JOHN CENA (Mitchell) is an actor, producer, host, entrepreneur and WWE
Cena voices the titular role of Ferdinand the Bull in Ferdinand, the
Oscar-nominated film based on the iconic children's book, released Christmas
2017. That same year, he starred in Doug Liman's action-thriller The Wall, which
also starred Golden Globe Award-winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He was honored as
"Action Star of the Year" at last year's CinemaCon for his role in the movie.
Cena will next be seen as the antagonist Agent Burns in the Transformers spinoff
Bumblebee. The movie will be released by Paramount on December 21, 2018.
Cena has received much attention for his role opposite Amy Schumer in Universal
Pictures' hit comedy Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow. He can also be seen in
the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler film Sisters, and in a cameo role for the Will Ferrell
and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home, produced by Adam McKay and Ferrell. He
reprised his role in Daddy's Home 2, released November 2017. In summer 2017 he
also appeared in HBO's mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy, which starred Andy
In 2016, Cena served as host and executive producer of American Grit, Fox's
military-inspired competition series. The second season premiered in June 2017.
Additionally in 2016, Cena hosted the ESPYs, the Teen Choice Awards and Saturday
In 2017, Cena hosted the Kids' Choice Awards for Nickelodeon. Due to high
ratings, he was asked and accepted the hosting duty for 2018. The award show
airs live on Nickelodeon on March 24. As part of a continued relationship with
Nickelodeon, Cena is executive producing a kids competition show, Keep It
Spotless, to air March 26. He will also voice Baron Draxum, the villain in the
new animated Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to air on Nickelodeon
later in 2018.
Additionally, this year Cena will executive produce and voice Robo in the
animated series Dallas & Robo for YouTube Red, premiering early 2018. Also, he
frequently co-hosts the 9 a.m. hour of TODAY.
Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes.
He is Make-A-Wish's most requested wish granter of all time and the only
celebrity to grant almost 600 wishes. He is also committed to Susan G. Komen and
has helped raise more than $1.6 million for breast cancer research and
awareness. Cena is a longtime supporter of the U.S. military, recently
recognized by USO-Metro as the recipient of their 2016 Legacy of Achievement
Award. He recently starred in Ad Council's Love Has No Labels campaign, "We Are
America" to further the message of acceptance and love for all communities
across the United States. He joined Rotary's "End Polio Now" campaign in 2017 as
a celebrity ambassador and interviewed Bill Gates in 2017 about his work on
Cena has proven himself to be a powerful marketing force. He is the face of
Crocs' "Come As You Are" campaign that celebrates the uniqueness of individuals
of all ages around the world. He is the voice of Ernie the Elephant for
Wonderful Pistachios' biggest advertising campaign ever, and he stars in Hefty's
national campaign. He is an ambassador for Cricket Wireless, and his video, The
Unexpected John Cena Prank, has been viewed more than 17 million times. The
follow-up video, John Cena Reacts, had over 100 million views on Facebook alone
in the first week. Cena is a brand ambassador for Tapout, which is the official
fitness and training partner of WWE. As the face of the WWE and a 16-time world
champion, Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine
personality to make him one of today's brightest stars.
Cena is a powerhouse on social media with 45 million Facebook fans, making him
the most popular active U.S. athlete on Facebook. He is also one of the most
followed athletes on Twitter and Instagram with 11 million and 8.5 million
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