Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

by ethnic on February 27, 2015

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ethnicity

Birth Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson

Place of Birth: Hayward, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 2, 1972

Ethnicity:
*African-Canadian/Black Nova Scotian, small amount of Irish (father)
*Samoan (mother)

Dwayne Johnson, also credited as The Rock, is an American professional wrestler, actor, and producer.

He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata or Mataniufeagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles), a Canadian and American wrestler. A picture of Dwayne at a young age, along with his parents, can be found here.

Dwayne’s father, who is black (African-Canadian), was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, of Black Nova Scotian heritage. Black Nova Scotians are descended from African-Americans who left the U.S. after the American Revolution, having sided with the British. Dwayne’s paternal grandparents were both black, and Dwayne has stated that he also found out that he has some “strong Irish blood” on his father’s side. Dwayne has also been said to have First Nations (Native Canadian) ancestry, although it is not clear if that is accurate.

Dwayne’s mother is Samoan. Dwayne spent some time growing up in Grey Lynn, New Zealand, where he was able to learn about his Pacific Islander heritage. He has a tribal “pe’a” chest-and-arm tattoo.

Dwayne was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2016. He is the second non-caucasian person to have been given this title by the magazine (Denzel Washington, in 1996, was the first). Dwayne is also the second African-American (after Washington), and the first Polynesian, to have thus far been given the title.

Dwayne has two children with his partner, singer and songwriter Lauren Hashian; and a daughter with his former wife, producer Dany Garcia. Dany works on many of Dwayne’s films.

Dwyane’s paternal grandfather is James Henry A. Bowles (the son of John W. Bowles and Lila/Lilla Jones). James was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. John was the son of Stephen Bowles and Charlotte. Lila was the daughter of Henry Jones and Mary.

Dwyane’s paternal grandmother is Lillian Gay (the daughter of Alfred Nathan Gay and Isabelle/Isabel Sickles). Isabelle was the daughter of Benjamin Sickles and Hannah.

Dwyane’s maternal grandfather was Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia (the son of Rebecca Fanene). Fanene was a famous Samoan pro-wrestler, under the name Peter Maivia. He was from American Samoa. In Dwayne’s early wrestling days, he was known as Rocky Maivia, a combination of the nicknames of his father, Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, Peter Maivia.

Dwayne’s maternal grandmother was Ofelia “Lia” Fuataga. Ofelia was born in Lalomanu, Aleipata, Western Samoa (then under New Zealand rule, now independent), and was a wrestling promoter.

Dwayne Johnson parents

Dwayne with his parents, photo by kathclick/Bigsotck.com

Sources: Genealogy of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – http://www.geni.com

Family history of Dwayne’s father – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Hill July 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

He looks like what he is.

neiltennant January 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

he looks ugly

Hill January 10, 2018 at 4:15 am

Whatever makes you feel better buddy.

fuzzybear44 June 26, 2017 at 1:01 am

@Andrew

Quote(It say when I click your links. That is my point: except for the Igbo Nigerians, they usually have the black leather jacket skintone. So black you just see their teeth at night.)

No that’s not true at all. That’s my point right there you saw or met a few people from a section of Africa . Countries with literally hundreds of different ethnic groups (Nigeria has 500 hundred ethnic groups by itself)..You have no idea what ethnic group they came from.Those people don’t all look the same. Igbo aren’t the lighter skin ones over there, these women are Hausa:
https://naij-ask.gencdn.com/questions/25195-9ff5a1-resr-4.jpg

These women were kidnapped from Cameroon:
http://newsexpressngr.com/images/news/Abducted%20Chibok%20girls%2021%20portraits_1.jpg

It would take me weeks to go thru all the ethnic groups

Quote(About the Tuaregs, they were a small group. I don’t remember much. It was a cultural exchange or something.)

So like I said limited exposure

andrew June 26, 2017 at 5:31 am

The Hausa women picture looks odd, maybe it’s the lighting I dunno…the third woman from right is mixed and others are suspicious. The Cameroonians here look normally West African. You can have 500 ethnic groups but the majority of people still belongs to a few ones. You can say my exposure is limited but I’ve personally met and talked to people from a lot of African countries, Congo and Ethiopia too.

fuzzybear44 June 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

That’s normal sweetie most people think I’m of Samoan ancestry. I always thought it was because I use to wear my hair the same as the man in the first picture(but who knows). Cut it off since then, took to long to get it braided

midori29 June 25, 2017 at 6:11 am

Picture below of a native Somoan man who would by appearence be seen as just African American.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/384494886912042136/

