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 consistent ability to radiate charm through the screen.
Prior to becoming an actress, Shelley got her start as a model and pageant titleholder. In 2004, she won the title of Miss Teen USA which allowed her enough recognition to land a role on the soap opera, Days Of Lives, where she played Stephanie Johnson – a role that earned her two nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award. After her role on the soap, she landed one of the lead roles on The Secret Circle, a supernatural show that aired on The CW.
Though Shelly Henning found success in both film and television, she is still best known for her role as Malia Tate in Teen Wolf, the hit teen supernatural show which aired on MTV. There are many interesting facts about the actress and Hollywood star – find out more about Shelley Henning down below.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Shelley Hennig
- 1. Humble Beginnings
Shelley Catherine Hennig was born on the 2nd of January, 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 Pageant the very first time she competed. In 2004, she went to represent Louisiana at the Miss Teen USA pageant where she ended up winning the title. Many benefits came with the pageant crown including a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and a modelling contract with Trump Modelling Management for one year.
During her reign as Miss Teen USA, she appeared in several television shows, made public appearances and worked with a number of non-profit organizations. In 2005, she handed over the crown to Allie LaForce. Throughout her time in the spotlight, Shelley Hennig has always spoken up against drunk driving and underage drinking – a subject matter she became passionate about after losing one of her older brothers to a drunk driving accident.
- 2. Acting Career
As previously mentioned, Shelley Hennig was cast as Stephanie Johnson on Days of Our Lives, a role she had from 2007-2011. After Days of Our Lives, she landed one of the lead roles on The Secret Circle, where she played Diana Meade – a teen witch and leader of a coven. The show introduced her to a legion of fans who were sad to see the show not picked up for a second season. This led to her joining the cast of Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, after which, she appeared on Teen Wolf as Malia Tate, her most popular role to date.
Shelley Henning has also appeared in several movies including When We First Met, Unfriended, About Scout, Ouija, The After Party, Summer of 8 and Roman J. Israel, Esq.
- 3. Height & Weight
Being a model, actress and former beauty queen, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that Shelley Hennig is in great shape. The actress weighs 57 kg (126lbs) and stands tall at 5 ft 8 in. Her dress size is recorded to be 4 (US) or 8 (UK) or 34 (EU).
Shelley Hennig relies on ‘Cardio Barre’ exercise 4-5 times a week to keep in shape and maintain her enviable physique.
- 4. Relationship History
Though Shelley Hennig typically keeps her relationships private, some aspects of her personal life still make it to the tabloids, including the fact that she dated Jay Kenneth John for five years. Shelley and Jay, who were together from 2007 till 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 on several shows including Scrubs, Melissa & Joey, Charmed and The O.C.
Shelley Hennig was also rumoured to have dated Thomas Dekker in 2012 and Ben McKenzie in 2013, although this was never confirmed.
- 5. Favourite Things
Shelley Hennig has revealed that her favourite TV shows are The Office and Gossip Girl. She considers Closer (2004) and Love Story (1970) to be her favourite movies and I will always love you by Whitney Houston to be her favourite song. Shelley Hennig also enjoys a good Bourbon every now and again, confirming it to be favourite liquor.