Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is an American professional wrestler, actor, author, and former college football player. He was born in Hayward, California, on May 2, 1972. He has both American and Canadian nationality. He got a full scholarship to the University of Miami, where he was...Read more an enormously successful football player. A back injury in 1995 cost him a spot in the NFL. He first gained prominence in the WWE as "Rocky Maivia," where he established himself as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He is probably the most well known professional wrestler. He won 17 championships in WWE, including 10 as a world heavyweight champion. His autobiography "The Rock Says..." published in 2000 debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and stayed there for several weeks. He made his film debut in "The Mummy Returns" (2001) as the Scorpion King. His character got its own sequel in "The Scorpion King" (2002) for which he was paid $5.5 million, a record-breaking salary for an actor in his first starring role. His other film credits include "The Rundown" (2003), "Gridiron Gang" (2006), "Get Smart" (2008), "Faster" (2010), "Fast Five" (2011), "Fast & Furious 6" (2013) and "G.I. Joe Retaliation" (2013).