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Wallenda at Skyscraper Live press conference in Chicago November 2, 2014
|Born||January 24, 1979
Sarasota, Florida, U.S.
|Other names||The King of the Wire (nickname)|
|Occupation||Acrobat, daredevil, high wire artist|
|Known for||High-wire act without a net
First person to walk a tightrope directly over Niagara Falls
Erendira Vasquez (m. 1999)
|Parent(s)||Delilah Wallenda and Terry Troffer|
|Relatives||Karl Wallenda (great-grandfather)|
|Awards||Nine-time world record holder|
He holds nine Guinness World Records for various acrobatic feats, but is best known as the first person to walk a tightrope stretched directly over Niagara Falls. He walked across a tightrope from Leo Burnett Building to both Marina City towers in Chicago in December 2014.
Wallenda is married with three children, and considers his Christian faith to be a central aspect of his life.
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