The Secret Life of the American Teenager aired on ABC Family from 2008 to 2013 and launched the career of Divergent star Shailene Woodley. The show focuses on freshman Amy Juergens, played by Woodley, who becomes pregnant after a one night stand with band mate Ricky, and is forced to deal with the harsh realities of teenage parenthood. The show’s central themes include homosexuality, teenage drama, conflicts among family members, and relationships. Over the course of the show, Amy navigates high school, relations with her child’s father, being a mother to her son, and choosing her own path. Besides being the starting point of Woodley’s career there are many cool facts about the show, check out 14 of them!
14. American Girl
The Secret Life of the American Teenager is not the first time John Schneider (Marshall Bowman) and Shailene Woodley (Amy Juergens) have worked together. In Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005), Woodley and Schneider play daughter and father in the film inspired by the American Girl doll book series. Meanwhile Molly Ringwald (Anne Juergens) appeared in another American Girl movie called Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (2006).
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