All About Nia Jax: Cousin of Dwayne The Rock Johnson+Biography

Nia Jax: Savelina Fanene, better known by her professional ring name Nia Jax, is an American professional wrestler, plus-size model and bodybuilder. She is currently signed to WWE’s brand RAW.

Her trajectory as a wrestler in the women’s division has been remarkable as she has proven to be a fierce and formidable competitor in the ring. Jax is a member of the famous Anoa’i family and has Samoan and German ancestry.

Apart from wrestling, she is also a plus-size model and has worked for brands such as Diaz & Co.

Everything you need to know about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Cousin Nia Jax in this article.

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Biography of Nia Jax

Biography of Nia Jax

Quick Facts about Nia Jax

  • Also Known As: Savelina Fanene
  • Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Females


  • Father: Joseph Fanene
  • Mother: Renate Fanene

Born Country: Australia

  • American Women Tall Celebrities
  • Height: 6’0″ (183 cm), 6’0″ Females
  • Ancestry: German American

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Cousin Nia Jax

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Nia Jax was born on 29 May 1984, in Sydney, Australia, to Renate and Joseph Fanene. She is of mixed ethnicity, Samoan and German.
She spent her formative years in Honolulu, Hawaii, and later moved to San Diego in California. She attended the Palomar College in San Marcos.
In college, Jax tried her hands at karate, kickboxing, judo and basketball.
She earned a scholarship to University of Central Florida because of basketball. She also took some modeling and bodybuilding assignments early in her life.
Jax is a cousin of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the American actor and professional wrestler. They both are descendants of the Anoa’i family, from which many WWE wrestlers have emerged. She decided to pursue wrestling after watching Jonson perform at WrestleMania XXVII.

Awards & Achievements

Nia Jax was listed at No. 22 in the Top 50 female single wrestlers in Pro Wrestling Illustrated Female 50 list in 2017. She had previously been awarded the ‘Rookie of the Year’ title by PWI in 2016.

Family & Personal Life

Nia Jax is rumored to be dating fellow professional wrestler, Josh Woods. The couple has a pet dog together whom they have named Kali.
In August 2014, she and her aunt, Ata Maivia Jonson, met with an accident when a drunk driver hit their car near Clermont, Florida. They were hospitalized after being badly injured, and the driver was charged for driving under the influence.


Nia Jax walked for the clothing brand, Dia & Co, during the New York Fashion Week’s CURVYCon event.
The rapper, Magneto Dayo, released a song dedicated to Jax titled, ‘Nia Jax’.


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