Hill October 12, 2017 at 2:54 am

Damn you really want every good looking mixed person to be black. Get over yourself.

midori29 June 25, 2017 at 6:03 am

Black people can recognize other blacks or people with african admixture and many Somoans look African admixed to me.

fuzzybear44 June 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Yes a lot of them do

midori29 June 22, 2017 at 4:49 pm

The Rock is getting away with passing as ambigious but if you ask me his dna can be mostly African because Somoans have alot of anchient African negrito dna. Just google it. You will find out. Google Somoan negritos they have afros and they look like this man below:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/95/12/b5/9512b51b655c6ab1c0ef095181c98d9a.jpg

andrew June 23, 2017 at 4:00 am

Stop with this dumb African-Samoan brotherhood. If you don’t count Europeans, some MENAs and East Asians, most of the inhabitants of this planet are brown, Samoans included.

midori29 June 23, 2017 at 4:25 am

@Andrew lol, its the TRUTH is not dumb. NEGRITOS Somoan natives migrated from Africa thrn mixed with lighter Asians. Personally Somoans can be considered mixed recently as a whole like hispanics.

andrew June 23, 2017 at 4:42 am

The only recent admixture Samoans can have is from Germans or other European settlers. You find Samoans with surnames like “Schwalger” or “Kahn”.

fuzzybear44 June 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Actually everyone is said to be brown, including white people

midori29 June 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm

@Andrew you sound like an ignorant racist who needs to travel. Not all black Africans are dark skinned.

andrew June 23, 2017 at 3:56 am

most West Africans I use to see everyday have the skintone of a black leather jacket. The only ones who stand out are some Nigerians, who are lighter. Their women are skinny with flat asses.

fuzzybear44 June 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

@Andrew

That the key phrase right there,(I use to see ). You’ve seen a few Africans and you base your opinion on that. However you’ve already admitted in earlier debates that your exposure is limited.

See these three West Africans here, same group:
http://www.nairaland.com/attachments/3741491_screenshot201601280035061_jpeg3f41537b3330a6bb097554fb3e7ca7e9
http://www.nairaland.com/attachments/3741492_screenshot201508021150231_jpeg4fe9cec7cf41c47e08fb826d686db618
http://www.nairaland.com/attachments/4123264_img20160813040918876_jpege322f42e9eabd685f626f62a3798c899
are the black as a leather jacket?

Their women Skinny with flat asses, that definitely not like the Nigerians I’ve seen

fuzzybear44 June 23, 2017 at 2:21 pm

correction: are they black as a leather jacket

fuzzybear44 June 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm

The African groups are mixing, I mean they’ve always done that. You’re going to get all kinds of facial features, not just the stereotypes. So get all the every African has a wide nose, kinky hair, and big lips with ink color skin out your head

andrew June 24, 2017 at 5:07 am

I can’t open your links. Your exposure is limited, not mine. I’ve met West Africans from Ghana, Nigeria (Yoruba and Igbo), Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

andrew June 24, 2017 at 5:37 am

Also a group of Tuaregs visited my elementary school. I just remember one of my classmates saying that they smelt badly. They had large, typical dresses. I can’t say more, I was a kid

fuzzybear44 June 24, 2017 at 6:45 am

Andrew

the pics are working fine for me. I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt. So how many have you met?10,20,few thousand? No matter the number you’ve met,You still wouldn’t have come close to meeting West Africa. I’ve also met and befriended members of each of those groups you’ve mention except(Burkina Faso)and even I haven’t met West Africa . A lot of them like the Africa studies program the colleges offer here.My doctor is Nigerian, and she is not skinny with a flat ass. Did you know that Nigerians,( Fulani, Yoruba, Hausa and Tuaregs )have all been intermarrying with each other?

fuzzybear44 June 24, 2017 at 6:52 am

Tuaregs, well how many were in the group? 10, 20 few thousand? Have you met all the Tuareg since then?

andrew June 25, 2017 at 4:23 am

403 forbidden

It say when I click your links. That is my point: except for the Igbo Nigerians, they usually have the black leather jacket skintone. So black you just see their teeth at night.

