Shelley Catherine Hennig is an American actress and model, as well as the winner of the 2004 Miss Louisiana and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants. She is best known for her roles as Stephanie Johnson on Days of Our Lives and Diana Meade on The CW's The Secret Circle. Shelley currently plays the role of Malia Tate, a Werecoyote in MTV's hit television series Teen Wolf.
Shelley has German and English ancestry through her father and has Italian ancestry through her mother.
Shelley attended Destrehan High School where she was named an "Academic Excellence Student."
Two of her poems have been published in the Young Authors Book of Poetry.
In 2010, Shelley was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for her work in Days of Our Lives.
She is an accomplished dancer, having won many awards in various dancing competitions.
Shelley won the Miss Teen USA title in 2004, becoming the first winner from Louisiana in the pageant, as well as the first general national title-holder from Louisiana since Ali Landry won Miss USA in 1996.
A hidden talent of Shelley's is that she prides herself on being a fast typist and often competes online to maintain her skills.
Shelley's older brother Brad was killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in 2001, and ever since, she has been a passionate advocate against underage drinking, drug use, and driving under the influence. This was also the focal point of her work as Miss Teen USA.