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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 »

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 >

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

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

Bald musclemen Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 38,and Vin Diesel, 43, both star in "Fast Five."Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1744 days ago
'Stone Cold' -- Giving the Finger to The Rock

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

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin rated The Rock's return to wrestling with one massive digit -- but instead of using his trademark middle finger salute ... dude gave the guy a "big thumbs up." Austin was… READ MORE >

- 1767 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 >

- 1857 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 >

- 1909 days ago
The Rock -- Steel Chair Smackdown ...The Real Deal

The Rock -- Steel Chair Smackdown ...The Real Deal

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson told us something we didn't know.  Wrestling is not as fake as you think, especially when you're on the receiving end of a steel chair. Check out TMZ on TV -- click… READ MORE >

- 1941 days ago
The Rock -- Miami Will 'Stomp' Ohio State

The Rock -- Miami Will 'Stomp' Ohio State

There's nothing better than college football trash talk -- especially when Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the one talking the smack. Johnson -- who used to play football for The University of Miami… READ MORE >

- 1978 days ago
Dwayne Johnson -- Massive Rock Warning

Dwayne Johnson -- Massive Rock Warning

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson found some time to hit an L.A. gym in between shooting scenes for  "The Fast and the Furious 5" -- and from the looks of this photo .... he's playing the role of a… READ MORE >

- 1979 days ago
The Rock: WWE Still Owns a Piece of Me

The Rock:
WWE Still Owns a Piece of Me

Vince McMahon can still smell what The Rock is cooking -- because he's part owner of the former wrestler's famous catchphrase.Wrestler-turned-kids' movie star Dwayne Johnson was in Calabasas… READ MORE >

- 2187 days ago
Dwayne Johnson -- Rock of Ages

Dwayne Johnson -- Rock of Ages

In case all his recent kid-friendly movies made you forget, the Rock should make you afraid ... very afraid.Not sure exactly what the tat represents, but it probably means something like "I could… READ MORE >

- 2527 days ago

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