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Shailene Woodley Facts: 17 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Young Star

Young star Shailene Woodley came out of nowhere to turn heads in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" and she hasn't slowed down since.

Woodley's critically-acclaimed performance opposite George Clooney in 2011's most talked about indie has propelled the actress to stardom and plenty of starring roles, such as in "The Spectacular Now" (2013) and "White Bird in a Blizzard" (2014). The films proved she could carry a movie and, in turn, have led Woodley to become the face of the popular "Divergent" franchise. This summer, the actress plays a cancer patient in love in the acclaimed weep-fest "The Fault in Our Stars."

From her unusual toothpaste substitute to her iconic (yet deleted) superhero role, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Shailene Woodley.

1. Woodley was born on November 15, 1991, in Simi Valley, California to Lori and Lonnie Woodley.

2. Lonnie is a school principal, while Lori is a middle school counselor.

3. When Woodley was four,
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Hollywood Film Festival Honors Carey Mulligan, Berenice Bejo, Jean Dujardin, Elle Fanning, Amber Heard, Andrea Riseborough, Shailene Woodley, & Anton Yelchin

Academy Award-nominated actress Carey Mulligan will be honored with the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award,” Berenice Bejo, Jean Dujardin, Elle Fanning, Amber Heard, Andrea Riseborough, Shailene Woodley and Anton Yelchin will receive the “Hollywood Spotlight Award” at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony

Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 – The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce that Academy Award-nominated Carey Mulligan will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award,” and Berenice Bejo, Jean Dujardin, Elle Fanning, Amber Heard, Andrea Riseborough, Shailene Woodley and Anton Yelchin will receive the “Hollywood Spotlight Award,” at the festival’s Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place October 24, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Festival. “It is a privilege to honor Carey Mulligan, Berenice Bejo, Jean Dujardin, Elle Fanning,
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Celebrity Biography: Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Woodley, best recognized as the star of The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV), was born on November 15, 1991, in Simi Valley, California, to Loni and Lorry Woodley, who are now divorced. She's the older sister to a brother, Tanner. Woodley more or less stumbled into acting, as she wound up with her cousin, a model, at a talent call. Asked by her mother if she wanted to try acting, Woodley -- who's called "Shai" by her family and friends -- said yes and has been pursuing the craft ever since. Did we mention that she was five at the time? And it wasn't long after that that Woodley was appearing in televison commercials and acting in shows and movies. "My friends went to soccer practice; I went to auditions," Woodley said during a 2008 conference call with reporters. "So I've never really thought of it as a job or
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