rock Says… debuted as No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in the year 2000.
Dwayne’s first leading film role was in The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Scorpion King (2002).
Dwayne decided to left his wrestling career to continue full time acting in 2004.
In his acting career, Dwayne was advised to ditch his wrestling image by the Hollywood management.
According to Dwayne in the British show “This Morning”,
“I was told at that time by the management that I had around me, ‘You know, you have to forget about your past. You can’t bring wrestling up. We have to slowly leave that behind. Let’s not refer to yourself as The Rock. Let’s make sure that everybody is calling you Dwayne Johnson.”
Now he tried to listen to his management and did everything to change his old image. He slimmed down and made distance from his wrestling life.
But after some time, Dwayne decided to stay away from those negative people.
He was paid 5.5 million dollars, which is a world record for an actor in his first starring role.
One of his more prominent recurring roles is Luke Hobbs in Fast and the Furious franchise.
He hosted and produced The Hero, a reality competition series and has since continued to produce the TV shows and films.
Namely, his production company is Seven Bucks Productions.
In the year 2013, Forbes listed him No. 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities and he has been in top twenty every year since.
He was the world’s highest-paid actor of year 2016.
Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in year 2016.
In the year 2015, Muscle & Fitness named him “Man of the Century”.
Dwayne Johnson’s Tattoos
Dwayne Douglas Johnson is also very popular for his tattoos on his rock body. He has two tattoos — first one is on his arm and another one is on his chest.
“The story of my tattoos is a very elaborate story”, Johnson once said during an interview, “It represents all the things that are important to me, that I love and that I’m passionate about ”.
The most popular tattoo of The Rock is the large tribal piece across his left shoulder, arm and chest.
Another tattoo is decorated on his right arm. This right arm tattoo was made on an older tattoo of a bull.
This smaller tattoo is the “Brahma Bull”. This tattoo represents an older nickname of Dwayne Johnson. It also symbolizes Taurus, The Bull, which is the western zodiac sign of The Rock.
The tattooed bull is a skull type in black and white details made by tattoo artist Nikko Holland.
This tattoo took 3 sessions and a total of 22 hours to complete. Awesome height of Dwayne Johnson makes his personality more charming.
Dwayne Johnson’s Wife
Lauren Hashian is the wife of The Rock. Lauren Hashian was born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts on September 8, 1984.
Besides being the longtime, live-in girlfriend of Dwayne Johnson, Lauren Hashian is also the daughter of rock-n-roll.
Her father is John “Sib” Hashian, who has been the drummer for the rock band Boston since the year 1975.
Not much is known about Hashian’s personal life because she and The Rock are very private people.
Wife of Dwayne Johnson is a singer and songwriter like her father, having co-written the song Only You for YaBoi Shad.
She has kept mostly out of spotlight and has only ever walked a few red carpets.
How Long Have The Rock and His Wife Lauren Hashian Been Together?
Lauren Hashian met The Rock while he was filming The Game Plan 2007.
The two began dating later that year, meaning they’ve now been together for 11 years. According to Dwayne, the two have been living together for “about eight years.”
Johnson Has a Daughter From His First Marriage
Dwayne was previously married to Danny Garcia from 1998 to 2007. The couple has a 16 year old daughter together, Simone Alexandra Johnson.
Johnson is a big proponent of including his eldest daughter Simone Alexandra in everything they do, and Lauren Hashian is supportive in her step-mother role.
Johnson and Lauren Hashian Have Two Daughters Together
Lauren Hashian has two daughters with The Rock. Their first daughter, Jasmine Lia Johnson, was born in December, 2016.
They welcomed their second daughter, Tiana Gia Johnson in April, 2018.
This Christmas, The Rock posted a photo of himself with his youngest daughters.
Both daughters Jasmine and Tiana, in matching red outfits, are held up in their dad’s embrace.
Dwayne got sentimental in his caption, as he wrote: “I ain’t gonna be able to hold them like this forever…” The wrestler turned actor went on to discuss how he “snatches them up” every chance he gets because he does not want to miss time he still can.
Another Instagram photo shows Dwayne Johnson getting his face painted by his daughter, Jasmine.
The little girl is carefully painting her dad’s face.
What is Dwayne Johnson’s Net Worth in 2020?
His fans always have a question in their minds — How rich is Dwayne Johnson? What is Dwayne Johnson’s net worth?
Recently a famous business magazine, Forbes, has released the list of world’s highest paid actor and actresses in 2020 and actor Dwayne Johnson topped this list.
This list was topped by former WWE champion, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He earned a staggering KSh 8.9 billion before tax deductions.
The net worth of Dwayne Johnson is estimated to be $320 million.
Dwayne Johnson’s Movies List
- Beyond The Mat (1999)
- The Mummy Returns (2001)
- Longshot (2001)
- The Scorpion King (2002)
- The Rundown (2003)
- Walking Tall (2004)
- Be Cool (2005)
- Doom (2005)
- Planet 51 (2009)
- Fast and Furious 6 (2013)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- The Fate of The Furious (2017)
- Baywatch (2017)
- Jumanji : Welcome to The Jungle (2017)
- Rampage (2018)
- Skyscraper (2018)
- Jumanji : The Next Level (2019)
Dwayne Johnson’s TV Shows
- That ’70s Show (1999)
- The Net (1999)
- Star Trek : Voyager (2000)
- Saturday Night Live (2000, 2002, 2009, 2015, 2017)
- Cory in The House (2007)
- Hannah Montana (2007)
- Wizards of Waverly Place (2009)
- Family Guy (2010)
- Transformers : Prime (2010)
- The Hero (2013)
- Wake Up Call (2014 — 2015)
- Lip Sync Battle (2015)
- Ballers (2015 — 2019)
- MTV Movie Awards (2016)
- Lifeline (2017)
- The Titan Games (2019 — Present)
What Are Dwayne Johnson’s Upcoming Movies?
The upcoming movie of Dwayne Johnson are Jungle Cruise, San Andreas 2, Doc Savage, Black Adam and The Robert Ludlum Universe.
According to The Rock,
“The movie Black Adam is set to be released on December 22, 2021”.
Some Interesting Facts About Dwayne Johnson
- After his mother’s suicide attempt, The Rock passed through severe depression in his young years and he became the part of the criminal gang.
- He was arrested around 9 times. But, Dwayne was successful to manage the cope with his emotions and utilized their energy towards workout.
- The favorite dish of Dwayne Johnson is pizza.
- He is afraid of spiders.
- Dwayne’s favorite perfume is Pi by Givenchy.
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