Shailene Woodley

Actress
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

Filmography

Actor (36)

Big Little Lies 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Snowden 2016 (Movie)

Lindsay Mills (Actor)

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 2016 (Movie)

Tris (Actor)

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

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

Guest

The Divergent Series: Insurgent 2015 (Movie)

Tris Prior (Actor)

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

Guest

2014 MTV Movie Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

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

Special Appearance

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

Herself

Divergent 2014 (Movie)

Tris (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moola 2014 (Movie)

Ashley (Actor)

The Fault in Our Stars 2014 (Movie)

Hazel (Actor)

Top Chef Duels 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 (Movie)

Kat Connors (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Spectacular Now 2013 (Movie)

Aimee (Actor)

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

Actor

The Descendants 2011 (Movie)

Alexandra King (Actor)

Teen Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

CSI: New York 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Close to Home 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

2015 MTV Movie Awards (TV Show)

Herself

A Place Called Home (TV Show)

Actor

Replacing Dad (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Loni Woodley

Father

Tanner Woodley Actor

Brother

Lori Woodley

Mother

EDUCATION

Valley View Middle School

Simi Valley , California

Milestones

2017

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

2016

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

2016

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

2014

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

2013

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

2013

Starred in "The Spectacular Now"

2011

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

2011

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

2008

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

2005

Appeared in the ABC movie "Once Upon a Mattress"

2004

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

2003

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

2001

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

1999

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

Bonus Trivia

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Woodley began modeling at the age of 4.

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

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"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

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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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

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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."

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