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Joanie 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:
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2019 2019-04-06
Latest Project:
In the movie Wrestling with Chyna
Known For
Poster of Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody
Poster of Backdoor to Chyna
Poster of Another Night in China
Poster of Robot Wars Grand Champions
Movie Wrestling with Chyna Herself
Series Reality Bites Back Unknown
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2019
Movie WWE: Monday Night War Vol. 1: Shots Fired Chyna
Movie She-Hulk XXX: An Axel Braun Parody She-Hulk
Movie Chyna Is Queen of the Ring Herself
Movie Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody She-Hulk
Movie WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary, 1999-2009 Chyna
Movie Backdoor to Chyna Unknown
Movie TNA Sacrifice 2011 Chyna
Movie YouShoot: Chyna Herself
Movie Another Night in China Herself
Movie WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary Chyna
Movie WWE: The History Of The Intercontinental Championship Chyna
Series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Movie Illegal Aliens Rex
Movie Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy Roxanne
Series The Surreal Life: Fame Games
Series Midnight Money Madness Unknown
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown
Movie WWE: Tombstone - The History of the Undertaker Herself
Movie 101 Reasons Not To Be A Pro Wrestler Herself
Series Best Week Ever Unknown
Movie 1 Night in China Herself
Series The Surreal Life Unknown
Movie Hunter: Back in Force Brandy Rose
Series Robot Wars Grand Champions Unknown
Movie Frank McKlusky, C.I. Freeda
Movie WWE WrestleMania X-Seven Chyna
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2001 Chyna
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2001 Chyna
Series Fear Factor Unknown
Movie WWE Divas: in Hedonism Herself
Series Tracker Unknown
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2000 Chyna
Movie WWE King of the Ring 2000 Chyna
Movie Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion Ava Zurich
Movie WWE Backlash 2000 Chyna
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2000 Chyna
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2000 Chyna
Movie WWE No Way Out 2000 Chyna
Movie WWF Divas: Postcard From the Caribbean Herself
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2000 Chyna
Movie WWE Armageddon 2000 Chyna
Movie WWF Fully Loaded 2000 Chyna
Movie WWE Rebellion 2000 Chyna
Movie WWF: The Rock - The People's Champ Herself
Movie WWE No Mercy 2000 Chyna
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2000 Chyna
Series The Huntress Unknown
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2000 Chyna
Movie WWE Over the Edge Chyna
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1999 Chyna
Movie WWE St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Chyna
Movie WWE WrestleMania XV Chyna
Movie WWE Backlash: In Your House Chyna
Series WWE SmackDown Herself
Movie WWE No Mercy (UK) 1999 Chyna
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1999 Chyna
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 1999 Chyna
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1999 Chyna
Series Relic Hunter Unknown
Movie WWE Unforgiven 1999 Chyna
Movie WWE Rebellion 1999 Chyna
Movie WWE No Mercy 1999 Chyna
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1999 Chyna
Movie WWF: It's Our Time Chyna
Movie WWE Armageddon 1999 Chyna
Movie WWE Over the Edge: In Your House Chyna
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1998 Chyna
Movie WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Chyna
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV Chyna
Series Celebrity Deathmatch Unknown
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1998 Chyna
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1998 Chyna
Movie WWE Fully Loaded: In Your House Herself
Movie WWF: The Rock - Know Your Role Herself
Movie WWE Capital Carnage Chyna
Movie WWE Judgment Day: In Your House Chyna
Movie WWF: D-Generation X Chyna
Series WWE Heat
Movie WWE D-Generation X: In Your House Herself
Movie WWE One Night Only Herself
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1997 Herself
Movie WWE In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell Herself
Movie WWE WrestleMania 13 Chyna
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1997 Herself
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Mary Jo Ponder
Series MADtv Unknown
Series WWE Raw Chyna
Series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown