Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California (United States)
The Californian with Samoan descent Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, came to the cinema after becoming a star of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), a show that his father, Rocky Johnson, and his maternal grandfather, Peter Maivia, already they had practised.
Before turning to wrestling, Johnson had played football while attending the University of Miami after passing through Bethlehem High School, and later on the Canadian Calgary Stampeders team. A back injury took him away from American football professionally.
In the year 1996 he started in the WWF with the name of Rocky Maivia (he joined the names of his father and his grandfather) before achieving fame as The Rock.
His work as an actor began with appearances in television series, including “Star Trek: Voyager” or “That Wonderful 70’s” .
In the cinema he made his debut with “Longshot” (2000), reaching international resonance when he played the Scorpion King in “The Mummy Returns” (2001) .
- The Scorpion King (2002)
- The Amazon Treasure (2003)
- Doom (2005)
- Dad By Surprise (2008), a film in which he played a football player who received a visit from a daughter unknown.
In “Super agent 86 movie” (2008) , a film based on a series from the 60s created by Mel Brooks , he was agent 23.
A year later he participated in “The Haunted Mountain” (2009) , a film based on a novel by Alexander Key in which he played a Las Vegas taxi driver named Jack Bruno, in charge of protecting two children with paranormal powers in the Nevada desert.
In Toothbreaker (2010) , a mix between comedy and fantasy, he became Derek Thompson, an ice hockey player who is turned into a fairy after breaking the magical illusions of the people around him.
The same year he could be seen in a brief role in the police comedy “The Other Two” (2010) sharing credits with Will Ferrell , Mark Wahlberg and Samuel L. Jackson .
Also in 2010, he starred in the action film “Sed De Venganza” (2010) , a film in which he wanted to avenge his brother’s death after being betrayed in a bank robbery.
A year later he joined the series “Fast & Furious” playing from the fifth part the agent of the United States Diplomatic Security Service, Luke Hobbs.
In the action comedy “Pain and Money” (2013) he shared the lead with Mark Wahlberg . A year later it became “Hercules” (2014) .
In the natural disaster movie “San Andrés” (2015) he played a rescue helicopter pilot.
In 2015, Johnson premiered the series “Ballers” (2015-2019) on television , an HBO broadcast in which he played a former NFL player who is dedicated to financially advising football players.
A year later he made a comedic couple with Kevin Hart in the action and espionage comedy “Un Espía y Medio” (2016) .
In 2016, according to Forbes magazine , he was the highest paid actor in the world.
He played the character of Mitch Buchannon in the film adaptation of “Baywatch: Los Vigilantes De La Playa” (2017) .
The same year he participated in the adventure “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) .
In “Project Rampage” (2018) , a film based on a video game, he played the primatologist Davis Oyoke.
The same year he starred in “The Skyscraper” (2018) , his second collaboration with director Rawson Marshall Thurber after “A Spy and a Half”.
In 2019 he partnered with Jason Statham reprising the role of Hobbs in “Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019) and released the sequel to “Jumanji” titled “Jumanji: Next Level” (2019) .
In 2021, she starred alongside Emily Blunt in the film “Jungle Cruise” (2021) , directed by Jaume Collet-Serra .
The same year he premiered the TV series “Young Rock” (2021) and collaborated again with Rawson Marshall Thurber in “Red Alert” (2021) , an action comedy co-starring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds .
Jaume Collet-Serra directed him again in “Black Adam” (2022) .
What is Dwayne Johnson up to?
Currently he is preparing the movies “San Andreas 2”, “Doc Savage”, “Big Trouble In Little China” and “The King”.
Dwayne, who has stated his desire to become president of the United States, was married to Dany García (born 1968), the daughter of Cuban immigrants. They separated in 2007 after having a daughter named Simone Alexandra in common.
His partner is Lauren Hashian (1984), with whom he had his daughter Jasmine in December 2015.
In 2018 his second daughter was born, whom they named Tiana Gia.
They got married in August 2019.
In August 2020, Dwayne, along with Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, purchased the XFL, a professional American football league.
The same year, Johnson contracted the coronavirus.
- LONGSHOT (2000) by Lionel C. Martin
- THE MUMMY RETURNS (2001) by Stephen Sommers
- THE SCORPION KING (2002) by Chuck Russell
- THE TREASURE OF THE AMAZON (2003) by Peter Berg
- TREADMILL (2004) by Kevin Bray
- BE COOL ( 2005) by F. Gary Gray
- DOOM (2005) by Andrzej Bartkowiak
- LIFE AT STAKE (2006) by Phil Joanou
- SOUTHLAND TALES (2006) by Richard Kelly
- TIMBER 091! (2007) by Ben Garant
- SURPRISE DAD (2008) by Andy Fickman
- SUPER AGENT 86 MOVIE (2008) by Peter Segal
- HAUNTED MOUNTAIN (2009) by Andy Fickman
- PLANET 51 (2008) -voice- by Javier Abad, Jorge Blanco and Marcos Martínez
- BREAKING (2010) by Michael Lembeck
- THE OTHER TWO (2010) by Adam McKay
- THIRST FOR VENGANZA (2010) by George Tillman Jr.
- FAST & FURIOUS 5 (2011 ) by Justin Lin
- JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 2:
- THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (2012) by Brad Peyton GI JOE:
- VENGEANCE (2013) by Jon M. Chu
- FAST & FURIOUS 6 (2013) by Justin Lin
- THE MESSENGER (2013) by Ric Roman Waugh
- MONEY AND PAIN (2013) by Michael Bay
- HERCULES (2014) by Brett Ratner
- FAST & FURIOUS 7 (2015) by James Wan
- SAN ANDRÉS (2015) by Brad Peyton
- ONE AND A HALF SPIES (2016) by Rawson Marshall Thurber
- VAIANA (2016) -voice- by Ron Clemens, Don Hall, John Musker and Chris Williams
- FAST & FURIOUS 8 (2017) by F. Gary Gray
- BAYWATCH: BAYWATCH (2017) by Seth Gordon
- JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017) by Jake Kasdan
- PROJECT RAMPAGE (2018) by Brad Peyton
- THE SKYSCRAPER (2018) by Rawson Marshall Thurber
- FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW (2019) by David Leitch
- JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (2019) by Jake Kasdan
- FIGHTING IN THE FAMILY (2019) by Stephen Merchant
- JUNGLE CRUISE (2021) by Jaume Collet-Serra
- RED ALERT (2021 ) ) by Rawson Marshall Thurber
- DC LEAGUE OF SUPER PETS (2022) -voice- by Jared Stern and Sam Levine
- BLACK ADAM (2022) by Jaume Collet-Serra
- DOC SAVAGE (2022) by Shane Black
- THE KING (2022) by Robert Zemeckis
- BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (2022)
- SAN ANDREAS 2 (2022) by Brad Peyton