Occupation: Actress
Biggest accomplishment this year: Winning the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at Sundance, for her role in The Spectacular Now

A young star on the rise, Shailene Woodley made a name for herself with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Descendants and won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at this year's Sundance Film Festival for her performance in the independent drama-comedy The Spectacular Now. But don't think of her as strictly an indie girl; Woodley hasn't shied away from the big studio films. In 2014, she'll have big roles in two huge releases: as Beatrice Prior, the lead in the film adaptation of the popular young adult Divergent series, and also as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.