Shailene Woodley Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

28th January 2017

Quote: "It was amazing to see Malia, President Obama’s daughter. Also, to witness a human being and a woman coming into her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her, but someone who’s willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to, because she recognises, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children." Shailene Woodley praises Malia Obama for attending a Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday (23Jan17).

8th April 2015

Quote: "Beets are amazing. If you roast them you'll get a better lipstick. They're not as potent and they don't stain the same way if they're raw. So I roast them first and then just dab a little of the juice on my lips with my finger." Actress Shailene Woodley uses beetroot to colour her lips.

18th March 2015

Quote: "I was comparing myself to actors who, on movie posters, don't look like they look in person, who are Photoshopped. I just wish there was a greater sense of sisterhood, so young ladies could know that they weren't alone in looking different because everyone looks different." Actress Shailene Woodley wants women to unite and promote a healthy body image after lacking confidence in her younger years.

16th March 2015

Quote: "I had a carry on and I had some salmon in it and it exploded so I was like, well, that doesn't work so well. You can't wash salmon out of a suitcase, in case anyone was wondering. So I upgraded to a bigger one." Free-spirited actress Shailene Woodley had to get rid of her trusty old suitcase, in which she carried around all her belongings, after a can of salmon destroyed her travel necessities.

17th October 2014

Quote: "I think a lot of people feel pressured into it, not by a man or a boy in particular, but because of comparing themselves to other girls in their school. So when they actually get the deed done, they don't feel any sort of satisfaction because it wasn't for themselves. It was for others in a way." Shailene Woodley urges young girls not to let peer pressure dictate when to give up their virginity.

17th October 2014

Quote: "I've lost my virginity four times onscreen. I'm a pro at it, apparently!" Actress Shailene Woodley has perfected movie sex.

12th June 2014

Quote: "For a few hours it was literally like, 'Oh, my God, was I awful? Why did they cut me? What are people going to think?' I woke up the next morning and I was like, 'Ok, it makes total sense'. I'm a pretty spiritual person, so I can just sit back and trust that everything happens for a reason, even if my ego doesn't like it." Shailene Woodley was initially stunned when scenes she shot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were cut. The actress was cast as Peter Parker's girlfriend Mary Jane Watson in the film, but director Marc Webb decided the character's introduction wouldn't work in the sequel.

6th June 2014

Fact: Shailene Woodley's cancer drama The Fault In Our Stars looks set for a big opening weekend at the North American box office after raking in an impressive $8.2 million (£5.13 million) in late night showings on Thursday (05Jun14) alone. The film easily outshone Tom Cruise's action movie Edge Of Tomorrow, which debuted on Thursday with $1.8 million (£1.13 million).

2nd June 2014

Quote: "It was so much fun. Everyone was freaked out because I'm nude, but in real life, when I have sex, I'm naked. I don't have a bra on, and I don't usually have panties on. So let's make a real movie! Let's bring truth to the scene! I didn't want to be exploited, but this girl (her character) - like most girls when they first have sex - doesn't know what she's doing." Actress Shailene Woodley had no problem getting naked for sex scenes in her upcoming movie White Bird in a Blizzard.

29th May 2014

Fact: Actor Ansel Elgort, who stars opposite Shailene Woodley in the upcoming movie The Fault In Our Stars, is named after American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams.

27th May 2014

Quote: "I've only really ever smoked tobacco out of a pipe. I study herbalism... I started studying indigenous cultures. Native American cultures and Native Americans used to smoke tobacco for healing purposes. I have some friends who grow tobacco and they smoke it out of a pipe." Actress Shailene Woodley smokes tobacco for medicinal purposes.

2nd May 2014

Fact: Actress Shailene Woodley and her mother have donated their hair to charity Children with Hair Loss. The Descendants star had to cut her long locks for new movie The Fault In Our Stars, in which she plays a teenager battling cancer, and her mum agreed to a salon chop too to support her famous daughter. Woodley has documented the transition on and on Thursday (01May14), a video chronicling the moment she had her haircut was released.

10th April 2014

Quote: "I used to worry about it, but I don't anymore, because I feel like every day we're given challenges and you just face it. What is there really to be fearful of? If something comes up that's too overwhelming or stressful, I'm going to take care of it and go sail around the ocean for a while." Divergent star Shailene Woodley has an escape route if fame becomes too much.

3rd April 2014

Quote: "It didn't faze me. I was like, 'Some people have crooked teeth, some people have broken fingers, and I've got a back that has my initial on it.'" Actress Shailene Woodley refused to let her childhood battle with scoliosis hamper her teen years. The Divergent star had to wear a back brace for 18 hours a day for two years during her youth.

29th March 2014

Quote: "I did have an Instagram (account) before and I realised that I was just constantly doing this (playing with it) at a stop light or if I was waiting for something, and then one day my thumb... started shaking... and I was like, 'I'm 22 years old, that is not Ok'. I think it was literally from typing too much and scrolling." Actress Shailene Woodley has dumped social media.

26th March 2014

Quote: "My sex scene with Shai was the last one of the whole shoot, and my brothers had flown in for a trip to Vegas. Since filming was delayed, they literally walked off the plane and onto the set to see me getting funky. It was surreal. I got made fun of for months." British actor Theo James was teased relentlessly for his steamy scene with his Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley after his brothers paid him an untimely visit on set.

