Willow Shields is a rising American actress making rounds with the new Netflix series Spinning Out (2020). She was born on 1st June 2000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to parents Rob Shields (father), an art teacher, and Carrie Shields (mother). Both of her siblings are actors. She’s got a fraternal twin sister, Autumn Shields, and an older brother named River Shields.
Shields is fond of pets and owns dogs and chickens at her home. She received her education through homeschool. Her hobbies include making art and artist trading cards. Also, she’s passionate about history and reading.
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The actress is best known for the portrayal of Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games movie series. Besides, she’s featured in Into the Rainbow (2017) and Woodstuck or Bust (2019).
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Willow Shields is starring as Serena Baker in the Netflix series ‘Spinning Out’ (2020)
The other notable cast includes Evan Roderick as Justin Davis, Sarah Wright Olsen as Mandy Davis, David James Elliott as James Davis, Svetlana Efremova as Dasha Fredorova, Mitchell Edwards as Marcus, Amanda Zhou as Jenn, Kaitlyn Leeb as Leah, January Jones as Carol Baker, and Will Kemp as Mitch.
Willow Shields (right) and January Jones (left) as Serena Baker and Carol Baker, respectively, in ‘Spinning Out’ (2020).
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The Netflix series follows the character of Kat Baker, who intends to give up skating after a disastrous fall eliminates her off the competition. She then grabs the opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner from a wealthy family named Justin Davis. However, she risks exposing her secret that could change her entire life.
The new partners face numerous physical, mental, and psychological obstacles on and off the ice to fulfill their Olympic dreams. Spinning Out premiered on Netflix on 1st January 2020.
Willow Shields’ Career and Net Worth
Willow Shields’ net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
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Willow Shields’ first acting credit was the voice role of Girl Watching Gun Fight in a short film Las Vegas New Mexico (2008). A year later, she featured for a single episode as Lisa Rogan / Lisa Royal in a crime drama series In Plain Sight (2009).
In 2011, the actress starred as Grace in the TV film Beyond the Blackboard. This was followed by her breakthrough role of Primrose Everdeen in a dystopian science-fiction adventure film The Hunger Games (2012). She reprised her role in the subsequent sequels The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015).
In between her Hunger Games adventure, the actress made a small screen appearance as Eve on R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (2012) in an episode titled Intruders. In 2017, Willow starred as Rachel in the fantasy adventure film Into the Rainbow. A year later, she played the role of Grace in A Fall from Grace (2018).
In 2019, Shields starred as Lorian in Woodstock or Bust (2019), for which she won Best Actress in Artemis Women in Action Film Festival. In addition, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Feature Film in Lady Filmmakers Film Festival.
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Besides her acting credits, Shields featured in a reality show Dancing with the Stars season 20 alongside her dancing partner Mark Ballas. She became the youngest competitor in the show’s history aged 14, overtaking Zendaya, who was 16 when she competed in the season 16 edition.
Despite high scores from judges throughout the competition, Willow and Mark shockingly got eliminated from DWTS in week seven, finishing in 7th place.
Willow Shields’ net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Does Willow Shields Have a Boyfriend?
Willow Shields does not appear to be dating.
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Willow Shields is currently single. The Spinning Out actress appears to be completely engrossed in her career at the moment. Moreover, her social media provides no clue about her dating endeavors.
It remains to be seen when this gorgeous lady introduces a boyfriend into her life. Although we cannot rule out the possibility she could be dating in secret; for now, we’re inclined to believe her relationship status is single.
Willow Shields played the role of Primrose Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games’
Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games.
Willow Shields is best known for portraying the character of Primrose “Prim” Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series. She is the younger sister of Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who is quite the opposite of Prim in both looks and character.
Primrose carries blonde hair just like her mother, with a gentle persona and an ability to heal. In contrast, her sister Katniss is prickly in nature and boasts a talent for hunting. Meanwhile, Primrose owns a cat and a goat, named Buttercup and Lady respectively.
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The Hunger Games film series is based on the novels of the same name. It follows the story of a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem consisting of 12 districts in total. A boy and a girl are chosen every year as “tributes” from each of the districts and compelled to fight to the death in a televised competition known as The Hunger Games.
There are four movies in total – The Hunger Games (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015). Willow Shields reprised her role as Primrose Everdeen in each of the movies.
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The other notable cast includes Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthrone, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow, Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, and Paula Malcolmson as Mrs. Everdeen.