Kurt Steven Angle is an American professional wrestler, actor, and retired amateur wrestler.
Kurt Angle was born December 9, 1968 in Pittsburgh, PA. While at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, he won numerous accolades, including being a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. After graduating college, Angle won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1995 World Wrestling Championships. He then won a freestyle wrestling gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Angle is one of only four people to complete an amateur wrestling Grand Slam (junior nationals, NCAA, World Championships, Olympics). In 2006, he was named the greatest shoot wrestler ever and one of the top 15 college wrestlers of all time by USA Wrestling. He was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 for his amateur accomplishments. Throughout his tenure in the WWE, Angle was a six-time world champion (four-time WWF/E Champion, one-time World Heavyweight Champion, and one-time WCW Champion), a one-time United States Champion, one-time Intercontinental Champion, one-time European Champion and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion. He is the tenth Triple Crown Champion and the fifth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. He is also a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Kurt Angle married Karen Smedley on December 19, 1998, In September 2008, it was reported that Karen had filed for divorce from Kurt. They have two children together, a daughter named Kyra Angle (born December 2, 2002) and son named Kody Angle (born October 26, 2006). In 2010, It was reported that Angle was engaged to actress Giovanna Yannotti. On September 30, 2010, Yannotti announced that the couple was expecting their first child. On January 22, 2011, Yannotti gave birth to a daughter named Giuliana Marie Angle. Kurt Angle and Yannotti were married on July 20, 2012. They had their second child together and fourth for Angle, a daughter named Sophia Laine Angle on New Year’s Eve, 2012.