Back in 2011, she played next to George Clooney in The Descendants, which won her a Golden Globe nomination. Young yet very promising, she is often compared to the Hunger Games star J-Law for many reasons.
First of all, they both started their acting careers with the first opus of a science-fiction series. Indeed, Shailene is currently starring in Divergent, a movie based on Veronica Roth's novel.
And just like Jennifer Lawrence has played many times at Bradley Cooper's side, Shailene has found herself a favorite co-star... Ansel Elgort! Not only is he going to be her character's brother in Divergent, but he will also incarnate Augustus Waters in The Fault In Our Stars (in theaters next June).
In addition to the aforementioned movies, you will be able to admire Shailene's acting skills in The Spectacular Now as well. Don't miss any of those films while they're on the big screen!
There is a reason why she and J-Law have both stolen the heart of the public. Obviously, they mostly owe it to their incredible talent, but I believe there's a lot more to it. That much success at a young age is partly due to the fact that they are down-to-earth.
Neither of them has ever behaved inappropriately, and they are both really inspiring. For instance, Jennifer has achieved her dreams even though she was bullied at first, and she doesn't mind self-mockery (e.g she fell off the stage while receiving an Oscar and laughed about it). Even when they suddenly became famous, they have managed to stay true to themselves and just enjoy life. To sum up, they have kept both feet on the ground, which is rare and admirable. No wonder they have touched so many hearts...