Long before technology via the creation of social media platforms like Instagram lowered the bar of entry into modeling, a few women had made a name for themselves through old-fashioned beauty contest victories and getting signed on to modeling agencies. One recognizable name on the long list is Shelley Hennig, who has been a professional model since 2004.
After a couple of years, Shelley Hennig took a step forward in the acting industry and landed a couple of acting roles. She appeared in a number of movies and TV shows, including notable productions like Teen Wolf, Days of Our Lives, and Roman J. Israel Esq.
Shelley Hennig – Biography, Age
Her life began in Metairie, Louisiana on the 2nd of January, 1987. She was born to parents Glenn H. Hennig Sr. and Cathy Distefano Gosset. Ever since she was young, Shelley Hennig enjoyed watching pageantry shows and when she was 16 years old in 2003, she won her first pageant, Miss Louisiana Teen USA. Her victory at state level qualified her to compete at the national level for Miss Teen USA 2004 and so she did, going on to win the competition, becoming the first girl to win the competition from her state in almost a decade.
Her victory and status as Miss Teen USA earned her a modeling contract for a year and a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, both of which she used judiciously. As Miss Teen USA, Shelley Hennig got to perform different roles and gain a variety of experiences, including appearing on the show, Passions. She also worked with a number of non-profit organizations as part of her beauty queen responsibilities.
While she competed as a beauty queen, Shelley Hennig attended high school at Destrehan High School, where along with the elegance that made her Miss Teen USA, she displayed academic and creative brilliance to be named Academic Excellence Student and had two poems published in the Young Authors Book of Poetry.
Following the completion of her studies at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Shelley Hennig began a professional acting career that has seen her appear in over twenty movies and TV shows.
She made her professional debut in 2007 in the show, Days of Our Lives, where she played the character, Stephanie Johnson, appearing in a total of 468 episodes between 2007 and 2017. During her time on the show, she featured in other projects such as The Secret Circle, Friend Me, Justified, Blue Bloods, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous and a few more others. She made her feature-length movie debut in 2014 in the movie, Unfriended, where she played the character, Blaire. Since the debut, she has appeared in other movies like Ouija, About Scout, Summer of 8, Roman J. Israel. Esq and a couple more others.
Over the course of her acting career so far, she has been the recipient of a couple of awards and nominations, including the Teen Choice Award for her work in Teen Wolf and a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work on Days of Our Lives.
Dating, Boyfriend, and Daughter
A beautiful woman like Shelley Hennig hasn’t had a shortage of men who desire to be in a romantic relationship with her and a few men have been known to have the honor. She has been involved with a couple of personalities, such as Jay Kenneth John whom she dated for five years between 2007 and 2012. Shelley and Jay reportedly met on the set of Days of Our Lives and began a relationship.
After Jay Kenneth, she has reportedly been involved with Thomas Dekker and has also been rumored to be in a relationship with Ben Mckenzie.
As for having her own children, Shelley Hennig is yet to become a mother, thus she has no daughter or son yet. We cannot say yet if she wants to have children but just like us, her fans are all eager to learn what happens next in her relationship life.
As a model, and an actress, Shelley Hennig is a member of two professions that requires physical perfection and she has been able to deliver through regular exercises, such as a ‘Cardio Barre’ that she engages in four to five times a week.
Her admirable body has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and she has a body weight of 57kg. She also has a body shape defining measurements of 33, 26, and 35 inches for her bust, waist and hip sizes respectively. Additionally, Shelley has dark brown hair and brown colored eyes.