MIAMI BEACH, FL – MAY 21: Shyla Stylez attends EXXXOTICA Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 21, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 08: Adult film actress Shyla Stylez arrives at the 28th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at the Palms Casino Resort January 8, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Shyla Stylez (born September 23, 1982 in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada) is the stage name of Amanda Friedland, a Canadian pornographic actress.
She was interested in entering the pornography in her teens. She 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.
She 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 temporarily left the adult industry in 2005. She returned to pornography in 2006.
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.
Stylez hosted the Los Angeles independent TV show Un-Wired TV in 2007.
In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn.