Celebrity Spotlight: 'Divergent' Star Shailene Woodley's Rise To Fame

By ZACH SEEMAYER

March 27, 2014

Actress Shailene Woodley has exploded onto the pop culture scene with her strong leading role in the blockbuster action thriller Divergent, and is well on her way to becoming Hollywood's next "it" girl, but despite only recently joining the A-list, she was already making critically acclaimed work.

The 22-year-old actress had already established herself with lauded performances in 2013's The Spectacular Now, and the 2011 George Clooney dramedy The Descendants, which even earned her a Golden Globe nomination at the age of 20.

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Despite all of the fame and praise, Woodley has been able to keep her life in perspective, saying, "I sort of hit the jackpot. I have the luckiest life on the planet."

The actress also knows that the movie business can have its ups and downs. At the premiere of Divergent, when asked what advice she would give to her future self, Woodley said, "Nothing is guaranteed. So you just have to laugh your way, have so much fun and enjoy every moment."

Divergent opened in theaters last weekend, and her upcoming drama The Fault in Our Stars, about two ill teenagers who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group, is set to be released June 6.



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