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SHAILENE WOODLEY (Hazel Grace Lancaster) is best known for her award-winning performance opposite George Clooney in the Academy Award-nominated film The Descendants from writer/director Alexander Payne. Among the many accolades she received for her work in the film was 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.

Last year, Woodley was seen in the critically acclaimed film The Spectacular Now starring 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 Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.

Her new film Divergent, based upon the bestselling novel, was released in March. Upcoming is White Bird in a Blizzard for director Gregg Araki.

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 playing the lead character in the hit ABC Family series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" for five years, 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-Margret 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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