Woodley at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games in March 2012
|Born||Shailene Diann Woodley
November 15, 1991
Simi Valley, California, United States
Shailene Diann Woodley (born November 15, 1991) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and for co-starring alongside George Clooney in the critically acclaimed 2011 film The Descendants, for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and was nominated to the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture. For her performance in the upcoming film The Spectacular Now, she won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Woodley will be starring as Beatrice Prior in the upcoming film adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent and as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. She has also been cast as Hazel Grace Lancaster in the upcoming film adaptation of John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars.
Early life 
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. 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.
Acting career 
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. She also originally played Kaitlin Cooper in The O.C. She appeared as Felicity Merriman in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, for which she received a Young Artists award nomination in the Category: Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama). This is one of two TV specials that Woodley appeared in with John Schneider. She appeared on Crossing Jordan as a young Jordan, as well as other television series including Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name is Earl, CSI: NY, and Close to Home. In 2007, Woodley appeared in Cold Case as Sarah Gunden, the murder victim's younger Amish sister, who originally brought the case to the investigators' attention. Woodley stars in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Amy Juergens, a 15 year old who discovers she is pregnant. The show explores the effects of her pregnancy on her family, friends and herself as well as life at Ulysses S. Grant High School in California.
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 in the film adaptation of Tim Tharp's novel, The Spectacular Now. She plays a social outcast girl trying to plan for the future who meets a boy who is a senior in high school who likes to party and live in the moment. He begins to date her as a project and realizes he has the power to permanently impact her life. Production of the film occurred in the summer of 2012 and it premiered at Sundance in January 2013. She has also recently signed on to star in White Bird, an independent film about a troubled young woman whose life is upended following the mysterious disappearance of her mother, directed by Gregg Araki. In October 2012, it was announced that Woodley was offered the role of Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. On March 19th 2013, it was announced that Woodley had accepted the role starring as Hazel Grace Lancaster in the film adaptation of John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars. Green added about Woodley; "There were so many amazing auditions for the role of Hazel, but Shailene's love for the book and her understanding of Hazel blew me away." via Twitter. 
|1999||Replacing Dad||Little Girl||TV film|
|2000||Not Another Teen Movie||Young Janey Briggs||Deleted Scene; Uncredited|
|2001–2003||The District||Kristin Debreno||TV series; 3 episodes|
|2001–2004||Crossing Jordan||Young Jordan Cavanaugh||TV series; 4 episodes|
|2003||Without a Trace||Young Claire Metcalf||TV series; episode: "Clare de Lune"|
|2003–2004||The O.C.||Kaitlin Cooper||TV series; 6 episodes|
|2004||Everybody Loves Raymond||Snotty Girl #2||TV series; episode: "Party Dress"|
|2004–2005||Jack & Bobby||Chloe Benedict||TV series; 2 episodes|
|2004||A Place Called Home||California 'Cali' Ford||TV film|
|2005||Felicity: An American Girl Adventure||Felicity Merriman||TV film|
|2005||Once Upon a Mattress||Molly||TV film|
|2006||My Name Is Earl||Young Gwen Waters||TV series; episode: "BB"|
|2007||Close to Home||Gaby Tursi||TV series; episode: "Getting In"|
|2007||CSI: NY||Evie Pierpont||TV series; episode: "A Daze of Wine and Roaches"|
|2007||Final Approach||Maya Bender||TV film|
|2007||Cold Case||Sarah Gunden||TV series; episode: "Running Around"|
|2008–2013||The Secret Life of the American Teenager||Amy Juergens||TV series; 121 episodes|
|2011||Our Deal||Day Trotter||Short film|
|2011||The Descendants||Alexandra King|
|2013||The Spectacular Now||Aimee Finicky|
|2013||White Bird in a Blizzard||Kat Connors||Post-production|
|2014||Divergent||Beatrice Prior / Tris||Currently filming|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Mary Jane Watson||Post-production; minor role|
|TBA||The Fault in Our Stars||Hazel Grace Lancaster||Pre-production; main role|
Awards and nominations 
|2005||Nominated||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special: Leading Actress||A Place Called Home|
|2006||Nominated||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special: Leading Actress||Felicity: An American Girl Adventure|
|2009||Nominated||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance (Comedy or Drama): Leading Actress||The Secret Life of the American Teenager|
|Nominated||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Drama|
|2010||Won||Gracie Allen Awards||Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series||The Secret Life of the American Teenager|
|Nominated||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Drama|
|Nominated||Choice Summer TV Star: Female|
|2011||Nominated||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Drama||The Secret Life of the American Teenager|
|Won||Hollywood Film Festival||Spotlight Award||The Descendants|
|Won||Hamptons International Film Festival||Breakthrough Performer|
|Nominated||Gotham Awards||Breakthrough Actor|
|Nominated||Best Ensemble Performance|
|Won||National Board of Review||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Washington DC Area Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress|
|Won||Houston Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress|
|Won||San Diego Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Detroit Film Critics Society||Breakthrough Performance|
|Nominated||Toronto Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress|
|Won||Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Chicago Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Most Promising Performer|
|Nominated||Southeastern Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||St. Louis Film Critics||Best Supporting Actress|
|Won||Florida Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress|
|Won||Women Film Critics Circle||Best Young Actress|
|Nominated||Phoenix Film Critics Society||Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Nominated||Breakthrough Performance on Camera|
|2012||Nominated||Online Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress||The Descendants|
|Won||Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Breakthrough Film Artist (for acting)|
|Nominated||National Society of Film Critics||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Vancouver Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress|
|Won||Denver Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Best Breakout Star|
|Nominated||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Breakthrough Performance|
|Nominated||Best Ensemble Cast|
|Nominated||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Best Young Actor/Actress|
|Nominated||Best Acting Ensemble|
|Nominated||Golden Globes||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Nominated||Iowa Film Critics||Best Supporting Actress|
|Nominated||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|Won||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Supporting Female|
|Nominated||Chlotrudis Awards||Best Supporting Actress|
|Won||Cannes Film Festival||Trophée Chopard|
|Won||MTV Movie Awards||Breakthrough Performance|
|Nominated||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Summer TV Star: Female||The Secret Life of the American Teenager|
|2013||Won||Sundance Film Festival||U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting (shared with Miles Teller)||The Spectacular Now|
- Sara Vilkomerson (March 19, 2013). "Shailene Woodley offered lead role for 'The Fault in Our Stars'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- "Shailene Woodley of Simi Valley stars with George Clooney in 'The Descendants' » Ventura County Star Mobile". M. vcstar.com. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "Shailene Woodley Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies. yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Biography Today. Detroit, Michigan: Omnigraphics. 2009. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-7808-1052-5.
- "Biography Today", pp.161–162
- A Place Called Home (2004) (TV) – Awards
- Golden Globes: The Descendants nominee Shailene Woodly feels every emotion rolled up into one; hitfix.com Awards Campaign blog, retrieved January 7, 2011
- Shailene Woodley filmography on IMDB
- Karen J. Quan (April 20, 2012). "2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age - Shailene Woodley". People. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- "Shailene Woodley Living In ‘The Spectacular Now’ With ‘Smashed’ Director James Ponsoldt". Thefilmstage.com. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- McCarthy, Todd. "The Spectacular Now: Sundance Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Sneider, Jeff (2012-06-28). "Woodley flies to 'White Bird' - Entertainment News, Top News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Has Minor Role For Mary Jane". CinemaBlend.com. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "Shailene Woodley offered lead role for 'The Fault in Our Stars'". ew.com. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Shailene Woodley at the Internet Movie Database
- Shailene Woodley: Biography, Latest News & Videos at TV Guide