• 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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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 appearing in the part of Stephanie Johnson in hundreds of episodes of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” , and as Malia Tate in the TV series “Teen Wolf” (2014-2017). She is also known as Miss Teen USA 2004.

Shelley Hennig Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Shelley Catherine Henning on the 2nd January 1987, in Metairie, Louisiana USA, she’s 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.

Shelley was obsessed with beauty and fashion from an early age, 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 made 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 in 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 then had the lead role in the comedy series “Liberty Crossing” (2018). She starred in the romantic fantasy comedy film “When We First Met”, next to Alexandra Daddario and Adam Devine, and most recently has appeared in the films “Teen Wolf- The Movie” and “The List” both in 2023, and as Ava Winters in the TV series “Obliterated” in the same year.

Shelley Hennig Wealth

Shelley has earned a decent amount through her acting endeavors, and her net worth is estimated at over $1 million, as of mid-2024.

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 Bill McKenzie. There are no current rumours of her love life, so she remains single as of 2024.

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 about 126lbs (57kgs).

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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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