Actor & WWE Superstar
John Cena has taken his massive success as an actor and in the WWE and built upon it to become a marketing powerhouse and cultural icon. More importantly though, he's used his privilege and fame for good: both through his charitable work with Make-A-Wish and many other causes, and also as a powerful advocate for acceptance and love that transcends identity lines. All of us have the opportunity to follow his example and use our positions as storytellers and business leaders for good.
John Cena is an actor, producer, host, entrepreneur and WWE Superstar.
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 500 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.
In addition to his work in the community, Cena is a powerhouse on social media with 44 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 9.5 and 6.8 million followers respectively.
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 last year he became an ambassador for Cricket Wireless. His video, The Unexpected John Cena Prank, has been viewed more than 17 million times. John is also in Hefty’s new national campaign alongside Rob Schneider. Post has featured Cena in a national ad and promotional campaign for the Pebbles brand. John is also a brand ambassador for Tapout, the official fitness and training partner of WWE.
He stars in the recently released action thriller The Wall, directed by Doug Liman and co-starring Golden Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He was honored as “Action Star of the Year” at this year’s CinemaCon for his role in the movie. He stars in Universal’s The Pact alongside Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz. The comedy comes out in April 2018 with Kay Cannon directing and Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver producing for Point Grey. John has received much attention for his role opposite Amy Schumer in Universal’s 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 Will Ferrell. He will reprise his role in the upcoming Daddy's Home 2 which will be released later this year. This Christmas, John will voice the title role of “Ferdinand the Bull” in Ferdinand, the animated film based on the iconic children’s book.
In 2016, Cena served as host and executive producer of American Grit, the second season of which will premiere in June 2017. Additionally in 2016, John hosted the ESPYs, the Teen Choice Awards and Saturday Night Live. In 2017, Cena hosted the Kids' Choice Awards and he frequently co-hosts the 9 a.m. hour of Today. He also has an upcoming role in HBO’s summer mockumentary “Tour de Pharmacy,” starring Andy Samberg.
As the face of the WWE and a 16-time World Champion, John Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of today’s brightest stars.