Her first credited role was Ashley Hedges in the 2007 film Moola.Shailene played the role as Kristin Debreno in 3 episodes of CBS’ The District from 2001 to 2003.
It's so cool that she got to express like "if I got pregnant this is how I would act." And then the opportunity for me came up and I was like "if I was pregnant, how would I respond?
17: Are you getting feedback from pregnant girls at all?
Shailene: I haven't personally heard anything, but my manager gets some stuff sometimes and he'll tell me about girls who have said that it's helped them a lot, or it was completely different from how they responded to having a baby.
She also starred as Jane Chapman in the HBO limited series Big Little Lies for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.
Her leading role in The Descendants earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.