Shailene Woodley Bio



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Shailene Woodley is an American actress best known for her role Amy Juergens on the ABC teen drama Secret Life of the American Teenager and for her role Tris on the movie Divergent.

Shailene Woodley was born on November 15, 1991 in Simi Valley, California. Her mother Lori worked as a middle school counsellor and her father Lonnie Woodley worked as a school principal. She has a younger brother Tanner. Shailene began modelling from the age of four. She suffered from scoliosis and had to wear a chest-to-hips plastic brace to straighten her spine. She made her movie debut in the 1999 movie Replacing Dad.

In 2003 Shailene was cast as a recurring guest star on the Fox teen drama OC as Kaitlin Cooper the younger sister of the main character Marissa Cooper. Shailene in 2008 was cast as a main character on the ABC teen drama Secret Life of the American Teenager as Amy Juergens a fifteen year old girl who find herself pregnant after a one night stand at band camp with the school bad boy Ricky Underwood.

Shailene in 2014 was cast as the lead character on the science fiction movie Divergent as Tris a young girl who discovers she a Divergent and doesn't belong to a fraction and has to keep the information a secret from society.

Shailene Woodley also had prominent role on the TV series Crossing Jordan and The District.

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Secret Life of the American Teenager

Amy Juergens

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Movie Credit

2001-2003 The District as Kristin Debreno

2001-2004 Crossing Jordan as Young Jordan Cavanaugh

2003 Without a Trace as Young Clare Metcalf

2003-2004 The OC as Kaitlin Cooper

2004-2005 Jack & Bobby as Chloe Benedict

2006 My Name Is Earl as Young Gwen

2007 Close to Home as Gaby Tursi

2007 Cold Case as Sarah Gunden

2007 CSI NY as Evie Pierpont

2004 A Place Called Home as Cali Ford

2005 An American Girl Adventure as Felicity Merriman

2005 Once Upon a Mattress as Molly

2007 Final Approach as Maya Bender

2007 Moola as Ashley