Joan Marie Laurer. Born on December 27, 1970. Chyna is an American actress and professional wrestler. A 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. They were both members of the popular D-Generation X stable, a storyline alliance of several wrestlers, until 1999. Chyna is now on TNA/Impact wrestling, now revealed as Kurt Angle's Mistress and his partner to go against Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett at Sacrifice.