Shailene Woodley is a well-known actress and producer. Shailene Woodley is an activist as well. She was born on November 15, 1991.
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Shailene Woodley was born on November 15, 1991, as Shailene Diann Woodley. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she is 28 years old. Similarly, her birthplace is San Bernardino, California, and her parents are Lonnie and Lori (née Victor). Her mother is a school counselor, and her father is a principal. She also grew up in Simi Valley, California, with her younger brother, Tanner Woodley.
Shailene was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 15. She had to wear a chest-to-hip plastic brace to keep her spine from further curving. She went to Simi Valley High School and began modeling at the age of four. Woodley also studied acting with Anthony Meindl.
Her paternal grandfather is Virgil James Woodley (b. Oklahoma) (son of James F. Woodley and wife Velma L. Howard), and her grandmother is Dovie Oralee Sims (b. Texas, of English ancestry) (daughter of Omer Epsy Sims and wife Eva Ellen Payne, paternal granddaughter of Denton Otto Sims and wife Clara Florence Allen and maternal granddaughter of Hiram Walker Payne and wife Verdenia Maude Ellis). Woodley’s ancestors are English, African American, Creole, and Swiss-German.
Shailene Woodley’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
She is a tall actress and producer, standing at 1.7.3 meters (5’8′′). Her weight is also around 60 kg. Her chest-waist-hip measurements are 34-25-36 inches, and she wears a shoe size 9 according to US standards. Similarly, her hair is brown and her eyes are hazel green.
Shailene Woodley’s Profession & Career
Woodley has said since she was a child that if she ever lost her love for acting or became uncomfortable with the idea of celebrity, she would quit. Shailene has almost quit her acting career at least twice. It wasn’t until she fell in love with scripts that she was wooed again. Those were scripts for The Spectacular Now and Big Little Lies, respectively.
Woodley made her television debut in 1999, at the age of eight, with the show Replacing Dad. She appeared in minor roles in television shows such as The District and Crossing Jordan after a few years. Her performance was praised, and she landed the lead role in the 2004 television film A Place Called Home. Her fame as a child artist grew when she portrayed Kaitlin Cooper in The O.C.
She was then offered the lead role in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure on television. She also appeared in several shows as a guest star from 2004 to 2008. Her roles in Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name is Earl, CSI: NY, and Close to Home improved her acting skills and gave her more exposure.
Woodley portrayed Amy Juergens, the protagonist of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, in 2008. Her career has benefited from the series. She played a pregnant teenager in this series, and she brilliantly executed the ordeals that her character faced.
The Descendants was a watershed moment in her career after 2010. In 2011, she portrayed Matt King’s spoiled daughter, played by George Clooney. She gained experience on the film’s set and received praise for her portrayal of the character. She was on the front pages of many magazines after appearing in The Descendants. In 2012, People magazine named her one of the “Most Beautiful at Every Age,” and Nylon magazine dubbed her “The Future of Hollywood.”
In the 2013 film The Spectacular Now, she played Aimee Finicky, a nerd in a relationship with a high school senior played by Miles Teller. Her performance in the film was described as “strong and mature” by the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian. Meanwhile, she signed on to star in the film White Bird in a Blizzard in 2012. Although the film received mixed reviews, her performance was praised. Critics thought her performance in the film was natural.
She also played Mary Jane Watson in ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2’ in 2012. However, her character was cut from the film because the production team believed that her presence would distract from the main plot. According to Orlando Weekly, her performance as Beatrice Prior in The Divergent saved the film from being a box office flop. It was also claimed that her performance propelled the film to the top of the box office in its first week, establishing it as a blockbuster.
Beyond The Fault in Our Stars
Her portrayal of Hazel Grace, a cancer patient, in the film The Fault in Our Stars, based on John Green’s novel, remains one of her most iconic performances to date. The author, John Green, stated that her portrayal of the character was breathtaking. Shailene Woodley’s performance in The Fault in Our Stars was recommended for an Oscar nomination by the Chicago Sun-Times. According to the publication, her performance was the most memorable part of the film.
She played Beatrice Prior again in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the sequel to The Divergent. She was also seen in the third installment of the Divergent Series, The Divergent Series: Allegiant. In 2016, she starred as Lindsay Mills opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the biographical thriller film Snowden, which was released on September 22, 2016.
She began focusing on television roles after establishing herself in the film industry. In 2017, she was cast as Jane Chapman in the HBO series Big Little Lies, alongside Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. With her 2018 romantic drama film Adrift, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, she became a full-time producer. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but many praised her performance.
