Lana Rhoades, birth name Amara Maple is an American pornographic film actress, born on September 6, 1996 in Chicago, Illinois. She is one of the most well-known and searched for porn stars in the industry, with an estimated net worth of $100,000 - $1,000,000 as of 2019. Known for her supermodel look and heart-shaped tattoo on her right buttock, Lana Rhoades debuted in 2016 and has won multiple awards in her short time in the industry, including being a Penthouse Pet of the Month. She now performs independently and considers herself retired from working with major studios, however in the past she has worked with multiple big-name studios such as Evil Angel, Girlsway, Blacked and X Empire.
Amara Maple was born in a small town just outside of Chicago in McHenry, Illinois on September 6, 1996 which makes her a Virgo. Her parents are of Czechoslovakian descent and are considered very religious. She prefers to keep her parents’ information private and has said that they do not know all the details about her current work. She was raised as a Christian and enjoyed gymnastics and cheerleading and other sports. She grew up more of a tomboy. She graduated high school at age 17 and then moved to Chicago where she worked as a Hooters waitress, and as a barista at local sports bar Tilted Kilt.
Lana has said that she was always into both guys and girls. She started experimenting with girls at a very young age and started sleeping with women while working at the Tilted Kilt.
She lost her anal virginity at 16. She did anal first because of her very small and tight pussy and it was easier for her. She lost her vaginal virginity at 17.
She was married at 18 to her boyfriend Jon and they are still together today. Her husband is the name she has tattooed over the heart on her buttock which she got when they were dating less than a month.
After leaving the Tilted Kilt job, Amara became a stripper at age 18 which led her to the adult industry. She sent an application to a model bookings agency and was hired by agent Mark Spiegler in 2016 who helped her choose the name Lana Rhoades. She was then a Playboy Cybergirl, did a cover photoshoot for Hustler, and from there did her first solo video and photoshoot for FTV Girls with a foot fetish and toy theme. She soon did her first boy/girl scene with FTV before moving to L.A. where her career really took off. Within two weeks of being in L.A. she shot her first hardcore scene with Mike Adriano for Evil Angel. She also did a scene for Blacked, as well as a scene with James Deen for EroticaX, directed by James Avalon. Avalon told AVN, “She was very excited to perform, and had so much pent-up sexual energy that when I just let her do her thing, she went wild”.
Lana Rhoades’ true breakout moment came in 2017 when she starred in Tushy’s appropriately named movie, “Lana”. In the movie, she played a young law student struggling to make ends meet, when her roommate suggests she become an escort. The movie contained 5 hardcore scenes including her first time having anal sex on camera. The movie also starred Adriana Chechik, Penny Pax, Manuel Ferrara and was directed by Greg Lansky.
After shooting her first anal sex scene for the “Lana” movie, it was only natural for Lana Rhoades to progress to the next step in her early porn career. Director Mason was happy to guide her in that direction with the AVN award-nominated movie for HardX entitled “Lana Rhoades Unleashed”. The movie saw Lana take her first double anal for the camera as well as a tremendous hardcore three-way with Adriana Chechik and Mandingo.
Just when you thought Lana couldn’t get anymore hardcore, director Bryan Gozzling recruited her for his movie ‘Hookup Hotshot: New to the Internet’. The movie showed Gozzling using social media apps to connect with young cuties and give them the wildest fucking of their lives. Deemed ‘Lana Rhoades most Extreme Scene Ever’, Lana is shown being disciplined by Gozzling with spanking, choking and blowbanging before she has a soaking wet squirting orgasm. The video must be seen to be believed and is one of Lana’s most popular releases.
Lana Rhoades also did many lesbian scenes for esteemed lesbian porn sites like Girlsway and Girlfriends Films. Lana was always a fan of girls, even in her younger years before she entered the industry. She told Adult DVD Talk in 2016; “With girls, I love big juicy asses. I like to lick assholes and stick my face in people’s butts. I really liked Jessie Rogers when I was younger. Her ass was so fucking amazing. She’s still my favorite. And I like Anikka Albrite”.
Her first lesbian scene was for Girlfriends Films alongside Prinzzess in ‘Women Seeking Women 130’. Director Dan O’Connell told XBiz of the pairing, “There were certainly sparks flying all over the place in that scene. Lana is certainly destined to the sort of starlet fame that we haven’t seen since Tera Patrick”.
She also appeared in Girlsway in the comedy porn feature ‘Going Bonkers’ starring alongside Kenna James, Bree Daniels and others. She performed in many more Girlsway scenes through the year for all of their unique brands including Web Young and Mommy’s Girl.
In 2018 Rhoades became the latest pornstar to have her very own fleshlight. Interactive Life Forms, the parent company of Fleshlight created both the Destiny and Karma Fleshlights, modeled exactly after Lana Rhoades’ pussy and asshole respectively. “I’m so honored to be a Fleshlight Girl”, said Rhoades. “I can’t believe how identical these are to my private parts! I hope all my fans love feeling my pussy and butt as much as I do.” Fleshlight advertised that “sex with your Lana Rhoades Fleshlight is the most realistic experience she can give you without the real thing”.
In 2018 Lana Rhoades had started to slow down her appearances in movies when her Instagram account was deleted for supposed violation of their policy. This sent her on a mini breakdown, declaring to Twitter ‘I don’t even participate in porn films anymore, Instagram was a way for me to have other options for myself and how I support myself. I was deleted at nearly 2M followers. You took away chances and hope for me”. She eventually got her account reinstated and uses it along with her other social media accounts to promote her own products which she now has complete independent control over. She currently stars in her own YouTube vlog called ‘Butts N Vlogs’ and distributes her own adult content for Pornhub and SnapChat.