Before Shailene Woodley initiates her 2014 takeover with Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars and everyone falls in love with her, let’s remember she’s always been an on-screen boss.
2003: She added dimension to a character from “The O.C.”
Which isn’t always easy on a teen soap. Shailene played the kid version of Mischa Barton’s younger sister.
2004: She gave insight to the young Jordan Cavanaugh on “Crossing Jordan.”
Since the show’s premiere in 2001, Shailene was tasked with adding backstory to the intense medical examiner.
2008: She shrugged off the haters in her breakthrough role as Amy Juergens.
Shailene got her big break on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” as a high schooler wrestling with an unplanned pregnancy.
2011: She won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for The Descendants.
She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the family drama.
2013: She wrote a heartwarming tribute about why she cut her hair on her Tumblr.
Getting into character as Hazel for The Fault in Our Stars really affected her in real life.
2013: She was in the best teen movie in years, the critically acclaimed The Spectacular Now.
She even won a Special Jury Award for Acting at Sundance for it. She just has a knack for playing teenagers.
Needless to say, Shailene is definitely going places, and 2014 will be sure of that.