Shailene Diann Woodley (born November 15, 1991) is an American actress who initially gained fame for playing Amy on ''Series/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:
* ''Film/ReplacingDad'' as Little Girl
* ''Series/TheDistrict'' as Kristin Debreno
* ''Series/WithoutATrace'' as Young Claire Metcalf
* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' as Snotty Girl #2
* ''Film/APlaceCalledHome'' as California 'Cali' Ford
* ''Series/TheOC'' as Kaitlin Cooper (Season 1 only)
* ''Series/CrossingJordan'' as Young Jordan Cavanaugh
* ''Series/JackAndBobby'' as Chloe Benedict
* ''Felicity: An AmericanGirl Adventure'' as Felicity Merriman
* ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'' (Creator/{{ABC}}, 2005) as Molly
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' as Young Gwen Waters
* ''CloseToHome'' as Gaby Tursi
* ''Series/CSINewYork'' as Evie Pierpont
* ''Moola'' as Ashley
* ''VisualNovel/FinalApproach'' as Maya Bende
* ''Series/ColdCase'' as Sarah Gunden
* ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' as Amy Juergens
* ''TheSpectacularNow'' as Aimee
* ''Film/TheDescendants'' as Alexandra
* ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' as [[StarMakingRole Tris Prior]]
* ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' as Hazel Grace Lancaster
* ''White Bird in a Blizzard'' as Katrina "Kat" Connor
!!Tropes that relate to her work:
* AllNaturalSnakeOil: According to [[ 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 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.