|Birthday:||August 5, 1976|
|Birth location:||Wetmore, CO|
|Birth name:||Stephany Schwarz|
|Years Active:||1998-2008 (Started around 22 years old)|
|Height:||5 feet, 2 inches (157 cm)|
|Weight:||99 lbs (45 kg)|
|Ethnicity:||Spanish, Sicilian and English)|
|Alias(es):||Jewel de Nyle, Jewel Denyle|
|No. of films:||252 (77 as director)|
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Jewel De'Nyle (born Stephany Schwarz, August 5, 1977) is an American pornographic actress and director. Her stage name is presumably a reference to the 1985 mainstream film The Jewel of the Nile. She is of Spanish, Sicilian and English ancestry.. She did her high school in Canon City, Colorado.
De'Nyle was discovered by actress Selena Steele during her tenure as an exotic dancer. After being featured in Hustler magazine, she began her career in pornography, her first movie being 1998's Electric Sex.
Believing that she should not give everything away at once, she waited a year before doing her first anal scene, then waited a while before doing double penetration, then delayed for a time before doing interracial scenes. Her last movie featured her first double vaginal penetration in a scene with Gus Casanova and Julian.
De'Nyle directed her first porn film in 1999, and since then has helmed more than 60 others. In 2004, she retired from performing—after appearing in more than 200 films—to concentrate solely on producing and directing.
In January 2003, she was a founding part owner of porn studio Platinum X Pictures, located in San Fernando Valley, California. De'Nyle left Platinum X in June 2006.
De'Nyle's parents, Larry and Debbie Schwarz, worked for the business side of Platinum X Pictures, and remained with the company after her departure. Larry (a former Republican state representative from Colorado) is not her biological father, but has raised her since age six. She was involved in a dispute with her mother ("De'Bella") as to her proceedings on camera and using Jewel's name to gather fame in the industry. By the start of the 2008 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo they had reconciled their differences, with De'Nyle saying that the biggest part of their reconciliation came when De'Bella left Platinum X Pictures.
In a podcast interview in mid-2006, De'Nyle indicated she would consider returning to on-screen work for a scene with Stormy Daniels.
De'Nyle has been open about her bisexuality, stating that she has had "girlfriends on the side" (and naming Serenity as one of them). She was reported in September 2005 as being "newly married", her husband was later reveled to be pornographic actor and director Michael Stefano.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- Her mother is now also a pornographic actress going by the name De'Bella.
- Cannes Adult-Film Festival – Starlet of the Year (1999).
- XRCO – Best New Starlet (2000).
- AVN – Performer of the Year (2001).
- AVN – Best girl/girl scene (2001).
- AVN – Best anal sex scene (with Lexington Steele in 2003).
- XRCO – Best Sex Scene (with Manuel Ferrara in 2004).
- Adam Film World – Female Director of the Year (2004).
- XRCO – Performer of the year (2 years).
- XRCO – Starlet of the year.
- XRCO – Best girl-girl scene.
- XRCO – Best anal scene.
- Nightmoves Magazine – Best actress (for Babes in Pornland).
- CAVR – Hottest pornstar (twice).
- Nightmoves Magazine – Starlet of the Year.
- Nightmoves Magazine – Best Interactive DVD.
- AVN Hall of Fame
Jewel De'Nyle Filmography
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