Wrestler + Actress
Born Dec 27, 1972
Age 42
Hometown Rochester, New York
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater University of Tampa
Other Names Laurer, Joan Marie
Eye Color Green

Chyna is an American pornographic film actor under contract to Vivid Entertainment and former professional wrestler, actress and bodybuilder. Chyna first rose to prominence upon debuting in the professional wrestling promotion the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1997, where she performed under the ring name Chyna and was billed as the "Ninth Wonder of the World".… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on December 27, 1970.
1973 2 Years Old From 1973 to 1983, Joanie Laurer, her siblings, and her mom moved several times. … Read More


1992 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Laurer met World Wrestling Federation (WWF) performers Paul "Triple H" Levesque and Shawn Michaels after a professional wrestling show in 1996. … Read More
1997 26 Years Old Vince McMahon later changed his mind by hiring Laurer, and she made her WWF debut on February 16, 1997 at In Your House 13: Final Four; her character emerged as a plant from a ringside seat, choking Marlena while Goldust was in the ring with Triple H. Her original role in the promotion was as the laconic enforcer/bodyguard for Triple H and later, his D-Generation X group (which included Sean "X-Pac" Waltman). … Read More
Not long after losing the Intercontinental title, Laurer became the on-screen girlfriend of Eddie Guerrero. Guerrero and Laurer, originally villains, later became fan favorites during the summer of 2000, with Guerrero dubbing her his "Mamacita". … Read More


2001 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Laurer also defended her title against Lita at Judgment Day in 2001. … Read More
In 2002, Laurer joined New Japan Pro Wrestling and made her first appearance at the New Japan Thirtieth Anniversary Show, refereeing a bout between the Steiner Brothers and Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kensuke Sasaki.
2003 32 Years Old 1 More Event
She also appeared on the celebrity game show, Hollywood Squares in 2003.
…  She is also known for her tumultuous relationship with fellow wrestler Sean Waltman, with whom she made a sex tape released commercially in 2004 as 1 Night in China. … Read More
2005 - 2006 3 More Events
2007 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 8, 2007 (the date of Anna Nicole Smith's death), a visibly upset Laurer appeared on Larry King Live to speak about her late friend. … Read More
In early 2008, Laurer appeared on the VH1 reality TV show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, but she claimed on the show that she did not consider herself an addict.


2012 41 Years Old She also starred for Vivid as She-Hulk in their parody of The Avengers, released in May 2012.
2015 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Laurer, in a 2015 interview with Vince Russo, stated that after a meeting with Vince McMahon about the Stephanie McMahon situation, she was sent home and was later sent a fax telling her that she was not needed anymore.
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