Congratulations to Nicole Kidman for winning the Glamour Award for Best Film Actress! On June 6th, Glamour hosted their annual award ceremony and honored Nicole Kidman for her incredible work this year. She starred in films such as Lion, which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award, and most recently, The Beguiled, forwhich director, Sofia Coppola, won the Palm D’Or at Cannes. Coppola is the first woman in 54 years to win the Palm D’Or. Kidman has starred in Sundance Film Festival films Birthday Girl, Dogville, Stoker, and Strangerland. Congratulations, Nicole!
SHAILENE WOODLEY [Beatrice “Tris” Prior] is best known for her award winning performance opposite George Clooney in Academy Award® nominated film The Descendants from writer/director Alexander Payne. Among the many accolades she received for her work in the film, were a 2012 Independent Spirit Award® for Best Supporting Actress, the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe® nomination and a Critics Choice award nomination. Variety said of her performance, “Woodley is a revelation in the role of Alex, displaying both the edge and the depth that the role demands.” A.O. Scott of the New York Times agreed saying Woodley gives, “one of the toughest, smartest, most credible adolescent performances in recent memory.”
Woodley recently starred in the dramatic film White Bird In A Blizzard for director Gregg Araki, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. Magnolia Pictures released the film on VOD on September 25th and then in theaters nationwide on October 24th. The film debuted internationally at the Deauville Film Festival in France.
Woodley further solidified her stature as a talented and versatile actress in the critically acclaimed film The Fault In Our Stars, the big screen adaption of John Green’s hugely popular novel. Woodley earned glowing reviews from the most respected critics in the country and it dominated the box office on opening weekend. The film has earned over $250 million worldwide thus far. Woodley has been acknowledged by The People’s Choice Awards, The Broadcast Film Critics Awards and The Teen Choice Awards for her performance. Just prior, Woodley starred in The Spectacular Now opposite Miles Teller. The co-stars shared the Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013; and Woodley was nominated for a Gotham Award and an Independent Spirit Award® for Best Actress.
Woodley’s star status was proven in the big screen version of Divergent for Summit Entertainment, based on the popular YA novel of the same name from best-selling author Veronica Roth.
Fans worldwide are also anticipating the return of Tris in the next installment of the Divergent series, entitled The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which will be in theaters all over the world in March 2015.
Woodley will soon begin production as the female lead opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt in the Oliver Stone directed film Snowden, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, the American computer specialist and former employee of the CIA who leaked classified information from the NSA about surveillance programs run by the US.
Woodley began her career at the age of 5 when an agent recognized her potential and signed her in an instant and she has been working ever since. She cut her teeth in commercials and then earned her first TV role in the 1999 TV Movie, Replacing Dad, which starred two time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell.
Other roles include playing the lead character in the hit ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager for five years; the lead in the popular WB movie Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, which was produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Julia Roberts; and recurring roles on Crossing Jordan (as a young Jill Hennessy), The O.C., and Jack & Bobby. She also had a lead role opposite Ann Margaret and Matthew Settle in the TV movie A Place Called Home.
When she is not on set, Woodley spends as much time outdoors as possible thinking of ways she can help keep the environment beautiful and healthy for future generations.