AJ Lee

AJ Lee (born March 19, 1987, Union City, New Jersey, real name April Jeanette Mendez) is an American wrestler, author, actress and screenwriter who is mainly known for winning first WWE Divas Championship in June 2013.

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AJ Lee

What is the age of AJ Lee? Her age is 37 years (as of 2024) She was born on March 19, 1987, Union City, New Jersey, United States to a Christian parents Robert Mendez, Janet Acevedo.

AJ Lee is also known for her theajmendez Instagram account where she posts her daily life vlog, beautiful picture, fitness and her lifestyle. On the platform she has amassed over 1.1 million followers.

Full NameApril Jeanette Mendez
Nicknames, Stage nameAJ Lee, AJ Mendez
Age in 202437 Years
Date of BirthMarch 19, 1987
BirthplaceUnion City, New Jersey, United States
ProfessionActress, Wrestler, Author, Screenwriter and Internet Celebrity
Zodiac SignPisces
Education QualificationGraduated from the Tisch School of the Arts
Height5’2″ (feet) or 1.58496 (m)
Weight52 kg
FatherRobert Mendez
MotherJanet Acevedo
Brother (1)Name Not Known
SisterShe does not have a sister
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateJune 13, 2014
HusbandPhil Brooks, professionally known as CM Punk
Net Worth 2024$10 million
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Height and Weight

When it comes to physique, female wrestler AJ Lee’s height is 5 feet 2 inches and her weight is 52 kg. She has an athletic body and lovely appearance with black eyes, long black hair with fair skin. She looks very attractive and beautiful.

Religion and Nationality

The 5 feet 2 inches tall, American wrestler AJ Lee (AJ Mendez) follows Christianity and her nationality is American. If we talk about her astrological sign, she belongs to Pisces zodiac sign.

AJ Lee Education Qualification

She graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts in New York in 2006.

SchoolShe attended Memorial High School, New Jersey from 2001 to 2005.
College/UniversityIn 2005, AJ Lee enrolled in Tisch School of the Arts in New York and graduated from there in 2006.
Highest QualificationGraduate
AJ Lee school, college, university

AJ Lee Family: Father, Mother, Siblings

AJ Lee was born to a well-educated Christian parents. Her father’s name is Robert Mendez who was an automotive engineer and her mother’s name is Janet Acevedo who was a housewife. If we talk about siblings, the wrestler has a sister Erica Mendez and brother named Robert Mendez.

AJ Lee Husband, Children

AJ Lee is a married woman and her husband’s name is Phil Brooks who is mainly known as CM Punk. She and CM Punk, an American professional wrestler and actor, married on June 13, 2014

AJ Lee husband
AJ Lee with husband CM Punk

She and her husband Phil Brooks are enjoying their marital life in Chicago, Illinois. Currently (2024) The two do not have any kids.

AJ Lee Net Worth 2024

AJ Lee has an estimated net worth of $10 million (as of 2024). She has earned a lot of fame as well as a lot of money from his profession.

His primary source of income is wrestling, screenwriting and other businesses. From all this she earns a good amount and lives a luxurious lifestyle.

Biographical Facts About AJ Lee

AJ was born and raised in New Jersey.

The female wrestler spent most of her childhood time in Union City, New Jersey with her parents and sibling. She completed her schooling at Memorial High School, New Jersey in 2005 and for higher studies she got admitted to Tisch School of the Arts in New York.

In 2006, She earned a degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


She was born in a poor family. Her family struggled with poverty, drug addiction, mental illness and poverty. When she was a child, the financial condition of her family was very bad.1

She did not even have money to pay the room rent. Due to inability to pay rent, they move from one apartment to another. Sometimes they lived in motels or cars because they did not have money to pay for room rent.

She suffered a lot in childhood.

In her school time, AJ asked a guy for date when she turned 19 but her first date did not go well.

First date at the age of 19

In 2005, she got admission in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she learned about the film and television industry and studied in depth about their production.2

She specializes in film and television production.

As per the sources, AJ was only 20 years old when she joined the wrestling world. She started his wrestling career in 2007 with New Jersey’s independent circuit.

Joined Wrestling at very young age

She gives credit to her brother for coming into the wrestling industry. Her brother is a big fan of wrestling. Seeing her brother, she also became interested in wrestling.

In the year 2000, she started looking for wrestling schools around his area to get into industry so that he could further train himself, she also joined a wrestling school located a mile away from his home.

To pay school fees AJ Lee started working full time job.3 And thus her career moved towards wrestling with struggle and she entered the world of wrestling.

Her favorite female wrestler is Miss Elizabeth since childhood and she considers her as idol.

How she entered the wrestling industry

In 2009, AJ Lee signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and reports to their farm league, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).

