Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler.
Considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all-time, Johnson was born in Hayward, California, but moved to Florida in 1989, where he was a college football player for the University of Miami, with whom he won a national championship in 1991. After initially aspiring for a career in football, Johnson began training as a professional wrestler in the summer of 1995, after being cut from the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
In 1996, Johnson secured a contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), and was promoted as the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history. He gained mainstream fame after adopting the persona of a charismatic, trash-talking bully named The Rock, and won the WWF Championship in 1998. He subsequently ushered the WWF, alongside fellow mainstream industry star Stone Cold Steve Austin, as the principal leaders of the Attitude Era, a boom period in company business in the latter 1990s and early 2000s.
The Rock has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, closing the company's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, five times. He has also won several championships in his career, being a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time world tag team champion, and a ten-time world champion. He is also a Royal Rumble match winner, and a Triple Crown champion. After entering into a hiatus in 2004, The Rock returned to WWE part-time from 2011 to 2013, and continues to make occasional appearances.
Outside of wrestling, Johnson has attained success as an actor, producer, and writer. He has had leading film roles in ''The Scorpion King'' (2002), ''San Andreas'' (2015), ''Central Intelligence'' (2016), ''Moana'' (2016), and ''Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'' (2017), and is widely known for his prominent role as Luke Hobbs in ''The Fast and the Furious'' franchise. He has also produced several films under his production company Seven Bucks Productions, and released his autobiography ''The Rock Says...'' in 2000, which debuted at No. 1 on ''The New York Times'' Best Seller list. Consistently ranked among the world's highest paid actors, Johnson was also named by ''Time'' as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. Provided by Wikipedia