Amy Juergens Secret Life of the American Teenager



TV Series


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Portrayed by Shailene Woodley

Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley) is the teen mother of John Juergens and the oldest daughter of the Juergens family. Amy was involved with Ben Boykewich but is currently dating the father of her baby Ricky Underwood. 


Amy attended band camp before her freshman of high school where she played the French horn.  At band camp she met Ricky Underwood and had a one night stand which led to the conception of their child John Juergens.  Amy was shocked when she discovered her pregnancy and tried to keep it a secret from her parents but eventually admitted the truth to her mother. 


Relationship with Ben

Amy began to develop feelings for Ben Boykewich a student at her school who asked her out on a date.  Amy was afraid Ben wouldn't want anything to do with her when he would discover her pregnancy but when Ben learned the truth he proposed to Amy offering to help raise her baby. 


Amy and Ben got married at the local chapel but the marriage wasn't considered legal since they used false ID cards and documents.  Anna began to pressure Amy to get a job or to seriously consider having her baby adopted.  Amy began to lead to adoption and began meeting with Ricky to ensure their child would be adopted. 


Ricky managed to sabotage the adoption and got a job at the butcher shop working along side Ben.  They both offered their support to Amy who got a job offer from Grace Bowman to work at the local church day care centre after school.   Amy overwhelmed by the support decided to keep her baby. 


Break up with Ben

Amy become overwhelm with the responsibility of been a new mother.  When Ben asked to have sex with her Amy refused afraid she would end up pregnant again.  Amy became concern Ben would cheat on her when he was offered a summer holiday job in Italy.  Amy suspicious was confirmed when Maria a girl Ben meet in Italy came to visit him.  Amy realising her relationship with Ben was over asked him to break up with her. 


Amy brief took an interest in her mother ex-boyfriend son Jimmy but decided they should just remain friends.  Amy began to fight with Ricky who wanted more responsibility to take care of to John.   When Amy refused he went to an arbitrator who ruled Ricky could have John on the weekends.  Amy brief got back together with Ben but broke up with him after she discovered Adrian was having his baby.  


Relationship with Ricky

Amy later began to date Ricky but demanded to be in an exclusive relationship and wanted him to get tested before she would consider having sex with him. 

Main Cast

Adrian Lee

Alice Valko

Amy Juergens

Anne Juergens

Ashley Juergens

Ben Boykewich



Cindy Lee


George Juergens

Grace Bowmen



Henry Miller

Jack Pappas

Jason Treacy

Jeff Zegay


Joe Hampton

John Juergens

Kathleen Bowman

Ken Fields

Lauren Treacy

Leo Boykewich

Madison Cooperstein

Marcelino Molina

Margaret Shakur

Marshall Bowman

Nora Underwood

Ricky Underwood

Robie Juergens

Ruben Enriquez


Tom Bowman