THE SPECTACULAR NOW
SHAILENE WOODLEY (Aimee Finckley) most recently starred opposite George Clooney in
Academy Award nominated film The Descendants from writer/director Alexander Payne. Among the
many accolades she received for her work in the film were a 2012 Independent Spirit Award for Best
Supporting Actress, the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting actress, a Golden Globe
nomination and a Critics Choice award nomination.
Variety said of her performance,"Woodley is a revelation in the role of Alex, displaying both the
edge and the depth that the role demands." A.O. Scott of the New York Times agreed saying Woodley gives,
"one of the toughest, smartest, most credible adolescent performances in recent memory." Woodley has just
completed work on WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD for director Gregg Araki and she is currently in pre-
DIVERGENT in which she will play the main character "Tris." Woodley also stars on the hit ABC Family
drama "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," which will end its run this Spring.
Woodley began her career at the age of 5 when an agent recognized her potential and signed her on
the spot. She has been working ever since. She started in commercials and then got her first TV role in the
1999 MOW "Replacing Dad," which starred two time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell. Other roles include
the lead in the popular WB movie "Felicity: An American Girl Adventure," which was produced by Elaine
Goldsmith-Thomas and Julia Roberts, and recurring roles on "Crossing Jordan" (as a young Jill Hennessy),
"The O.C.," and "Jack & Bobby." She also had a lead role opposite Ann Margaret and Matthew Settle in
the TV movie "A Place Called Home."
When she is not on set Woodley spends as much time outdoors as possible thinking of ways she can help keep the environment beautiful and healthy for future generations. She has started a charitable
organization called All It Takes, which is dedicated to all things that help the environment and people's
lives in general. She also puts time in working with various charities that benefit children including St.
Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.
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