Shelley Catherine Hennig was born on the 2nd January 1987, in Metairie, Louisiana USA, and is a model and actress, who became known to the world for winning the Miss Teen USA 2004 pageant, and most recently also for portraying Malia Tate in the TV series “Teen Wolf” (2014-2017), among other achievements.
Have you ever wondered how rich Shelley Hennig is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hennig’s net worth is as high as $1 million, an amount earned through her successful career, which started in 2003.
Shelley Hennig Net Worth $1 Million
Shelley was the daughter of Cathy Distefano Gosset and Glenn H. Henning, Sr. Shelley is of mixed ancestry, as her father is of Swiss, German, Scottish, and English ancestry, while her mother is Italian. She had an older brother Brad Joseph, who died in a car crash caused by drunk-driving. She spent her childhood in St. Rose, Louisiana, and Destrehan, Louisiana.
Shelley’s came to prominence in 2003 when she won the Louisiana state pageant for Miss Teen 2003. She then represented Louisiana at the Miss Teen USA 2004 and won the title. As a prize, she received a contract with Trump Modeling Management, and also a scholarship to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Her popularity was on the rise in 2004 and she featured in several variety shows, while she also traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, with Jennifer Hawkins, who was Miss Universe of the year, and Shandi Finnessey, who won the Miss USA title that year. To speak of her education, Shelley matriculated from the Destrehan High School and received “Academic Excellence Student” honors. While in high school, Shelley wrote poetry, and a couple of her poems were published in the Young Authors Book of Poetry.
Thanks to her initial success as a model, she managed to land a role as Stephanie Johnson in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in 2007, and since then has appeared in over 450 episodes of the popular series. In 2011 she was selected for the role of Diana Meade in the TV fantasy horror series “The Secret Circle” (2011-2012), while in 2014 she played Blaire in the horror film “Unfriended”. Also in 2014, she was selected for the role of Malia Tate in the TV action comedy drama series “Teen Wolf” (2014-2017), which only increased her net worth, and she appeared in the horror “Ouija”.
Having been focused on acting for quite some time now, Shelley’s name was becoming more known in the Hollywood area, and new roles came her way rather easily. In 2015 she played Melinda in the family drama “About Scout”, and then Lily in the romantic comedy “Summer of 8” (2016). Most recently, Shelley has been working on several films and TV series, including the comedy “When We First Met”, starring Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell and Adam Devine, then the TV comedy series “Liberty Crossing”, both scheduled for release in late 2017. Furthermore, she will have a supporting role of Olivia in the crime-drama film “Inner City”, starring Denzel Washington, Carmen Ejogo, and Colin Farrell, scheduled for release in 2018.
Regarding her personal life, little is known about Shelley’s romantic relationships, as she likes to keep that aspect of her life hidden from the media.
After the death of her brother, she joined a non-profit organization C.A.D.A (Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse), and has done extensive work for and with the group, focusing on warning youth and peers about the consequences of substance abuse.
Her father has German, Swiss-German, Scottish, and English ancestry. Her mother is of Italian descent (all four of Shelley's maternal great-grandparents were Italian immigrants).
Her older brother, Brad Joseph Hennig (DOB: April 29, 1983), died in a drunk-driving incident in Destrehan, Louisiana on August 9, 2001 when he was 18. Shelley has since become an advocate against underage drinking.
Daytime Emmy Nominee 2010.
Miss Teen USA 2004.
Miss Teen Louisiana 2004.
People called me "Slim" and "Daddy Long Legs", My best friend Martine named me Daddy Long Legs after she saw me running track. She was making fun of me!
My brothers were my idols. I've always looked up to them and was proud to be their baby sister. I felt like they gave me some cool points, too.
I had no idea what I wanted to be when I was 17. I just knew I wanted to be something larger than myself.
I grew up in Louisiana--a little suburb right outside of New Orleans--and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I love to eat. I'm from New Orleans. I eat like nobody's business. So to find a workout that I actually look forward to is a lifesaver.
I was the fastest typist in my school, and I had an obsession with spelling and memorizing.
I was a good student, but I was the biggest procrastinator.
People ask me, "How's Teen Wolf (2011)?'' and I tell them it's literally the best job I've ever had. It's hard. Everybody wants to be a series regular. It's something that a lot of actors would kill to have. That being said, it's very demanding of you, in so many different ways.
I was the happiest in English class, and algebra was where I cried.
I worked at a local country club that I never belonged to. I did random tasks in the pro shop and supposed to be in charge of the register, but that didn't go so well. They quickly realized I was better with people, not computers.