About the Tuaregs, they were a small group. I don’t remember much. It was a cultural exchange or something.

andrew June 25, 2017 at 4:30 am

Also a Gabonese girl at my high school. My teacher of chemistry used to remark how dark-skinned she was. Not a racist guy though.

andrew June 14, 2017 at 10:58 am

It’s pretty obvious that his father have some European ancestry, but wouldn’t be more accurate to write “possibly some Irish”? (since it’s not verified). You pay too much attention to what celebs claim.

follers June 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm

I only pay attention some of the time. There are lots of people of Irish descent in Nova Scotia, it’s one of the most Celtic places on Earth.

andrew June 15, 2017 at 5:49 am

The epitome of “Black Irish” indeed

midori29 June 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm

@Andrew actually its not pretty obvious as there are 100% percent black Africans who have light skin

Link
https://youtu.be/XvrfB7ENqvY

andrew June 23, 2017 at 4:29 am

Yes, she looks Nigerian. But she lacks the European influence you see in the faces of many African-Americans (think to Beyoncé’s father). Dwayne’s father basically looks like a mulatto.

wolfcat87 February 27, 2017 at 11:10 am

For everyone writing that Samoans and southern Europeans looked a bit “African”. Do you not realize that our whole species is African in origin? It’s really not rocket science. Not a single human on this planet can say that they are in no way of African ancestry. XD They being said, they are not mixed with Africans any more than Norwegians are.

People weeded out genes and mutations to pick the ones that assisted survival in their new homes. People far north chose genes to make them more pale and assist them in gaining vitamin D in order to grow. This sacrifice also increased their rates of cancer, but it kept them alive long enough to reproduce. Nordic peoples are no more white than the Portuguese genetically. (I picked the Portuguese because they did not allow mixing with Africans or Moors historically, yet many are dark and still accused of being mixed.)

A DNA test of my Nordic grandfather, Greek-German husband, and my Portuguese best friend (from Portugal) showed all to be equally white genetically even though the Portuguese friend is as dark as I am, and I am half black.

All around the world, people living at the closest point to the sun had to remain darker or die faster. Their ethnicity makes no difference. Technically, Asians would be far less related to Africans than any European. This includes Samoans and Australian Aboriginals.

Hill April 11, 2017 at 11:47 am

They have curly hair because they are closer to Africans genetically.

fuzzybear44 April 12, 2017 at 12:27 am

@Wolf

1.Quote( People far north chose genes to make them more pale and assist them in gaining vitamin D in order to grow)

I don’t think they chose anything. I’m pretty sure nature made that decision for them

2. Quote((I picked the Portuguese because they did not allow mixing with Africans or Moors historically)

LOL, what they didn’t allow, are you joking. They did a lot of allowing back then. The Portuguese were no different than the rest of the Europeans. How do you think Cape Verde people came about. 6-10% of Southern Portugal was black . Afonso Álvares was a well known mulatto born in Portugal in the 1500’s. How do you think he got there if there was no mixing?

midori29 May 23, 2017 at 5:48 am

@Wolfcat87 I disagree with you in whole. Everyone originated in Africa but it is proven African dna in Southern Europe especially the Greek Island of Cyprus which had alot of West African admixture. Portuguese mixed with West Africans and Sicily, ITALY has West African admixture just a couple hundred years ago. Also in native Somoa there were ALOT of black negritos. Dont be a fool. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS A GOOGLE SEARCH ON THE INTERNET. I HATE STUPIDITY AND THE DENIAL OF OBVIOUS AFRICAN DNA. IF IT LOOKS AFRICAN IT IS AFRICAN.

bablah May 23, 2017 at 11:49 am

People in Cyprus have East African ancestry, if any. There are people in Turkey with West African ancestry, you might be mixing them up.

andrew June 14, 2017 at 11:36 am

@bablah

Midori is so dumb that she confused “West African” with “West Asian” LOL

midori29 January 19, 2017 at 7:10 am
visokozen June 25, 2016 at 12:37 am

is his wife white?

madman June 15, 2016 at 12:37 am
follers April 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm

I think it’s time for our “Rock month” to come to an end. Seriously.

bablah April 20, 2016 at 5:33 am

I’m more surprised people are wondering what is Blac Chyna’s ethnicity. I mean, it’s in her name. She’s BLAC(K).

follers April 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Exactly. Why are these people on every page of the site 24/7? What possible use is there?

madman April 21, 2016 at 12:18 pm

When they appear on the side, people click on them, thus they stay there. I think that a “most searched today”-sidebar, showing only celebrities that was clicked on after being searched for, would be more interesting.

Kimmel April 7, 2016 at 1:28 am

Never heard of “African-Canadian” before. Tell me, does ‘European -Canadian’ or ‘Middle East- Canadian’ exist…?

follers April 2, 2016 at 11:39 am

Is there anyone left on earth who doesn’t know what The Rock’s ethnicity is? If so, do we care that much that they find out?

The same goes for Pharrell Williams, Zendaya, etc.

