Wrestler + Actress
Born Dec 27, 1972

Chyna is a former American professional wrestler, actress, pornographic actress and former bodybuilder. She is best known for her career with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1997 to 2001, where she was billed as "Chyna: 'The Ninth Wonder of the World'" (André the Giant was already billed as the eighth). She began her WWF career as Paul "Triple H" Levesque's on-screen bodyguard, and the duo also dated in real-life.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chyna.


1969 Birth Laurer was born in Rochester, New York on December 27, 1969. … Read More
1973 4 Years Old From 1973 to 1983, she, her siblings and her mother moved several times. … Read More


1992 23 Years Old She attended the University of Tampa, graduating in 1992 with a major in Spanish Literature. … Read More
1995 26 Years Old Joanie Laurer trained at Wladek "Killer" Kowalski's professional wrestling school in Malden, Massachusetts. Her first match was in 1995 against a male wrestler dressed as a woman. … Read More
1996 27 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 28 Years Old Laurer 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 32 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.
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, which won a 2006 AVN Award for Best-Selling Title. … Read More
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2007 38 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 8, 2007, a visibly upset Laurer appeared on Larry King Live to speak about her friend, Anna Nicole Smith, who had died earlier that day. … 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.


2010 41 Years Old In September 2010, Laurer was hospitalized after overdosing on sleeping medication.
2015 46 Years Old As of February 2015, Laurer had re-established a good relationship with her mother; her father died in May 2014. … Read More
On April 20, 2016, Laurer was found dead at her home in Redondo Beach, California. … Read More
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