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Dwayne Johnson

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
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Full Name: Dwayne Johnson aka "The Rock"
Profession: Actor and Professional Wrestler

United States of America

Biography: He is widely considered one of the all-time greatest professional wrestlers. The Rock wrestled for eight years for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) before beginning his film career.

The Rock is now one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time. He has been part of the film franchise "The Fast and the Furious" since its fifth installment "Fast Five" in 2011. This led to the spin-off "Hobbs & Shaw" (2019). Other successful film roles include Disney's "Moana" (2016) and "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017).

The Rock published his best-selling autobiography "The Rock Says..." in 2000 and started his own film production company in 2012.

Born: May 2, 1972
Birthplace: Hayward, California, USA
Age: 50 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1997-05-03 Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] (25) weds producer Dany Garcia (28)
  • 2019-08-18 Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] marries Lauren Hashian in Hawaii

Historical Events

  • 1986-01-23 Inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Chuck Berry; James Brown; Ray Charles; Sam Cooke; Fats Domino; The Everly Brothers; Buddy Holly;. Jerry Lee Lewis; Elvis Presley; Little Richard; Robert Johnson; Jimmie Rodgers; Jimmy Yancey; Alan Freed; John Hammond; and Sam Phillips
  • 1999-03-28 WrestleMania XV, First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in no disqualification match for the WWF Heavyweight title
  • 2000-04-02 WrestleMania XVI, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, CA: Triple H beats The Rock, Mick Foley and The Big Show in a 4-way elimination match for the WWF Heavyweight tile
  • 2001-04-01 WrestleMania XVII, Astrodome, Houston, TX: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in a no disqualification match for the WWF Championship
  • 2012-04-01 WrestleMania XXVIII, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL: The Rock defeats John Cena, titled "Once in a Lifetime"
  • 2013-04-07 WrestleMania XXVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (80,676): John Cena defeats The Rock to win his record 11th WWE Championship
  • 2016-11-14 "Moana" animated Disney film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with voices by Auli'i Cravalho and The Rock premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2017-04-14 "The Fate of the Furious" directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Vin Diesel and The Rock opens worldwide - highest-grossing weekend at $532 million
  • 2018-08-22 Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)
  • 2019-08-21 The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] named highest paid actor for a second year in a row, earning $89.4m