People who are intrigued by their ethnicity can just search for their names, which they do. Regular visitors to the site already know, and non-regular visitors don’t benefit from having those same five faces constantly plastered on the right side of the screen either.

These new visitors may or may not click on all five, but after they do, they’re stuck with the same five they’ve already seen there just like everyone else.

andrew April 10, 2016 at 10:35 am

The latest Neiltennant’s comment explains all.

maestro November 28, 2015 at 11:11 am

He looks Polynesian, period.

Mdelacruz16 January 8, 2016 at 12:04 am

dont matter what the fuck u think he looks like!

he is what he is, now fuck off and get over it

midori29 June 22, 2017 at 4:33 pm

@Maestro most polynesians were mixed awhile ago with African negritos.

midori29 November 1, 2015 at 8:42 am

The Rock was also on the cover of Essence Magazine, a nationally known black magazine in 2013.
http://m.essence.com/2013/07/02/dwayne-rock-johnson-graces-august-cover-essence

neiltennant April 3, 2016 at 2:53 am

Thanks for that

nice cover

honestly on this cover he looks like a supertanned italian

sure that he has also white roots

andrew April 10, 2016 at 10:38 am

Thank you Neil. This is your funniest comment so far.

bearboy June 23, 2016 at 10:27 am

Your neiltenant God bless u smiley face. Where do u learn to be so funny from?

midori29 January 19, 2017 at 6:56 am

@Nieltenant I have honestly never seen an unmixed italian looking like the ROCK. People forget Italy is close to North Africa and there have been admixtures in Italy. People act like populations of people did not travel and mix. Honestly I believe the Ricks Mom has African admixture too. Somoans look like African/Asians to me. When you mix Africa, Asian and White you get an ambigious combination that can go many ways unlike just a regular black white admixture.

midori29 June 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

@nieltenant thats because alot of italians have recent West African dna. I believe the well known Italian actress Marisa Tomai has like 14% West African dna admittedly.

fuzzybear44 June 23, 2017 at 12:26 am

@midori29

Wait sweetie, that was marisa tomai mother

andrew June 23, 2017 at 4:36 am
fuzzybear44 June 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm

@Andrew

Says who? I’ve shown people on here who have 25% African ancestry, and it didn’t show. Let me guess, you’re looking for stereotypical features of what you believe a African should look like base on I’m sure your extremely limited exposure. West Africans have different features. It’s no telling what gender or features that African had that contribute to her bloodline. She’s 17% black, where is it:
http://www.frenchcreoles.com/blissbroyard_2.jpg

midori29 October 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Being super attractive and black or part black mixed automatically makes people ambigious for some reason most people like to make numerous comments on super attractive black people, even if they are part black. It shows you the world knows that black African is attractive.

neiltennant April 3, 2016 at 2:51 am

he is not superattractive

midori29 October 27, 2015 at 8:18 am

Many Somoans themselves look half black half Japanese to me besides his African Canadian dad. I think historically Somoans have negrito blood too.
Somoan pics, some have afros. I think thier is alot of African in the Rock
http://media.photobucket.com/user/TalesInc/media/samoans_zps4ccd31a9.jpg.html?filters%5Bterm%5D=samoans&filters%5Bprimary%5D=images&filters%5Bsecondary%5D=videos&sort=1&o=0

Devotion October 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Seriously? This very Samoan-looking man has sparked over 300 comments? It’s not like he’s racially ambiguous. He looks perfectly like an Islander to me (despite his black side). Don’t get the deal with these comments battling each other.

xoxo October 27, 2015 at 8:50 pm

He could pass as Puerto Rican.

midori29 November 1, 2015 at 8:32 am

Puerto Rican is not a race. Most Puerto Ricans are part black, white and tiny amounts of asian indian. The Rock with an afro in the movie be cool. Link
http://m.onet.pl/rozrywka/film/wiadomosci,7bgsr

midori29 June 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm

@Devotion he looks Asian/African to me and Somoans are part African negrito themselves and not fully Asian.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm

This guy looked the same for the last decade.

jstv2015 October 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

I can see the samoan in him

cwm85 August 17, 2015 at 5:37 pm

The Rock looks mostly Samoan. At first when I saw him I figured he was like from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic. I thought he was a darker mestizo. Once I saw a pic of his parents I do see his father’s influence. Its important to point out his father is not a pure African and thus the rock is less African than a typical African-American due to his mother being a Samoan and his father having high admixture.

cwm85 July 19, 2015 at 7:51 am

He favors his dad a lot. He appears to have a lot of European in him. If his father wasn’t black most would probably think he was just pacific islander or even from latin America.

lxyluv April 16, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Why does it seem like people get upset when they discover someone is mixed with black? Lmao, shit is sad. He’s mixed with black, get over it.

