Amanda Hardy (born September 23, 1982 in Armstrong, British ColumbiaCanada), better known by the stage name Shyla Stylez,[3] is a Canadian pornographic actress.


 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

She was interested in entering 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 e-mail and phone to find out how to appear in movies.[4]


She credits Erik Everhard with being the person to formally introduce her to the business.[5] She appeared in her first film, Slap Happy by Anabolic Video, in 2000 at the age of 18. She signed an exclusive relationship with Jill Kelly Productions in 2002, and she would later marry their CEO, Bob Friedland, in 2002.[6] They divorced 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.[3]

Other work[edit]Edit

Stylez hosted the Los Angeles independent TV show Un-Wired TV in 2007.[7][8]


In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]Edit

  • 2003 AVN Award nominee – Best New Starlet[10]
  • 2007 XRCO Award nominee – Best Cumback[11]
  • 2007 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Video – Girlvana 2Zero Tolerance Entertainment with Sammie Rhodes and Jenaveve Jolie[12]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best Supporting Actress, Video – Coming HomeWicked Pictures[13]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best Interactive DVD – My Plaything: Shyla StylezDigital Sin[13]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Tease Performance – Curvy Girls[14]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best POV Sex Scene – Full Streams Ahead[14]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Group Sex Scene – Pirates II[14]
  • 2010 AVN Award nominee – Best POV Sex Scene – Jack's POV 12[15]
  • 2010 F.A.M.E. Award Finalists nominations for Favorite Anal Starlet, Favorite Breasts, Dirtiest Girl in Porn & Favorite Underrated Star and nominations for Favorite Female Starlet & Hottest Body[16]
  • 2011 Urban X Award Hall of Fame
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