DAVID OTUNGA is a well-known actor, WWE Wrestler, HARVARD-educated Lawyer, Reality TV star and pop culture celebrity.
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Born and raised in Elgin, IL, David Otunga had huge dreams for an introverted child who was the victim of bullying. He wanted to be a movie star and a professional wrestler, but his mother persuaded him to have a fallback career. David's mother's advice led him to the University of Illinois and Harvard Law School. After graduating from Harvard Law School, David went on to join the General Litigation group at Sidley Austin, LLP in Chicago. In 2007, David made the biggest decision of his life and resigned from the firm in order to pursue his passion of becoming a film/tv performer. David was the breakout star of VH1's massive hit, "I Love New York 2," which broke Nielsen's tv ratings records for reality television at that time. In October of 2008, David signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and debuted on the inaugural season of "NXT." After finishing in second place on NXT, David went on to win Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Rookie Of The Year in 2010. David is a two-time WWE Tag-Team Champion, a Slammy Award winner, and one of the original members of WWE's most notorious faction, "The Nexus." After achieving great success in the ring in WWE, David set his sights on conquering Hollywood and took on a role as an announcer with WWE in order to allow him more free time to pursue acting. David can be seen live on the USA network every Monday night on "WWE' Monday Night RAW."
In his first feature film role, David starred alongside Academy Award winner, Halle Berry in "The Call," and next summer (08/03/18) audiences will be blown away by David's performance in his first leading role in Tyler Perry's "Madea's Family Funeral." David has appeared in various tv shows including "Criminal Minds," "General Hospital'l and Tyler Perry's "The Haves And The Have Nots." David also serves as Steve Harvey's Personal Fitness Guru on "Steve Harvey" daytime television show. David has been a frequent guest on "Oprah" and was recently featured on Oprah Winfrey's "Where Are They Now?"
The bullying David endured when he was younger led him to discover his passion for fitness. David achieved another childhood dream by gracing the cover of coveted fitness magazine "Muscle & Fitness." David spends a great deal of time traveling the world giving speeches to students on topics ranging from bullying, goal-setting, and motivation.
When David finds rare free-time he enjoys spending time with his family. David was quoted as saying, "Of all my various jobs and business ventures, my most important job is being the Best Dad In The World to my son.". David shares a seven year-old son, David Otunga, Jr., with Academy Award and Grammy Award winning actress/ singer Jennifer Hudson. The couple and their son live in Chicago.
Past Booked Events
|October 12, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 22, 2017 • 4:30pm - 4:45pm||Personal Occasion|
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