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Name: Dwayne Johnson
Birth date: 2 of May 1972 (47 y.o.)
Place of birth: Hayward, California, USA
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 120 kg
Birth Sign: Taurus
Chinese zodiac: Rat
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Biography of Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is a popular American wrestler in the past, and now he is a well-known Hollywood film actor, behind whom there are works on the set of films «Fast and Furious», «Jumanji», «Second Chance» and many others.
The actor was twice noted in the Guinness Book of Records: for the astonishing fee received for the performance of the debut starring role ($ 5.5 million), and for the incredible amount of selfies made for a very short time (105 photos in 3 minutes).
Childhood of Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne was born in early May 1972 in a family that earned a living by wrestling. His father, grandfather, cousins and uncles were professional wrestlers, and his mother was a promoter of her husband, and his grandmother made her career as the head of female wrestling in Polynesia.
His father's work, connected with constant moving, did not allow the Johnsons to sit still. Therefore, Dwayne got his secondary education in three different schools: first in New Zealand, then in Hawaii, and finally graduated in Pennsylvania.
Sport was always present in the life of Johnsons: his father from the very childhood took Dwayne with him to the competitions and training in the gym. At the age of 12, during one of such classes, Junior Johnson decided to test his abilities on a projectile with a barbell. Forces were not equal – the barbell crushed the guy down.
This incident had no effect on Dwayne's physical health, but helped his father persuade the boy to commit himself to sports. Since that moment, serious training began for Dwayne under the authority of his own father.
In high school, Johnson achieved fairly good results in the American football. By the time of graduation, he had chosen from a variety of proposals from USA universities and eventually gave his preference to the University of Miami.
Dwayne fully lived up to his expectations, winning the National Student Championship of NCAA in 1991 in the Miami Hurricanes team. In 1995, Johnson received a diploma in psychology and criminology and immediately after graduation he signed a contract with the Canadian team in American football, Calgary Stampeders.
But a serious back injury, received a year later, put an end to the career of a football player. Deprived of the opportunity to play professional football, Dwayne discovered new horizons in the ring.
Dwayne Johnson as a wrestler
Dwayne Johnson's debut as a wrestler took place in November 1996 under the stage name of Rocky Maivia, composed of the name of his father and the surname of his grandfather. He was subjected to the first title of intercontinental WWF champion already in three months.
But the spectator quickly tired of the image of a good, honest guy who does not violate the rules. The cries of «Die, Rocky, Die!» were more and more often heard from the stands.
Therefore Johnson took a timeout, for some time he left the ring, and returned already in the form of a bad guy with a new name of the Rock. In this spectacular role, he managed to earn unlimited public love and win the championship in various competitions of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) for 17 times.
In 2000, Dwayne Johnson released the best-selling autobiographical book «The Rock says …», which greatly inflamed interest in his person, including in Hollywood.
«The Rock» was offered the first supporting role in his life in the film «The Mummy Returns», and then the main role in its prequel, «The Scorpion King». In the first film, the wrestler happened to be on the set with such stars as Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.
The spin-off «Metaes, the Scorpion King» provided Dwayne with a record in the Guinness book and a huge demand as an actor of thrillers and action-movies.
Since 2011, a new stage of success began for the muscular actor, marked by filming in the continuation of popular racing films «Fast and Furious», where he played along with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Chris Morgan, screenwriter of the fifth part, rewrote the role of Luke Hobbs' agent especially for Johnson, so that the audience could enjoy the brutal Vin Diesel and Rock in one shot.
In addition to thrillers, Dwayne Johnson was able to prove himself as a good comedian (films «Tooth Fairy», «The Game Plan»).
In the summer of 2014, the film «Hercules» was released, in which Dwayne Johnson reincarnated as the Greek demigod. In April 2015, the seventh film about racers outside the law from the series of «Fast and Furious» was presented to the audience. Along with the actor, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jason Statham again starred.
Personal life of Dwayne Johnson
Dwyane Johnson met his future wife, Cuban Danny Garcia, at the age of 20, when he was studying at the University of Miami. In 1999, seven years later, the couple legalized their relationship, and on August 14, 2001, the Johnsons became the parents of the beautiful girl Simon Alexandra.
But in June 2007, Danny and Dwayne made an official statement about the divorce: the daughter stayed with her mother. Every month Dwyane pays 22 thousand dollars for everyday expenses of Simon Alexandra, not including five thousand for her education. Despite the divorce, the couple, nevertheless, managed to maintain friendly relationship.
After the release of the film «Hercules», Johnson was credited with love affair with a partner in the film, the top model Irina Shayk, who supposedly left the football player Cristiano Ronaldo because of the Hollywood actor. But this information was not confirmed, and soon the tabloids were filled with photographs of Irina with no less famous actor Bradley Cooper.
As for Dwayne, since 2007 he has been dating singer Lauren Hashian. Their romance began soon after the divorce of the star with his first wife.
And in 2015, the couple had an addition to the family: Lauren gave birth to a girl, Jasmine Lia. In 2018, the couple had a second daughter, Tiana, whom Dwayne loves to bits.
Dwayne Johnson now
In 2017, Dwayne Johnson again chained the attention of fans of «Fast and Furious» in the eighth part of the franchise. In the summer of the same year, he could be seen in the reboot of the beach comedy «Baywatch» along with Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra and Kelly Rohrbach.
The fascinating thrillers with the participation of The Rock Johnson come out one by one: in 2017, the actor pleased the audience with his participation in the remake of the popular film «Jumanji», where his partners were Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart, and in April 2018, the adventure disaster film «Rampage» appeared with Dwayne in the lead.
The actor has huge plans to the future – he is approved for roles in at least five major projects, among which is the sequel of the «Suicide Squad». At the same time directors of more than 10 other high-budget films expressed the hope that The Rock will join their cast.
In April 2018, the Johnsons had another addition to their family, and Dwayne touched the fans with a joint photo with his third newborn daughter, Tiana Gia.
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