AJ Mendez WWE pic

Signed contract with WWE

She is very kind hearted and animal lover. She has a very special love for dogs and other animals. One of her life’s goals is to open a rescue shelter for homeless dogs.

In honor of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day on April 8, 2015, AJ started GetTough campaign with ASPCA.4

She is a big animal lover

AJ is Christian by birth and has deep faith in Christianity. Sometimes she wears Jesus Christ locket and go to Church for prayer.

She believes in Christianity

She won many awards and titles during her Westling career.

She won WWE Divas Championship 3 times5, won Slammy Award for Diva of the Year in 2011, She was awarded by Slammy Award for Kiss of the Year in 2012 with John Cena.6

AJ Lee WWE divas championship
AJ Lee won WWE Divas Championship


In 2015, 5 feet 2 inches tall American wrestler AJ Lee retired from WWE due to problem of ongoing back issues.7

Retirement from WWE in 2015

In September 2010, she created her Twitter account with @TheAJMendez user name. At present (2024) she has 4.7M Followers on her official Twitter account which can be easily found by just typing AJ Mendez on Twitter

AJ Lee Twitter
AJ Lee Twitter account screenshot

Her Twitter handle link: – https://twitter.com/theajmendez

Joined Twitter

On 4 September 2010, she launched her Facebook page with WWETeamAJLee username. On the platform, she has over 2.8 million follower.

AJ Lee Facebook
AJ Lee Facebook page screenshot

Joined Facebook

According to the published article on Sportskeeda, two years after joining WWE, first time she was in an ad#lt romantic relationship with a WWE wrestler.8

“My first year on the main roster I started dating another wrestler. Greg was my first real adult relationship and my first love. He was my first everything. He was kind, called me beautiful every day, made me birthday gifts by hand, and was close to my family. I felt safe and loved and did not regret it. Waiting until I was mature enough to handle the emotional baggage that comes with s** was worth it,” she wrote in her book.

AJ Lee

The female wrestler dated many famous WWE superstars before June 2014.

First ad#lt relationship with a fellow WWE wrestler.

During her WWE time, she made strong bond with American professional wrestler and actor Phillip Jack Brooks, professionally known as CM Punk.

After dating for few months, AJ lee and CM Punk tied the knot on June 13, 2014.9

She married CM Punk

In 2017, the Tisch School of the Arts graduated wrestler AJ Lee launched her self-titled website Ajmendez.com.

Launched official website

Apart from being a wrestler she is good author from 2017 to 2023 she launched many books such as Crazy Is My Superpower (2017), GLOW Vs the Babyface AJ Mendez (2020), Dungeons and Dragons: At the Spine of the World #2 AJ Mendez (2020), Dungeons and Dragons: At the Spine of the World #3 AJ Mendez (2020), Dungeons and Dragons: At the Spine of the World #4 AJ Mendez (2021), Wonder Woman Black and Gold #1 (2021), Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World (2021) and Dungeons and Dragons AJ Mendez (2023)

AJ Lee books
AJ Lee books

Launched many books

Even after being away from WWE, she has paid a lot of attention to his fitness and health. She takes great care of her health. AJ works hard in the gym and takes healthy meals to be fit and beautiful.

She is very fitness freak

In January 2017, she launched her theajmendez Instagram account and got verified in March 2017.

AJ Lee Instagram
AJ Lee Instagram account screenshot

At present on her Instagram, she posts her vlog, stunning photos and videos, behind the pictures of her professional and personal lifestyle.

On the platforms she has amassed over 1.1 million follower (as of 2024)

AJ Mendez Instagram handle link:- https://www.instagram.com/theajmendez/

Launched Instagram account

In 2023, former WWE female wrestler AJ lee became a New York Times Best Selling Author of her book titled Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules.10

She Became New York Times Best Selling Author

According to Wikipedia, she lives in Chicago, Illinois with her family and husband.

Current residence

She made her film debut in Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery in 2014 as a voice artist. The movie was a direct-to-DVD animated comedy mystery film

film debut in 2014 with Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery

In 2015, AJ Lee played Trish in a short film Madden: The Movie.11

Aj Lee in Madden: The Movie (2015)

Madden: The Movie

In 2016, she featured in a television show called The Evolution of Punk.

The Evolution of Punk

From 2016 to 2023 she worked in many movies. She played Kira in a Candian body horror film Rabid in 2019.

In 2023, AJ Lee portrayed Elle Dorado in Heels12, drama television series about professional wrestling created by Michael Waldron

Worked in many films

She is a great role model for those women who want to enter the world of wrestling or are preparing for wrestling. She did not give up his goal even after facing many difficulties.

