Shailene Woodley

A veteran of the small screen from the age of eight, actress Shailene Woodley demonstrated early and often that she had the makings of a Hollywood star. Before she was even old enough to drive, Woodley charmed audiences ... Read more »
Born: 11/15/1991 in Simi Valley, California, USA


Actor (37)

Big Little Lies 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)


Snowden 2016 (Movie)

Lindsay Mills (Actor)

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 2016 (Movie)


The Divergent Series: Allegiant 2016 (Movie)

Tris (Actor)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)


Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)


Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)


The Divergent Series: Insurgent 2015 (Movie)

Tris Prior (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)


2014 MTV Movie Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


2014 MTV Movie Awards Live Pre-Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


Divergent 2014 (Movie)

Tris (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)


Moola 2014 (Movie)

Ashley (Actor)

The Fault in Our Stars 2014 (Movie)

Hazel (Actor)

Top Chef Duels 2014 (Tv Show)


White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 (Movie)

Kat Connors (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)


The Daily Show 2013 (Tv Show)


The Spectacular Now 2013 (Movie)

Aimee (Actor)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2007 - 2012 (TV Show)


The Descendants 2011 (Movie)

Alexandra King (Actor)

Teen Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


CSI: New York 2007 (Tv Show)


Close to Home 2007 (Tv Show)


Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)


Everybody Loves Raymond 2004 (Tv Show)


The O.C. 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)


Crossing Jordan 2003 (Tv Show)


The District 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)


Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)


2015 MTV Movie Awards (TV Show)


A Place Called Home (TV Show)


Replacing Dad (TV Show)



A veteran of the small screen from the age of eight, actress Shailene Woodley demonstrated early and often that she had the makings of a Hollywood star. Before she was even old enough to drive, Woodley charmed audiences in recurring roles on the teen angst drama, "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07), and as a young adolescent enduring the Revolutionary War in "Felicity: An American Girl Adventure" (The WB, 2005). Woodley soon secured a loyal fan base among young girls with her breakout role as a pregnant high schooler on "The Secret Life of an American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008-2013). The youth-targeted melodrama proved a hit for the network, with the series debut ranking as its highest ever at the time. Woodley continued to grow as an actress during her tenure on the program, and within a few short years, wowed critics and audiences alike with her lauded performance of a bitter teenage daughter opposite George Clooney in the acclaimed comedy-drama "The Descendants" (2011). Only at the start of her career, Woodley had set the stage for future success on both television and film. She fulfilled that early promise with a series of roles in critically acclaimed box office successes.


Loni Woodley


Tanner Woodley Actor


Lori Woodley



Valley View Middle School

Simi Valley , California



Nabbed a recurring part on the comedy series "Big Little Lies"


Reprised the role of Tris in "The Divergent Series: Allegiant"


Appeared in the Oliver Stone-directed biographical drama "Snowden"


Starred in the teen drama "The Fault in Our Stars"


Cast as Tris in "Divergent" and Hazel in "The Fault in Our Stars"


Starred in "The Spectacular Now"


Played George Clooney's teen daughter in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants"


Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Drama


Cast as Amy Juergens on the ABC Family series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"


Appeared in the ABC movie "Once Upon a Mattress"


Cast in the Hallmark movie "A Place Called Home" as California Ford


Played Kaitlin Cooper on the first season of "The O.C." (Fox)


Made several appearances on NBC's "Crossing Jordan" as a young Jordan


First professional acting role, the CBS TV-movie "Replacing Dad"

Bonus Trivia


Woodley began modeling at the age of 4.


Woodley was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 15 and subsequently had to wear a plastic brace to prevent her spine from curving.


After filming 2014's "Divergent," Woodley went almost an entire year without owning a cell phone.


Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Woodley traveled the country to support the candidacy of Vermont's Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders.


Woodley began her acting career at the age of 10 by appearing in numerous small roles on television shows like "The District" and "Without a Trace."


"Honestly, everything changed when I went to Hawaii to film 'The Descendants.' We were on these islands for four months. It was at the very beginning of my young adult life, and I think just being connected to nature in that way really reminded me of what life is about—at least for me. I believe that life is about the importance of reconnecting to our roots and living. I think that anything in excess can be toxic—just like not enough of some things can be toxic—so it's just about finding the perfect balance of whatever works for you and helps you find lasting positivity and happiness." - from Interview Magazine, July 16, 2013


"I have the luxury of having been an actor since I was five. So I know that nothing comes overnight and I know that you have to work really hard in order to be successful. I know if I don’t work for five or six years, maybe it will be harder to get a film, but if I’m not booking films, I will bust my ass at acting classes because if it’s something I’m still that passionate about, then why wouldn’t I want to continue to improve my craft? But if I’m being hired simply because my name is a name, that doesn’t feel good." - from The Guardian, March 15, 2015


"I haven’t splurged on anything and I live a very simple lifestyle because that’s the life that satisfies my soul." - from The Telegraph, March 19. 2015


"Happiness is not something I need to achieve. It’s more about learning to embrace the simple truth that I am happiness." - from InStyle, February 12, 2016