Shailene Diann Woodley (born November 15, 1991) is an American actress who initially gained fame for playing Amy on ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''. She also played Tris in the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'', and Hazel Grace in the film adaptation of ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars''.
!!Roles Ms. Woodley has done:
* ''ReplacingDad'' as Little Girl
* ''Series/TheDistrict'' as Kristin Debreno
* ''Series/WithoutATrace'' as Young Claire Metcalf
* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' as Snotty Girl #2
* ''APlaceCalledHome'' as California 'Cali' Ford
* ''TheOC'' as Kaitlin Cooper (Season 1 only)
* ''CrossingJordan'' as Young Jordan Cavanaugh
* ''JackAndBobby'' as Chloe Benedict
* ''Felicity: An AmericanGirl Adventure'' as Felicity Merriman
* ''OnceUponAMattress'' as Molly
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' as Young Gwen Waters
* ''CloseToHome'' as Gaby Tursi
* ''CSINewYork'' as Evie Pierpont
* ''Moola'' as Ashley
* ''VisualNovel/FinalApproach'' as Maya Bende
* ''Series/ColdCase'' as Sarah Gunden
* ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' as Amy Juergens
* ''TheSpectacularNow'' as Aimee
* ''Film/TheDescendants'' as Alexandra
* ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' as Tris Prior
* ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' as Hazel Grace Lancaster
* ''White Bird in a Blizzard'' as Katrina "Kat" Connor
!!Tropes that relate to her work:
%% * 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: Both Amy in ''Secret Life'' and Alexandra in ''The Descendants''. Tris and Hazel really launched her career into the stratosphere, though.
* 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 even is 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 a scene, but her part was cut from the movie. Shailene has stated she would like to reprise the role in a future Spider-Man movie.