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Batista whose real name is David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington D.C.He is the son to Donna Raye Mullins and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has a Greek ancestry.
Batista Movie and Wrestling Career
When WCW officials told him he’d never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his dream of being a Superstar. In May 2002, he made his debut on SmackDown using the ring name Batista, but it wasn’t until a move to Raw and two victories over Kane that “The Animal” began to make noise in the WWE Universe.
The wins impressed Ric Flair and Triple H, who were looking to align themselves with the industry’s brightest new stars. After a lengthy search, they identified Randy Orton and Batista. Collectively the four Superstars became known as Evolution.
Batista earned his first championship alongside “The Nature Boy” when the duo captured the WWE Tag Team Championships in December 2003. As Evolution dominated WWE, Batista started to emerge from the shadows of Triple H and Ric Flair. By the time Batista won the 2005 Royal Rumble Match, World Heavyweight Champion Triple H viewed him as a serious threat to his title.
Following his departure from WWE, Bautista appeared opposite Vin Diesel in the Universal film Riddick in 2013 and RZA’s feature directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists in 2012, in which he played the villainous Brass Body and starred opposite Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.
His other film credits include The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption in 2012, where he played Argomael; the action film House of the Rising Sun in 2011; and Wrong Side of Town in 2010 opposite rapper Ja Rule.
Two years later, he joined MMA and won his first professional MMA fight. In January 2014, he made his long awaited return to the WWE, before quitting a second time in June of that same year.
He did this in order to promote Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, which was released on August 1, 2014, and starred Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro, Zoe Saldana, and Djimon Hounsou, alongside Bautista.
He also landed a role in Kickboxer: Vengeance 2016, directed by John Stockwell, and co-starring martial artist Alain Moussi and UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre.
Bautista was married to a woman named Glenda in the early 1990s and had two daughters with her, Keilani who was born in 1990 and Athena who was born in 1992, before divorcing.
Bautista married his second wife Angie on October 13, 1998; however, they divorced in 2006. After the divorce the wrestler dated few other times till October 2015 when married competitive pole dancer Sarah Jade.
As of September 2017,the talented actor has children from his first marriage and also two grandchildren.