THebestgal_101 June 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Thank you it’s SO hard for people to grasp that black people can be attractive

rina1986 October 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm

yes lxyluv on every person that is mixed with African someone says he/she does not look black. well guess what lol

midori29 June 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm

There are ALOT of crazy and weird people in this world who do not know what BLACK really looks like. Let me break it down for you, you can use GOOGLE and google black people, African Americans, African Carribeans, Africans then all the people that come up with 20 different skin tones and shades from black licorice to milk chocolate, to caramel peanut butter and cafe aui lait , light mocha ALL of these people are BLACK okay get it? To be black you do not have to have a big wide nose, super kinky hair and have super dark skin Black people come in different colors and hair textures.

andrew June 23, 2016 at 1:03 pm

West Africans are really black-skinned. Afro-Caribbeans, African-Americans etc are lighter because of European and other admixture.

fuzzybear44 June 24, 2016 at 2:14 am

First West African is a huge area, with people of different shades of brown in it( not just the really dark ones) they even have different facial features. I have shown this a number of times, but I see you keep ignoring it. Secondly, I think that the point you’re missing, is that whether these people are mixed with(white or whatever), they still answer to and see themselves as black. Like (midori29) said, we have alot of different shades of color. I see you’re quick to tell what you believe Black people are mixed with, however when it comes to white people with(afros,broad noses, full lips,tight curly hair, dark skin etc). You fight tooth and nail to say white people can just be like that, Even when I have proven that Black people have always been in Europe, and have been mixing there genes into the population

andrew June 24, 2016 at 5:04 am

They’re black-skinned, deal with it.

andrew June 24, 2016 at 5:07 am

you don’t fool anyone with your Afrocentric bulls**t, sorry.

fuzzybear44 June 25, 2016 at 12:33 am

@Andrew
Quote(They’re black-skinned, deal with it.)

The one thing I have dealt with is, that you don’t know anything, and are incapable of learn anything. What shocks me is that you’re proud of it.

fuzzybear44 June 25, 2016 at 12:45 am

@Andrew

Quote(you don’t fool anyone with your Afrocentric bulls**t, sorry.)

You know that’s something very similar to what a majority of the black college kids are saying now

(I can’t believe I bought into all that Eurocentric BUllsh*t for all these years.)

All those Eurocentric lies about history told

memphis November 19, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Not necessarily all West Africans are “black skinned”. In Nigeria, the Igbo are known to be light complected. Many tribes/nations like The Woodabbe/Fulani, Toboo, Tuaregs, and other ethnic groups have lighter skin and wavyer hair than say a Yoruba person. The people with the blackest skin are India’s Andaman Islanders.

midori29 June 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

@Andrew UNTRUE go to youtube and look at dna tests many light skinned blacks are just barely admixed or not at all. For example Nigerian igbos. Many dark skinned blacks are mixed more than light skinned blacks. Its not all about skin tone.

midori29 April 6, 2015 at 4:56 am
Capricious April 1, 2015 at 6:13 pm

He looks full Samoan to me.

Check7t September 3, 2014 at 7:53 am

He considers himself Samoan, I think…

midori29 December 1, 2014 at 8:21 am

@check7t he does not consider himself solely Somoan and he appears at all the African America events. He accepts that he is both African American and Somoan. His dad is black. In fact if you google his parents his mom looks black too but she is Somoan.

andrew December 1, 2014 at 11:51 am

his mom looks Polynesian you’re stupid as shit. And it’s SAMOAN not “Somoan”!

http://media.monstersandcritics.com/galleries/1775205/SDW-00262942685.jpg

midori29 December 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

I have black relatives who look like his mom. Black with native american. Not stupid just telling the truth

andrew December 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

black with native american= not black..

midori29 December 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm

@andrea, I am black with native American and im black

leo_august April 25, 2015 at 3:56 am

^aikae! His mum looks full samoan, obviously you don’t know what samoans look like. We do not look like african americans with native american…you bolo!
p.s you need to go to specsavers.✌️

midori29 August 17, 2015 at 6:46 am

@Leo August ,some Somoans have Afro hair like Africans. There were black African negritos who went to the pacific islands. Most Somoans look black and Asian to me . Sorry if you do not accept that.

midori29 August 17, 2015 at 6:49 am

@leo August and Andrew, here is a link and you can google. many in the pacific islands are mixed with black negrito and Asian. The Rocks mom is probably negrito mixed.

