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Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in Hayward, California on May 2nd 1972 to Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson. 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. He is divorced from his first wife Dany Garcia (Garcia). They have a daughter together named Simone Alexandra, born in 2001.  See full bio on IMDb »

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The Rock -- Childhood EVICTION Drove Me to Become a Beast

The Rock
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he owes his ENTIRE career to a traumatic experience from his childhood -- a traumatic experience that inspired him to spend every waking hour in the gym.The… READ MORE >

The Rock -- Do You Smeeeeeelllllll My $3 Million Mansion?

The Rock
Do You Smeeeeeelllllll My $3 Million Mansion?

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John Cena vs. The Rock: Who'd You Rather?

John Cena vs. The Rock
Who'd You Rather?

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The Rock: 'I'd Make a DAMN Good President!'

The Rock:
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- 1107 days ago
The Rock Smuggles Guns Onto Splash Mountain

The Rock
Smuggles Guns Onto Splash Mountain

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- 1127 days ago
The Rock -- Macho Man Was a 'Childhood Inspiration'

The Rock -- Macho Man Was a 'Childhood Inspiration'

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is paying tribute to his fallen friend Macho Man Randy Savage ... saying, the wrestling legend was one of his "childhood inspirations."The Rock just went to his Twitter… READ MORE >

- 1162 days ago
The Rock vs. Vin Diesel: Who'd You Rather?

The Rock vs. Vin Diesel
Who'd You Rather?

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- 1182 days ago
'Stone Cold' -- Giving the Finger to The Rock

'Stone Cold' -- Giving the Finger to The Rock

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- 1206 days ago
Man Sues The Rock Over WWE Match from 2000

Man Sues The Rock Over WWE Match from 2000

11 years after a legendary WWE match between The Rock and Triple H -- a guy who was in the audience is suing the wrestlers ... claiming he was injured when the men ran into the crowd and knocked a… READ MORE >

- 1296 days ago
The Rock -- Trapped.

The Rock -- Trapped.

Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock showed off his smooth, jacked up, diesel, massive rock hard muscles in Hawaii this weekend.The 38-year-old is a bigger star than ever. READ MORE >

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