Shailene Woodley

By: Marlene Lopez

When was Shailene Woodley born?Where is Shailene from?

Shailene Woodley was born on November 15 in the year of 1991. She was born in Simi Valley, California, and was raised in Simi Valley too.

What Challenges has Shailene Woodley faced?

Shailene Woodley was diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age 15. Her spine was curved 38 Degrees. Luckily, she did not need to get surgery, but she did need to where a brace to straighten her spine. Shailene had to where this brace 18 hours a day, and only took it off to go swimming, out with her friends, or when she was filming. Her treatment took at total of two years, but at the end it all worked out okay. Shai still has Scoliosis up until this day, but its not severe, and she can still live an ordinary life. She might feel pain at time, but she can cope through it.

What accomplishments/ contributuions has Shailene Woodley made to the world? How did it did these accomplishments/contributions impact the world?

Shailene Woodley in an movie star actor, in action of inspiring young people around the world, through her movies, and lifestyle. She wants to inspire young people to be themselves, and not pay attention to what everybody else thinks. When she was a teenager she felt very lost, and really did not feel confident in who she was. She did not want other teenagers to feel this way. Shailene wants others to be confident of themselves, proud of their bodies, and be who they are. That is why she tries to express herself and way of being. Honestly, she has inspired many, including me. That's what, and how, her contributions/efforts have impacted the world.

How does Shailene Woodley inspire me?

Shailene Woodley has inspired me to be me. She is so kind, and odd, which I truly admire. Mostly, I admire kindness as a moral, but being odd and weird is what differs you from everyone. It's fine to be normal, being different is so much more fun. Rather it's being one with nature, spiritual, or just going with your heart, it is always better to be unique. Shailene has inspired me to do this, and even proud of it. That is how she has inspired me.

Fun Facts:

  • She always hugs every new person she meets. (No handshakes)
  • She makes her own medicine.
  • Shailene also makes her own toothpaste and deodorant.
  • She gets her own water, from actual water springs.
  • She does not own a cell phone.
  • Shailene is does not own a home because she travels so much.
  • She prefers to be called Shai instead of Shailene.

MLA Citations

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  • Reporter, Daily. "Shailene Woodley Takes Centre Stage in Dramatic Slashed to the Thigh Gown at Divergent Premiere." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 23 Mar. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2015
  • Feature, Eve. "Actor Shailene Woodley Has Learned to Take Her Scoliosis in Stride." WebMD. WebMD. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
  • "Shailene Woodley Shines with Scoliosis." Spiral Spine. 23 Mar. 2015. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
  • Crane, Emily. "'I Make My Own Wild Medicines': Shailene Woodley Opens up about Her Hunter-gatherer Diet Inspired by Native Americans." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 1 May 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.