Linkhttps://abagond.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/negritos/:

andrew August 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

The Rock mom looks typical Samoan. Samoans, like Tongans. are Polynesians. They can look whatever you want (they use to have black straight hair, brown skin, broad noses, stocky and tall figure) but they’re genetically far different from Sub-Saharan African people. It seems all the people except Europeans with straight hair and East Asians are black to you,

midori29 August 17, 2015 at 6:50 am
cwm85 August 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Dwayne’s mother does not look like a negritos. She looks Polynesian! There is a difference you afrocentric moron! Not everyone who has a hint of brown is part black! Many people share the color brown including Caucasians! Geez… you are a nutjob!

solofonua August 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm

I swear every samoan like ‘thats my uncle’ lmfao

leo_august April 25, 2015 at 3:57 am

omg so true!!

Your Mom August 4, 2014 at 4:05 am

Looks Like A Typical Dominican.

meangene August 2, 2014 at 4:06 am

Dwayne has Irish roots on his father’s side. He recently said it in an interview with an Irish entertainment company. Link attached for proof.
http://entertainment.ie/cinema/news/Watch-We-chat-to-Dwayne-Johnson-about-Hercules-getting-ripped-and-his-Irish-roots/274428.htm

follers August 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

Thanks. I guess it goes along with this.
http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/rockyjohnson/

ethnic August 2, 2014 at 8:30 am

Nice find Meangene!

ssempre July 6, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I don’t understand when people say that he can pass for white, he clearly is not.

andrew July 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm

he cant lol..but he easily have some European blood from his dad. Or from his mom: Germans ruled Samoa..

person July 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm

He’s actually playing as Hercules in that new film he’s in.

shobohunter June 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

His was born in Canada, and was a Nova-Scotia.

Nova-Scotia means “A Runaway Slave who settled in Canada. Canada was also home to Scottish People. Hence the surname “Johnson” is of Scottish origin.

aroxysimon June 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

good combo

jj June 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

It’s SAMOAN
not SOMOAN

WTF June 3, 2014 at 11:33 am

he looks dominican

shobohunter May 27, 2014 at 6:59 am

he looks too Caucasian..

Semiotix May 31, 2014 at 9:55 am

How does one look “Caucasian”

corneliuskrenki May 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

all the blacks comes from black and all the whites come from blacks too,

stopit December 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm

http://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&ei=dd3AUpT8Ecrs2wX8gYHwCA&q=dwayne+johnson+essence+cover&oq=dwayne+johnson+essence+cover&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.12…2418.16646.0.17806.41.34.7.8.8.0.571.10543.2-17j13j2j2.34.0….0…1c.1.32.mobile-gws-hp..11.30.4646.GhcFwY9n39Q#biv=i%7C2%3Bd%7CYnBe9kYZmAXjmM%3A

long link but if this does not work google dwayne johnson essence magazine cover

Chris K December 29, 2013 at 3:59 am

Sorry folks but he more black than anything else, he said it himself in interviews countless of times! Check Dwayne Johnson’s pictures at: http://www.ablackcelebrity.com/dwayne-johnson-pictures/

Daron January 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Not like that is a problem.

ihatemostpeople February 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm

You’re annoying as hell. I see you post a lot bullshit on almost every celebrity. He’s not more black than anything, moron. I guess you can’t comprehend math and genetics. He’s 50% of his mother and 50% of his father. He’s MIXED. PERIOD!

ihatemostpeople February 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm

a lot of bullshit*

midori29 May 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Somoans like his mother are black African admixed and Asian. So the Rock is more black .

andrew May 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

“Somoans” are NOT “black African admixed and Asian” LOL

shobohunter May 27, 2014 at 6:54 am

in their afrocentric world every non -white is of mixed with black. every mud belongs to them

midori29 October 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Yes they are

mia123w May 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

LMAO are you mad that he’s black and claims he is ???? And Iam also Somoan and theny are black Asian and a India race so stfu.

shobohunter May 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I am not mad. you are.. he just doesn’t look only black.
Samoan is different ethnicity then black and Asian.
BTW Asian is not a race.. I am Asian.

mia123w May 29, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Awe you mad

solofonua August 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Awks youre obviously not SAMOAN if you following the spelling mistake on here, idiot

Semiotix May 31, 2014 at 9:54 am

Being black is not determined by “genetics” you dummy. It’s a socio-ethnic category. What does it mean to be “genetically black”?

