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Young star Shailene Woodley came out of nowhere to turn heads in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" and she hasn't slowed down since.

Woodley's critically-acclaimed performance opposite George Clooney in 2011's most talked about indie has propelled the actress to stardom and plenty of starring roles, such as in "The Spectacular Now" (2013) and "White Bird in a Blizzard" (2014). The films proved she could carry a movie and, in turn, have led Woodley to become the face of the popular "Divergent" franchise. This summer, the actress plays a cancer patient in love in the acclaimed weep-fest "The Fault in Our Stars."

From her unusual toothpaste substitute to her iconic (yet deleted) superhero role, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Shailene Woodley.

1. Woodley was born on November 15, 1991, in Simi Valley, California to Lori and Lonnie Woodley.

2. Lonnie is a school principal, while Lori is a middle school counselor.

3. When Woodley was four, »

- Jonny Black

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