20th March 2014

Quote: "Clay is amazing. If you look it up, indigenous cultures around the world all eat it and have for thousands of years." Divergent star Shailene Woodley defends her penchant for eating clay in her daily meals.

19th March 2014

Quote: "I made her practice the kissing scene as much as possible. I'd say, 'Listen, tonight after dinner can we just go over it again?'" Actor Theo James wanted to make sure his love scenes with Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley were believable.

17th March 2014

Quote: "I was the latest bloomer there ever was. I was still playing with Barbies at 14 and didn't have my first kiss until 15 and a half. He had big, beautiful lips, and I was like, 'I don't know what I'm going to do with those.'" Actress Shailene Woodley was a late starter on the dating scene.

17th March 2014

Quote: "He's like my second dad. He's got my back. I've never met somebody in the industry who's more grateful, who pays it forward without talking about it in the press or speaking about it to anyone else. That, to me, was the best advice, just learning through his actions." Actress Shailene Woodley praises George Clooney, who payed her onscreen father in The Descendants.

10th March 2014

Quote: "Don't make a sex tape, don't do drugs, don't do things in public that you wouldn't want other people judging you for." Actress Shailene Woodley shares the words of advice she received from pal Jennifer Lawrence.

10th March 2014

Quote: "I'm not a big technology person. I don't even have a smartphone. I don't even have a cell phone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip-phone... Since I got rid of my phone, having to pull over and be like, 'Hey, buddy - do you know how to get here?' I'm talking to people more than I've ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch." Divergent star Shailene Woodley prefers a phone-free life.

6th March 2014

Quote: "I might open a restaurant, and it's going to be, like, restaurant in the morning, dance club at night." Actress Shailene Woodley has plans to become a scene queen.

15th August 2013

Tweet: "i appreciate the efforts of user 'shai_woodley' on instagram, but this sista (sic) is definitely not me. i do not have an instagram". Actress Shailene Woodley urges users to avoid a fake social networking account set up in her name.

26th July 2013

Quote: "I think it's smart, honestly... Mj was in I think four scenes. I shot three days and they were good scenes, but they were also like 45-second long scenes, and to introduce such a vital character like that doesn't make much sense in the end... After they sort of started cutting it together, they realised that it didn't make much sense..." Shailene Woodley insists she is not upset her scenes as Mary Jane (Mj) Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were cut from the final edit.

26th July 2013

Quote: "I'm a Star Wars fanatic - as a kindergartener, I thought I was Princess Leia... so when R2-D2 came out of the elevator I got ridiculously stoked." Actress Shailene Woodley on her best experience at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California last weekend (19-21Jul13).

17th July 2013

Fact: Actress Shailene Woodley escapes the celebrity lifestyle by studying herbalism in her mountain retreat. She practises a concept called "re-wilding," which helps her connect to the plants around her and understand their benefits.

16th July 2013

Quote: "I don't abide by the C-word (celebrity). I think that people are interested in you if you give them something to be interested in. I don't give them anything to talk about-I lead a boring life." Shailene Woodley has no fears her role as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise will turn her life into one big paparazzi chase.

16th July 2013

Quote: "I'll contact directors and write them very long emails. 'I would do anything to audition for you!'" Actress Shailene Woodley is willing to do whatever's necessary to land auditions for coveted movie roles.

10th October 2012

Fact: Shailene Woodley's Tv teen drama The Secret Life Of The American Teenager is to be axed after its upcoming fifth season. The U.S. show, which also stars Molly Ringwald and Steve Schirripa, will air its final 12 episodes in March (13), according to

27th February 2012

Quote: "My life hasn't changed at all; I just haven't had a lot of time for laundry." The Descendants star Shailene Woodley insists her accolades she has received for the film haven't changed her.

26th February 2012

Quote: "I don't like heels. We're less than 30 feet from the beach, so I figured it was OK." Actress Shailene Woodley kicked off her shoes and arrived at the beachside Independent Spirit Awards barefooted on Saturday (25Feb12). The young star won a Best Supporting Actress prize at the Spirits for her role in The Descendants.

15th January 2012

Quote: "I'm not that kind of crazy person about those kind of things. I'm just very excited and going along for the ride." Actress Shailene Woodley can't wait for the Golden Globes on Sunday night (15Jan12).

24th December 2011

Quote: "I would love a juicer. I don't have a juicer right now." The Descendants star Shailene Woodley, 20, is hoping for a healthy Christmas gift.

18th December 2011

Fact: Golden Globes nominee Shailene Woodley was working as an assistant at clothing firm American Apparel when she landed her role as George Clooney's daughter in The Descendants.

7th December 2011

Quote: "I don't get it... I appreciate it. I haven't seen him since I've read that quote and I'm dying to know what he meant by 'scientist'." The Descendants star Shailene Woodley would like to know what co-star George Clooney meant when he said she was like "a 50-year-old scientist in a 20-year-old body".

7th December 2011

Quote: "I would love to be a herbalist... This whole thing (acting) is fun and I'm really passionate about it... (but) I would just honestly rather be wearing no make-up, hiking somewhere in the mountains than going to tons and tons of parties all the time." Young actress Shailene Woodley insists she isn't a typical Hollywood star.

1st December 2011

Quote: "(I would) start an organic biodynamic farm. I would love to move to Hawaii and have little naked babies picking avocados off trees." George Clooney's The Descendants movie daughter Shailene Woodley has a back-up plan if her acting career stalls.

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