Native Shay April 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

UGH ppl like u! Does it matter what he is? Ppl may not realize but if people have any brown on there skin whatsoever they consider them African American. Which is so racist! I don’t go around calling everyone with no color European American because its not true! I’m native American and I see things from a different point of view not a black point nor white and the whole world is screwed becuz of ppl like u! Get off ur high horse and realize we are all from planet earth!!!

indo December 15, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Correction; The Rock is half Hawian.

follers December 15, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Samoan, not Hawaiian.

IKENNA ALEX UZOECHI December 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm

well… it one good thing to be an African-american.. but i don’t think it’s civilize at this century to call African-american or an African a slave… I am BLACK I am free I am not under anybody’s oppression… one thing you should know is that america and Europe is getting to it menopause while Africa is going through puberty… in no TIME there would be an amalgamation.!!

The Beautiful Ones December 10, 2013 at 10:45 am

I do not like this ugly frog-face man.

fuzzybear44 July 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

@Multiethnicchick

I agree with the mixed part,but even with the Rock saying he half black,that doesn’t count for you?

Multiethnicchick July 9, 2013 at 9:10 am

Rocky Johnson is definitely mixed. The Rock is not half black

follers July 9, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Pretty much all African-Americans and African-Canadians of Colonial (i.e. slave) ancestry are mixed at some level.

fuzzybear44 July 10, 2013 at 1:38 am

@follers

Pretty much

leslie2 October 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Not true. Not all mixed, making a statement like that is like saying all Native’s mixed with whites, which is FALSE.

African-americans, some may have white ancestry, but a TON OF THEM, like whites, claim Native ancestry when that happen far less with African-Americans then with the whites, and even though I dont buy the one drop rule, it is more likely a white could have NATIVE ancestry then a black person. I see people who look as a dark as full blooded Africans from Africa claiming Native, and always Blackfoot ancestry.

First of all, it’s BLACKFEET, not Blackfoot, and the blackfeet lived in Montana and Alberta Canada, which is much to far for any intermixing between the Cherokee and Blackfeet.

Blackfoot was also a name commonly given to Mulatto (aka actually “Blackfoot”) so mostly like another family myth or you ancestry was just black or half black/half white, and often they claim Native ancestry to get better treatment, and they apparently could not say when a White person raped or impregnated them, they had to say they were Native ( but as a I said before, Natives and blacks RARELY intermixed or lived together/around the area) I’m sure it happened a bit, but to say all are/were is a huge stretch from the truth follers and to anyone else who believes that and agrees.

follers October 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has said that he has never DNA tested anyone of African-American descent who was 100% African. Because of several factors during the slave era, it would be almost impossible for a person of African-American descent to be 100% African (today).

leslie2 October 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Even if they are not 100% its probably in the 90% or more for most. Most blacks did not intermarry in the 19th century and it was looked down upon, and Blacks were pretty much told to stay with their own and away from society, so I highly doubt they would have any recent or any actual blood that is significant to say , but to say ALL again is HUGE stretch.

follers October 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

They could be in the 90 percents, yes. But a slave owner having a child with his black slave was very common. It’s true of pretty much every African-American family tree I have seen explored. None of this had to do with marriage, and in slave-owning states such marriages were illegal (although two of Morgan Freeman’s great-great-grandparents, a white man and a black woman, lived together).

leslie2 October 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Im sure it happend, that what I was saying in my firs response, however, many blacks and whites are saying and acting as if their blood is recent and significant, that simply not the case unless it was a recent marriage between a fullblood Native and African-american, or white man/woman and a African-american/man/woman. How can there be intermixing from the 20th century (1900th century onwards-1980s, when they, along with the Natives, were in different areas, separated from each other, and looked down on, and most whites would have never intermarried in the 1910,1920s,1930s,1940s,etc most just wouldn’t have. ) I think most are 95%. its just another case of sounding “exotic”

follers October 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Indeed, there wasn’t much mixing between Native Americans and African-Americans.

exotiq April 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I agree with you too.

I don’t know where black people can say that they are all mixed, when many of them are predominantly black-African. Yes, there could be mixture going back several generations to the slavery era, but to say that if they are up to 25% European (or Indian, etc.), means that they are mixed, is a crock! lol :) …Try 50% or more of something non-African…like me…who has a parent who is white and a parent is black mixed, making my European percentage more than 50%–I’m the one that is mixed and have more authority to claim that title, not someone who has up to 25% European or Indian, etc., and not even know who the heck their non-African ancestor is to begin with, and have the nerve to call themselves mixed.

