John Cena

47, from West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Biography

John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, and former rapper currently signed to WWE. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he is tied with Ric Flair for the most world championship reigns in professional wrestling history.

Born and raised in West Newbury, Massachusetts, Cena moved to California in 1998 to pursue a career as a bodybuilder. He transitioned to professional wrestling in 1999 when he debuted for Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW). He signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 2001, where he was initially assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He gained fame in the WWE after adopting the persona of a trash-talking rapper. He won his first singles title, the United States Championship, in 2004. The next year, he won the WWE Championship for the first time, and his character subsequently transitioned into a clean-cut "Superman-like" hero. He then led the company as its franchise player, and public face for the next decade.

A joint-record 16-time world champion, Cena has won the WWE Championship thirteen times, a record for the title. He is also a five-time United States Champion, a four-time world tag team champion, a two-time Royal Rumble match winner, a one-time Money in the Bank match winner, and has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, including their flagship event, WrestleMania, five times. His professional wrestling career has been met with mixed critical and audience reception, with praise for his character work and promotional skills, but criticism for his supposed over-representation and on-screen placement relative to other wrestlers.

Cena first starred in The Marine (2006), and gained praise for his performances in Trainwreck (2015), Ferdinand (2017), Blockers, and Bumblebee (both 2018). He starred in F9 and portrayed Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad (both 2021) and in the eponymous television series. His debut studio album, You Can't See Me (2005), was certified platinum. Outside his work in entertainment, Cena is known for his involvement in numerous charitable causes, namely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where he has granted the most wishes, at over 650.

Timeline

2024Aged 47

  • Poster for Argylle

    Wyatt

  • Poster for Ricky Stanicky

    Rod Rimestead / Ricky Stanicky

  • Poster for Bray Wyatt: Becoming Immortal

    Self

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania XL Sunday

    John Cena

  • Poster for WrestleMania XL: Behind the Curtain

    Self

  • Poster for WWE Money in the Bank 2024

    John Cena (Appearance)

  • Poster for Jackpot!

    Noel Cassidy

2023Aged 46

  • Poster for The Bloodline: The Complete Story

    Self

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania 39 Saturday

    John Cena

  • Poster for Attack of the Doc!

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Fast & Furious Greatest Moments: Refuelled

    Self

  • Poster for Fast X

    Jakob Toretto

  • Poster for WWE Money in the Bank 2023

    John Cena

  • Poster for Hidden Strike

    Chris

  • Poster for Barbie

    Ken

  • Poster for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

    Rocksteady (voice)

  • Poster for Vacation Friends 2

    Ron

  • Poster for WWE Payback 2023

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Superstar Spectacle 2023

    John Cena

  • Poster for Freelance

    Mason Pettits

  • Poster for WWE Fastlane 2023

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Crown Jewel 2023

    John Cena

2022Aged 45

  • Poster for WWE Day 1 2022

    John Cena (voice: credit only)

  • Poster for The Bubble

    Steve the Stunt Coordinator

  • Poster for Biography: Edge

    Self

  • Poster for The Independent

    Nate Sterling

2021Aged 44

  • Poster for My Way: The Life and Legacy of Pat Patterson

    John Cena

  • Poster for F9

    Jakob Toretto

  • Poster for WWE Money in the Bank 2021

    John Cena

  • Poster for The Suicide Squad

    Peacemaker

  • Poster for WWE SummerSlam 2021

    John Cena

  • Poster for Vacation Friends

    Ron

  • Poster for Untold: Crime & Penalties

    Self - WWF Superstar (archive footage)

2020Aged 43

2019Aged 42

  • Poster for WWE Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2018

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE The Best of Raw and Smackdown Live 2018

    John Cena

  • Poster for Fighting with My Family

    John Cena (archive footage)

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania 35

    John Cena

  • Poster for Playing with Fire

    Jake “Soup” Carson

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania's Legendary Moments

    Narrator

2018Aged 41

  • Poster for WWE Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2017

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2018

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Best of Raw & SmackDown Live 2017

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE Elimination Chamber 2018

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Fastlane 2018

    John Cena

  • Poster for Blockers

    Mitchell

  • Poster for Wrestlemania's Greatest Moments

    Self

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania 34

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Greatest Royal Rumble

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: 30 Years of SummerSlam

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Shawn Michaels - The Showstopper Unreleased

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Super Show-Down 2018

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE Crown Jewel 2018

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: AJ Styles: Most Phenomenal Matches

    Himself

  • Poster for NXT TakeOver: WarGames II

    (archive footage)

  • Poster for Bumblebee

    Agent Jack Burns

2017Aged 40

  • Poster for Surf's Up 2: WaveMania

    J.C. (voice)

