Born November 15, 1991, in Simi Valley, Calif., Shailene Woodley is a film and television actress best known for her roles in ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager and 2011’s The Descendants.
When she 15 years old, Woodley was diagnosed with scoliosis; she was put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace to straighten her spine. The actress — who originally played Kaitlin Cooper in The O.C. before being replaced by Willa Holland — appeared on several hit TV shows in the beginning of her career, including Crossing Jordan, Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name Is Earl and CSI: NY.
Woodley was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in The Descendants. She was later cast in The Spectacular Now, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.