American actress Shailene Diann Woodley was born on November 15, 1991. Woodley was reared in Simi Valley, California, and was born in San Bernardino, California. She started modeling at the age of four and made her acting debut in small television appearances.
She originally rose to fame in the ABC Family drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013), in which she starred as Amy Juergens. She then made her acting debut in The Descendants (2011), which earned her a Cannes Trophée Chopard, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, and three Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations.
Later, she starred in The Spectacular Now (2013), a coming-of-age drama for which she was awarded a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Simi Valley, California, is where Woodley was raised. Her father, Lonnie Woodley, is a school principal, and her mother, Lori (née Victor), works as a school counselor. Her younger sibling is present. She was given a scoliosis diagnosis at age 15 and placed in a plastic brace from the chest to the hips to prevent her spine from further bending. Woodley studied acting under Anthony Meindl while attending Simi Valley High School.
With a little part in the 1999 television movie Replacing Dad, Woodley launched her acting career. Later, she appeared in small television roles in The District and Crossing Jordan, where she played the 10-year-old version of the show’s titular character played by Jill Hennessy.
She next played the title character of California Ford in the 2004 television movie A Place Called Home, which led to her being nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special. She also portrayed the young Kaitlin Cooper in The O.C.’s original run and Felicity Merriman, the show’s title character, in the television movie Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005).
Another Young Artist Award nomination was given to her performance, this time for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special (Comedy or Drama). After then, Woodley had multiple cameo appearances in other television shows such as Cold Case, My Name Is Earl, CSI: NY, Close to Home, and Everybody Loves Raymond.
Ben Volavola, an Australian-Fijian rugby union player, and Woodley announced their relationship in 2018. She stated: “I fall in love with people based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are” in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The partnership with Volavola reportedly came to an end in April 2020.
In 2020, there were rumors that Woodley was dating NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. During his acceptance speech for the league’s MVP award at the NFL Honors celebration in February 2021, Rodgers referenced his “fiancée,” indicating that he was engaged, but he did not specify with whom.
On February 22, 2021, visit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Woodley declared her engagement to Rodgers. It was revealed that Woodley and Rodgers had called off their engagement in February 2022.
Woodley is a fervent supporter of climate change and the environment. She and her mother started All it Takes in 2010 with the intention of educating young people about empathy, compassion, responsibility, and purpose in order to foster long-lasting, beneficial change for themselves, others, and the environment. In 2016 and 2020, she backed Bernie Sanders for president.
Woodley participated in a demonstration in 2016 against the Dakota Access Pipeline, an underground pipeline for transporting crude oil. She was detained for criminal trespassing in Saint Anthony, North Dakota, in October. She entered a guilty plea and received a probationary period of one year.
Midway through 2016, Woodley joined the board of Our Revolution, a political group that works to elect progressive leaders, support progressive programs like Medicare for All, and engage voters in the political process.
She Only Gives Her Hair a Monthly Shampoo
Shai confessed that she hasn’t used shampoo since she cut her hair off in a recent interview with Into The Gloss. She remarked, “I just shampoo it once a month—the oilier, the better.” I suppose that’s why it always has such a wonderful shine to it.
She Collects Spring Water On Her Own
Shailene is a complete naturalist who avoids all things processed, including bottled water. She told Flaunt magazine, “I get my own spring water from the highlands every month. We infer from this that she isn’t a treadmill runner either.
She Tans Her Female Organs
Shailene said she likes to catch a little sun, um, down there in the same Into The Gloss tale. It seems that the sun’s vitamin D can prevent yeast infections!
She Has Vivid Dreams
Shailene is quite skilled at dreaming, which is not at all surprising. She spoke about her hidden gift in an essay for Interview, stating that in addition to remembering her dreams, she also has the ability to influence how they play out.
She Despises “Twilight”
“I’m sorry, ‘Twilight’ is about a very poisonous, dysfunctional relationship. She falls in love with him, and as soon as he departs, she decides to commit herself because she knows her life is finished.
What message are we giving to the younger generation? That won’t contribute to the evolution of this world, she told Teen Vogue.
She Consumes Clay Daily
There are (supposedly) some health benefits to eating clay, though obviously in moderation. I know this seems strange to you.
Shailene joined the bandwagon after a cab driver informed her that some African women use clay as a means of maintaining their health. She eats it every day.
She Was Employed for American Apparel Before Getting the Part in “The Descendants”
Shailene admitted in an interview with Chelsea Lately that she decided to stick with her regular retail job until she was offered a role in The Descendants, despite the fact that she had already established some notoriety thanks to her 2008 performance in The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
She Nearly Declined Her Role in “Divergent”
She told Teen Vogue, “I said no, and everybody was stunned. Shailene eventually decided to take the job because “I asked Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Are you pleased with your choice to take on The Hunger Games?’ and she said she wouldn’t change anything for the world.”
Woodley, Shailene Shailene Woodley is an American actress with a $12 million net worth. Her salary is unknown. She is likely most recognized for her leading part in “The Fault in Our Stars,” a film adaptation of John Green’s best-selling book of the same name.