Who is Ata Johnson? The Rock's mother steals the show with her ukulele performance on Jimmy Fallon

Dwayne Johnson shared a clip from the show on his Twitter account and wrote, 'Happy Sunday'

                            Who is Ata Johnson? The Rock's mother steals the show with her ukulele performance on Jimmy Fallon
Dwayne Johnson and mom Ata Johnson attend the premiere of 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' at Dolby Theatre on July 13, 2019 in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Recently, Dwayne Johnson joined Jimmy Fallon virtually on his ‘The Tonight Show’ on NBC. The February 10 show was going as usual until the mother of 'The Rock' appeared on the screen and stole the show with her ukulele performance. When Ata Johnson joined the duo, she and Fallon remembered their meet-up and the best time they had. After that, the mother-son duo performed on the ukulele for the show's host.

Ata played the Samoan song “Savalivali Means Go For a Walk” with Johnson. She went on to perform another song as she sang “We love you, Jimmy” and Dwayne couldn’t resist but sing along. The 48-year-old actor shared a clip of the show on his Twitter account as he wrote, “My mom steals the interview! Or saves it Happy Sunday.” People on the internet couldn’t resist and jumped in to comment on the performance of Dwayne’s mother.


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Dwayne Johnson and Ata Johnson attend Paramount Pictures' World Premiere of "Baywatch"on May 13, 2017 in Miami, Florida (Getty Images)

“I love this. It warms my heart, a Mother's and son's love is priceless. I love my son. We struggled so much with being homeless for four years trying to survive. All through it Christian kept me strong. Now, we are stable and grounded. God is Good! He is going excellent,” a user wrote. Another one said, “Your destiny was so predictable. Your father loved the spotlight. Your mother clearly isn’t shy and she’s talented.  Love the new show.  Thanks so much for sharing your journey. Wonderful.” “The only person who can overshadow The Rock! Shows where your fun side comes from...hope you and your mom have a great day!!” one user commented.








One person noted, “Rock you are not great because of your name, you are great because your parents give you a lot of greatness in the process of built this Rock. Congratulations Rock you have a great life.” Another added: “Ok i dont know who i love more now you or your mom. She is a show killer and seems to be a very a sweet woman. It's great to have people like that around us.”




Who is Ata Johnson?

Ata is not just a mother to Dwayne, she is also an actress, known for ‘WrestleMania XXIV’ released in 2008, ‘WWE Smackdown!’ released in 1999, and 2009’s ‘Tagata Pacifika’. Born as Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia, she was introduced to the world of wrestling after she was adopted by famous Samoan-American wrestler, Peter Maivia and his wife, Ofelia 'Lia' Fuataga.

The 72-year-old met her former husband Rocky Johnson at a wrestling match. They exchanged vows in 1970 and two years later, they welcomed their son, Dwayne Johnson, in Hayward, California. However, after 30 years, the pair decided to split up. In 2003, they got divorced. However, the divorce did not affect Ata and Dwayne’s relationship as the latter remains quite close with her.

Ata Johnson (L) and Dwayne Johnson attend the HBO Ballers Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere and Reception on July 14, 2016 at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida (Getty Images)

Ata is not the only inspiration for her son, but Johnson counts his three beautiful daughters as one too. A report by PEOPLE said that Dwayne once praised his mother for being a “high quality example” to his three daughters: Tiana Gia, 18 months, Jasmine Lia, 3½, and Simone Alexandra, 18. Wishing her on her birthday, he wrote, “Happy 71st Birthday to [the] best mom this lucky dude could ever be blessed with. Our family is so grateful you were born and for being such a high quality example to our baby girls.”

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