'''Shailene Diann Woodley''' (born November 15, 1991) is an American actress. Originally receiving some attention for her lead role on Creator/ABCFamily's ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', she's since appeared in films like ''Film/TheDescendants'' as Creator/GeorgeClooney's daughter, Hazel Grace in [[Film/TheFaultInOurStars the film adaptation]] of Creator/JohnGreen's ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'', and Tris in the ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' film series, based on [[Literature/{{Divergent}} the book series of the same name]].

She was also cast to play Mary Jane Watson in the ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''; while she did film scenes intended for use in its [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 second (and ultimately final) installment]], her part was deleted altogether in the final product. The ''Amazing Spider-Man'' franchise itself fizzled out when Creator/{{Sony}} partnered with Creator/{{Marvel}} Studios to produce a new ComicBook/SpiderMan film series, meaning her iteration of the character will likely never see the light of day.

!! 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 AmericanGirl 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 -- 2017) as Beatrice "Tris" Prior
** ''Divergent'' (2014)
** ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' (2015)
** ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' (2016)
** ''The Divergent Series: Ascendant'' (2017)
* ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' as Hazel Grace Lancaster (2014)

!!She provides examples of:
* AllNaturalSnakeOil: According to [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-worst-celebrity-hygiene-habits-all-time/ this article]], she eats a tablespoon of clay in order to "remove metals" from the body, and [[{{Squick}} gargles coconut and vegetable oil afterwards]] instead of brushing her teeth and using mouthwash.
%% * AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Her [=PSA's=] for her show.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Shailene is so close to on-screen mom Creator/LauraDern that she lives part-time in Dern's house.
* MsFanservice: She has few qualms about being nude onscreen.
* ThePeteBest: On ''The OC'', she played Kaitlin in season 1. In Season 3 when the writers decided to make Kaitlin a more important character, the role was recast to Willa Holland.
* SheReallyCanAct: Before ''The Descendants'' most people had only seen her on ''Secret Life''.
* StarMakingRole: Although she was well known as Amy in ''Secret Life'' and Alexandra in ''The Descendants'', Tris in ''Divergent'' and Hazel in ''The Fault in Our Stars'' really launched her career into the stratosphere.
* TheirFirstTime: As of 2015 she's played characters who have lost their virginities onscreen ''five times''.[[note]]''Secret Life'', ''Fault In Our Stars'', ''Divergent'', ''White Bird in a Blizzard'', and ''The Spectacular Now''.[[/note]] Her favorite scene she's filmed is even her love scene with Miles Teller in ''The Spectacular Now''.
* ThoseTwoActors: With Ansel Elgort in ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' and ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars''.
* TypeCasting: All of her best-known and highest-praised roles are as angsty teenagers either dying, self-destructing or close friends with someone who is in movies adapted from YoungAdultLiterature (''Film/TheDescendants'' somewhat straddles the line, being told by a middle-aged man but mainly about teenagers). Her role in ''Secret Life'' also fits this mold.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She was cast as Mary Jane Watson in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', and even filmed scenes, but her part was cut from the movie.