She is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and for co-starring alongside George Clooney in the critically acclaimed 2011 film The Descendants, for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and was nominated to the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture. For her performance in the upcoming film The Spectacular Now, she won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Woodley will be starring as Beatrice Prior in the upcoming film adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent and as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. She has also been cast as Hazel Grace Lancaster in the upcoming film adaptation of John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars.