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Ata Johnson

Ata Johnson

Ata Johnson (born on October 25, 1948) is the mother of a well known actor and professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). She belongs to the famous Anoaʻi wrestling family which has produced popular wrestlers like Rikishi, Umaga, Yokozuna, and Roman Reigns. She currently lives in the United States where she spends time with her grandchildren and children.

Early life

Ata Johnson was born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia in Hawaii, USA. She was adopted by the popular Samoan-American professional wrestler Peter Maivia when he married her mother Ofelia 'Lia' Fuataga. She was exposed to wrestling early in her life as she was born into a family of wrestlers.

Eventually, in her life journal, she fell in love with Rocky Johnson after meeting him in a wrestling match where he was partnered with her brother Peter Maivia Jr. Despite her father’s disapproval, Ata went on to marry Rocky Johnson in 1970.

The couple was blessed with their son Dwayne Johnson on May 2nd, 1972, who later become one of the most famous wrestlers of all time.

She is credited for Dwayne Johnson’s success as the wrestler-turned-actor has often thanked his mother for being an inspiration to his success.

He gifted his mother a brand new home for christmas in 2018 and shared the news on his official instagram page.


In 1996, she made her television debut when she appeared in one of the episodes of ‘WWE Raw.’ In 2000, she attended ‘WrestleMania 2000’ which took place at ‘Honda Center’ in Anaheim, California. Ata was made a guest appearance in the popular television show ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ appearing in the episode aired on May 10th, 2002.

She spoke about her son in a TV documentary series titled “Biography” in 2004.’ Later in the year 2009, she appeared in one of the episodes of a television series titled ‘Tagata Pacifika.’ She later then went on to appear in several ‘WWE’ shows, such as ‘Survivor Series,’ ‘WrestleMania XXVIII,’ ‘WrestleMania XXX,’ and ‘WWE SmackDown Live.’ In 2016, she lent her voice to a documentary film titled ‘The Last Matai.’ [1][2][3]


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