The cute little Alexandra King from The Descendants is celebrating her birthday. Yes, we are talking about Shailene Woodley. The actress who will be next seen in Insurgent from the Divergent series has turned 23 today (15th November, 2014). Insurgent is the sequel of the 2014's box office shattering hit, Divergent.
The American actress started her career as a teen star with small roles on 'Without a Trace' and 'The District'. Her other roles included Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. However, Shailene Woodley gathered mass recognition after playing Alexandra King in The Descendants, her breakthrough role.
Shailene got a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture. By 2014, Shailene Woodley came to international prominence for her portrayal as the lead actress, Beatrice "Tris" Prior, in the Divergent Series. Her last release as Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel of the same name by John Green got her praise from critics and award recognition.
On the 23rd birthday of Shailene Woodley, here is a look at some of the interesting facts about the birthday girl who has become one of the famous young leading actresses of the time.
Happy Birthday Shailene Woodley: Some Facts About Insurgent Star
She is not a feminist
Shailene got into a lot of criticism when she said that she is not a feminist. "My biggest thing is really sisterhood more than feminism," she told in an interview. "I don't know how we as women expect men to respect us because we don't even seem to respect each other. There's so much jealousy, so much comparison and envy...'This girl did this to me, and that girl did that to me'. It's just so silly and heartbreaking in a way," added the Insurgent actress.
Her role in The Amazing Spider-Man
She had a small role in the superhit movie, however, it was deleted later. She said, "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?'" But then she felt better about it the next day. She said, "I woke up the next morning and I was like, 'Okay, 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."
A clean lifestyle
The 24-year-old actress has avoided the curse of Hollywood industry. She maintains a clean and drug-free lifestyle.
At the age of 15, Shailene was diagonised with scoliosis and had to put in a chest-to-hips plastic brace to straighten her spine. The cute actress also wore braces for 2 years.
Sunbathes her privates to avoid yeast infections
Shailene staves off yeast infections by giving 'my vagina a little vitamin D' sunlight. The actress revealed in an interview with the Elle.
No more teenager roles
After watching her last release, Fault In Our Stars, Shailene Woodley said that playing teen roles is not possible any more as she is grown up now. Thus, she wishes to play roles of her age now which is her next goal to achieve.