Shelley Hennig

Shelley Hennig Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Movies, Net Worth

Shelley Hennig Biography

Shelley Hennig is an American actress and model who is widely known for portraying Malia Tate on the MTV supernatural drama series Teen Wolf.

Hennig is also known for her role as Stephanie Johnson on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Other shows and movies she has appeared on include; The Secret Circle, Ouija, Unfriended, and When We First Met.

As a model, Shelley competed in beauty pageants and won the Miss Teen USA 2004 competition

Shelley Hennig Age

Hennig was born on January 2, 1987, in Metairie, Louisiana, U.S. She is 36 years old as of 2023.

Shelley Hennig Height and Weight

Hennig stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78m) and weighs 57 kg.

Shelley Hennig Parents

Hennig is the daughter of Cathy Distefano Gosset and Glenn H. Hennig Sr. Her father has German, Swiss-German, Scottish, and English ancestry while her mother is of Italian descent.

Shelley Hennig Siblings

Henning is the youngest of three siblings. She has two older brothers. One of her brothers Brad Joseph, was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Destrehan, Louisiana on August 9, 2001. At the time of his death, Brad was 18 years old.

Shelley Hennig Husband

Hennig is not married. It is also not clear whether she is dating or not. She has previously been romantically linked to Ben McKenzie (2013), Jay Kenneth Johnson (2007 – 2012) and Thomas Decker.

Shelley Hennig Obliterated

Hennig portrays the character Ava Winters, on the American action dramedy streaming television series, Obliterated. Ava is a CIA Agent. Obliterated is a show about an elite team that is assembled from various branches of the US armed forces to stop a deadly terrorist network from blowing up Las Vegas.

Hennig and some of her co-stars during the premiere of Obliterated
Hennig and some of her co-stars during the premiere of Obliterated

Shelley Hennig on Days of Our Lives

Hennig portrayed Stephanie Johnson on the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives in 2007. She played the daughter of Steve and Kayla Johnson, and the love interest of Philip Kiriakis and Nathan Horton. Hennig won two Daytime Emmy nominations for her performance. She left the show in 2011 but returned for a brief stint in 2017.

Shelley Hennig in The Originals

In 2014, Hennig joined the cast of The Originals, a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. She played Dahlia, the powerful witch and aunt of Klaus Mikaelson. She was the main antagonist of the second season and a recurring character in the third season. Dahlia was an enemy to the Mikaelson family, as she sought to claim her niece Hope as her own. She also had a complex relationship with her sister Esther, the original witch.

Shelley Hennig in Blue Bloods

Hennig appeared in one episode of Blue Bloods, a police procedural drama, in 2015. She played Maya Lawman, a young woman who was kidnapped by a serial killer. Maya was rescued by Danny Reagan and his partner Maria Baez, but not before she suffered severe trauma.

Shelley Hennig in When We First Me

Hennig starred in the romantic comedy When We First Met, alongside Adam Devine, in 2018. She played Carrie Grey, the best friend and eventual love interest of Noah Ashby, who travels back in time to win over his crush Avery Martin.

Shelley Hennig and Dylan O’Brien

Hennig and Dylan O’Brien co-starred in the MTV series Teen Wolf, as Malia Tate and Stiles Stilinski, respectively. They were both part of the main cast from season 3 to season 6, and their characters developed a romantic relationship throughout the show. Malia and Stiles were one of the most popular couples on the show. They also became good friends off-screen and often praised each other’s work.

Shelley Hennig and Adam Devine Relationship

Hennig and Adam Devine are not dating in real life, despite their on-screen romance in When We First Met.

Shelley Hennig and Tyler Posey

Hennig and Tyler Posey co-starred in Teen Wolf, as Malia Tate and Scott McCall, respectively. They were both part of the main cast from season 3 to season 6, and their characters were close friends and allies.

Shelley Hennig and Ian Bohen

It is rumored that Hennig and Ian Bohen had a brief fling in 2014, after meeting on the set of Teen Wolf. Ian Bohen played Peter Hale, the uncle of Derek Hale and the former alpha of the Hale pack. He was also a recurring character from season 1 to season 6. They had a short-lived romance, but they broke up amicably.

Shelley Hennig and Phoebe Tonkin

Hennig and Phoebe Tonkin are best friends in real life. This after working together on The Secret Circle and The Originals. Phoebe Tonkin played Faye Chamberlain on The Secret Circle, a witch who was part of the same coven as Hennig’s character Diana Meade. She also played Hayley Marshall on The Originals, a werewolf who was the mother of Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter Hope.

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Shelley Hennig Net Worth

Hennig has an estimated net worth of around $2 million.

Shelley Hennig Movies

  • Ouija – Debbie Galardi
  • Unfriended – Blaire Lily
  • About Scout – Melinda Riley
  • Summer of 8 – Lily Hunter
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq. – Olivia Reed
  • When We First Met – Carrie Grey
  • The After Party – Alicia Levine
  • Gatlopp – Alice
  • Teen Wolf: The Movie – Malia Tate
  • Fluxx
  • The List

Shelley Hennig Television Shows

  • Cr*zy For You – Daisy
  • Obliterated – Ava Winters
  • The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window – Lisa Maines / Chastity Linkous
  • Mythic Quest – A.E. Goldsmith / Ginny
  • Dollface – Ramona
  • Liberty Crossing – Carly Ambrose
  • False Profits – Hilary Jenkle
  • Teen Wolf – Malia Tate
  • Blue Bloods – Maya Lawman
  • Friends with Better Lives – Molly James
  • Justified – Jackie Nevada
  • Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous – Christy Ackerman
  • Friend Me – Isabelle
  • The Secret Circle – Diana Meade
  • Days of Our Lives – Stephanie Johnson
  • Passions – Crane Maid


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