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Shailene Woodley, Height 5' 6" Born November 15 1991 in Simi Valley, California, USA
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Shailene Woodley: Shailene Woodley Actress Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California, to Lori (Victor), a middle school counselor, and Lonnie Woodley, a school principal. She has one brother, Tanner. She was educated at Simi Valley High School in California. When Woodley was four years old she began commercial modeling. Acting roles followed, and she made her screen debut in 1999's Replacing Dad (1999). More parts followed in The District (2000), The O.C. (2003) and Crossing Jordan (2001), amongst others. When Woodley was 15, she was diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis and wore a chest-to-hips plastic brace for two years, which proved a successful treatment.
In 2008 Woodley was cast in the lead role of Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) and in 2011 she had her big screen breakthrough when she appeared in Alexander Payne's The Descendants (2011), opposite George Clooney. Her performance in the role of Alexandra King brought critical acclaim and recognition by the movie industry. She won an Independent Spirit Award and the 2012 MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Performance Award, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
Was considered one of the "55 Faces of the Future" by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
She revealed on Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) that she is a huge fan of the young YouTube sensation Greyson Chance.
As a teenager she was diagnosed with scoliosis. She was put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace to straighten her spine.
Her parents gave her three rules when she fell into the acting business: she had to stay the person she was, have fun, and do well in school.
In order to graduate with her high school class while starring on the hit ABC Family teenage soap opera The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008), her principal sent a teacher to her house once a week to give her school work which she would do, in-between takes, on set. Then, she was able to graduate with her class on time.
Her parents divorced when she was fifteen years old.
Was considered for the role of Katniss Everdeen in the 2012 film adaption of the book, The Hunger Games (2012), but Jennifer Lawrence was cast instead.
Her breakthrough role was when she starred, alongside George Clooney, as his troubled teenage daughter Alexandra King in the 2011 film adaption of the novel, The Descendants (2011).
She is best friends with her The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) co-star, Megan Park.
Auditioned for the role of Cosette in the 2012 film adaption of the musical, Les Misérables (2012), but was beaten out by Amanda Seyfried.
Dyed her hair red for her role of Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
Was originally cast as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), but all her scenes were deleted from the final cut. She worked on the movie set for three days and shot about four short scenes.
Shailene's father is of British Isles descent. Shailene's mother is of Creole (African, French, Spanish, German, English, Swiss) ancestry.
She auditioned for the role of "Lucy" in I Am Sam (2001), but lost out to Dakota Fanning.
Admires actresses Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Mélanie Laurent.
Her favorite sport is basketball.
Her favorite movies are Dirty Dancing (1987), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Rent (2005), and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
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