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Dwayne JOHNSON

American Dwayne JOHNSON

born Dwayne Douglas JOHNSON

American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 02, 1972 in Hayward, California, United States  (47 years)


Biography

Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, the son of Ata Johnson (née Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His maternal grandfather, "High Chief" Peter Maivia, was also a wrestler, and his maternal grandmother, Lia Maivia, was one of wrestling's few female promoters, taking over Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling after her husband's death in 1982, until 1988. Johnson's father is a Black Canadian (Nova Scotian), and also has a small amount of Irish ancestry. His mother is from a Samoan family. His father was part of the first black tag team to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Through his mother, he is considered a non-blood relative of the Anoa'i wrestling family. His cousin, Savelina Fanene, is also a wrestler working for WWE under the ring name Nia Jax.

Johnson briefly lived in New Zealand with his mother's family, settling in Grey Lynn. He attended Richmond Road Primary School, before returning to the U.S. with his parents. In the United States, he attended Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School in Hamden, Connecticut, then spent 10th grade at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. As he entered 11th grade, his father's job required his relocation to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where Johnson began playing football at Freedom High School in the East Penn Conference. He was also a member of the school's track and field and wrestling teams.

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See Also :

- Category Actor, Combat sport - Wrestling