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SHAILENE WOODLEY (Beatrice "Tris" Prior) 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 were a 2012 Independent Spirit Award and the National Board of Review Award, in addition to Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nominations (for Best Supporting Actress).

Woodley recently starred in the drama White Bird in a Blizzard for director Gregg Araki, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. Magnolia Pictures released the film on VOD on September 25 and then in theaters nationwide on October 24. The film debuted internationally at the Deauville Film Festival in France.

Woodley further solidified her stature as a talented and versatile actress in the critically acclaimed film The Fault in Our Stars, the big-screen adaption of John Green's hugely popular novel. Woodley earned glowing reviews from some of the most respected critics in the country and the film dominated the box office on its opening weekend, earning more than $250 million worldwide thus far. Woodley' performance has been acknowledged by The People's Choice Awards, The Broadcast Film Critics Awards and The Teen Choice Awards.

Just prior, Woodley starred in The Spectacular Now opposite Miles Teller. The co-stars shared the Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013. Woodley was nominated for a Gotham Award and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.

Woodley's star status was proven in the big-screen version of Divergent for Summit Entertainment, based on the popular YA novel of the same name from bestselling author Veronica Roth.

Woodley will soon begin production as the female lead opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt in Oliver Stone's Snowden, the real-life story of the American computer specialist Edward Snowden, a former employee of the CIA who leaked classified information from the NSA about surveillance programs run by the U.S.

Woodley began her career at the age of 5 when an agent recognized her potential and signed her in an instant. She has been working ever since. Woodley cut her teeth in commercials and then earned her first TV role in the 1999 telefilm Replacing Dad, which starred two-time Oscar-nominee Mary McDonnell.

Other roles include playing the lead character on 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 as possible outdoors, thinking of ways she can help keep the environment beautiful and healthy for future generations.


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