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Transcript of Shailene Woodley
Born: November 15, 1991 (age 23), Simi Valley, CA
Height: 5' 8"
TV shows: The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Parents: Lori Woodley, Loni Woodley
Her brother is: Tanner Woodley
Facts and Trivia
Shailene’s fourth role in a novel adaptation after The Descendants, The Spectacular Now and White Bird in a Blizzard.Shailene received several days of firearms training by Discreet Protection Security Group (DPS group) in order to prepare for her role.Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller had trouble filming their fight scene due to their close friendship. Woodley, in particular had difficulties and at one point referred to Teller as Sutter (his character in The Spectacular Now) in which the two played a couple. Teller had to take Woodley aside in order to get her to be more aggressive towards him
Awards and Nominations
When treated in a timely and effective manner, scoliosis -- or curvature of the spine -- can be almost invisible. Shailene Woodley, 17, for instance who stars as the pregnant Amy Juergens in ABC Family’s hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager, has spent much of her life in the spotlight. The California native broke into the business at age 5 and later played young Jordan in Crossing Jordan and Kaitlin Cooper in the first season of The O.C. What her fans may not know is that she just wrapped up two years of wearing a chest-to-hips plastic brace -- ever since she was diagnosed with scoliosis the summer she was 15.
Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California. Her mother, Lori (née Victor), is a middle school counselor, and her father, Lonnie Woodley, is a school principal. She has a younger brother. She modeled at the age of four. When she was 15 she was diagnosed with scoliosis. She was put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace to stop her spine from curving further.Woodley attended Simi Valley High School.Before landing a role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Woodley considered studying interior design at New York University.
In 2002, Woodley appeared in small television roles on Without a Trace and The District. In 2005, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for her role in A Place Called Home as California Ford. She also originally played Kaitlin Cooper in The O.C. She appeared as Felicity Merriman in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, for which she received a Young Artists award nomination in the Category: Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama). This is one of two TV specials that Woodley appeared in with John Schneider. She did some acting classes with Anthony Meindl. She appeared on Crossing Jordan as a young Jordan, as well as other television series including Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name is Earl, CSI: NY, and Close to Home. In 2007, Woodley appeared in Cold Case as Sarah Gunden, a murder victim's younger Amish sister, who originally brings the case to the investigators' attention. Woodley starred in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Amy Juergens, a 15-year-old who discovers she is pregnant. The show explores the effects of her pregnancy on her family, friends and herself as well as life at Ulysses S. Grant High School in California.
Woodley's performance in the 2011 American comedy–drama The Descendants won her significant recognition, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, and breakthrough awards such as the Trophée Chopard and the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. She received dozens of other award nominations, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and nomination by numerous film critic groups. She has also received numerous awards and nominations for her performance in The Spectacular Now, including the Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting, a nomination for the Gotham Award for Best Actress, and a second nomination for Independent Spirit Award.Her performance as Hazel in The Fault In Our Stars received the Hollywood Breakout Performance – Actress award at the 18th Hollywood Film Awards.
2011~ The Descendants
2008~ The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV series)
2007~ Cold Case (TV series)
2007~ Final Approach (TV movie)
2007~ CSI: NY (TV series)
2007~ Close to Home (TV series)
2006~ My Name Is Earl (TV series)
2005 ~Once Upon a Mattress (TV movie)
2005~ An American Girl Adventure (TV movie)
2004-2005~ Jack & Bobby (TV series)
2001-2004~ Crossing Jordan (TV series)
On March 19, 2013, Woodley was cast as protagonist Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars, the film adaptation of John Green's novel of the same name. Green added via Twitter about Woodley; "There were so many amazing auditions for the role of Hazel, but Shailene's love for the book and her understanding of Hazel blew me away." The film was released on June 6, 2014, and received positive reviews from critics and was also a box-office success. Woodley's performance as Hazel received critical acclaim from critics; Peter Travers from Rolling Stones called her a, "sublime actress with a résumé that pretty much proves she's incapable of making a false move on camera", and Richard Roeper of Chicago Sun-Times stated that her performance as Hazel is Oscar-worthy; and added, "she's that memorable" On November 14, 2014, she received The Hollywood Film Award for Hollywood Breakout Performance – Actress for her performance as Hazel.
More of her Career
Woodley starred as Tris Prior in the film Divergent, an adaptation of Veronica Roth's best-selling young adult novel of the same name, and the first installment in The Divergent Series; it was released on March 21, 2014. The film received mixed reviews, but Woodley's performance as Tris received a positive reception; Sam Allard from Orlando Weekly said that, "with her performance as Tris Prior in Divergent, Woodley rescues and then raises up a film that could have been an utter disaster". Divergent was also a financial success as the film reached the #1 spot at the box-office during its opening weekend.
In November 2014, Woodley was reported to be in talks to star in a Oliver Stone's film, Snowden, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Filming began on February 16, 2015 and is set to be released on December 25, 2015
Facts about Shailene Woodley You Didnt Know
1~Woodley may have been known for having the best hair in Hollywood, but earlier this year she had it all cut off
2~As a result, she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and also received a Golden Globe nomination.
3~Known for her free-spirited ways, Woodley also brushes her teeth with clay and swishes sesame oil in her mouth for 20 minutes to whiten them.
4~Everything she owns fits in a carry-on suitcase...
5~ She only washes her hair once a month due to a hair treatment she does