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Shailene Woodley              

Actress & Environmental Activist

Shailene Diann Woodley is an actress and activist. Brought up in Simi Valley, California, Woodley began modeling at the age of 4 and began acting professionally in minor television roles. She gained prominence for her starring role as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family drama series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager".

Woodley made her film debut in The Descendants and went on to star in The Spectacular Now. For the former, she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the latter won her the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting. Wider recognition came for her starring role as a teenage cancer patient in the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars and for playing Beatrice "Tris" Prior in the science fiction film The Divergent Series. In 2017, she began starring as a sexual assault survivor in the HBO drama series "Big Little Lies", for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Woodley is an avid environmental activist and climate advocate. She and her mother co-founded the All it Takes non-profit organization in 2010. All it Takes is a youth leadership program that aims to educate young people to practice empathy, compassion, responsibility, and purpose in hopes to foster sustainable, positive change for themselves, others and the environment.

In mid-2016, Woodley joined the board of Our Revolution, a political organization aimed to educate voters about issues, get people involved in the political process, and work to organize and elect progressive leaders.

In July 2019, Woodley became an Oceans Ambassador for Greenpeace and embarked on a three-week-long expedition to the Sargasso Sea to study the impact of plastics and microplastics on marine life, and to document the importance of this unique ecosystem for protection under a new Global Ocean Treaty that is being negotiated at the UN.

In 2019, Woodley also starred in the romantic drama Endings, Beginnings alongside Sebastian Stan, Jamie Dornan, and Matthew Gray Gubler. In 2021, she starred in the real-life Guantanamo Bay drama film The Mauritanian alongside Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim and Benedict Cumberbatch, and Anna in the drama film The Fallout.

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