Actress Shailene Woodley rode a wave of recognition this awards season for her turn as angsty teen Alexandra King in the Oscar-winning film “The Descendants,” but TV audiences know the 20-year-old best as teen mom Amy from four seasons of ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” The series returned last night with its spring premiere, and to celebrate, we’re naming Shailene this week’s Girl Crush.
While we had Shailene on our couch recently, we had to ask the starlet who her own Girl Crush is. “Jennifer Garner,” she said without hesitation. “I think she’s awesome. She’s so philanthropic, and I think that the way she’s raising her children is really great, especially with the amount of spotlight on them. She just seems like a really down-to-earth, awesome human being, who’s doing really awesome philanthropic things for the world around her.”
Shailene’s no stranger to charitable acts, herself. Along with mom, Lori Woodley, the actress co-founded All It Takes, a foundation focusing on environmental integrity, youth leadership and health awareness, which she launched at this year’s Vanities party. Clearly, Shailene doesn’t just talk the talk—one of the many reasons she’s this week’s Girl Crush.