In 2019, she starred in the romantic drama film Endings, Beginnings, directed by Drake Doremus. She also played Jennifer Stirling in the romantic drama film The Last Letter from Your Lover the same year. In the same year, she also played Teri Duncan in the drama film Prisoner 760.
The Rolling Stone called her performance in The Fault in Our Stars “a sublime actress.” The magazine also claimed she couldn’t make a false move on camera. The film grossed over 307 million dollars at the box office. Her performance in The Divergent Series cemented her reputation as a bankable star in the American film industry. The film series grossed hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide, with the third installment earning $179.2 million.
Nominations and Awards
Shailene Woodley received her first acting nomination for ‘Best Leading Young Actress in a TV Movie at the ‘Young Artist Award’ for her performance in the 2004 television film ‘A Place Called Home.’ She won the ‘Special Jury Award for Acting’ at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for her role in ‘The Spectacular Now.’
Similarly, Woodley received nominations for her role in the film at the 2014 ‘Independent Spirit Awards.’ At the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards, she received the ‘Breakout Performance – Actress award for ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ She was nominated for a ‘Golden Globe and a ‘Primetime Emmy’ for her performance in ‘Big Little Lies.’
Woodley has previously stated that she does not consider herself a feminist. She stated: “No, because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raising women to power, removing men from power’ will never work because you need balance…
Sisterhood is more important to me than feminism. I’m not sure how women expect men to respect them when we don’t seem to respect each other.” In an August 2017 interview with the New York Times, she called herself a feminist.
Woodley is an outspoken environmentalist and climate activist. In 2010, she and her mother co-founded the non-profit organization All It Takes. It is a youth leadership program that teaches young people empathy, compassion, responsibility, and purpose in the hopes of fostering long-term, positive change for themselves, others, and the environment. In 2016, she backed Bernie Sanders for President.
Shailene demonstrated against the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016. Dakota Access LLC was building an underground petroleum transport pipeline worth $3.87 billion. On October 10, she was arrested in Saint Anthony, North Dakota, for criminal trespassing. She pled guilty and was sentenced to a year of probation. She joined the board of Our Revolution in mid-2016. It is a political organization that works to educate voters on issues, engage people in the political process, and organize and elect progressive leaders.
She was honored at the 20th Anniversary Global Green Environmental Awards on September 29, 2016. For co-founding the All It Takes organization, she received the Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award. She then received the Female EMA Futures Award at the 26th Annual Environmental Media Association (EMA) Awards in October 2016.
In 2018, she brought activist Calina Lawrence as her guest to the 75th Golden Globe Awards. They first met at Standing Rock during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition, in July 2019, she was appointed as an Oceans Ambassador for Greenpeace and embarked on a three-week expedition to the Sargasso Sea to study the impact of plastics and microplastics on marine life. She went on to document the significance of this unique ecosystem for protection under a new Global Ocean Treaty being negotiated at the United Nations.
Shailene Woodley’s Girlfriend, Marriage & Relationship
Shailene Woodley confirmed in 2018 that she is dating Australian-Fijian rugby union player Ben Volavola. She stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
“I fall in love with people for who they are, not what they do or what sex they are.”
Woodley also stated in a 2019 interview:
“I don’t believe anyone. Dating is difficult. I mean, I enjoy sex. I am fascinated by the power of emotional connection through physicality. Who doesn’t?…. But love is terrifying.”
Unfortunately, there were reports in April 2020 that the two had split up. She was previously involved with Ezra Miller in 2016, Nahko Bear from 2014 to 2016, Theo James in 2014, and Ellen Page.
Shailene Woodley’s Salary and Net Worth
Moving on, her net worth is estimated to be around $9 million. She obtains this through her work as an actress and producer. She has appeared in several blockbuster films, which has helped her earn a fortune.
Shailene Woodley’s Social Media(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Shailene Woodley can also be found on various social media platforms. She began using Twitter in December 2011 and currently has 1.1 million followers. Similarly, as of August 2020, she had 4.4 million Instagram followers and 315 posts. She is also on Facebook, where she has 1.6 million followers.
|15 Nov 1991
|30 years old
|Best Match for Marriage
|Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
|Actress, Activist, Film Producer
|7 feet 10 inches (2.39m)
|San Bernardino, California
|English, African American, Creole, and Swiss-German ancestry
|Simi Valley High School
|One (brother Tanner Woodley)
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