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What is Dwayne Johnson ethnicity? details here


You cannot be a lover of Hollywood movies and World Wrestling Entertainment and not love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Dwayne is a household name. But what is Dwayne Johnson ethnicity? What is his cultural background? We shall know the answer to these queries.

Before we get to Dwayne Johnson ethnicity, permit me to take you on a little journey to knowing who the man nicknamed ” the Rock” is.

Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972.

Dwayne Johnson ethnicity
Dwayne Johnson | Image credit: Coconet TV

Dwayne Johnson is also known by his ring name the Rock.

He is an American actor and former professional wrestler.

Regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE) for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career.

His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the world’s highest-grossing and highest-paid actors.

Dwayne Johnson’s career in the WWE isn’t particularly surprising.

He was born into a family of wrestlers, with his grandfather, “High Chief” Peter Maivia a well-known wrestler, as well as his dad, Rocky Johnson, who created history by becoming the first black to win the WWF Tag Team Championship, along with partner Tony Atlas.

Johnson briefly lived in New Zealand with his mother’s family, before returning to the United States to finish his schooling, which he did at the President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Johnson played college football at the University of Miami and won a national championship in 1991.

He aspired to a professional career in football but went undrafted in the 1995 NFL Draft.

He signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), but was cut from the team in his first season.

All of the information that we are getting about “The Rock” further help us to know who he is, but for now we would want to know Dwayne Johnson ethnicity.

What is Dwayne Johnson ethnicity?

 Dwayne Johnson ethnicity

Dwayne Johnson ethnicity
Dwayne Johnson | Image credit: YEN

Coming to the subject of Dwayne Johnson ethnicity, Johnson’s family boasts of a rich, multicultural heritage.

Johnson’s mother is Samoan, while his father is of Black Nova Scotian heritage, making him a descendant of the African-Americans who left the United States along with the British after the end of the American Revolution, having chosen to side with those who would give them their freedom.

The 43-year-old also has some Irish ancestry, coming from his father’s side of the family. Johnson’s paternal grandparents, James, and Lilian Bowles were both of African origin, while his maternal grandparents, Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia and Ofelia “Lia” Fuataga, were Samoan with wrestling history.

Is Dwayne Johnson married?

 Dwayne Johnson ethnicity
Dwayne Johnson | Image credit: Cute Wallpapers

Yes, Dwayne is married.

Johnson married Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997.

She is a businesswoman, IFBB professional bodybuilder, and producer.

Their daughter, Simone, was born on August 14, 2001.

They announced they were separating amicably on June 1, 2007, and their divorce was finalized in May 2008.

Johnson subsequently began dating Lauren Hashian, the daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian.

They first met in 2006 while Johnson was filming The Game Plan.

They were married on August 18, 2019, in Hawaii.

The couple has two daughters: Jasmine (born December 17, 2015) and Tiana (born April 17, 2018).

The family resides in Los Angeles, having also a farm in Virginia and a second home in Southwest Ranches, Florida.

Dwayne Johnson ethnicity can be described as African-American. He also has Samoan background.

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