“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” star Shailene Woodley began her acting career in 1999 on television. In 2011, she made her debut on the silver screen. Her role in the movie “Divergent” catapulted her to fame. Today, the net worth of Shailene Woodley is $12 million. Take a closer look at how she got here.
On November 15, 1991, Shailene Dianne Woodley was born in San Bernardino, California. She was born and raised in Simi Valley, where she spent much of her childhood.
Her mother was a guidance counselor and her father was a principal in the public school system. It was in Upland, California, where Shailene’s younger brother grew up.
When she was four years old, she began modeling and went on to train with Anthony Meindl, an American director, playwright and author, founder, and creative director of the Anthony Meindl’s Actor’s Workshop, a professional acting school.
When Shailene was 15 years old, she was diagnosed with scoliosis and fitted with a torso-to-hip brace to prevent her spine from bending any further.
How did she start her career?
With the premiere of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” in 2008, Woodley got her big break in the entertainment industry. She played Amy Juergens, a 15-year-old girl who learns she’s pregnant, from 2008 to 2013.
Woodley was nominated for a number of Teen Choice Awards for her performance in the film. In the show’s reviews, Woodley was regularly mentioned as a standout performer by viewers. “Secret Life of the American Teenager” was one of ABC Family’s most successful shows for five seasons and 121 episodes.
Woodley made her feature film debut in 2011 opposite George Clooney in the critically acclaimed film “The Descendants,” in which she played Matt King. As Alex, the eldest of King’s children, Shailene played the role.
Woodley’s performance in Miles Teller’s “White Bird in a Blizzard” helped her land the role of Tris Prior in the film adaptation of the “Divergent” trilogy. In 2014, the first film in the series opened to great success at the box office.
Woodley’s performance was lauded by critics and audiences alike, and the film grossed over $307 million worldwide. Her breakthrough performance earned her the Hollywood Film Award for Best Breakthrough Actress.
Shailene Woodley’s Net Worth
Shailene Woodley has a net worth of $12 million, according to Forbes. In the cinematic adaptation of John Green’s best-selling novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” she is generally regarded.
A six-year contract for her role in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” which ran from 2008 to 2013, is the first milestone in her professional career. A pregnant Amy Juergens, played by Shailene Woodley, is the center of the most-watched ABC Family drama, in which she and others around her must deal with the shock of the news.
Shailene Woodley as the activist
Woodley is a climate change and environmental activist. She was detained in 2016 while opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
In 2010, she and her mother launched All It Takes, a non-profit organization. Its goal is to teach young people how to live more sustainably and to make positive changes for the environment by teaching them empathy, compassion, responsibility, and a sense of purpose.
She’s also politically engaged, having worked on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 campaigns. In addition, she was a member of the board of Our Revolution, her political group.
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The show that made her famous
Woodley portrayed Tris in the 2015 release of “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.” The second season of the show brought in $295.2 million in international revenue. Woodley appeared alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” which was released in 2013.
Finally, in “Divergent: Allegiant,” she returned to her role as Tris for another time. This was her return to television after a little absence. On HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which is based on an award-winning novel, she portrays sexual abuse survivor Jane Chapman.
For her work on the show, Shailene Woodley was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. Woodley’s 2018 film “Adrift” was directed and acted by Baltasar Kormakur. Tami Oldham Ashcraft, a stranded sea sailor, won the Rising Star Award at the 2018 Deauville Film Festival for her performance.
Shailene Woodley Relationship
She announced last year that she and Green Bay Packers quarterback Arron Rodgers were planning to get married. In February 2021, during his acceptance speech for NFL MVP, Rodgers revealed the engagement. Only one year later, the two of them ended their relationship amicably, with no bad blood or drama, as reported by People.
Her recent roles:
Woodley participated in the romantic drama “Endings, Beginnings” with Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan earlier this year. “The Last Letter from Your Lover” was filmed in Mallorca, Spain, in mid-October of that year. Aside from Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch, she is now part of the cast of “Prisoner 760.”
Also in the works was ‘Girl Named Sue,’ featuring Woodley A number of upcoming films, including Mistyrope, Arkie, and No Baggage, are currently in pre-production and she will appear in them.
Woodley’s current estimated net worth is $12 million. Aside from starring roles in films and commercials, she earns $500,000. In 2015, Shailene reprised her character in a few episodes, including Insurgent.