Shailene Diann Woodley (born November 15, 1991) is an American actress. She first received attention as Amy on the ABC Family television series Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–13) and rose to stardom in various popular and critically acclaimed films such as The Descendants (2011), The Spectacular Now (2013), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), The Divergent Series (2014–) as Beatrice “Tris” Prior and Snowden (2016). For her work, she has garnered a Cannes Trophée Chopard, Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting, Critics Choice Award, People’s Choice Award, Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.Woodley was born in San Bernardino County, California,but grew up in Simi Valley, California. Her mother, Lori (née Victor), is a school counselor, and her father, Lonnie Woodley, is a school principal.She also has a younger brother.
At the age of fifteen, she was diagnosed with scoliosis and was put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace to stop her spine from curving further. Woodley attended Simi Valley High School and modeled at the age of four. She also did some acting classes with Anthony Meindl.