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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the host of TNT's reality competition series "The Hero."

On the big screen, Dwayne Johnson can be seen in a slew of vastly diverse movies in 2013. From the dramatic thriller "Snitch," about a father who goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal; to "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the third installment of the action adventure franchise opposite Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum; and the dramatic independent film, "Empire
Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock
Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock
State," with Liam Hemsworth and Emma Roberts, he continues to make his mark as a versatile and in-demand actor. He also stars in "Fast & Furious 6," reprising his role as U.S. Special Agent Luke Hobbs from "Fast Five," the fifth and highest-grossing installment of the "Fast and Furious" action franchise, which marked his first appearance in the popular series.

Next up Johnson will begin production on Brett Ratner's "Hercules" and soon after he will go before cameras on "Arabian Nights" co-starring Hemsworth and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Also in the pipeline are Barry Sonnenfeld's "Lore," based on the Ashely Wood graphic novel, and "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3," among other projects.

Johnson's most recent film, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," earned worldwide receipts over $325 million, and in 2011 the hugely popular "Fast Five" eclipsed previous global earnings of any film in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, grossing more than $626 million.

Among Johnson's previous films are a diverse list of credits which include "Race to Witch Mountain," "The Tooth Fairy," "Planet 51," "Get Smart" and "The Game Plan." In 2009 Entertainment Weekly named Johnson on the top of Hollywood's next A-list, alongside, Robert Downey, Jr., Ellen Page, James McAvoy and Amy Adams.

The actor previously demonstrated his range, earning kudos from critics and audiences alike, as a gay bodyguard and an aspiring singer in "Be Cool," MGM's sequel to "Get Shorty," alongside John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Vince Vaughn. Also for MGM, Johnson starred in the 2004 remake of "Walking Tall" as a sheriff who returns to his hometown after serving in the Army, only to find the town corrupted. Before that, Johnson starred in Universal's "The Rundown," a critically acclaimed action/comedy directed by Peter Berg and co-starring Sean William Scott, Rosario Dawson and Christopher Walken that solidified his action hero status and screen presence in the wake of the huge success of "The Scorpion King."



Born in San Francisco and raised in Hawaii, Dwayne Johnson excelled as a high school All-American and subsequently as a star defensive lineman for the University of Miami Hurricanes, helping lead his team to overcome huge hurdles to become National Champions. Upon graduating from the University of Miami, Johnson followed in the footsteps of his WWE Hall of Fame father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, by joining the competitive sports entertainment world of the WWE. Within a seven year period (1996-2003), his intense passion led to an extraordinarily successful career breaking box office attendance records across the US and setting pay-per-view buy rate records during that period as well. Dwayne Johnson's character creation of "The Rock" became one of the most charismatic and dynamic characters the industry has ever seen.

His eventual love of acting and desire to branch out led him to appear on "Saturday Night Live" in March 2000, surprising many with his strength in the comedy and garnering the show's highest rating that year. Johnson was subsequently cast by Stephen Sommers in "The Mummy Returns," which grossed more than $400 million worldwide. His character was so well received by Universal executives during dailies that they immediately planned a film based on his character, "The Scorpion King," which broke box office records in 2002 as the greatest April opening of all time.

In 2006 Johnson created The Rock Foundation. The Rock Foundation's mission is to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health and physical fitness. A dedicated philanthropist, Johnson is the current National spokesperson for the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Diabetes Aware Campaign. He is also a committed Celebrity Cabinet Member for The American Red Cross and serves as a National Celebrity Wish Ambassador for The Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2008, United States Congress and the United States Joint Leadership Commission recognized Johnson with the prestigious Horizon Award, the U.S. Congressional Award given to an individual in the private sector who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided opportunities for youth nationwide.

Not content to remain in front of the camera alone, Johnson penned an autobiography, The Rock Says, which reached #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List shortly after its publication in January 2000.

Johnson is a devoted family man and father to eight-year-old Simone Alexandra Johnson and devoted partner of Dany Garcia.




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DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON: FACTS

How tall is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? How old is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? Find out here.

Age: 41 years old
Birthday: May 2, 1972
Height: 6' 5"
Nickname: The People's Champion
The Brahma Bull
The Great One
The Rock
Full Name / Real Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Birthplace: Hayward, CA
Wife: Dany Garcia (5/3/1997 - 5/19/2008, divorced, 1 child)





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