She was born Amanda Friedland in Armstrong, British Columbia, on 23 September 1982. Her Canadian-born family's roots hail back to Germany. Shyla admits she has always been a very sexual person. She wanted to do adult movies even before she was of legal age, but didn't actually manage to shoot her first one until just before her nineteenth birthday.
Shyla was discovered by fellow Canadian Erik Everhard, who ended up shooting and starring opposite her in her first movie A Perverted Point Of View 3. She admits to having been a little nervous, but hasn't looked back since. "I was in the right place at the right time. I knew I wanted to do movies before I was legal so I was waiting for the opportunity. There was no way of contacting anyone, but it just fell into my lap when Erik showed up," Shyla says.
She made the move to Vancouver to do some more adult shoots and webcam work, before eventually heading off to fame and fortune in Los Angeles in 2000. Her work for Anabolic in particular caught the eye of Jill Kelly Productions, who offered her an exclusive contract. Shyla stayed with them until 2005, shooting most of her more than 200 X-rated movies to date there, before taking a break from adult movies in 2005. She shot some B-movie erotic flicks under the name Amanda O'Claire during her time away. But now, back a free agent and raring to get down and dirty all over again, Shyla Stylez has returned to the adult industry at the same time as launching her own corner on the web for the first time.
Her return has seen Shyla nominated for no less than three AVN awards in 2009, including best tease performance, best POV sex scene and best group sex scene. Back in her BC hometown, Shyla says she has become quite the star. "We have one little store in this small town and right when you walk in they have a display of all of my movies. They all know who I am." Quite right too - would be a national disgrace if they didn't is all we can say!