Shelley 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.



Year Title Role
2014 Ouija Debbie Galardi
2015 Unfriended Blaire Lily
2015 About Scout Melinda Riley
2016 Summer Of 8 Lily Hunter


Year Title Role
2004 Passions Crane Maid
2007–11 Days of Our Lives Stephanie Johnson
2011–12 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–present Teen Wolf Malia Tate/Hale


  • 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.
  • She is an accomplished dancer, having won many awards in dancing competitions.
  • Shelley won the Miss Teen USA title, 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.
  • 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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