Born Shailene Diann Woodley on November 15, 1991 in Simi Valley, California, Shailene Woodley is primarily known for being a bankable child actress. She started acting at the age of five when an agent spotted her and offered to make her a star. Her first film is set to be released, opposite William Mapother and Treat Williams. In 1999, she landed a role in the TV movie Replacing Dad and the title role in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, produced by Julia Roberts. While her most well-known role is as the young Kaitlin Cooper in the popular drama The O.C. (a role that was taken over by Willa Holland in the last season of the show), she also had recurring roles on Crossing Jordan, Jack & Bobby. She has also guested on Cold Case, My Name is Earl, CSI: NY, and Close to Home. She also has 20 national commercial campaigns under her belt.
In 2008, Shailene Woodley was cast as to play the lead role of Amy Juergens on the ABC series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which has been her biggest gig thus far.
2011 The Descendants
2008-present The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV series)
2007 Cold Case (TV series)
2007 Final Approach (TV movie)
2007 CSI: NY (TV series)
2007 Close to Home (TV series)
2006 My Name Is Earl (TV series)
2005 Once Upon a Mattress (TV movie)
2005 An American Girl Adventure (TV movie)
2004-2005 Jack & Bobby (TV series)
2001-2004 Crossing Jordan (TV series)
2003-2004 The O.C. (TV series)
2004 A Place Called Home (TV movie)
2004 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV series)
2003 Without a Trace (TV series)
2001-2003 The District (TV series)
1999 Replacing Dad (TV movie)
"I fell into this business by accident. It wasn't something I ever aspired to be: an actress. It just happened. It has evolved into an insane passion...a creative outlet. But nothing more. It's my hobby... one of the ways I express myself as an artist. And the day it becomes a job... a career... I will quit."