Shelley Hennig

Inside Biography

The hot and sexy, brown eyed, Shelley Catherine Hennig is an American actress who is superiorly acknowledged as the beauty pageant receptacle of Miss Teen USA 2004. A small town girl, Shelly has conventionalized herself in the arena of American TV Series including the CW series The Secret Circle and is currently occupied in MTV series, Teen Wolf as character Malia Tate. Shelly was twice nominated by the Daytime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Younger Actress for her work in Days of our Lives.

Born on January 2 1987 in Destrehan, Louisiana - a little suburb right outside of New Orleans- Shelly attended Destrehan High school where she was named an Academic Excellence Student which proves that she is a beauty with a brain. Shelly finds immense pleasure in writing and two of her poems have been published in the Young Authors Book of Poetry. Shelly was the fastest typist in her school and has an obsession with spellings and memorizing. Shelly worked at a local country club before rising into fame. There she did random tasks in the pro shop and was supposed to be in charge of the register but all of it did not work for her. Shelly was hugely interested in dancing and thus joined a dance school called Dance Unlimited which eventually became her second home. Shelly has won many awards in dancing competitions. Shelly was the youngest among her siblings and got lots of love but unfortunately three years before she won the prestigious title , one of her older brother was killed in a drunk driving accident which affected her emotionally and ever since , Shelly has become an advocate against under-age drinking.

It was in the year 2003 when Shelly took a big leap by joining the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2004 , a state pageant held in Lafayette, Louisiana .Shelly won the pageant and thus went forward to representing Louisiana in the 2004 Miss Teen USA pageant held in Palm Springs, California. Shelly and rest of Louisiana were filled with joy and pride when she was titled the Miss Teen USA 2004. Shelly was the first winner from Louisiana and was the first girl from Louisiana to win a national title since Ali Landry was Miss USA 1996. This particular pageant was her break through. Shelly as a reward got a one year modeling contract, with Trump Modeling Management and a scholarship to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. With a height of 5 feet 8 inches, body measurement of 30-24-32 and long, sexy legs, Shelly’s hot pics went viral which attracted TV series’ producers. During her reign Shelly worked with a local Louisiana non-profit organization called C.A.D.A (Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) where she mentored young souls about the impacts and consequences of drugs and alcohol abuse. Shelly also represented the Miss universe Organization, and was seen making appearances as various television guest and delivered public speeches. Shelly appeared in the NBC soap opera, Pa s sion which was a part of her prize package. Shelly continued working with various non-profitable organizations including Seeds of Peace, D.A.R.E, Sparrow Clubs and SHINE. On August 8 2005, Shelly’s reign ended but more was to come to her palms and the first sign of it was participation on MTV’s The Reality Show where she attempted to win her own show, After the Crown but was eliminated.

But what Shelly is really recognized for is her contract role of Stephanie Johnson in Days of our Lives whose cast she joined on April 20 2007. For this role Shelly was nominated twice , once in 2010 and in 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards for the Outstanding Younger actress In A Drama Series category. But later on January 18 2011 Shelly announced that she will be leaving Days of Our Lives. It was in the sets of Days of Our Lives that Shelly met Jay Kenneth Johnson who was her boyfriend from 2007 to 2012. After the affair ended, she was rumored to be dating Thomas Dekker from The Secret Circle. Shelly hosted the Miss Teen USA 2008 pageant on August 16 2008.  Shelly played the major character Diana Meade in the TV series, The Secret Circle from 2011 to 2012. After that Shelly yet again appeared in MTV , but this time in a series  called Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous , the show was later canceled after a season. In 2013 Shelly shot three feature movies including The Independent. Recently Shelly has been rumored to be dating Ben McKenzie whom she met on the sets of The O.C. Currently Shelly is occupied on the MTV series Teen Wolf as a recurring character Malia Tate , who is said to be promoted as a regular in Season 4.


by monika, 26 Jun, 2014

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