Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley


11/15/1991, Simi Valley, California, USA

Birth Name

Shailene Diann Woodley


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Born in Simi Valley, California, Shailene grew up with her parents Lonnie and Lori along with her younger brother Tanner. This hazel-eyed beauty with brown hair still resides in her birth place. Shailene attended Valley View Middle School and is currently homeschooled.

Her first role was on…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Shailene has said that when her mother was 18 years old, she saw a license plate that said "Shai", and she really liked it as a possible name for a child. Then she started adding different endings to it, and when she gave birth to her daughter later, she chose Shailene as her name.

    • She shares her birthday with many celebrities such as Edward Asner and American Idol's Ace Young.

    • Shailene is represented by the Savage Agency.

    • Shailene is against environmental littering.

    • She enjoys singing, acting, swimming, running, being with friends and going to the mall in her spare time.

    • She attended Valley View Middle School.

    • Her favorite actors are Jake Gyllenhall and Ewan McGregor. Her favorite actresses are Reese Witherspoon and Marcia Gay Harden.

      Shailene's favorite sport to watch is ice hockey and her favorite sport to play is basketball.

      Her favorite tv shows are Kyle XY, House, and Prison Break.

      Shailene's favorite movies are Dirty Dancing, Moulin Rouge, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and Rent.

    • Shailene had never ridden on a horse until working on the set of Felicity: An American Girl Story.

    • In 2006, she was nominated the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress for Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005).

    • In 2005, Shailene was nominated the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actress for A Place Called Home (2004).

    • Shailene Woodley's big break came from playing the popular American Girl character, Felicity Merriman, in the 2005 holiday TV movie Felicity: An American Girl Adventure.

  • Quotes

    • (at age 17 about premarital sex)
      Shailene: I've never been in love, so I've never been pressured to have sex. But I don't necessarily think you need to wait until marriage. Be careful, use precautions, and don't go against your moral code.

    • (On her role as a pregnant teenager in "The Secret Life of the American Teenager")
      Shailene: When I first heard I got the part, I said, "Yay, I get to wear the fat suit!"

    • (On Felicity in Felicity: An American Girl Story)
      Shailene: My character wasn't really one of the girls that would have etiquette lessons, but it was cool to learn how to curtsy and stuff.

    • (On advice for acting)
      Shailene: Don't start acting because it is the cool thing to do or because you want to be famous. Start acting if you feel that is what's right for you. Start acting if you believe in your heart that you are a good actor. You also need to be dedicated, otherwise you won't get anywhere.

    • (On her favorite actors)
      Shailene: I have a lot of respect for Dakota Fanning. I think she has lots of pressure on her and does a truly amazing job in every single work she does. There are many good actors out there. I think William Mapother is pretty amazing.

  • Worst character ever!

    Dealing with Julie is trouble enough we don\\\\\\\'t need a miniature version as a regular! I think that fox is trying to make her into the main focus of the show. She is moving home to take over Harbor, Ryan, Seth, and Summer are away at college, all at different ones no less. And to top it off, Marissa is dead! Where did they come up with this insane idea? Are they trying to make the show tank? Ryan is the main focus and the entire point of the show, what does Katlin have to do with it? If she ends up taking over the OC then I am done with this show and consider watching it a waste!moreless
  • I love Shailene! She is so talented and should be a bigger star than she is!

    The first time I saw Shailene was in the American Girl: Felicity movie! I'm not ashamed that I'm 17 and like that movie! Felicity was always my favorite! Shailene was so good in that and I wondered if I would ever see her again. Now she's back in the secret life of the American Teenager. I can't wait to see it bc I love Shailene and John Schneider...I can't believe they're working together again. Shailene is talented and should be recognized more...all of the disney stars are rising to superstardom! We need a new teen idol out there...I hope she becomes one bc I'd definitely like to see more of her!moreless