Shailene Woodley is an actress and activist. Here are some facts you should know about the actress, including her net worth and movie appearances.
Who is Shailene Woodley?
If you perhaps watched or are watching “Big Little Lies,” you might have come across the face of Shailene Woodley. Woodley is one of the youngest actresses in Hollywood. At only 26 years of age, she has depicted several characters in movies and TV series. You probably don’t know much about Woodley except that she is an actress, but you follow her on Instagram. Woodley is also an activist. Shailene Woodley is an actress and activist born in Bernardino County in California. However, Woodley didn’t grow up there. Woodley was raised up in Simi Valley. Woodley’s mother, Lori, is a school counselor while Woodley’s father, Lonnie Woodley, is a school principal. Woodley also has a younger brother. After turning fifteen, Woodley was diagnosed with scoliosis and the young Woodley had to have put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace in order to help Woodley’s spine not curve further. Woodley was inspired to join showbiz at a very tender age. Shailene Woodley started modeling when she was only four. Some parents want their kids to study in schools close to home. Woodley was a student at Simi Valley High School where she even took acting classes.
Woodley in The Secret Life
Shailene Woodley stars in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” a teen drama TV series created by Brenda Hampton. “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” began airing on ABC Family in 2008 and the last episode aired on 2013. The TV series received a mix of reactions when it premiered but was loved by women and teenagers. ABC said that the series was one of the most viewed ones and season 2 was also a success. The main role of Amy Juergens is depicted by Woodley. The series earned the Teen Choice Award during its premiere and even inspired a book called “The Secret Diary of Ashley Juergens.” Woodley started growing her net worth after landing the main role in this TV series.
Woodley as Hazel in the movie, The Fault in Our Stars
Woodley landed a role in the movie “The Fault in Our Stars,” a 2014 romantic drama film which was directed by Josh Boone. “The Fault in Our Stars” is based on John Green’s novel with the same title. Alongside the main star, Woodley, the film stars Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Sam Trammell and Willem Dafoe. Woodley depicts Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teenage girl who is sixteen and has cancer. She is forced by her parents to join a support group where she meets and falls in love with another cancer patient called August Waters. “The Fault in Our Stars” was a blockbuster and it topped the box office in its first weekend. The movie was nominated in a range of categories and won some awards. Woodley’s performance was praised and it made it easy for her to land new roles easily and increase her net worth.
The Beatrice Prior in Divergent
After “The Fault in Our Stars,” Woodley got a role to play in “Divergent.” The dystopian Sci-Fi was directed by Neil Burger and is based on a same-titled novel by Veronica Roth. The movie was released as the first installment of the Divergent Series. The story happens in dystopian and post-apocalyptic Chicago where citizens are divided into different factions according to their virtues. Beatrice Prior, who is characterized by Shailene Woodley, is warned that she can’t be able to fit in any of those factions because she is Divergent. After a while, she discovers that there is a sinister plan brewing in the “perfect society.” The film received different reactions. However, its concept and action were praised, including the performance of Woodley. Despite the negative criticism, the movie did well on box office and even became number one on box office. Woodley went ahead to win Teen Choice Award for Best Actress and earned well for playing the role, increasing her net worth. After “Divergent,” “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” was released. The series is simply known as Insurgent and it’s the sequel to the movie “Divergent” itself. It was directed by Robert Schwentke, and just like the movie itself, stars Shailene Woodley. Woodley still depicts Prior and her Dauntless instructor being on the run after preventing a coup from Jeanine who is the leader of Erudite. The faction is crumbling and everyone is trying to rule and also have answers. Just like the film, the series also experienced the same criticism but managed to pick the top spot on box office. Woodley won the People’s Choice Award and two Teen Choice Awards.
She Got Nominated for a Golden Globe
Shailene Woodley acts in the “Big Little Lies” as Jane Chapman. The series was created by David Kelley and premiered on February 2017 and ended on April 2017. “Big Little Lies” was billed as a mini-series, but HBO announced that the fans of the series will be watching the second season in 2018. Woodley got nominated for Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress with her fellow actress Laura Dern. “Big Little Lies” cast were paid quite well, including Woodley, increasing their net worth by a larger margin. Woodley also got some other nominations.
Shailene’s Net Worth
So far, Woodley has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards twice. She is a hard-working actress who never disappoints. Woodley has a net worth of around $10 million. Most of her net worth has been the earnings she got from her past appearances. The actress has 2.7 million followers on Instagram.
Woodley is undoubtedly one of the youngest actresses Hollywood has that has a promising future in the world of acting. Woodley’s fans can’t wait to see her next work. Who knows? Maybe Woodley is about to appear in a top-grossing film of 2018. Only time will tell.