Dwayne The Rock Johnson: Age, weight, height, partner and controversy of this WWE legend

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (49 years old) was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California, U.S. He is also mostly famous by his ring name ‘The Rock’.

Dwayne is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, producer, businessman. For eight years prior to pursuing an acting career, he wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE).

He is also considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

He is one of the world’s highest-grossing and highest-paid actors with his films peaking over $10.5 billion worldwide and $3.5 billion in North America. 

Dwayne weighs 118 kgs and he is 6 ft 5 in tall.

In 1991, Dwayne played college football and won a national championship with the University of Miami.

He aspired to have a professional career in football and thus entered the 1995 NFL Draft which unfortunately went undrafted.

Dwayne was cut from the team in his first season with the CFL (Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League).

He began training as a professional wrestler shortly after he was cut from the team. 

In 1996, Dwayne secured a contract with the WWF.

His father (Rocky Johnson) and his grandfather (Peter Maivia) were both professional wrestlers and Dwayne is also an honorary member of the Anoa’i family.

He rose to fame after developing the catch of a trash-talker.

In 1998, becoming the promotion’s first world champion of African-American descent, he won his first WWF Championship.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Dwayne helped usher in the Attitude Era, an industry boom period. 

He began his acting career and left WWE in 2004.

From 2011 to 2013, he returned as a part-time performer and made occasional appearances until finally retiring in 2019.

He also headlined as being featured among the most-watched episodes of WWE’s two flagship television shows. He also headlined the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view.

He is the 2000 Royal Rumble winner, a 10-time world champion, WWE’s sixth Triple Crown champion, and a five-time Tag Team Champion. 

Dwayne’s first leading film role was as the eponymous character in The Scorpion King (2002), having previously shortly depicted the character in The Mummy Returns (2001).

He has also performed and acted in a leading role in many successful films. These include San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Hercules, Tooth Fairy, Moana, Skyscraper, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation in which he played the role of Marvin F. Hinton.

He has helped Fast Five (2011) and the Fast & Furious films to become one of the highest-grossing film franchises while playing the role of Luke Hobbs.

He has also appeared in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).

One of HBO’s most-watched comedy series Ballers (2015–2019) which ran for five seasons was produced by Dwayne in which he also starred.

He co-created (with Dany Garcia) and founded Seven Bucks Productions, the entertainment production company in 2012.

The Rock Says, his autobiography, was also released in 2000 which went on to become a New York Times bestseller.

Career and early life

Dwayne grew up in New Zealand playing rugby. He used to live there with his mother’s family.

Before returning to the U.S. he attended Richmond Road Primary School.

In his teenage years, he has been arrested several times for fighting, theft, and check fraud.

His father has a small amount of Irish ancestry and his mother is Samoan. His father was also a Black Nova Scotian.

His mother is the adopted daughter of Peter Maivia(a Samoan American professional wrestler). 

After receiving many offers from several Division I collegiate programs in football, he accepted a full scholarship from the University of Miami. He played defensive tackle most of the time.

He was also a part of the Miami Hurricanes’ national championship team in 1991.

During his starting four years of playing, he has mostly appeared as a backup role. 

Controversy

Dwayne made headlines after a comment during an interview with The Daily Star.

In the interview he said: “This generation are looking for a reason to be offended”. This comment raised many questions and took the media by storm.

However, after a day he posted a video on his Instagram account where he completely denied saying any of those words.

He even went on to state that the interview never took place and that it was completely fabricated. 

Personal life

On May 3, 1997, Dwayne married Dany Garcia (a businesswoman, IFBB professional bodybuilder, and producer).

The couple has a daughter Simone, who was born in 2001. They got separated and their divorce was finalized in May 2008. 

He then started dating Lauren Hashian (the daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian) after meeting her on the set of ‘The Game Plan’.

They got married in Hawaii in 2019 and they have two daughters Jasmine and Tina.

Dwayne and his family live in Los Angeles, and in Florida, they have their second home.

In July 2004, during his visit to Samoa, he was given the noble title of Seiuli by Malietoa Tanumafili II.

He has several tattoos on his body – on his left side, a Samoan pe’a, and a Brahma bull on his right arm which is covered with a large half-sleeve tattoo of a bull’s skull.

Johnson’s daughter – Simone started her training at the WWE Performance Center in 2020. This makes her the first fourth-generation WWE wrestler.

She also signed a contract with WWE. 

Last year in 2020, Johnson posted that his family including him, his spouse, and their two young daughters had contracted Covid-19 and fortunately they recovered.

NameDwayne Douglas Johnson
Age49
BornMay 2, 1972
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight260 lb (118 kg)
Children3
OccupationActor
Producer
Professional Wrestler
Businessman
CitizenshipAmerican
Canadian

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