Who Is Dwayne Johnson?
Dwayne Johnson is a film actor and producer, and former professional wrestler. He’s well-known for his intimidating physique and action movie prowess, as well as his surprisingly good comedic chops and tremendous screen presence. During his time as a wrestler, he was known in the ring as ‘The Rock,’ a moniker that he still embraces today.
Dwayne started his wrestling career in 1996 in the World Wrestling Federation (the name of World Wrestling Entertainment before 2002) as ‘Rocky Maivia’, a name that came from his father, Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather Peter Maivia – both of whom were professional wrestlers. Dwayne disavowed the name in 1997, calling himself ‘The Rock’ and adopting the vibe of a hostile wrestler known for his trash talking. In 1998, he won his first-ever WWF Championship.
Dwayne would become known for being a big part of the so-called ‘Attitude Era’, a golden age for the WWF characterised by a huge boost in its popularity. Today he’s hailed as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, and in 2008, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, along with his father and grandfather.
The Rock’s popularity wasn’t just confined to the world of wrestling. In the early 2000s, even if you weren’t much of a fan, you’d still probably have heard of him at the very least. This was thanks in part to his appearances in films like The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, and The Rundown.
In 2004, Dwayne decided to take his career as a performer to the next level and left the WWE to venture into Hollywood. He’d star in a mix of straight-up action flicks like Walking Tall and Doom, and light-hearted comedy-action films like Be Cool and Get Smart.
In 2011, he was cast in Fast Five in the role of Luke Hobbs, easily his most popular character, and has appeared in every film in the Fast and the Furious franchise since then, as well as the 2019 spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. In 2013, he was Forbes’s top-grossing actor of 2013 thanks to his work in Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, and Snitch, which grossed a total of $USD 1.3-billion ($AUD 1.88-billion) in that year.
Since then, Dwayne’s career hasn’t stopped soaring. His unique blend of action, comedy, and smouldering intensity has made him one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors ever.
And it’s not just one character that makes all that money – he’s had a wide variety of star vehicles, like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, San Andreas, and even Moana. In total, his films have made $USD 10.5-billion ($AUD 15.2-billion) in the international box office, easily making him among the highest-grossing actors of all time. Today, he’s estimated to have a net worth of $USD 280-million ($AUD 407-million).
Who Is The Rock’s Wife?
Dwayne Johnson’s wife is singer-songwriter Lauren Hashian. She’s the daughter of the late John ‘Sib’ Hashian, former drummer of rock band Boston.
How Old Is Lauren Hashian?
Lauren was born in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, on September 8, 1984. She recently turned 35 years of age.
Where Did They Meet?
Dwayne and Lauren met in Boston while he was filming The Game Plan in 2006. At the time, Dwayne was still married to his ex-wife, producer and bodybuilder Dany Garcia.
Dany and Dwayne were married from 1997 to 2007. The reason they separated is still unclear – some speculate it was because of Dwayne meeting Lauren – but they maintain a very amicable and even professional relationship together, with Dany acting as Dwayne’s manager.
How Long Have They Been Together?
After Dwayne divorced Dany in 2007, he and Lauren started dating. It wasn’t long before he and Lauren were living together; in a 2015 Esquire interview, Dwayne said that he’d been living with Lauren for “eight, nine years now.” Their relationship has been public since at least 2008.
When Did They Get Married?
Dwayne and Lauren got married on August 18, 2019 in Hawaii.
It’s unknown when the two actually got engaged, but in a 2018 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dwayne said, “I just refer to her as my wife all the time,” and revealed that they were in fact supposed to get married in the spring of that year.
Do They Have Any Kids Together?
Yes! Dwayne and Lauren have two daughters, four-year-old Jasmine, and one-year-old Tiana. In fact, Tiana was the reason why they didn’t get married back in 2018 – Lauren was about to become a mother with Tiana, and she didn’t want a baby bump to ruin her wedding dress!
Does Dwayne Have Any Children With His Ex-Wife?
Yes! Dwayne and Dany have an 18-year-old daughter together, Simone Alexandra Johnson, who was born in 2001. Dwayne and Simone have a great relationship together. On August 14, he wrote a beautiful message for her 18th birthday, sharing it on Instagram.
Simone wants to become a WWE wrestler just like her father, and Dwayne has thrown his full support behind her. "She came with me to Hong Kong and Beijing and I said, 'Honey, whatever your passion is, I support that,'" said Dwayne in an interview on Good Morning America.
Dwayne and Dany’s amicable divorce led to them sharing joint custody of Simone, so she gets equal love from both sides of her family.
With a happy wife and kids, Dwayne is definitely growing into a brand-new role as a family man. We hope that this one is the best performance of his career!