Dwayne Douglas Johnson, otherwise known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972. Since beginning his professional wrestling career in the WWE in 1996, he has gained fame and success in the film industry, achieving “high-grossing status” through a number of blockbuster films. He was ranked one of the world’s highest-paid actors.
Before he turned 17, he struggled and found himself in jail for fighting, theft, and check fraud on more than one occasion. Despite his gifted athletic ability, he managed to be a part of high school football, track and field, and wrestling teams.
In this post, you will find information and pictures of Dwayne Johnson and his wife Lauren Hashian.
The Rise to Fame of Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne attended the University of Miami, where he played college football and won a national championship. Prior to playing in the NFL, he had aspirations of becoming a professional football player and was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL, but he was cut from the team. He was also part of the Anoa’i family, including his father Rocky and maternal grandfather Peter Maivia. Both his father and grandfather were professional wrestlers, so he signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation and wrestled for some time before becoming a wrestler.
The Rock became a prominent figure in the wrestling industry following the Attitude Era and helped usher in a boom period from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. He left WWE in 2004 until 2013 when he returned as a part-time performer. He made sporadic appearances and retired in 2019.
Dwayne completed his 10th world title victory and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He won the WWE’s sixth Triple Crown Champion and headlined the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view.
The Rock started his career in the film industry, beginning in his first leading role in The Scorpion King back in 2002. Then, he starred in comedy films which are big hits, like The Game Plan, Tooth Fairy, and Central Intelligence. He also began in action and adventure genres like Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and more. Here are more well-known films by Dwayne:
- Fast & Furious (beginning with Fast Five)
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
- Jumanji: The Next Level
His role in Fast Five as Luke Hobbs helped it become one of the highest-grossing film franchises.
Dwayne, “The Rock” Johnson has been acting for more than 20 years now. He’s the producer and star of Ballers (on HBO) and produces and stars in Young Rock, a sitcom airing on Disney Channel. He released The Rock Says in 2000, which was recognized as a New York Times Bestseller. He also co-founded an entertainment company called Seven Bucks Productions, the co-owner of a football league called the XFL. In 2016 and 2019, he was named one of the world’s most influential people by Time.
Dwayne Johnson and His Wife, Lauren Hashian
Dwayne was once married to Dany Garcia in 1997. Dany is a successful businesswoman, bodybuilder, and producer. They have a daughter, Simone, who was born in 2001. In 2007 they announced they were separating amicably and divorced in 2008.
Dwayne began dating Lauren Hashian. She is the daughter of a Boston drummer, Sib Hashian. Dwayne met Lauren when he was filming The Game Plan in 2006. Eventually, their love for each other grew, and Dwayne married Lauren in Hawaii on August 18, 2019.
Photos of Dwayne and Lauren’s Wedding
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian
Dwayne and Lauren started dating in 2007, one year after their first meeting. The couple has two daughters: Jasmine and Tiana. The family resides in Los Angeles and has a farm in Virginia and a second home in Southwest Ranches, Florida.
In 2020, the WWE announced that Dwayne’s daughter, Simone Johnson, had begun training at the WWE Performance Center. This made her the first 4th-generation WWE wrestler.
Photos of Dwayne Johnson’s Children
Get to Know Lauren Hashian
Lauren Hashian is a singer-songwriter born on September 8, 1984, in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Some of her many songs are Step Into a Love Like This and Ride the Wave.
Lauren was born into a musical family. Her father is Sib Hashian, who was a drummer. Even though her family doesn’t encourage them to go into music, Lauren discovered her talent in music when she was in middle school.
Lauren went to Emerson College in Boston and was able to win an EVVY award, which is the school’s version of Emmy or Grammy awards. She became a professional musician in 2012.
Here is a latest post from The Rock’s Twitter profile. Look how fast the time flies, he looks young in this post.