Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress. Born in San Bernardino, California, Woodley was raised in Simi Valley, and started modeling at the age of four and began acting professionally in minor television roles. She first gained prominence for her starring role as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013). She subsequently made her film debut in The Descendants (2011), winning a Cannes Trophée Chopard and receiving nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and for three Critics' Choice Movie Awards. She went on to star in the coming-of-age film The Spectacular Now (2013), for which she won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Woodley achieved wider recognition for her starring role as a teenaged cancer patient in the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and as Beatrice Prior in the science-fiction trilogy The Divergent Series (2014–2016), which earned her a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. She played a sexual assault survivor in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies (2017–2019), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. She starred in the critically acclaimed drama films The Mauritanian (2021) and The Fallout (2021). Woodley is also an environmental activist and serves as a board member of the political action committee, Our Revolution.
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