Meet John Cena, Yvonne Orji and rest of the cast of Hulu's Vacation Friends

Meet John Cena, Yvonne Orji and rest of the cast of Hulu's Vacation Friends
Kyla (Meredith Hagner), Emily (Yvonne Orji), Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and Ron (John Cena) as seen in 'Vacation Friends' (Photo by Jessica Miglio/20th Century Studios)

On the lookout for a comedy movie that will have you in splits? Then be sure to check out Hulu's 'Vacation Friends'.

The movie sees Lil Rel Howery and Yvonne Orji encounter an erratic couple played by John Cena and Meredith Hagner, who are all too excited to be a part of their lives, even though they barely know each other.



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Lil Rel Howery

Born Milton Howery Jr, the actor and comedian is known professionally as Lil Rel Howery. He is best known for his roles in the series 'The Carmichael Show,' where he played Robert Carmicheal and for his performance as TSA officer Rod Williams in 'Get Out.' 

Born Milton Howery Jr, the actor and comedian is known by his professional name, Lil Rel Howery. Howery got the nickname 'Lil Rel' because he reminded people of his cousin, Darrel. Thus the nickname 'Lil Rel' came about. Howrey grew up in Chicago, where he attended the Providence St Mel School and later went to Crane High School.


In high school, Howrey began writing jokes and created a script for a talent show. It was then that he decided to pursue comedy seriously. Howrey's TV debut came in 2007 when he was a part of 'Last Comic Standing,' a reality TV contest. He was also a part of 'P. Diddy Presents: The Bad Boys of Comedy' that same year.

His other works include 'Free Guy', 'Space Jam: A New Legacy', 'Fatherhood', 'Bad Trip', 'Tom and Jerry', 'Judas and the Black Messiah', 'Home', 'Craig of the Creek' and 'Clouds'.





Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Anuli Orji is a Nigerian-American actress and comedian. On December 2 1983, Orji was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, and grew up in Laurel, Maryland, USA. She attended Linden Hall (school) and later went to George Washington University where she earned her BA in liberal arts and a master's degree in public health. After graduating, she moved to New York to pursue a career as a comedian. She is also an author, having written the book 'Bamboozled by Jesus.'


Her works include 'Spontaneous', 'Insecure', 'A Black Lady Sketch Show', 'Night School', 'Flip the Script', 'Jane the Virgin', 'The Conversation: Talk Show Series' and 'Sex (Therapy) with the Jones'.




John Cena

John Felix Anthony Cena is a professional wrestler, actor, television presenter, and former rapper. He is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and has the most world championship reigns in professional wrestling history, a title he shares with Ric Flair. 

He was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol and John Cena Sr. Cena attended Central Catholic High School and later went to Cushing Academy. He attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he was a part of the college football team. He graduated with a degree in exercise physiology and body movement and later pursued a career in bodybuilding while working as a limousine driver.


As an actor, Cena's works include 'The Suicide Squad', 'F9: The Fast Saga', 'Dolittle', 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Playing with Fire', 'Fighting with My Family', 'Bumblebee', 'Dallas & Robo', 'Blockers' and 'Ferdinand'.

John Cena attends "The Road to F9" Global Fan Extravaganza at Maurice A. Ferre Park (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)




Meredith Hagner

Meredith Kathleen Hagner is an actress, best known for her role as Liberty Ciccone on 'As the World Turns which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. 

Hagner was born on May 31, 1987, in New York City. However, she grew up in Houston, Texas, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she attended Chapel Hill High School.
She went to the Boston Conservatory for a year but later moved to New York to pursue an acting career. During this time she was featured in a number of television and radio advertisements for 3M, Acuvue, JCPenney, Levi's, Radio Shack, Subway, and Truth.


Her other works include 'Search Party', 'Disenchantment', 'Dummy', 'Bob's Burgers', 'Horse Girl', 'Palm Springs', 'Brightburn' and 'The Oath'. 



'Vacation Friends' Premieres Friday, August 27 on Hulu.

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