It’s the classic case of not being proud of who you are and not wanting to be just plain ole’ black-African American…that’s too boring for them, so they have to feel exotic in some way by saying that “All African Americans are mixed.” That undermines, the true mixed race people like myself….You can’t say that you’re mixed like me and keep a straight face, while you’re standing next to me, with my ambiguous appearance.

If people don’t have to ask you “What are you?”, then you’re not mixed!! lol :)

sabcam August 2, 2013 at 4:59 am

Haha. His father doesn’t look mixed to me, not that he couldn’t be, but he just look light skinned. Light skinned black people can be confusing, I know. I’m African born and raised in Africa and let me tell you, people looking like him, there are plenty of them here and again. My mother is light, my grand father from my father side is quite light too.
The aboriginal people of Africa have different looks. There are southern African who are mostly light skinned and whose faces are really asian looking (the bushmen, the khoikoi…) with extremely tightly kinky hair and not a lot of it (or maybe it’s a cultural thing to keep it really short because it’s more comfortable with the climate and lifestyle); there are western African (the descents of african american are mostly from there) who generally have a large nose, large mouths and full lips and can be really dark to really light (like one of my best friend who actually has a lot of albinos in her family tree), but mostly dark and average, with kinky black to brown hair (mostly dark brown) and with thick or not hair that can grow long or not, but mostly it can grow to the upper back (if straightened) but some people can grow less and some others much more, to the end of the back (or maybe more, I don’t know) ; there are eastern african who have narrow faces, narrow noses, average lips, dark, shinny and potentially really long hair with loser curls and can be dark or light, but mostly dark and average; and there are a lot more. When you travel in Africa, you see so many different people, even just in the western Africa !
So please don’t say Rocky Johnson man is mixed (Unless you mean like most of the african American, then I agree). That man can totally be fully from African descents.

Multiethnicchick August 26, 2013 at 12:42 am

Look at his features, not that of a full on black African man like Seal or Dijmon Hounsou. I suggest you get better glasses since your ability to see seems impaired.

blah448 September 3, 2013 at 12:55 am

Ur retarded get a job

myarmyrulesyours September 15, 2013 at 11:04 am

You are missing the ability to think beyond what America has taught you. The person/poster Sabcam is from the continent of Africa and (from personal experience of being a continental African) described the NATIVE variations of African features, skin tones and hair textures of unmixed Africans and you came back with a white stereotype that all African blacks must look like Seal and Djimon Hounsou. You’re a perfect example of why blacks should not mix with neanderthals (aka the Biblical Edomites or as you may call them, “whites”).

#IUIC

andrew September 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

most of West Africans looks like those 2 stars. AA aren’t related to East Africans or Capoid ppl. Your biblic stuff is annoying

fuzzybear44 September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

@andrews

(most of West Africans looks like those 2 stars. )

The most accurate thing you could have said,was from what I have seen.Because the true is,you haven’t seen most West Africans.There are a lot that do fit the stereotype,but West Africa alone,is 3/4 the size of the U.S. .Also,you’ve never seen the majority of the population. You got Blasian west africans:
http://www.chinawhisper.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/C%C3%B4te-d%E2%80%99Ivoire-woman-and-his-Chinese-child.jpg
mixed bloods like seal(yes he’s actually mixed),such as(Majid Michel):
http://www.africanmoviesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Majid-Michel.jpg
and Juliet ibrahim:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Juliet_ibrahim.JPG
also a huge amount of these people:
http://static5.businessinsider.com/image/519e8a956bb3f7730c000004-1200/mauritania-gavage-overeating.jpg
http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Sherif-Shagaya-Maryam-Tukur-Wedding-Wedding-Lagos-BELLA-NAIJA-Feb-2011-045-600×400.jpg
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ppnjcKqv1qj5tpro1_500.jpg
http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Aisha-Mohammed-Sheriff-Ibrahim-Abdullahi-Atta-Kalawa-January-2013-BellaNaija002-398×600.jpg
from what I can tell,they don’t look like seal or Djimon Hounsou
Then you have the Wodaabe, the Fulani.You have the Igbo,in Nigeria alone there’s 261 ethnic group.What I’m saying,is it’s just to big of a place,to say you know what the majority looks like.Also according to Sarah Tiskoff who tested 100 different AA’s from different areas,we do have East Africa heritage.She didn’t say from who,just that she was surprised by the results.

indo March 20, 2014 at 12:36 am

But he clearly IS half black

gabby1 May 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

I wouldn’t say he is half black either. He is Bi-Ethnic (Bi means 2). He is Polynesian and African and/or Samoan and Black Canadian, Samoan American and Black American/ Canadian, Pacific islander and Black.

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