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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.

Career

Film

Year Title Role
2014 Ouija Debbie Galardi
2015 Unfriended Blaire Lily
2015 About Scout Melinda Riley
2016 Summer Of 8 Lily Hunter
2018 When We First Met Carrie
2018 The After Party Alicia
2018 False Profits Hilary Jenkel

Television

Year Title Role
2004 Passions Crane Maid
2007–2011 Days of Our Lives Stephanie Johnson
2011–2012 The Secret Circle Diana Meade
2012 Friend Me Isabelle Salvador
2013 Justified Jackie Nevada
2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous Christy Ackerman
2014 Blue Bloods Maya Lawman
2014 Friends with Better Lives Molly James
2014–2017 Teen Wolf Malia Tate
2018 Liberty Crossing Carly Ambrose

Trivia

  • 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.
  • She's very close to co-stars Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Posey, and Arden Cho.
  • Shelley is roommate and best friends with Britt Robertson. Dylan O'Brien's girlfriend, who she met while starring together in The CW's supernatural series The Secret Circle.
  • Malia Tate is Shelley Hennig's second role as a supernatural being, as she also played a powerful witch named Diana Meade on The Secret Circle.

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