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Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (née Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia, also a professional wrestler). While growing up, Dwayne traveled around a lot with his parents and watched his father perform in the ring. During his high school years, Dwayne began playing football and he soon received a full scholarship from the University of Miami where he had tremendous success as a football player. In 1995, Dwayne suffered a back injury which cost him a place in the NFL. He then signed a 3 year deal with the Canadian League but left after a year to pursue a career in wrestling. He made his wrestling debut in the USWA under the name Flex Kavanah where he won the tag team championship with Brett Sawyer. In 1996, Dwayne joined the WWE and became Rocky Maivia where he joined a group known as "The Nation of Domination" and turned heel. Rocky eventually took over leadership of the "Nation" and began taking the persona of The Rock. After the "Nation" split, The Rock joined another elite group of wrestlers known as the "Corporation" and began a memorable feud with Steve Austin. Soon the Rock was kicked out of the "Corporation". He turned face and became known as "The Peoples Champion". In 2000, the Rock took time off from WWE to film his appearance in The Mummy Returns. He returned in 2001 during the WCW/ECW invasion where he joined a team of WWE wrestlers at The Scorpion King, a prequel to The Mummy Returns.Dwayne has a daughter, Simone Alexandra, born in 2001, with his ex-wife Dany Garcia.  See full bio on IMDb »

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The Rock -- Police Chase Preceded Mom's Head-On Crash

The Rock
Police Chase Preceded Mom's Head-On Car Accident

The driver who crashed into The Rock's mother and cousin earlier this month was evading police and ran a red light just before the crash ... TMZ has learned. As TMZ previously reported, Ata… READ MORE >

The Rock's Mom -- Car Smashed by Drunk Driver in Head on Collision

The Rock's Mom
Car Smashed by Drunk Driver in Head on Collision

The Rock says his mom, Ata Maivia-Johnson and his cousin were struck HEAD ON by a drunk driver this week ... and luckily, they survived. Dwayne Johnson's uncle Afa tells us Ata and Lina… READ MORE >

- 358 days ago
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The Rock
Don't Ask Hercules How Much He Benches! That's Sooo High School

When ya see a guy the size of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson … one obvious question pops in your head, but whatever you do -- do NOT ask it out loud  … as our camera guy learned. The… READ MORE >

- 376 days ago
Chris Christie -- The Rock Body Slams Political Video

Chris Christie
The Rock Body Slams Political Video

Chris Christie can take down a plate of buffalo wings, but he can't beat The Rock ... at least not when it comes to his political satire video.Christie posted a YouTube video this week ... a mock… READ MORE >

- 382 days ago
The Rock -- Clean My House, Get a NEW SUV

The Rock
Clean My House ... Get a NEW SUV

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson should have no problem finding someone to do windows at his house if he keeps handing out new SUVs to housekeepers.Now, THAT is major boss swag, Rock. Major. READ MORE >

- 559 days ago
The Rock -- Un Nuevo Coche Para Mi Empleada

The Rock
Un Nuevo Coche Para Mi Empleada

The Rock just bought his housekeeper a new car ... we're going out on a limb concluding it's his housekeeper, but we have evidence.--  The top-grossing actor of 2013 says, "For 10 yrs she's… READ MORE >

- 560 days ago
The Rock's 'Hercules' Diet -- 7 Meals a Day, 3 Pounds of Meat, 14 Eggs!!!

The Rock's 'Hercules' Diet
7 Meals a Day 3 lbs of Meat, 14 Eggs!!!

If you're wondering what it takes to look like The Rock (aside from ridiculous genetics) the new "Hercules" star just revealed the diet he maintains to play the son of Zeus -- and it's… READ MORE >

- 770 days ago
WWE Superstar CM Punk -- Gunshot Victim Deserves BACKSTAGE PASSES!

WWE Superstar CM Punk
Gunshot Victim Deserves BACKSTAGE PASSES!

Getting shot in the face has its perks, particularly if you're a wrestling fan -- just ask Thomas Dotterer, who's being treated like a champ by the WWE just days after some thugs blasted him while… READ MORE >

- 907 days ago
The Rock Wins Halloween

The Rock
Wins Halloween

This is by far the scariest thing we've ever seen. READ MORE >

- 1005 days ago
The Rock Dwayne Johnson Sells Massive Estate

The Rock
Unloads Massive Mansion

The Rock has sold his massive, stunning home in Hidden Hills for very close to the $4.9 million asking price ... TMZ has learned.Sources tell us the estate -- located 22 miles from Hollywood -- is… READ MORE >

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