Police were forced to restrain angry animal rights activists during a protest led by Chyna Doll and the Barbi Twins on February 13, 2007. After declaring that certain UCLA psychologists 'needed to get their asses kicked' for testing on monkeys, Chyna led the impassioned mob to the front door of the university's Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Joanie has been accused of stealing personal items such as makeup and clothing from fellow castmate and friend Adrianne Curry when they appeared together on The Surreal Life.
Joanie was arrested for assaulting her ex, Sean Waltman in January of 2005.
Joanie released a sex tape of her and on and off again boyfriend, Sean Waltman in conjunction with Redlight District productions in 2004.
Joanie has size ten feet, she gets many compliments on them.
Joanie was in a commercial for the Stacker 2 in 2000.
Joanie auditioned for the role of Wonder Woman along with Sandra Bullock, and Jennifer Aniston in 2001.
Joanie boxed with Joey Buttafuoco in Fox Network's Celebrity Boxing II, the decision went to Joey.
Joanie is a licensed boxer, and was training for her first boxing match, when she was hired on by the WWF.
Joanie has worked as: a belly dancer, a singing telegram, airline attendant, sang in a band, and sold pagers.
Joanie's idol is Jane Fonda for her strength and talent in acting.
Joanie speaks fluent Spanish, French, and German languages.
Joanie can bench press 325 lbs.
Joanie auditioned for the part of TX in T3: Rise of the Machine in 2003, she lost the part to Kristanna Loker.
Joanie didn't get along with her parents, and left home at the age of fifteen.
Joanie tried to be a secret service agent with the United States government, but did not meet all qualifications.
Joanie was in the music video "Enemy" for the band Sevendust in 2003.
Joanie was the first woman to compete in the 'Royal Rumble' match and 'King of the Ring' tournament.
Laurer turned down a six figure offer to go back to wrestling and has repeatedly stated that she has absolutely no desire or plan to ever return to the ring for WWE.
Several months later, Laurer returned to television for the The Surreal Life reunion, where she appeared to be in much better physical shape than in her previous public appearances.
It became clear in 2005 after appearances on the Howard Stern Show that Laurer had alcohol abuse problems that stemmed from abuse from her boyfriend.
In 2004, Laurer appeared in the fourth season of the VH1 show The Surreal Life along with Da Brat, Jane Wiedlin, Christopher Knight, Verne Troyer, Marcus Schenkenberg (who she was rumored to be dating), and Adrianne Curry.
Laurer has made numerous guest appearances on television series, including 3rd Rock from the Sun, Pacific Blue, Relic Hunter, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and Fear Factor.
In her top selling autobiography, If Only They Knew, Laurer revealed that her breast implants were custom made after she complained to her plastic surgeon that their largest implants didn't suit her frame in the way she desired.
The star began an acting career, appearing on shows like Tracker, Relic Hunter, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Sabrina and even starring in a Touchstone picture called Frank McKlusky CI.
Laurer has modeled nude, notably for Playboy; the issue which featured a pictorial of her was one of the ten best selling issues in the magazine's history. In 2002, following her departure from WWF/WWE, Laurer also appeared in a Playboy documentary, entitled Joanie Laurer: Nude Wrestling Superstar.
Chyna's finishing and signature moves in the WWF were the Jackknife Powerbomb, Pedigree, DDT, Sleeper slam, Gorilla press slam, Handspring back elbow, and the Kneeling low blow (from behind).
Laurer's in-ring career November 2001 then has been very limited. She has sung and wrestled at an Ultimate Pro Wrestling event. She also made several appearances for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and in a celebrity boxing tournament.
She left the WWF on November 30, 2001, several months after negotiations had broken down and she had been taken off television.
During her contract renegotiations, Laurer was unhappy with the pay she was offered and the fact that she was expected to compete principally in the women's division rather than against men.
Laurer returned a few weeks later and began a feud with Ivory over the WWF Women's Championship. This culminated in an angle at the 2001 Royal Rumble where Laurer appeared to re-injure her neck while performing a handspring back elbow. The highly publicized return of Laurer from the "injury" culminated in her winning the Women's Championship from Ivory at WrestleMania X-Seven in a squash match.
Laurer was announced as injured after a vicious double team piledriver at the hands of Ivory and Val Venis in 2000.
Laurer's appearance in Playboy attracted the unwanted attention of Right to Censor, a strait-laced group of wrestlers who lampooned the Parents Television Council.
In 2000, Laurer briefly teamed with Chris Jericho before becoming the on-screen girlfriend of Eddie Guerrero. Guerrero and Laurer became very popular during the summer of 2000, with Guerrero dubbing her his "Mamacita". They split in the autumn of 2000 after Eddie was found cavorting in the shower with two of The Godfather's "hos", Mandy and Victoria.
She defeated Jarrett for the title in his last WWF match on October 17, 1999 at No Mercy, in the process becoming the first and only woman to win the Intercontinental Championship.
In late 1999, Laurer became a face again, allying with The Kat and feuding with Jeff Jarrett over the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
The day after the 1999 Royal Rumble, Laurer turned heel by betraying Triple H and aligning herself with his enemy Vince McMahon. She was a thorn in the side of Triple H until he too joined McMahon's stable at WrestleMania XV.
Her career reached new heights when she met World Wrestling Federation employees Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Triple H) and Shawn Michaels in a bar in 1997. Struck by her appearance, they helped her get into the WWF.
Joanie Laurer trained at Wladek "Killer" Kowalski's wrestling school in Salem, Massachusetts.
She is best known for her appearances with the World Wrestling Federation between 1997 and 2001, where she was known as Chyna and nicknamed "The Ninth Wonder of the World."
Admitted she has tried to commit suicide on numerous occasions.
She appeared on Reggie Benjamin's 2X Centrix CD. Her CD ride made it to #4 on the Billboard charts. She is now singing under the name of Chynna Doll.
She was the only women Intercontinental Champion; and she co-champed the title with Chris Jericho.
She was engaged to Sean "X-Pac" Waltman in November 2002, but they broke up, then got back together, and finally broke up.
She dated Paul "Triple H" LeVesque from January/February 1997 to late 2000/Early 2001.
Her original role was as Chyna, the laconic bodyguard of D-Generation X, often getting physically involved in Triple H's matches.
While in the WWF, she held the Women's Championship on numerous occasions.
Joanie: I'm not so much for the equal rights thing. Whether you are a woman or a different race, if you can step up to the plate...you should be able to.
Joanie: You'll never see me eating drive-through fast food, but if I want to, I can have a glass of wine or a piece of cheesecake and then the next day pose for Playboy magazine.
Joanie: I messed with Vern when we all moved into that Surreal Life house, he didn't take it so well in the beginning. As the days moved on, he and I wound up being great friends, I would do anything I could to help him out. I am pretty sure that the feeling is mutual, it had better be.
Joanie: I think about settling down and starting a family sometimes, I also think of starting a band, traveling through space, and becoming president.
Joanie: Joey Buttafuoco is a jerk, capital J. He knew that the boxing match was not supposed to be a full force death match, had I known that we were playing for keeps, I would've knocked that little weasel out from the bell.
Joanie: I am grounded now, for the first time in my adult life. I feel like I will be at peace as long as I continue down this road, and stay away from the negativity that brought me so much pain before.
Joanie: I look back on my time on The Surreal Life and cringe. I enjoyed meeting all all of the housemates, who turned into my friends and family, but my state of mind was unsettled.