Willow Shields

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Willow Shields
Willow Shields by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Shields at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International
Born (2000-06-01) June 1, 2000 (age 14)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Willow Shields (born June 1, 2000) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role of Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

Life and career[edit]

Shields was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a twin sister, Autumn Shields, and an older brother, River Shields, both of whom also act. Her first job was in 2008 narrating the short film Las Vegas New Mexico 1875.

Shields portrayed Lisa Rogan a.k.a. Lisa Royal in a 2009 episode of the USA Network drama In Plain Sight, entitled "In My Humboldt Opinion", and the voice of a girl watching a gun fight in the 7-minute 2008 Western short film Las Vegas New Mexico 1875. In 2011, Shields appeared on CBS in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, Beyond the Blackboard, starring Emily VanCamp. In the television movie, Shields portrayed a homeless child named Grace.

Shields starred in The Hunger Games portraying the role of Primrose Everdeen.[1] She reprised her role in the sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.[2] She has said that "just growing up as the character is going to be really fun".[3] Shields will continue in her role until November 2015, when the final of four movies in The Hunger Games series is released. Shields will also star in The Wonder and A Fall From Grace.

On February 24, 2015, Shields was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner is Mark Ballas.[4] At age 14, she is the youngest competitor to ever appear on the show (taking the record from Zendaya, who was 16 when she competed on Season 16).


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Las Vegas New Mexico 1875 Girl Watching Gun Fight (voice) Short film
2009 In Plain Sight Lisa Rogan/Lisa Royal 1 episode
2011 Beyond the Blackboard Grace TV film
2012 The Hunger Games Primrose Everdeen
2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Eve Episode: "Intruders"
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Primrose Everdeen
2013 The Wonder Rachel
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Primrose Everdeen
2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Primrose Everdeen Post-production
2015 A Fall from Grace Grace
2015 Dancing with the Stars Herself/Contestant Season 20


  1. ^ Willow Shields Joins Cast of Hunger Games. filmoria.co.uk. Retrieved July 2011
  2. ^ "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Willow Shields and filming Catching Fire myhungergames.com. Retrieved July 2012
  4. ^ ABC News. "'Dancing With the Stars' 2015: Season 20 Celebrity Cast Announced". ABC News. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 

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