Shelley Hennig is beautiful, talented, and undeniably charming. The young actress has found her way to the hearts of many fans, thanks to her ever-growing body of work and her constant ability to radiate charm through the screen.
Before becoming an actress, Shelley started out as a model and defending champion of beauty contests. In 2004 she won the title of Miss Teen USA, which earned her enough recognition to get a role in the soap opera Days Of Lives, in which she played Stephanie Johnson – a role that earned her two nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award. After her role in the soap opera, she got one of the lead roles in The Secret Circle, a supernatural show aired on The CW.
Although Shelly Henning has been successful in both film and television, she is still best known for her role as Malia Tate in Teen Wolf, the successful teen show Teen Supernatural, which aired on MTV. There are many interesting facts about the actress and Hollywood star – read more about Shelley Henning below.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Shelley Hennig
1. Humble Beginnings
Shelley Catherine Hennig was born on January 2, 1987, in Metairie, Louisiana, to Cathy Gosset and Glenn Hennig Sr. The young actress attended Destrehan High School in Louisiana, where she not only excelled academically but was also an accomplished dancer. Shelley also enjoys writing and is a published poet.
In 2003 Shelley won the Miss Louisana Teen USA competition when she entered a competition for the first time. In 2004 she represented Louisiana in the Miss Louisana Teen USA beauty pageant, where she eventually won the title. The crown of the beauty contest came with many benefits, including a scholarship to the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and a modeling contract with Trump Modelling Management for one year.
During her tenure as Miss Teen USA, she appeared on several television shows, performed publicly, and worked with a number of non-profit organizations. In 2005 she presented the crown to Allie LaForce. Throughout her time in the limelight, Shelley Hennig has consistently spoken out against drunk driving and underage drinking, an issue she passionately championed after she lost one of her older brothers in an alcohol-related accident.
2. Acting Career
As mentioned above, Shelley Hennig was cast in the role of Stephanie Johnson in Days of Our Lives, a role she held from 2007-2011. After Days of Our Lives, she was cast in one of the lead roles in The Secret Circle, where she played Diana Meade – a teenage witch and leader of a coven. The show introduced her to a legion of fans who were saddened that the show did not continue until the second season. This led to her joining the cast of Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, whereupon she appeared in Teen Wolf as Malia Tate, her most popular role to date.
Shelley Henning has also starred in several films including When We First Met, Unfriended, About Scout, Ouija, The After Party, Summer of 8, and Roman J. Israel, Esq.
3. Height & Weight
As a model, actress, and former beauty queen, it should come as no surprise that Shelley Hennig is in top shape. The actress weighs 57 kg (126lbs) and is in great shape with her 5 ft 8. Her dress size is indicated as 4 (US) or 8 (UK) or 34 (EU).
Shelley Hennig relies on “Cardio Barre” exercises 4-5 times a week to stay in shape and maintain her enviable physique.
4. Relationship History
Although Shelley Hennig usually keeps her relationships private, some aspects of her private life still make it into the tabloids, including the fact that she was with Jay Kenneth John for five years. Shelley and Jay, who were together from 2007 to 2012, met on the set of “Days Of Our Lives” where they played love interests. Jay, who is ten years older than Shelley, is an American actor who has appeared in several shows including Scrubs, Melissa & Joey, Charmed, and The O.C.
There were also rumors that Shelley Hennig was supposed to have dated Thomas Dekker in 2012 and Ben McKenzie in 2013, but this has never been confirmed.
5. Favorite Things
Shelley Hennig revealed that her favorite TV shows are The Office and Gossip Girl. She considers Closer (2004) and Love Story (1970) her favorite movies and I will always love you by Whitney Houston her favorite song. Shelley Hennig also enjoys a good bourbon every now and then, confirming that this is her favorite schnapps.