• Shelley Hennig is an American actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder
• She is known for her roles in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” (2007-2017) and as Malia Tate in the TV series “Teen Wolf” (2014-2017)
• She was named Miss Teen USA 2004, and is an advocate against underage drinking
• Her net worth is estimated at $1 million
• She stands at 5ft 8ins (1.73m), and weighs 126lbs ~ 57kgs.

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Short Info

Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1987
FactMiss Teen USA 2004.

Who is Shelley Hennig?

Shelley Hennig is an American actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder, who gained her fame appeared the part of Stephanie Johnson in more than 465 episodes of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” (2007-2017), and as Malia Tate in the TV series “Teen Wolf” (2014-2017). She is also known as the Miss Teen USA 2004.

Shelley Hennig Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Shelley Catherine Henning on the 2nd January 1987, in Metairie, Louisiana USA, she is the younger child of Glenn H. Hennig Sr., and his wife Catherine Distefano Gosset.

She had an older brother who tragically died at 18 years old, after being involved in a drink-driving car accident. From an early age, Shelley was obsessed with beauty and fashion, and in 2004 she won the Miss Louisiana Teen USA contest, and the same year was named Miss Teen USA – part of her reward was a scholarship to the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, plus a contract with the Trump Modeling Management agency.

During her reign as a Miss Teen USA, Shelley was a part of the Miss Universe Organization, and would make appearances in various TV shows, while she also made her acting debut in the TV series “Passions”. Shelley previously attended Destrehan High School, where she excelled academically.

Shelley Hennig

Acting Career

After her debut, it took three years before she was selected for the part of Stephanie Johnson in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” (2007-2017), but the wait was worth it as she subsequently featured in 468 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series, and she herself earned a couple of Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work on the show, in 2010 and 2012. Her career was going in the right direction, and in 2011 she secured another regular role as Diana Meade in the TV series “The Secret Circle” (2011-2012).

From 2014 to 2017, she starred in the action fantasy drama series “Teen Wolf”, which earned her Teen Choice Summer TV Star: Female Award in 2016. Meantime in 2014 Shelley also made her film debut, as she featured in the horror films “Unfriended”, and “Ouija”.

National Star

She’s stated that acting feels natural to her, and she’s continued with film roles too, appearing in the romantic comedy-drama film “Summer of 8” in 2016, with Carter Jenkins, Michael Grant, and Matt Shively as the stars of the film.

She now had the lead role in the comedy series “Liberty Crossing” (2018). Most recently, she starred in the romantic fantasy comedy film “When We First Met”, next to Alexandra Daddario and Adam Devine.

Shelley Hennig Wealth

Shelley has earned a decent amount through her acting endeavors, and her net worth is estimated at $1 million.

Shelley Hennig Personal Life, Dating

Shelley has had a few romances in the past, though she is currently single. From 2007 to 2012, she was in a relationship with her “Days of Our Lives” co-star Jay Kenneth Johnson. Her next lover was Thomas Dekker, also an actor and her co-star from “The Secret Circle”, however, the two dated only briefly in 2012. The following year, Shelley was in a relationship with yet another actor; this time, it was Bill McKenzie.

“I was a dancer my whole life. Then I randomly entered this pageant and the next thing I knew, I was Miss Teen USA. At the time I was like "Are you playing a joke on me? How the fuck did I win this?”

Posted by Shelley Hennig on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Shelley Hennig Interesting Facts, Height, Weight

Shelley is a dancer as well, having enjoyed dancing as early as being two years old when she joined a dancing studio. Her love for dancing gave birth to another passion, acting. During her active pursuit of dancing skills, Shelley won numerous awards at dancing competitions.

Shelley is an advocate against underage drinking, influenced by her brother’s premature death.

She has earned recognition for her work with a local Louisiana non-profit organization called ‘C.A.D.A’ (Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse).

