Actor Dwayne Johnson and athlete David Beckham are celebrating their birthdays today.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 42
Actor and retired professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson turns 42 today. A college football player for the University of Miami, Johnson went into professional wrestling like his grandfather and father. Gained fame as “The Rock” in the World Wrestling Federation from 1996 to 2004. He went into other endeavors, but returned part-time to the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. from 2011 to 2013.
Johnson transitioned into acting, making his film debut as the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns (2001). The film’s success landed him the lead role in The Scorpion King (2002). Johnson went on to star in The Rundown, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Fast Five, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6.
Johnson also made a few television appearances in shows including That ’70s Show, Star Trek: Voyager, Corey in the House, Hannah Montana and Family Guy.
Johnson was named the top-grossing actor of 2013 by Forbes. Johnson has a daughter with his former wife, Dany Garcia. Johnson will play the lead in the upcoming film Hercules.
David Beckham, 39
Former professional soccer player David Beckham turns 39 today. Throughout his career, Backham has played for teams like Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team.
Beckham was runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year twice, and in 2004 he was named one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers by FIFA’s 100th anniversary celebration. In 2004 he was the world’s highest-paid footballer.
In February 2014, Major League Soccer (MLS) announced Beckham, as well as a group of investors, would own an expansion team in Miami, which would begin play in 2016 or 2017. Beckham is currently married to former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, and have four children.