Shailene Woodley

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Credits


FEMALE LEAD: The Spectacular Now – “Aimee Finecky”


Synopsis


With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, The Spectacular Now creates a vivid, three dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely – high school senior, effortless charmer and would-be master of never worrying about the future – and of how he unexpectedly falls in love and also comes to terms with the fear, beauty and mystery of what comes next.


Biography


SHAILENE WOODLEY 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.”

Woodley can currently be 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. Other upcoming films include Divergent, in which she will play the main character, “Tris,” and White Bird in a Blizzard for director Gregg Araki. She is currently filming the lead in The Fault in Our Stars, the big screen adaption of John Green’s hugely popular novel.

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 Margaret and Matthew Settle in the TV movie A Place Called Home.