Initially gained fame as the wrestler The Rock, competing in the WWF and WWE from 1996 to 2004. He then became a widely popular actor, starring in such films as Hercules, San Andreas, Pain & Gain, Tooth Fairy, Get Smart, and Southland Tales, and The Fast and the Furious franchise,
He played college football, and then joined the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, but was fired midway though the 1995 season.
In 2007, he set an all-time record by earning the highest income for a first acting role after receiving $5.5 million for his appearance in The Scorpion King. In 2016 he played a demigod in the highly successful animated film Moana.
He married Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997, and they had an amicable separation on June 1, 2007. He then began dating Lauren Hashian. He and Hashian have a daughter named Jasmine and he also has a daughter named Simone from his relationship with Garcia.
Madison Pettis played his daughter in the 2007 film The Game Plan, which was the last film promoted with his ring name.