Best known as troubled high-schooler Amy Juergens on the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Shailene Woodley began her career as a child model in her native California. Within a few years, she was making appearances on episodes of popular TV shows like Crossing Jordan and Without a Trace, soon landing a recurring role on the night-time soap The O.C. in 2003. The 14 year-old found subsequent success starring in the TV movies Felicity: An American Girl Adventure and Final Approach, before she was cast on Secret Life in 2008. Woodley moved to the big screen in a big way, starring as George Clooney's troubled daughter in 2011's The Descendants and garnering an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress in the process.