Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress and activist. Born in San Bernardino, California, and raised in Simi Valley, Woodley 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). Woodley made her film debut in The Descendants in 2011, and went on to star in the coming-of-age film The Spectacular Now (2013). For the former, she won a Cannes Trophée Chopard and received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. For the latter, she won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She 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). From 2017 to 2019, she played a sexual assault survivor in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2021 she starred in the critically acclaimed drama films The Mauritanian and The Fallout. Woodley is also an environmental activist and serves as a board member of the political action committee Our Revolution.