1. Shailene Diann Woodley was born on November 15 1991.
2. She is an American actress.
3. She had her first major role as the lead character, Amy Juergens, in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–13).
4. She made her feature film debut in The Descendants (2011), for which she won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
5. Her performance in The Spectacular Now (2013) was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.
6. Woodley gained commercial success in 2014 when she was cast as the protagonist, Beatrice “Tris” Prior, in The Divergent Series (2014–present) and as Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars (2014), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
7. Woodley was born in San Bernardino County, California, but grew up in Simi Valley, California.
8. Her mother, Lori (née Victor), is a school counselor, and her father, Lonnie Woodley, is a school principal.
9. Her father is of English descent and her mother has African American, Creole, English, and Swiss ancestry.
10. She has a younger brother.
11. She modeled at the age of four. When she was 15 she was diagnosed with scoliosis.
12. She was put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace to stop her spine from curving further.
13. Woodley attended Simi Valley High School.
14. Before landing a role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Woodley considered studying interior design at New York University.
15. Was considered one of the “55 Faces of the Future” by Nylon Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue.
16. She revealed on Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) that she is a huge fan of the young YouTube sensation Greyson Chance.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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).
21. Admires actresses Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Mélanie Laurent.
22. Shailene’s father is of British Isles descent. Shailene’s mother is of Creole (African, French, Spanish, German, English, Swiss) ancestry.
23. 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.
24. Auditioned for the role of Cosette in the 2012 film adaption of the musical, Les Misérables (2012), but was beaten out by Amanda Seyfried.
25. Her favorite sport is basketball.
26. She is best friends with her The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) co-star, Megan Park.
27. Beauty and the Beast (1991) was the first movie that she saw.
28. Considers 1984 by George Orwell and Henry and June by Anaïs Nin as the books that changed her life.
29. Turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). The role eventually went to Dakota Johnson.
30. A fan of Anaïs Nin. When asked if she could track down her favorite author and ask one burning question, the way Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars (2014) does, she responded with: “Anaïs Nin! Will you marry me?”.
31. Turned down the role of Casey Newton in Tomorrowland (2015). Britt Robertson was later cast.
32. Woodley doesn’t have a smart phone nor a cell phone of any kind.