Get to Know the Cast of Divergent Before It Hits Theaters March 21
In just two weeks, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s wildly popular YA series Divergent will hit the big screen. But before you head to see it in theaters, you may want to brush up on who's who in this large ensemble cast. Sure, there are plenty of well known actors in it, including Shailene Woodley, who plays the film's heroine, Tris Prior. And there's also other big names, such as Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, Ashely Judd, and Mr. President Fitzgerald Tony Goldwyn.
But the film is also filled with a slew of rising stars, many of whom aren't yet recognizable, but will be soon enough! If you've watched the trailer and still can't place where you've spotted the actors, we did some research to jog your memory. (For example, Four, played by Theo James, was the doomed Mr. Pamuk from Downton Abbey, and he also was featured alongside Woodley in our March issue, plus Lenny Kravtiz's daughter, Zoe, has a lead role as one of the transfer initiates, Christina.)
Shailene Woodley (Tris Prior)
In between her five-year tenure on ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Woodley starred in several films, including 2011's The Descendants (opposite George Clooney!) and 2013's indie hit, The Spectacular Now. Want to see how much she's changed? Check out her transformation.
Theo James (Four)
Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews)
Jai Courtney (Eric)
Miles Teller (Peter)
Teller breaks out of his good guy niche playing the evil Peter in Divergent. Previously, he's played lovable, boyish characters in films like That Awkward Moment, The Spectacular Now, and the 2011 remake of Footloose.
Tony Goldwyn (Andrew Prior)
Goldwyn, also known as Mr. President on ABC's hit drama Scandal, puts politics on the back burner to play Tris's father, Andrew Prior.
Maggie Q (Tori)
For four years, you could see Maggie Q busting bad guys on the hit CW series, Nikita, and now she's back-this time on the big screen as Tori, a Dauntless tattoo artist who helps guide Tris.
Ray Stevenson (Marcus Eaton)
Zoe Kravitz (Christina)
Ansel Elgort (Caleb Prior)
Ben Lamb (Edward)
Another one to watch, Lamb's made a name for himself starring in Starz's The White Queen, but his role as Edward, a fellow Dauntless transfer, will be his first major role on the big screen.
Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Will)
The British actor is known for his turns in films like Great Expectations and Tormented, but you may also recognize him from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire--he played Ravenclaw Quidditch captain Roger Davies.
Christian Madsen (Al)
The son of actor and director Michael Madsen is beginning to gain momentum in the industry. He is appearing in a variety projects, but his role as Al, one of the Dauntless transfers who develops a crush on Tris, is his biggest role yet.
Mekhi Phifer (Max)
After over 20 years in the business, Phifer helps bring some star power to the cast playing one of Dauntless's ruthless leaders, Max.
Ashley Judd (Natalie Prior)
The veteran actress and two-time Golden Globe nominee has had a long list of standout roles, and from the looks of her packed 2014 schedule--she's set to star in 5 projects this year!--it doesn't seem like she'll be slowing down anytime soon. See how she's grown up in the spotlight.