The Life of Shailene Woodley

She went from a promising teen actor to become a fierce environmental activist — and was even arrested protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline. This is the life of Shailene Woodley.

Meet Shailene Woodley

She went from child actor to deeply involved environmental activist…this is Shailene Woodley. She was born on November 15, 1991, in Upland, California, for all of this part to a school counselor mother and a school principal father. Raised with her younger brother Tanner, outside of Los Angeles, in Simi Valley, she began modeling at age 4, and by 5 she was taking her first acting classes.

She made her screen debut in the 1999 movie Replacing Dad. At 15, she was diagnosed with scoliosis and began to use a chest-to-hips plastic brace for 2 years. In 2008, while in high school, she was casted in the lead role of ABC Family's hit series — The Secret Life of the American Teenager. In 2010, she co-founded the All it Takes organization with her mother, which aims to develop young leaders by promoting compassion. In 2011, she received her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Film Supporting Actress in The Descendants.

In 2015, she landed the lead role in the Divergent series. She’s a fierce environmental activist with a passion for sustainable living and herbal remedies. In 2016, she was a vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders’ campaign and joined the board of his Our Revolution political organization. An outspoken activist for the Native American community, she was arrested during a protest of the Dakota Access pipeline In October 2016. She live-streamed her arrest on Facebook. Charged for trespassing and engaging in a riot, she plead not guilty and was sentenced to a year of probation. In an essay published in Time, she criticized America's continual use of cultural appropriation towards Native Americans and encouraged her fans to take up the cause.

In 2017, she was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the hit HBO series Big Little Lies. At 25, she receives the Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award and the Female EMA Futures Award for her involvement in social and environmental issues. During the 2018 Golden Globes, she walked the red carpet with Native American activist Calina Lawrence. In 2019, she announced on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she will join the Greenpeace ship Esperanza on an expedition to the Sargasso Sea.


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  • Nelia D.
    07/28/2021 12:53

    Oh my Gosh seriously ppl?! Im amazed by all the hate here… kind of disgusting shows how vain our society is instead of encouraging people who try to do good you bring them down give yourselves a good round of applause you guys are great human beings! 🙄

  • Asif K.
    07/27/2021 12:07

    Waw amazing

  • Sharmain P.
    07/22/2021 03:25

    Very Abnegation 🤍

  • Robert T.
    06/03/2021 10:56

    Run Aaron run

  • Tiffany M.
    05/25/2021 05:43

    lajo ra jamo ni jenifer lawrence

  • Joline A.
    05/20/2021 03:11

    Another Liberal that thinks she’s in control of the world and some sort of wonderful shinning star ⭐️

  • Dawn F.
    05/17/2021 04:18

    This seems to be a theme but very unexplored meaning these celebrities want to stands for good things but most don’t have a clue what they’re talking about they have not educated themselves enough to really know the truth

  • Mary R.
    05/14/2021 03:12

    Rodgers can do SO much better

  • Lance G.
    05/07/2021 15:41

    Well done young lady.. X

  • Leo G.
    05/07/2021 05:32

    Wonderful person

  • Kelly G.
    04/20/2021 10:37

    Good on her for using her celebrity to do something positive!

  • John C.
    03/31/2021 20:56


  • Ousmane A.
    03/15/2021 10:16

    Salut ma beauté j'espère que tu vas bien je veux te contacter

  • Louise C.
    03/06/2021 17:41

    She was excellent in the Descendants with George Clooney

  • Robert W.
    03/06/2021 00:27


  • Jerry C.
    03/04/2021 15:15

    Shailene is just a beautiful person inside and out

  • Cindy E.
    02/26/2021 05:35

    Yes she is, she was arrested in North Dakota for promoting violence not peace like she said.

  • Leigh W.
    02/23/2021 23:40

    Shailene is a sheep!!!

  • Larry A.
    02/23/2021 20:30


  • Wynn W.
    02/20/2021 00:31

    What a tool

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