Shelley was the fastest typist during her senior year in high school, and excelled in spelling, having participated in several spelling bee competitions. Henning is an amateur poet as well, having published two poems in the Young Authors Book of Poetry. Shelley stands at 5ft 8ins (1.73m), and weighs 126lbs ~ 57kgs.

General Info

Full NameShelley Hennig
Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1987
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationDestrehan High School


ParentsCathy Distefano Gosset, Glenn H. Henning, Sr
SiblingsGlenn H. Hennig Jr., Brad Joseph Hennig


AwardsTeen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Female
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesSummer of 8, About Scout, Ouija, Unfriended, When We First Met
TV ShowsThe Secret Circle, Teen Wolf, Days of Our Lives

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1People called me "Slim" and "Daddy Long Legs", My best friend Martine named me Daddy Long Legs after she saw me running track. She was making fun of me!
2My brothers were my idols. I've always looked up to them and was proud to be their baby sister. I felt like they gave me some cool points, too.
3I had no idea what I wanted to be when I was 17. I just knew I wanted to be something larger than myself.
4I grew up in Louisiana--a little suburb right outside of New Orleans--and I wouldn't have it any other way!
5I love to eat. I'm from New Orleans. I eat like nobody's business. So to find a workout that I actually look forward to is a lifesaver.
6My favorite movie is Closer (2004) and Love Story (1970).
7I replaced someone on Days of Our Lives (1965) once, and the fans hated me. She was a redhead, I was a brunette: they went nuts. Even at fan events, they were rude to me.
8I'm personally more of a low-maintenance type of person. I want things to be easy and quick, especially when it comes to getting dressed.
9My favorite song is Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" because my brother used to sing it to me as loud as he could. Annoying then, favorite memory now.
10Personally, in real life, I'm a little more down-and-dirty than I am glamorous.
11I'm actually loving the soundtrack to The Secret Circle (2011) that our music supervisor Liza Richardson puts together, like Washed Out and Cults, but my favorite band is Bootstraps.
12I was the fastest typist in my school, and I had an obsession with spelling and memorizing.
13I was a good student, but I was the biggest procrastinator.
14People ask me, "How's Teen Wolf (2011)?'' and I tell them it's literally the best job I've ever had. It's hard. Everybody wants to be a series regular. It's something that a lot of actors would kill to have. That being said, it's very demanding of you, in so many different ways.
15I was the happiest in English class, and algebra was where I cried.
16I worked at a local country club that I never belonged to. I did random tasks in the pro shop and supposed to be in charge of the register, but that didn't go so well. They quickly realized I was better with people, not computers.


1Her father has German, Swiss-German, Scottish, and English ancestry. Her mother is of Italian descent (all four of Shelley's maternal great-grandparents were Italian immigrants).
2Her older brother, Brad Joseph Hennig (DOB: April 29, 1983), died in a drunk-driving incident in Destrehan, Louisiana on August 9, 2001 when he was 18. Shelley has since become an advocate against underage drinking.
3Daytime Emmy Nominee 2010.
4Miss Teen USA 2004.
5Miss Teen Louisiana 2004.




When We First Met2017completedCarrie
Days of Our Lives2007-2017TV SeriesStephanie Johnson
Teen Wolf2014-2017TV SeriesMalia Tate
Summer of 82016Lily
About Scout2015Melinda
Ouija2014/IIDebbie Galardi
Friends with Better Lives2014TV SeriesMolly
Blue Bloods2014TV SeriesMaya
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous2013TV SeriesChristy Ackerman
Justified2013TV SeriesJackie Nevada
The Secret Circle2011-2012TV SeriesDiana Meade
Friend Me2012TV SeriesIsabelle


Alexis Joy VIP Access2016TV Series shortHerself
Young Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
This Week in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHerself
Ouija: Adapting the Fear2015Video documentary shortHerself
Wolf Watch2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself


Won Awards

2016Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV ActressTeen Wolf (2011)

Nominated Awards

2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
2010Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsYounger Actress - Daytime DramaDays of Our Lives (1965)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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