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  2. Dwayne Johnson - Biography - IMDb
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    Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia, also a professional wrestler). While growing up, Dwayne traveled around a lot with his parents and watched his father perform in the ring. During his high school years, Dwayne began playing football and he soon received a full scholarship from the University of Miami, where he had tremendous success as a football player. In 1995, Dwayne suffered a back injury which cost him a place in the NFL. He then signed a three-year deal with the Canadian League but left after a year to pursue a career in wrestling.

    He made his wrestling debut in the USWA under the name Flex Kavanah where he won the tag team championship with Brett Sawyer. In 1996, Dwayne joined the WWE and became Rocky Maivia where he joined a group known as \\"The Nation of Domination\\" and turned heel. Rocky eventually took over leadership of the \\"Nation\\" and began taking the persona of The Rock. After the \\"Nation\\" split, The Rock joined another elite group of wrestlers known as the \\"Corporation\\" and began a memorable feud with Steve Austin. Soon the Rock was kicked out of the \\"Corporation\\". He turned face and became known as \\"The Peoples Champion\\". In 2000, the Rock took time off from WWE to film his appearance in The Mummy Returns (2001). He returned in 2001 during the WCW/ECW invasion where he joined a team of WWE wrestlers at The Scorpion King (2002), a prequel to The Mummy Returns (2001).

    Dwayne has a daughter, Simone Alexandra, born in 2001, with his ex-wife Dany Garcia, and daughters, Jasmine, born in 2015, and Tiana Gia, born in 2018, with his partner, singer and songwriter Lauren Hashian.

  3. Dwayne Johnson - Family, Movies & Facts - Biography

    May 02, 1972 · Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was born into a professional wrestling family in 1972. An injury ended his college football career, so he entered the ring with the World Wrestling Federation.

  4. Boris Johnson | Biography, Facts, & Role in Brexit | Britannica

    Boris Johnson, British Conservative Party politician who became prime minister of the United Kingdom in July 2019. He was mayor of London (2008–16) and foreign secretary under Theresa May (2016–18). He led the successful ‘Leave’ campaign in the 2016 referendum on whether the U.K. should remain in the EU.

  5. Boris Johnson - Wikipedia

    Johnson was born on 19 June 1964 in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, to 23-year-old Stanley Johnson, an Englishman, then studying economics at Columbia University, and 22-year-old Charlotte Fawcett, an Oxford-born artist from a family of liberal intellectuals.

  6. Andrew Johnson - Impeachment, President & Reconstruction ...

    Sep 01, 2020 · Andrew Johnson was born in a log cabin in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 29, 1808. His father, Jacob, died when Johnson was 3, leaving the family in poverty.

  7. William H. Johnson - Paintings, Art & Facts - Biography

    Nov 19, 2020 · Early Life. William Henry Johnson was born on March 18, 1901, in the small town of Florence, South Carolina, to parents Henry Johnson and Alice Smoot, who were both laborers.

  8. Jul 08, 2019 · Who is Boris Johnson? Boris Johnson was born in New York City on June 19, 1964 to British parents. His family relocated back to the UK when he was just a few months old and he later enrolled in ...

  9. Lonnie Johnson - Inventions, Super Soaker & Facts - Biography

    Jan 26, 2021 · Lonnie George Johnson was born on October 6, 1949, in Mobile, Alabama. His father was a World War II veteran who worked as a civilian driver at nearby Air Force bases, while his mother worked in a ...

  10. Lyndon B. Johnson - Wikipedia

    Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908, near Stonewall, Texas, in a small farmhouse on the Pedernales River. He was the eldest of five children born to Samuel Ealy Johnson Jr. and Rebekah Baines. Johnson had one brother, Sam Houston Johnson, and three sisters, Rebekah, Josefa, and Lucia.

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