Wednesday 23 September 2020

Shailene Woodley

    Shailene Diann Woodley, the American actress, film producer, and activist was born on 15th November 1991, at California, U.S. She is the daughter of Lori, a school counsellor, and Lonnie Woodley, a school principal. She used to do modelling since the age of four, and also attended acting classes at that time. 

Woodley’s acting debut was through the television film Replacing Dad, in a minor role in the year 1999. After doing minor, and guest roles in several television series, she played the lead role in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013), which received a lot of critical acclaim. 

She made her film debut with The Descendants, the 2011 movies. Woodley rose to prominence for her starring role as a teenage cancer patient in The Fault in Our Stars (2014), and as Beatrice Prior in The Divergent series (2014-2016). 

Shailene Woodley Religion

Based on religion, Woodley is Christian. But she defines herself as an environmentalist. Once in an interview, she said, “My religion is the earth, man…. I believe in trees.” Other than that, there is no reference regarding the concepts and beliefs of Shailene Woodley about her religion. 

It is safe to assume that Woodley believes that environment should be one’s religion and should live the life by taking care of the nature. 

Shailene Woodley Political Views 

Woodley is an open supporter of the Democratic Party. She campaigned for the Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders in 2017. In an interview, she stated that she might consider “a run for Congress in a couple of years.” 

She is also a famous environmental activist and climate advocate. She was among the protesters at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline, in which she got arrested along with several other protesters. She founded the All it Takes non-profit organization along with her mother in 2010, which is a youth leadership program that aims to educate young people the moral values of society. She identifies herself as a feminist too. 

Who is she dating?

Woodley confirmed her relationship with the Australian-Fijian rugby union player Ben Volavola in the year 2018. She once stated in an interview that she does not consider what a human do or what sex they are to love them. She only considers who they are. But she seems to be hesitant to the idea of dating or relationship. Her reason for avoiding dating was given that “love is scary”.

She confirmed that the relationship between her and Volavola has ended in April 2020. 

Shailene Woodley Hobbies

Woodley loves doing sports activities like running, climbing trees, and biking. She also loves going on camping, which she says helps to refresh her mind and soul. As she is an active environmentalist, she always finds time to explore nature to its fullest. 

The American actress is very passionate about her acting career, and always tries to do homework for her characters. 

Interesting Facts

    • She was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 15, and had to wear a chest-to-hips brace to straighten her spine. 

    • She was selected as the lead role in The Hunger Games, but later lost the role to Jennifer Lawrence.