- Shailene Diann Woodley
November 15, 1991 (age 29)
- Loni Woodley, Lori Woodley
Shailene Diann Woodley (born November 15, 1991) is an American actress. She portrayed Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013) and co-starred alongside George Clooney in the 2011 film The Descendants. In 2014, Woodley starred as Beatrice "Tris" Prior in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel Divergent, and will play Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel of the same name by John Green.
For her performance in The Descendants, she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture. In the film The Spectacular Now, she won the Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California. Her mother, Lori (née Victor), is a middle school counselor, and her father, Lonnie Woodley, is a school principal. She has a younger brother, Tanner. She began her career through commercial modeling, at the age of four. When she was 15 and a freshman, her parents divorced and she was also diagnosed with scoliosis. She was put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace to straighten her spine. Before landing the role of Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Woodley thought of studying interior design at New York University after high school. She attended Simi Valley High School.
In 2002, she appeared in small television roles on Without a Trace and The District. In 2005, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award (YAA) in the Category: Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actress for her role in A Place Called Home as California Ford.
In 2011 Woodley made her feature film debut in a breakout performance in The Descendants, for which she received critical acclaim and has been nominated for a Golden Globe and more than a dozen other awards. She also won the Independent Spirit Award. In this film, she starred alongside George Clooney as Alexandra King, the troubled daughter of Clooney's character.
People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age. Woodley was also considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
Woodley starred as Tris Prior in the movie Divergent, an adaptation of Veronica Roth's young adult novel of the same name. The movie was released on March 21, 2014. Woodley will reprise her role as Tris in the sequel of Divergent, with Insurgent scheduled to start filming in May 2014 and a release date of March 20, 2015. She will reprise her role again in the two-part finale of the franchise, Allegiant — Part 1 and Part 2, with Part 1 to be released on March 18, 2016 and Part 2 on March 24, 2017.