Shelley Hennig: Age, Career, Other Facts

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Shelley Hennig

When beauty comes with brains, the journey to fame is always light or so it seems – the reality is a circus. Shelley Hennig has unlocked doors for herself with both. She has been nominated for the Emmys twice and she has also appeared on music videos. This is not a summary of her career and personal details. There are so many things to be said about her. This is how far we could go.

Shelley Hennig: Age and early life

Shelley Hennig was born on January 2, 1987, in Metairie, Louisiana, to Cathy Distefano Gosset and Glenn H. Hennig, Sr. Her father has German, Swiss-German, Scottish, and English roots while her mother is of Italian descent. She grew up with three elder brothers Glen Hennig Jr and Brad Joseph Hennig. Unfortunately for the actress, she lost Brad Joseph in a drunk-driving incident in Destrehan, Louisiana on August 9, 2001.

Shelley attended Destrehan High School where she was named as one of the brightest students in the school. She went ahead to prove this by winning many accolades outside of the classroom in dancing and other competitions. In addition to this, she was the best typist in her school. Shelley was pedantic about grammar as she took her English classes very serious, writing two poems that have been published in the Young Authors Book of Poetry.

She entered the acting business after she won Miss Louisiana Teen USA. She is 32 years old.

Shelley Hennig: Career

Shelly Hennig’s career can be divided into two parts; first as a model and then as an actress. Shelly contested for Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2004 in the state pageant held in Lafayette, Louisiana and won the crown. Her victory gave the confidence to represent her state, Louisiana in the Miss Teen USA 2004 pageant which she also won, setting history as the first winner from Louisiana and the first girl from Louisiana to win a national title since Ali Landry won the Miss USA crown in 1996.

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Her Miss Teen USA crown has some mouthwatering benefits, a one-year modeling contract with Trump Modeling Management, and a scholarship to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. During the time she was Miss Teen USA, she made several trips outside America and gave speeches on different platforms until her reign elapsed in 2005, prompting her to consider an acting career.

She made her debut in 2004 when she landed the role of Crane Maid in the NBC sitcom “Passions”. Two years after making her debut, she landed the role of Stephanie Johnson in the American day time soap opera “Days of Our Lives”. The series centered on the family lives of the Hortons and the Bradys. Her role as Stephanie Johnson bagged her two Daytime Emmy Award nominations (2010 and 2011).  In January 2011, she announced that she has decided to leave the show and thanked the producers for the times they shared together on set.

Between 2011-2012, she played the role of Diana Meade, a responsible witch in the supernatural teen drama television series “The Secret Circle” on The CW Network. The series is based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. In 2014, Shelley landed the role of Malia Tate a were coyote assassin in the MTV supernatural teen drama series “Teen Wolf”. Her role won her a Teen Choice Award in 2016.

Shelley landed her motion picture debut in 2014 in the horror film “Ouija” as Debbie Galardi. She has also appeared in films like “Summer of 8” “When we first met” and “After Party”. In 2019, she played the role of Ramona in the comedy web series “Dollface” on Hulu. Her acting credits might not be much but they are rich.

Net worth

Shelley Hennig is worth 1 million dollars. She has not been in the acting industry for close to a decade. Not that we use decades as a measuring tool to know the worth of actors, it only shows she has not had many acting credits under her sleeves. But aside from her acting credits, she was former Miss Louisiana Teen and former Miss USA Teen, these crowns come with juicy financial packages and other perks. We assume.

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Brad was 18 when her brother died and his demise threw a dagger into the hearts of everyone in the family. In order to make sure that no one has to lose their life the way his brother did, she started speaking up against underage drinking. She has partnered with the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CADA) a local Louisiana non-profit organization to build awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. There are other non-profit organizations. These things cost money and sometimes it comes from her purse.

Shelley Hennig: Marriage

Is Shelley Hennig married? No, she is not. She dated actor Jay Kenneth Johnson for five years after which they broke up. She has also dated actor Ben McKenzie. There are reports that she hooked up with Thomas Dekker in 2013. Shelley is beautiful and there must have been other dates. Currently, she is single and you can’t take this to the bank. She might be dating quietly.

Ms. Henning is 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 meters tall. She spends quality time with her fans on Instagram and Twitter where she commands a strong base.

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