When she starred in The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Amy Juergens, very few people would have believed Shailene Woodley would go on to defy the curse of young stars who hit fame at an early age in their careers. With her talents and a management team that has done a great job in helping her navigating her career, she has continued to grow every year since she made her debut on screen in 1999. Today, she is one of the most famous actresses on the planet.
At her young age, she has starred in modern classics like The Descendants (2011), The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and was the face of the Divergent series. Shailene Woodley is one of the success stories of young actresses who grew up in Hollywood. Learn more about her by reading below.
Shailene Woodley Bio, Age
Shailene Woodley got her first acting credit at the age of 8 and it would not have happened had she not been born in California. The American actress was born in San Bernardino County and was raised in Simi Valley. She was born to a middle-class family that consisted of a father, Lonnie Woodley who is a school principal and a mother, Lori Woodley who is a school counselor. The actress spent a lot of time in her childhood days on set among other actors and set workers, but at the end of the day, she always had the comfort of her younger brother to return to at the end of shooting for the day.
Despite being a child star, Shailene tried to have a normal teenage life, including attending high school at Simi Valley High School. As part of her education, she also took acting classes with Anthony Meindl. While she walked the formal education journey billions of men before had walked, she balanced it with her passion for acting. It started with a modeling career at the age of four, which she did for a few years before scoring her first role in front of the camera for a non-speaking role in 1999.
After the initial debut, she didn’t work until 2001 when she starred in The District and Crossing Jordan. Her work in Film in 2004 and 2005 for A Place Called Home and Felicity: An American Girl Adventure respectively earned her two Young Artist Award nominations, becoming the first of what has been an award-laden career. Before she gained national fame in 2008 for playing the protagonist of the ABC hit show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, she starred on shows like The O.C, Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name is Earl, CSI: NY and a few others. Her role as Amy Juergens earned her five Teen Choice nominations. In films like The Descendants, she delivered a performance that earned critical acclaim and solidified her as an authentic young actress with a great future ahead.
That assessment at the time of the film’s release in 2011 has gone on to be true with her starring in critically acclaimed projects like White Bird in a Blizzard, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, Final Approach, Big Little Lies, Snowden, and most recently, Adrift. It is all performances of excellence that has earned multiple award nominations and wins that include Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and MTV Movie Awards.
When Shailene is not in front of the camera strutting her acting talents, she is fighting as an environmental activist. She is a co-founder of the All It Takes non-profit organization and was arrested in 2016 for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Shailene Woodley has been able to build a net worth of $9 million from her career thus far as an actress. Her net worth stems from starring in commercially profitable films, TV series, and other projects. She also enjoys the steady flow of income from television shows like Big Little Lies.
Is She Married or Dating? Boyfriend or Husband
As a popular actress with undeniable beauty, Shailene’s love interest has been the subject of conversation by those who are curious and those who wish to date her. She has been rumored to be in a relationship with many men, mostly her co-stars due to the chemistry she shares with them on screen. Some of them include Ansel Elgort, Theo James and Shiloh Fernandez. She did, however, confirm in 2018 that she is not dating an entertainer in Hollywood, but rather an Australian-Fijian rugby union player called Ben Volavola.
Maintaining a high profile such as Shailene’s without a partner to speak of tend to give birth to rumors of controversy regarding sexual orientation. However, as far as we know, Shailene is completely heterosexual and recently confirmed her relationship with a man.
Shailene Woodley’s Height
Shailene Woodley stands at 5 feet and 8 inches with a body weight of 60 kg. She has been known to intermittently switch between long and short hair. Other notable body features include light brown hair and green eyes.