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Shailene Woodley

Date of birth : 1991-11-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Simi Valley, California
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2014-02-10

Shailene Diann Woodley is an well-know American actress. She is portrayed Amy Juergens in the 'ABC Family' series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California to Lori, a middle school counselor, and Loni, a school principal. She also has a younger brother, Tanner. Although her parents are divorced, she stated they still spend the holidays together. Woodley had her first audition at the age of five years , and she attended Simi Valley High School. When she was 15 and a freshman, her parents divorced and she was also diagnosed with scoliosis. She went to the doctors and was told 2% of the population has it, but not all cases require surgery. She was instead put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace to straighten her spine.

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 currently 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.

Shailene has also appeared in the 2011 music video for Our Deal by Indie Rock band, Best Coast. Also appearing in the video are Chloe Grace Moretz, Tyler Posey from MTV's Teen Wolf, Alia Shawkat and Donald Glover. The music video was directed by Drew Barrymore.

Woodley will be starring as Beatrice Prior in the upcoming film adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent in 2014.


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