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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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* ActorInspiredElement: She wouldn't wear make-up for ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'', feeling it didn't fit Aimee's character.
* CreatorBacklash: Has some towards ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', claiming she didn't agree with a lot of the messages the show was preaching.
* DawsonCasting: For ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'', ''Divergent'' and ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' she was in her early twenties playing teenagers. She did however state that Hazel Grace would be the last teen role she played - and she has pursued age appropriate characters since.
* DeletedRole: She filmed scenes playing Mary Jane Watson both for ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' and its sequel - but they were cut both times.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Dyes her brown hair blonde for her role as Tris in ''{{Literature/Divergent}}''.
** She cut her waist-length hair short for ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars''.
* HollywoodHypeMachine: Present ever since ''Film/TheDescendants'' but the hype really got behind her as ''Divergent'' proved to be a SleeperHit. Starring in another smash hit like ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'', as well as critically acclaimed projects like ''{{Film/Snowden}}'' and ''Literature/BigLittleLies'' seem to be a step in the right direction.
* MemeticMutation: She stars alongside Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort in ''Divergent'', and plays their love interests in ''The Spectacular Now'' and ''The Fault In Our Stars'' respectively - leading to a lot of memes about Tris two-timing Four.
* TheOtherDarrin: She was replaced with Willa Holland for ''Series/TheOC'' from Season 3 onwards.
* PlayingGertrude: Plays the daughter of Eva Green in ''White Bird In A Blizzard'', when there's only an eleven year difference between them.
* RealitySubtext: Aimee Finicky's IAmNotPretty attitude parallels Shailene's own issues with beauty and body image.
* StarMakingRole: The one-two punches of ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' and ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'' brought her to worldwide fame.
* ThoseTwoActors: She's starred with her ''Divergent'' co-stars in other projects - Ansel Elgort in ''The Fault In Our Stars'', Creator/MilesTeller in ''The Spectacular Now'' and Zoe Kravitz in ''Literature/BigLittleLies''.
* TypeCasting: She's lost her virginity on-screen in four different projects. Apparently the one in ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'' is her favourite scene that she's filmed.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** She's very selective about the roles she accepts. Among the films she's turned down include ''{{Film/Tomorrowland}}'', ''{{Film/Carrie 2013}}'', and ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey''.
** She was willing to appear in the ''Ascendant'' film when it was going to be theatrically released. As soon as it was announced as a MadeForTVMovie, she backed out.
** She claims she filmed more scenes at the prom in ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'' - notably Aimee getting drunk and jealous that Cassidy was dancing with Sutter, throwing up on her.
** She auditioned for ''Film/IAmSam'' - which ultimately proved a StarMakingRole for Dakota Fanning.