SHAILENE WOODLEY (Beatrice "Tris" Prior) is best known for
her award winning
performance opposite George Clooney in Academy Award nominated film The
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
of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe nomination and a
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
Times agreed saying Woodley gives, "one of the toughest, smartest, most credible
performances in recent memory."
Woodley was recently seen in the critically acclaimed film The Spectacular
opposite Miles Teller. The co-stars shared the Special Jury Prize for Dramatic
Acting at the
Sundance Film Festival in January 2013; and Woodley was nominated for a Gotham
an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.
Upcoming films include: White Bird in a Blizzard for director Gregg Araki,
premiered at Sundance in January 2014; and she recently finished filming the
lead in The Fault in
Our Stars, the big screen adaption of John Green's hugely popular novel. The
film will hit
theatres June 6, 2014 and co-stars Ansel Elgort.
Woodley began her career at the age of 5 when an agent recognized her
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
Other roles include playing the lead character in the hit ABC Family series
Life of the American Teenager" for five years; the lead in the popular WB movie
American Girl Adventure," which was produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and
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
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.
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