Lana Rhoades

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Amara Maple

McHenry, Illinois
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationPornographic film actress

Lana Rhoades, born Amara Maple,[1] is an American pornographic actress and vlogger from Chicago, Illinois.[2] Throughout her career she has appeared in publications such as Hustler, Penthouse, and Playboy.[3] She attracted mainstream attention in 2017 after winning the title for "Hottest Newcomer" at the 34th AVN Awards.[4]

Early life

Rhoades was born in McHenry, Illinois to a religious household. She knew she wanted to become an adult actress when she was 12 years old.[5] At an early age she began using drugs, which culminated in a year spent in prison.[6] She graduated early from high school at age 17 where she was part of gymnastics and cheerleading teams. She then moved close to Chicago a few months before turning 18 to work as a waitress at a Tilted Kilt pub.[7]


After working as a waitress, Rhoades went into stripping.[5] This lead to her beginning her professional adult film career in 2016, when she was 19 years old.[8] In August 2016, she was Penthouse Pet of the Month.[9] She left the professional industry by late 2017.[1] During her tenure, she recorded over 250 adult films.[10] In 2017, Rhoades publicly accused director Pierre Woodman of coercing her into performing acts she did not want to during a shoot, and that he allegedly admitted to her to violating another woman's rights.[11] That year, she won "Best New Starlet" at the 15th XBIZ Awards,[12], was fan-voted "Best New Starlet" at the 25th NightMoves Awards,[13] and was fan-voted the "Hottest Newcomer" at the 34th AVN Awards.[4]

Rhoades continued to self-publish videos with her partner.[14] In 2018, she won the AVN award for the "Best Anal Sex Scene"[15] and was fan voted "Best Body" at the 26th NightMoves Awards.[16] In 2019, Rhoades was the most searched pornstar on Pornhub, garnering 345 million views.[17][18] As a result, she won won the 2019 Pornhub Award for Most Popular Female Performer.[19][20] She was granted the award again in 2020.[21][22]

In 2020, Rhoades was hired by Brazzers as an official creative collaborator.[23] She co-starred with Adria Rae on the cover of the October 2020 issue of Hustler.[24][25] In November of 2020, Ellen von Unwerth directed her photoshoot for the cover of Playboy.[26] She continues to model on Instagram and OnlyFans.[27]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Award Work Result
2017 34th AVN Awards Hottest Newcomer (fan vote) Won
Best New Starlet Nominated
Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Xander Corvus) Hot Models Nominated
25th NightMoves Awards Best New Starlet (fan vote) Won
15th XBIZ Awards Best New Starlet Won
2018 35th AVN Awards Best Anal Sex Scene (with Markus Dupree) Anal Savages 3 Won
Female Performer of the Year Nominated
Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Olivia Nova) Lana Is Olivia's Dream Nominated
26th NightMoves Awards Best Body (fan vote) Won
1st Pornhub Awards Most Popular Female Performer Nominated
Most Popular Female Pornstar by Women Nominated
16th XBIZ Awards Female Performer of the Year Nominated
2019 2nd Pornhub Awards Most Popular Female Performer Won
Most Popular Female Pornstar by Women Nominated
2020 3rd Pornhub Awards Most Popular Female Performer Won
Most Popular Female Pornstar by Women Nominated


  1. 1.0 1.1 Armecin, Catherine (1 November 2020). "Ex-Porn Star Lana Rhoades 'Regrets' Joining Adult Film Industry, Ex Mike Majlak Says". International Business Times. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  2. Forrester, Richard (27 February 2020). "Lana Rhoades on football star sliding into DMs: Call her Daddy,". Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  3. Morris, Chris (24 January 2018). "Call 'Em the Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Popular Stars in Adult Entertainment". Fortune. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Smithberg, Allen. "2017 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Burog, Vianne (6 October 2020). "Lana Rhoades Dreamed To Become An Adult Star At 12". Latin Times. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  6. Gabrielle, Julia (5 October 2020). "Porn Star Lana Rhoades On Going To Prison: 'Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me'". International Business Times. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  7. Jack, Captain (2016-04-21). "Lana Rhoades Interview". Adult DVD Talk. Archived from the original on 2019-10-18. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  8. "Get to Know Lana Rhoades". Playboy.
  9. "Lana Rhoades". Penthouse Gold. Penthouse. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  10. Gutiérrez, Eduardo (8 May 2020). "Lana Rhoades la actriz que destronó a Mia Khalifa". DEBATE (in español). Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  11. Snow, Aurora (9 September 2017). "The Sexual Coercion Epidemic in Porn". The Daily Beast.
  12. Pardon, Rhett (13 January 2017). "2017 XBIZ Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  13. Allen, Tracy (11 October 2017). "And the Winners are..." NightMoves Online. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  14. Roar, Thomas (30 November 2019). "Derfor er Lana Rhoades toppen af pornopoppen". Ekstra Bladet (in dansk). Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  15. Miller, Dan (15 May 2020). "Angela White to Interview Lana Rhoades on Playboy's Instagram". AVN. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  16. Neuwave, Robert (8 October 2018). "NightMoves Awards Announces Winners of 2018 Show". AVN. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  17. "Quién es Lana Rhoades, la actriz que le quitó la corona del porno a Mia Khalifa en 2019". GQ Mexico (in español). 20 December 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  18. Martinez, Jose. "Pornhub's Year in Review Reveals What People Were Watching in 2019". Complex. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  19. Soraya Padgett, Esra (18 October 2019). "Pornhub Awards: A Diary from the Red Carpet to the Brazzers After Party". Cultured Magazine. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  20. Miller, Dan (15 November 2019). "Lana Rhoades Talks Life After Porn, Growing YourWilly". AVN. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  21. "Winners Announced for 2020 Pornhub Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  22. "PornHub Awards 2020: doble coronación para Lana Rhoades". 15 December 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  23. Warren, Peter (27 February 2020). "Brazzers Recruits Lana Rhoades as Creative Collaborator". AVN.
  24. "Lana Rhoades, Adria Rae on Cover of October 'Hustler' Magazine". AVN. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  25. "October 2020". Hustler. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  26. Armecin, Catherine (6 November 2020). "Lana Rhoades Shares Snaps From Her Playboy Photoshoot: 'I Worked With A Fashion Icon'". International Business Times. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  27. "Pornostjernens chokerende melding: Så mange sexpartnere har jeg haft". SE og HØR (in dansk). 14 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.

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