Shailene Woodley


Shailene Woodley Biography

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 for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture. For her performance in the 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 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. The summer after high school, when she was 18, she moved to New York with her then-boyfriend. While living in New York, she worked at American Apparel as a sales associate. The couple broke up and she stayed in New York to pursue acting.

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 stared 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 "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 June 19, 2013 it was announced that Mary Jane was cut from the film. Director Marc Webb told The Hollywood Reporter that the cut was "a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship," and that everyone loved working with Woodley. On March 19, 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.

Woodley is set to star as Tris Prior in the upcoming movie Divergent, which is an adaptation of Veronica Roth's young adult novel. The movie is releasing in March 2014.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Young Janey Briggs Deleted Scene; Uncredited
2011 Our Deal Day Trotter Short film
2011 ' Alexandra "Alex" King Cannes Film Festival Trophée Chopard
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer
Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Young Actress
Nominated"?Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated"?Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated"?Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Film Artist (for acting)
Nominated"?Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated"?Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakout Star
Nominated"?Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated"?Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Actor
Nominated"?Iowa Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated"?Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Breakthrough Performance on Camera
Nominated"?Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated"?Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
2013 ' Aimee Finecky Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting (shared with Miles Teller)
2013 White Bird in a Blizzard Kat Post-production
2014 Divergent Beatrice "Tris" Prior Post-production
2016 The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Mary Jane Watson Unconfirmed; On-Hold
2014 The Fault in Our Stars Hazel Lancaster Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Replacing Dad Little Girl TV film
2001"2003 ' Kristin Debreno Recurring role; 3 episodes
2001"2004 Crossing Jordan Young Jordan Cavanaugh Recurring role; 4 episodes
2003 Without a Trace Young Clare Metcalf Episode: "Clare de Lune"
2003"2004 ' Kaitlin Cooper Recurring role; 6 episodes
2004 Everybody Loves Raymond Snotty Girl #2 Episode: "Party Dress"
2004 ' California "Cali" Ford TV film
2004"2005 Jack & Bobby Chloe Benedict Recurring role; 2 episodes
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 Episode: "BB"
2006 CSI: NY Evie Pierpont Episode: "A Daze of Wine and Roaches"
2007 Close to Home Gaby Tursi Episode: "Getting In"
2007 Final Approach Maya Bender TV film
2007 Cold Case Sarah Gunden Episode: "Running Around"
2008"2013 ' Amy Juergens Lead role; 121 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Result Award Category Nominated Work
2005 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special: Leading Actress A Place Called Home
2006 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special: Leading Actress Felicity: An American Girl Adventure
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance (Comedy or Drama): Leading Actress The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama
2010 Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama
Choice Summer TV Star: Female
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award The Descendants
Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer
Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor
Best Ensemble Performance
National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress
Houston Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress
Detroit Film Critics Society Breakthrough Performance
Toronto Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress
Most Promising Performer
Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble
St. Louis Film Critics Best Supporting Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress
Women Film Critics Circle Best Young Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Breakthrough Performance on Camera
2012 Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress The Descendants
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress
Breakthrough Film Artist (for acting)
Best Ensemble
National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress
Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress
Best Breakout Star
Best Ensemble
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance
Best Ensemble Cast
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor/Actress
Best Acting Ensemble
Golden Globes Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Iowa Film Critics Best Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female
Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actress
Cannes Film Festival Trophée Chopard
MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Performance
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2013 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting The Spectacular Now



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