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2017

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Elimination Chamber 2017

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Best of Raw & SmackDown Live 2016

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE: WrestleMania Monday

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania 33

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: Best of the 2000's

    John Cena

  • Poster for The Wall

    Matthews

  • Poster for Seth Rollins: Building the Architect

    John Cena (archive footage)

  • Poster for Tour de Pharmacy

    Gustav Ditters

  • Poster for WWE Battleground 2017

    John Cena

  • Poster for Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection

    John Cena (archive footage)

  • Poster for WWE SummerSlam 2017

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE No Mercy 2017

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: 30 Years of Survivor Series

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Daddy's Home 2

    Roger

  • Poster for WWE Survivor Series 2017

    John Cena

  • Poster for Psych: The Movie

    Ewan O'Hara

  • Poster for Ferdinand

    Ferdinand (voice)

2016Aged 39

2015Aged 38

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Fastlane 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for The Road is Jericho: Epic Stories and Rare Matches from Y2J

    Himself

  • Poster for The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!

    John Cenastone (voice)

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania 31

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Extreme Rules 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for Mick Foley: Have a Nice Night

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE Payback 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for It's Good To Be The King: The Jerry Lawler Story

    The Prototype

  • Poster for NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE Elimination Chamber 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes!

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Money in the Bank 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE The Beast in the East

    John Cena

  • Poster for Trainwreck

    Steven

  • Poster for WWE Battleground 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE SummerSlam 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Night of Champions 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Live from Madison Square Garden

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Hell in a Cell 2015

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: Ring in the Holiday

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Sisters

    Pazuzu

  • Poster for Daddy's Home

    Cool Dad

2014Aged 37

2013Aged 36

2012Aged 35

2011Aged 34

2010Aged 33

2009Aged 32

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE No Way Out 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for 12 Rounds

    Danny Fisher

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania XXV

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Backlash 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Judgment Day 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Extreme Rules 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE The Bash 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Night of Champions 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE SummerSlam 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Breaking Point 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Hell in a Cell 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for Batista - I Walk Alone

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Bragging Rights 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Survivor Series 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2009

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: The History Of The World Heavyweight Championship

    Himself

  • WWE Tribute to the Troops 2009

    John Cena

2008Aged 31

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2008

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE No Way Out 2008

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania XXIV

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Backlash 2008

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE Judgment Day 2008

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE One Night Stand 2008

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: Triple H: The King of Kings - There is Only One

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE Night of Champions 2008

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE The Great American Bash 2008

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE SummerSlam 2008

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: Viva La Raza - The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE Survivor Series 2008

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Armageddon 2008

    John Cena

  • WWE Tribute to the Troops 2008

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE: Edge: A Decade of Decadence

    Himself

2007Aged 30

  • Poster for WWE New Year's Revolution 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE No Way Out 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Hall of Fame 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania 23

    Self

  • Poster for WWE Backlash 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Judgment Day 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE One Night Stand 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: The Ladder Match

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE The Great American Bash 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE SummerSlam 2007

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Unforgiven 2007

    John Cena

  • Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling

    Self

  • Poster for WWE: John Cena - My Life

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE: The Shawn Michaels Story - Heartbreak & Triumph

    Himself

  • Poster for WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary

    Himself

2006Aged 29

  • The Making of 'The Marine'

    Self

  • Poster for WWE New Year's Revolution 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania 22

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Backlash 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head

    John Cena

  • Poster for ECW One Night Stand 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: 20 Years Too Soon - The Superstar Billy Graham Story

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE Vengeance 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE SummerSlam 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE: The History Of The WWE Championship

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE Unforgiven 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for The Marine

    John Triton

  • Poster for WWE: Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Cyber Sunday 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Survivor Series 2006

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Armageddon 2006

    John Cena

2005Aged 28

2004Aged 27

  • Poster for John Cena - Word Life

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE Royal Rumble 2004

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE No Way Out 2004

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE WrestleMania XX

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Judgment Day 2004

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE The Great American Bash 2004

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE SummerSlam 2004

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE No Mercy 2004

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Survivor Series 2004

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Armageddon 2004

    John Cena

2003Aged 26

2002Aged 25

  • Poster for WWE Vengeance 2002

    John Cena

  • Poster for WWE Rebellion 2002

    John Cena

  • Poster for Ultimate Pro-Wrestling Training Volumes 1, 2 & 3

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for WWE Armageddon 2002

    John Cena

2001Aged 24

  • Poster for WWE InVasion

    Star

2000Aged 23

  • Poster for Ready to Rumble

    Himself (Uncredited)

  • Poster for Inside Wrestling School

    Self

Year unknown