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Shailene Diann Woodley (born November 15, 1991) is an American actress. She began her career at the age of ten, acting in various commercials and small parts on television. She even played Kaitlin Cooper on ''Series/TheOC'' - but the role got recast with Willa Holland when the character became a regular. Her first major role came as Amy Juergens on ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''. Despite the show's tepid reception among critics, Shailene's performance was noted to be a standout. Sure enough, she made her feature film debut in an impressive way - playing the daughter of Creator/GeorgeClooney in ''Film/TheDescendants''.

She rose to stardom in TheNewTens starring in films based on YoungAdultLiterature. ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'', ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' and ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'' earned her both attention and acclaim. As she entered her mid-twenties, she sought to distance herself from teen films and YA roles. Playing Lindsay Mills, the real life girlfriend of Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's ''Snowden'', and a young single mother in HBO's ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' appears to be helping her do just that.

Outside of acting, she's an avid environmental activist, and co-founder of the All It Takes organization - a non-profit organisation dedicated to teaching young people about conserving the environment. She also prefers to live out of a travel bag - after giving the house she owned to her grandmother - only drinks water she collects herself from springs, eats a tablespoon of clay a day to "remove metals from the body" and [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-shailene-woodley-arrested-dapl-20161010-snap-htmlstory.html openly protests]] against certain issues.

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!! Selected filmography:
* ''Series/TheDistrict'' (2001 -- 2003) as Kristin Debreno
* ''Series/CrossingJordan'' (2001 -- 2004) as Young Jordan Cavanaugh
* ''Series/TheOC'' as Kaitlin Cooper (2003 -- 2004) [[note]]replaced by Willa Holland in season three[[/note]]
* ''Series/JackAndBobby'' (2004 -- 2005) as Chloe Benedict
* ''Felicity: An [[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] Adventure'' (2005) as Felicity Merriman
* ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'' (Creator/{{ABC}}, 2005) as Molly
* ''VisualNovel/FinalApproach'' (2007) as Maya Bende (voice only)
* ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' (2008 -- 2013) as Amy Juergens
* ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'' (2013) as Aimee
* ''Film/TheDescendants'' (2013) as Alexandra
* ''The Film/{{Divergent}} Series'' (2014 -- 2016) as Beatrice "Tris" Prior
** ''Divergent'' (2014)
** ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' (2015)
** ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' (2016)
* ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' as Hazel Grace Lancaster (2014)
* ''Film/{{Snowden}}'' (2016) as Lindsay Mills
* ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' (2017) as Jane Chapman

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