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Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' at the Chinese Theater on February 2, 2012, in Los Angeles
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Dwayne Johnson is an actor, producer, and former pro-wrestler also known as the Rock. The Hollywood A-lister has starred in over 50 movies, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He also voiced the character Maui in the Disney animated hit Moana.

But the former Miami Hurricanes football player’s first claim to fame was as a WWE wrestler. During his eight years in the ring, he earned a loyal fan base for his magnetic personality, signature eyebrow raise, and catchphrase, “Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?”

Johnson’s star rose as he segued to the big screen. Over the past two decades, the prolific actor has appeared in a spate of Hollywood blockbusters, from the action/adventure flick The Mummy Returns to installments in the Fast and the Furious franchise to Disney’s Jungle Cruise.

  • Full name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
  • Born: May 2, 1972
  • Hometown: Hayward, California
  • Height: 6’4″
  • Net worth: $400 million
  • Spouse: Lauren Hashian (m. 2019), Dany Garcia (m. 1997-2008)
  • Kids: Tiana Gia Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Simone Alexandra Johnson
  • Top movies: Moana, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • Fun facts: After winning a national championship with the University of Miami football team and earning a criminology degree, Johnson aspired to play in the NFL or work for the CIA.

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