Willow Shields Wiki Bio
Willow Shields was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. on 1 June 2000 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and a singer, who has appeared in close to 20 movies and TV Series, while she’s probably known best for her portrayal of Primrose Everdeen in the critically acclaimed 2012 action adventure science fiction movie “The Hunger Games”. It was written and directed by Gary Ross, starred Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, and follows 24 teenagers, two from each of the 12 Districts of Panem, who are competing in a game which has them fighting to the death. The movie won 33 of the 81 awards for which it was nominated.
Willow reprised her role in the sequels “Catching Fire” in 2013, “Mockingjay – Part 1” in 2014, and “Mockingjay – Part 2” in 2015.
Early life and education
Willow was raised in Albuquerque alongside her twin sister Autumn and their older brother River, by their parents Rob and Carrie Shields; not a lot is known about Willow’s family, as she respects their privacy, but it’s known that her brother and sister have also launched their careers in the film industry.
Willow became interested in acting at a very early age, and seeing this, her parents took her to various auditions. She was eight years old when she launched her career, with her voicing of Girl Watching Gun Fight in the 2008 short western film “Las Vegas New Mexico 1875”, and Willow has been acting since then.
She attended a local high school in Albuquerque, and was into several sports during her four years there, including soccer and tennis. Upon matriculating in 2018, Willow didn’t enroll at college, but chose to focus on working on her way up in the film industry.
Roles in TV series
Willow has appeared in only four TV series. She made her debut appearance in the 2009 episode “In My Humboldt Opinion” of the mystery crime drama “In Plain Sight”, and in 2012, she played Eve in the episode “The Intruders” of the action adventure drama “R. L. Stine’s the Haunting Hour”.
In 2019, Willow was cast to play the lead character Maya in the crime fantasy horror “The Unsettling”, created by Andrew Jacobson and Adam Jay Epstein, and which also starred Tequan Richmond and Holly Taylor.
The series follows the 16 years old girl Becca, who has just arrived at her strange new foster home.
Her only other role in a TV series has been her portrayal of Serena Baker, but in all 10 episodes of the popular 2020 sports drama “Spinning Out”. It was created by Samantha Strattor, starred Willow, Kaya Scodelario and January Jones, and follows the life of a figure skating Olympic champion.
Roles in movies
In 2011, Willow portrayed Grace in the popular family drama “Beyond the Blackboard”, directed by Jeff Bleckner, and which starred Emily VanCamp, Steve Talley and Timothy Busfield. It follows a 24 years old teacher who is teaching homeless children at their shelter’s improvised classroom, and the movie won one of the six awards for which it was nominated.
In 2017, she played the main character Rachel, in the action family adventure “Into the Rainbow”, directed by Gary Wing-Lun Mak and Norman Stone, and which also starred Maria Grazia Cucinnotta and Archie Kao. The movie follows three children who hold the key to saving the world.
Willow’s only other film role has been her portrayal of the lead character Lorian, in the 2018 drama “Woodstock or Bust”; it was written and directed by Leslie Boom, also starred Meg DeLacy and Teddy Van Ee, and follows two teenagers who are travelling to perform at the Woodstock Music Festival. The movie won eight of the 11 awards for which it was nominated.
She’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the drama “When Time Got Louder” and the thriller “A Fall from Grace”.
Willow worked as a stand-in for Mia Stallard during the shooting for the 2010 thriller movie “Inhale”.
She sang the song “Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)” in the 2012 film “The Hunger Games”.
Willow received special thanks for the 2015 documentary video “The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”.
She’s made appearances in various talk-shows, such as “The Wendy Williams Show”, “Piper’s Picks TV” and “Today”.
Awards and nominations
In 2019, Willow won an Artemis Women in Action Film Festival Award for Best Actress, for her performance in “Woodstock or Bust”, and was also nominated for a 2019 Lady Filmmakers Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film in the same film.
Love life and boyfriend
Willow is highly secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t mentioned any boys (or girls) whom she has perhaps been with, however, there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning both her current relationship status, and her sexual orientation.
Some of her fans believe that she’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity American boy, and that she’s keeping their relationship away from the media’s attention, because of how her career and popularity could be affected; this hasn’t been confirmed, nor addressed by Willow.
There are also those who believe that she’s a lesbian, and that this is why she hasn’t spoken of the boys whom she has dated, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of November 2021, Willow seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Willow is quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to a million followers; she’s uploaded close to 2,500 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during her everyday life.
She’s a huge lover of animals, with her favorites being dogs and turtles; her pet dog can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
Willow is physically highly active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, mostly because it’s important for her acting career to stay in shape.
She also exercises outdoors, by climbing hills and mountains with her sister, going ice skating and cycling.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne and Emma Watson, while a couple of Willow’s favorite movies include the franchise “Harry Potter”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”.
Age, height and net worth
Willow’s age is 21. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.