Happy Birthday, Shailene Woodley! The star of the upcoming movie Divergent turns 22 today. The former ABC Family actress was born in Simi Valley, California on November 15, 1991.
To celebrate one of our favorite actresses hear are five surprising facts you may not have known about this adorable brunette:
1. Shailene Woodley Had Scoliosis
Shailene Woodley was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 15. "When I first put on the back brace, I said, 'I can do this.' My only real issue was I needed a new wardrobe," Woodley revealed to Us Weekly. "It's like wearing a tacky, disgusting, plastic corset for 18 hours a day. In the beginning, it was hard to eat or breathe. And I had to give up cross-country running. But I needed to have it to realign my spine." Woodley was able to take it off after two years.
2. Shailene Woodley Worked At American Apparel
The actress worked at American Apparel while ashooting The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Even though Woodley’s ABC Family show was a huge hit, it was only when cast in The Descendants with George Clooney that she gave up her extra gig. "I feared that day where I had to go tell my American Apparel manager that I had to quit because I booked [The Descendants]. I felt so bad," she said.
3. Shailene Woodley Makes Her Own Toothpaste.
What? Yes, this girl doesn’t just act, but she lives an alternative lifestyle. "I think everything about my lifestyle is fairly alternative. I gather my own spring water from mountains every month. I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils. I could go on for hours," Woodley told Flaunt. "I make my own medicines; I don't get those from doctors. I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants. It's an entire lifestyle. It's appealing to my soul."
4. Shailene Woodley Needs A Break!
The actress may be successful, but she wants to travel! While covering one of Elle’s Women in Hollywood issues, the star admitted she doesn’t know what she wants to do yet. "I'm so young, and I'm single, and I just want to drift. I'm just going to be a drifter. I want to do something totally different before Insurgent [the second film in the Divergent trilogy]. Maybe I'll work in a tea shop. Or live in Amsterdam. Or be a nanny. Life experience only helps us as actors. I need new experiences to draw upon." We bet lots of kids would be happy for this nanny!
5. Shailene Woodley Was In Spiderman?
Shailene Woodley was supposed to be Mary Jane in the next Spiderman movie. She even shot her scenes! But they got cut at the last moment due to story reasons. "That's a bummer," Andrew Garfield said about Woodley’s exit. "The reason why I would've liked it to have been in … is Shailene, because she's so talented and because she did just beautiful work," the actor continued. "I only did a couple of scenes with her, but gosh, it was just beautiful to hang with her and work with her. She is not only an incredibly talented, gifted actress with great craft, but also she's one of the better people you'll meet."