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Joan Laurer

Chyna was a former American professional wrestler, actress, bodybuilder and pornographic film actress who was under contract to Vivid Entertainment. 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" (André the Giant was already billed as the eighth). A member of the stable D-Generation X, she held the WWF Intercontinental Championship (the first female wrestler to do so) and WWF Women's Championship, and was the first female wrestler to participate in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring events. Since leaving the WWF in 2001, Chyna had wrestled sporadically, most notably with New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2002 and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2011. Laurer had a strained relationship with her family. She last saw her mother at the age of sixteen, and she claimed that her father never got over her decision not to join the FBI. She also alleged that her father took out several student loans in her name and without her knowledge, leaving her with $40,000 in debt. On an episode of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2008, Laurer claimed to have a bad relationship with all of her family members, including her siblings. In September 2010, Laurer was hospitalized after overdosing on sleeping medication. As of February 2015, Laurer had reestablished a good relationship with her mother; her father died in May 2014. Laurer taught English in Japan. On February 9, 2015, during a WWE Network podcast with Steve Austin, Triple H mentioned that Chyna deserved to be in the WWE Hall of Fame but that problems with children Googling her prohibited it. After being in contact with Vince Russo she claimed in an interview that Triple H had hit her, which he later called a false statement. Death On April 20, 2016, Laurer was found dead at her home in Redondo Beach, California. She had been taking medication for anxiety and sleep deprivation. An official statement was posted to her Twitter account, saying "It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero ... She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her."

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Dec 27, 1969 In Rochester, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie YouShoot: Chyna
Latest Project:
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2019 2019-04-06
Known For
Poster of Midnight Money Madness
Poster of Robot Wars Grand Champions
Poster of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Poster of YouShoot: Chyna
Movie YouShoot: Chyna Herself 2021
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2019 2019-04-06
Movie Wrestling with Chyna Herself 2017-12-31
Movie WWE: Monday Night War Vol. 1: Shots Fired Chyna 2015-07-07
Movie She-Hulk XXX: An Axel Braun Parody She-Hulk 2013-02-02
Movie Chyna Is Queen of the Ring Herself 2012-09-17
Movie Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody She-Hulk 2012-05-14
Movie Backdoor to Chyna 2011-07-05
Movie Another Night in China Herself 2009-03-01
Series Reality Bites Back Unknown 2008-07-17
Series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 2008-01-10
Series The Surreal Life: Fame Games 2007-01-08
Movie Illegal Aliens Rex 2007-05-01
Series Midnight Money Madness 2006-08-28
Movie 101 Reasons Not to Be a Pro Wrestler Herself 2005-06-01
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie WWE: Tombstone - The History Of The Undertaker Herself 2005-08-23
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Movie 1 Night in China Herself 2004-12-13
Movie Hunter: Back in Force Brandy Rose 2003-04-12
Series The Surreal Life 2003-01-09
Series Robot Wars Grand Champions 2002-03-24
Movie Frank McKlusky, C.I. Freeda 2002-04-26
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2001 Herself 2001-01-21
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2001 Herself 2001-05-20
Movie WWE WrestleMania X-Seven Herself 2001-04-01
Series Tracker Unknown 2001-10-15
Movie WWE Divas: in Hedonism Herself 2001-07-21
Series Fear Factor Unknown 2001-06-11
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2000 Chyna 2000-05-21
Movie WWE Backlash 2000 Chyna 2000-04-30
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2000 Chyna 2000-05-06
Movie WWE No Way Out 2000 Chyna 2000-02-27
Movie WWE King of the Ring 2000 Chyna 2000-06-25
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2000 Chyna 2000-01-23
Movie WWF: The Rock - The People's Champ Herself 2000-04-25
Movie Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion Ava Zurich 2000-04-21
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2000 Herself 2000-11-19
Movie WWE Armageddon 2000 Herself 2000-12-10
Movie WWF Divas: Postcard From the Caribbean Herself 2000-07-12
Movie WWE No Mercy 2000 Herself 2000-10-22
Movie WWE Rebellion 2000 Herself 2000-12-02
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2000 Herself 2000-09-24
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 2000 Herself 2000-07-23
Series The Huntress Unknown 2000-07-26
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2000 Herself 2000-08-27
Movie WWE No Mercy (UK) 1999 Chyna 1999-05-16
Movie WWE Over the Edge Chyna 1999-05-23
Series WWE Friday Night SmackDown Herself 1999-04-27
Movie WWE St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Chyna 1999-02-14
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1999 Chyna 1999-06-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania XV Chyna 1999-03-28
Movie WWE Backlash: In Your House Chyna 1999-04-25
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1999 Chyna 1999-01-25
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 1999 Chyna 1999-07-25
Movie WWF: It's Our Time Chyna 1999-11-23
Movie WWE Armageddon 1999 Chyna 1999-12-12
Movie WWE No Mercy 1999 Chyna 1999-10-17
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1999 Chyna 1999-11-14
Movie WWE Rebellion 1999 Chyna 1999-10-02
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1999 Chyna 1999-08-22
Series Relic Hunter Unknown 1999-09-25
Movie WWE Unforgiven 1999 Chyna 1999-09-26
Movie WWE Over the Edge: In Your House Chyna 1998-05-31
Series Celebrity Deathmatch Unknown 1998-05-14
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1998 Chyna 1998-01-18
Movie WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Chyna 1998-02-15
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV Chyna 1998-03-29
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1998 Chyna 1998-06-28
Movie WWE Capital Carnage Chyna 1998-12-06
Movie WWE Fully Loaded: In Your House Herself 1998-07-26
Movie WWF: The Rock - Know Your Role Herself 1998-11-24
Movie WWE Judgment Day: In Your House Chyna 1998-10-18
Series WWE Heat 1998-08-02
Movie WWE: D-Generation X Chyna 1998-08-18
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1998 Chyna 1998-08-30
Movie WWE WrestleMania 13 Chyna 1997-03-23
Movie WWE In Your House 15: A Cold Day In Hell Herself 1997-05-11
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1997 Herself 1997-08-02
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1997 Herself 1997-06-08
Movie WWE One Night Only Herself 1997-09-20
Movie WWE D-Generation X: In Your House Herself 1997-12-07
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Mary Jo Ponder 1996-09-27
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series WWE Raw Chyna 1993-01-11
Series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown 1988-09-23