Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, every school day The Cardinal will feature a prominent and historical Asian American or Pacific Islander, living or dead, who has worked toward change, advancement, and/or world peace. Some of them are heroes, and some are unsung heroes, who deserve recognition, and have made a contribution to society.


Ema Morales, Staff Writer

Dwayne Douglas Johnson is a 51 years old Pacific Islander, and born on May 2, 1972. He is more commonly known as “The Rock.”

Johnson is mostly known as an American actor, film producer, and former professional wrestler. During Johnson’s wrestling career, he was a part of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he went by “The Rock.”  Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Johnson wrestled for the WWE for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career

After that, he started focusing on his acting career and became really successful and has been in multiple films and movies. Some of his movies include Black Adam, Jungle Cruise, and part of the Fast and Furious film franchise.  He was also the voice of Maui in the animated film Moana.

Dwayne studied at the University of Miami on an athletic scholarship to play football.  He is a father of three children, and has been married twice. He is such an inspiration to people all over the world because he became so successful. He overcame many obstacles in life to get to where he is now but had perseverance and kept fighting and working for what he wanted. He knew where his dreams stood and had to get there. Now he is one of the highest paid actors because of his amazing  acting skills.