If we look at her character, she puts her own happiness and aspirations ahead of society’s neglect. She also promotes self-love and acceptance

Role Model

She consistently remained one of the top wrestlers in WWE from 2007 to 2015. and she always puts on an exciting show.

She was one of the top wrestlers in WWE

In 2016, she was honored with the WWE Warrior Award in recognition of her advocacy for the mental health community.

Warrior Award

She is mostly known as AJ Lee but her birth name is April Jeanette Mendez. The wrestler is also famous as AJ Mendez

Birth name is AJ Mendez.

  • AJ is the executive producer and color commentator of ViacomCBS series WOW: Women of Wrestling.
  • She is co-founder of scrappyheartproductions.com.


Does AJ have a dedicated Wikipedia page?Yes, apart from Wikipedia, she has dedicated profile on WWE, IMDb, Wrestlingdata.com, Cagematch.net etc.
Does AJ consume alcohol?Not Known
Does AJ smoke?No
Does AJ know cooking?Yes
Does AJ drive?Yes
Does AJ watch movies?Yes
Does AJ swim?Yes
Will AJ comeback in WWE?Not Known
AJ Lee lifestyle

Favorite Things

AJ Favorite Dressing ColorHot-Pink and Kelly-Green
AJ Favorite Food?Mac & Cheese
AJ Favorite Actor?Johnny Depp
AJ Favorite Actress?Not Known
AJ Favorite Dancer?Not Known
AJ Favorite Singer or Rapper?Not Known
AJ Favorite Social Media Platform?Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
AJ Favorite Movie?Not Revealed
AJ Favorite Television Show?Not Revealed
AJ Favorite Television Actor?Not Revealed
AJ Favorite Travel Destination?Not Known
AJ Favorite Candy?Not Known
AJ Favorite Wrestlers?Serena Deeb
AJ Lee favorite things


  • Writing
  • Traveling
  • Watching movies and television reality shows
  • Playing video game
  • Playing with her pet dog
  • Reading comic books and anime


Who is AJ Lee?

AJ Lee is a professional wrestler, author, screenwriter and co-founder of Scrappy Heart Productions. Who is best known as the winner of WWE Divas Championship 3 times and being wife of famous American wrestler and actor of CM Punk

How old is AJ Lee?

American wrestler and author AJ Lee is 37 years old (as of 2024). Her date of birth is 19-03-1987 and birthplace is New Jersey, USA.

What is the height of AJ Lee?

AJ Lee, New Jersey born, 37-year-old, American author, wrestler, New York Times Best Selling Author in 2023, stands at 5 feet 2 inches with weight of 52 kg.

When was AJ Lee’s last WWE match?

AJ Lee played her last WWE match in San Jose, California, on March 30, 2015. On that Monday Night RAW, AJ teamed up with Naomi and Paige to face Natalya and The Bella Twins.

Who is AJ Lee husband?

AJ Lee married American wrestler CM Punk on June 13, 2014. At present the two are enjoying their married life.

Why did AJ Lee retire so early?

After March 30, 2015, AJ retired from WWE due to problems of ongoing back issues.

How many titles did AJ Lee win?

AJ Lee won the WWE Divas Championship 3 times and held it for an overall record of 406 days.

Who is AJ Lee’s father?

Robert Mendez is the father of AJ Lee; he was an automotive engineer in New Jersey.

Who is AJ Lee’s mother?

AJ mother Janet Acevedo, was a house manager.

What is the net worth of AJ Lee?

AJ Lee’s net worth is $10 million as of 2024.


  1. AJ Mendez Brooks writes about turning perceived flaws into strengths ↩︎
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20120617173725/http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/WWE_Diva_AJ_Lee_No_Way_Out_Meadowlands_Female_World_Wrestling_.html ↩︎
  3. Miss April’s G.L.O.R.Y. Wrestling Profile ↩︎
  4. Join the ASPCA and Professional Wrestler AJ Lee to #GetTough on Dog Fighting ↩︎
  5. Where is 3-time WWE divas champion AJ Lee now? ↩︎
  6. Slammy Awards Rewind: AJ Lee Wins ‘Diva of the Year’ and ‘Kiss of the Year’ (2012) ↩︎
  7. Is AJ Lee set for a WWE comeback following CM Punk’s return? ↩︎
  8. 12 men/women former WWE Superstar AJ Lee has been romantically linked with in real life ↩︎
  9. How CM Punk & AJ Lee Got Together & Ended Up Getting Married ↩︎
  10. A Conversation with AJ Mendez – Thought Economics ↩︎
  11. VIDEO: A.J. Lee featured in new “Madden ’16” movie trailer ↩︎
  12. ‘Heels’ Season 2 Trailer: Jack & Ace Continue Their Fight Over Late Father’s Legacy ↩︎

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