Shailene Woodley’s Salary and Net Worth
Shailene Woodley is an actress from the United States with a net worth of $12 million. She is best known for her leading part in “The Fault in Our Stars,” a film based on John Green’s popular novel of the same name.
On November 15, 1991, Shailene Diann Woodley was born in San Bernardino County, California. Lori and Lonnie, Lori’s parents, worked in education as school counselors and principals, respectively. She began modeling at the age of four and began acting training at the age of five. Shailene was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 15 and had to wear a brace as a freshman at Simi Valley High School.
Woodley made her acting debut in the 1999 TV drama “Replacing Dad,” followed by roles in “The District” and “Crossing Jordan.” She appeared in a number of other TV shows and films, including “The O.C.,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “CSI: NY,” “Close to Home,” and “Felicity: An American Girl Adventure,” in which she played Kaitlin Cooper.
Woodley got her big break in ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” in 2008. From 2008 through 2013, she played Amy Juergens, a 15-year-old girl who discovers she is pregnant. For the role, Woodley was nominated for a number of Teen Choice Awards. The show was immensely popular with viewers, and Woodley was frequently lauded in the show’s reviews. Over the course of its 121 episodes and five seasons, “Secret Life of the American Teenager” became one of ABC Family’s most popular shows.
Woodley made her film debut in 2011 in the critically praised picture “The Descendants,” in which she co-starred with George Clooney as Matt King. Alex, King’s problematic elder daughter, was played by her. She garnered unanimous praise for her portrayal and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. She was also named Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Woodley debuted alongside Miles Teller in the 2013 hit “The Spectacular Now,” as well as “White Bird in a Blizzard,” before getting the role of Beatrice “Tris” Prior in the film adaptation of the “Divergent” series. The first film was released in 2014 and debuted at the top of the box office.
Woodley then starred in 2014’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” a cinematic version of John Green’s novel of the same name, playing 16-year-old cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster. Woodley’s performance was praised by critics, and the film was a box office smash, collecting more than $307 million. For her portrayal, Woodley won the Hollywood Film Award for Breakthrough Performance in a Leading Role.
In 2015, Woodley returned to the character of Tris in “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.” The worldwide box office for the second part of the series was $295.2 million. Following that, in 2016, Woodley played alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden.” She returned to the part of Tris in “Divergent: Allegiant” the following year. She returned to television after a brief hiatus to play sexual assault survivor Jane Chapman in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” an adaptation of the same-named novel, from 2017 to 2019. She was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series after holding her own against Hollywood greats like Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. In 2018, Woodley starred in and produced “Adrift,” which was directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Tami Oldham Ashcraft won the Rising Star Award at the 2018 Deauville Film Festival for her performance as a stranded sea sailor.
Woodley co-starred in the romance drama “Endings, Beginnings” with Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan in 2019. In mid-October of that year, she began filming the romantic drama “The Last Letter From Your Lover” in Mallorca, Spain. In November 2019, Woodley joined the cast of the film “Prisoner 760,” which also stars Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch. Woodley also appeared in the film “Girl Named Sue.” She’ll be in the future films “Misanthrope,” “After Exile,” “Arkie,” and “No Baggage,” all of which are now in pre-production or development.
While opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline in Saint Anthony, North Dakota, in 2016, Woodley was arrested for criminal trespassing. She entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to a year of probation. Woodley joined Our Revolution later that year, a political movement that attempts to educate people about voting and encourages citizens to participate in the political process by helping to organize and elect progressive leaders. In September 2016, Woodley was honored with the Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award at the 20th Anniversary Global Green Environmental Awards. Woodley joined Greenpeace as an Oceans Ambassador in July 2019. She set out on a three-week excursion to the Sargasso Sea to investigate the effects of plastic pollution on marine life.
Woodley, who has been notoriously private about her personal life, acknowledged in 2018 that she was seeing Australian-Fijian rugby player Ben Volavola following years of rumors. Their romance ended in April 2020, according to reports.