What Is Dwayne Johnson's Ethnicity?


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Dwayne Douglas Johnson's father is Black Nova Scotian while his mother is Samoan. Johnson was born in California and he has a family history of wrestling. His grandfather was professional wrestler Peter "High Chief" Fanene Maivia and his father was wrestler Rocky Johnson.

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Initially, Johnson, known as "The Rock," planned to play in the National Football League, but he was unable to due to an injury. Instead, he became a professional wrestler, eventually winning numerous titles and championships, including winning the WWF/WWE heavyweight title six times.

Johnson has also made a career in acting, appearing in films such as "The Scorpion King," "Be Cool," "The Game Plan" and "Fast & Furious 6."

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