Amanda Friedland (September 23, 1982 – November 10, 2017), better known by her stage name Shyla Stylez, was a Canadian pornographic actress.
She was interested in entering the pornography industry in her teens, later moved to Vancouver and worked as both a stripper and a webcam model, in addition to appearing in nude pictorials. In her off-time, she would contact studios by email and phone to find out how to appear in movies. Stylez credits Erik Everhard with being the person to formally introduce her to the business. She appeared in her first film, Slap Happy by Anabolic Video, in 2000 at the age of 19. She received her first AVN Award nomination as Best New Starlet in 2003.
Stylez was involved in a sex scandal with former Orange County assistant-sheriff George Jaramillo, where she was noted as having had several sexual encounters with him. In 2016 she was caught having sexual encounters with a United States Marine from Texas, first name Tyler. In 2005 she temporarily left the adult industry. She returned to pornography in 2006 and therefore was nominated at the 2009 XRCO Awards for the Best Cumback. Stylez hosted the Los Angeles independent TV show Un-Wired TV in 2007.
The following year she was nominated for more AVN Awards, amongst others as Best Supporting Actress, for Best Tease Performance and for her performances in My Plaything: Shyla Stylez and Pirates II. In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn. Shyla Stylez was inducted into the Halls of Fames of the Urban X Awards and the AVN in 2011 and 2016, respectively.
On November 10, 2017, it was reported that Stylez had died at the age of 35. Details surrounding her death are unknown.
Awards and nominations
- 2003 AVN Award nominee – Best New Starlet
- 2007 XRCO Award nominee – Best Cumback
- 2007 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl girl girl Sex Scene, Video – Girlvana 2, Zero Tolerance Entertainment with Sammie Rhodes and Jenaveve Jolie
- 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best Supporting Actress, Video – Coming Home, Wicked Pictures
- 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best Interactive DVD – My Plaything: Shyla Stylez, Digital Sin
- 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Tease Performance – Curvy Girls
- 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best POV Sex Scene – Full Streams Ahead
- 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Group Sex Scene – Pirates II
- 2010 AVN Award nominee – Best POV Sex Scene – Jack's POV 12
- 2011 Urban X Awards Hall of Fame
- 2016 AVN Hall of Fame
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