Being an amazing professional wrestler for many years The Rock is stepping quite stably in the acting field as well. But we might surprise you with a bit of some unfamiliar yet amusing information about him.
1.He was born on May 2,1972 in Hayward California as Dwayne Douglas Johnson. He is from Black Nova Scotian and Samoan origin. Both The Rock and his mother Ata Maiva kept their Samoan citizenships. Dwayne Johnson comes from a long line of wrestlers : his father was “Soulman” Rocky Johnson and his maternal grandfather “High Chief” Peter Maivia were both professional wrestlers; he also had six cousins who wrestled as well so it’s no wonder he came into wrestling himself.
2.Johnson performed quite well playing college football at the University of Miami until he had a back injury that made him lose his place in the NFL.
In 1997 he married his high school girlfriend Dany Garcia; they divorced in 2007.They have one child,a girl named Simone Alexandria. The Rock pays 22 000 US dollars a month in a child support and he also pays another 5 000 US for the girl’s education.
3.In 2000 Harpers Entertainment published The Rock’s first book “ The Rock says”.It became #1 on New York Times’ Bestseller List and stayed there for a few weeks.
4.He first started his career with WWF under the name Flex Kavana. He became part of The Nation of Domination a year later. After a while he was recognized as its leader and started using the name The Rock which he became world famous with.
5.Johnson is thought to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He has had 17 championship reigns in WWE, 10 of which as a world heavyweight champion (the WWF/E Championship eight times and the WCW/World Championship twice), the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and the WWF Tag Team Championship five times. He is also the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble and the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion.
6.Although Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stills owns the patent to his wrestling sobriquet, he prefers not to use it. To Entertainment Magazine (October 2006) he confessed: “I no longer am a wrestler, I am now pursuing a future as an actor and someday as a director. I am not the Rock. I am Dwayne Johnson”.
7.For his first leading role in The Scorpion King he was paid $5.5 million, which is a world record for an actor in his first starring role. After that impressive beginning follow several successful titles: The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, The Other Guys, Faster, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6.
8.The new idea of Johnson is as a host and producer of the reality competition/game show series The Hero, which is coming on TNT on June 6, 2013.
9. And finally maybe you don’t know that Dwayne Johnson has a wax replica in the famous museum of Madame Tussaud.