Entertainer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an American actor and former professional wrestler with WWE. Johnson was born in Hayward, California and played college football at the University of Miami. He comes from a long line of professional wrestlers – including his father and grandfather, two uncles and five cousins – and is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
The popularity of Johnson’s wrestling character allowed him to cross over into mainstream pop culture and paved the way for his extensive acting career. Recent films include G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6. He will also be seen in the upcoming epic Hercules: The Thracian Wars.
Johnson’s success as an actor, producer, athlete and author has gained him worldwide recognition both in and out of the spotlight. His autobiography The Rock Says was published in 2000 and debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list, remaining on the list for several weeks.
Johnson has a 12-year-old daughter, Simone. Throughout the years, he has managed to successfully balance his tremendous professional career with his family life, which continues to be his main priority. In 2006, Johnson founded "The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation," a charity working with at-risk and terminally ill children.