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
* ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' as Tris Prior
* ''Literature/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.
* 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.
* ThoseTwoActors: With Ansel Elgort in ''{{Divergent}}'' and ''Literature/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 had been cast as Mary Jane Watson in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', but her part was cut from the movie, largely because the writers decided that MJ didn't really bring anything to the movie's plotline. Shailene has stated she would like to play the role in a future Spider-Man movie but she ended up being recast.