Birth Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Birthdate: May 2nd, 1972
Birthplace: Hayward, California, USA
Occupations: Wrestler, Actor
Height: 6' 5"
The cultural phenom known as The Rock is the charismatic champ of the World Wrestling Federation. Born Dwayne Johnson to a Samoan mother and an African-Canadian father, the pop icon boasts an impressive pedigree on both sides of his wrestling roots. His father, the legendary Rocky 'Soulman' Johnson, is best remembered as a three-time WWF tag team champ with Tony Atlas.
The Rock's late father-in-law, High Chief Peter Maivia, hailed from Samoa, a tiny Pacific Island which lay about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. The soft-spoken Samoan's feared and respected wrestling family came to America and set the standard of how proud professionals should handle themselves in the ring.
Read an interview with The Rock on The Black World Today website.