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Shelley Hennig Biography

Birth Name:
Shelley Catherine Hennig
Birth Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Fast Facts

  • Has been dancing since age 2
  • Became an antidrug activist after her brother died in a drunk-driving crash in 2001
  • Entered and won first beauty pageant, St
  • Charles Parish Teen Queen, at age 13
  • She would later go on to win the 2004 Miss Teen USA pageant
  • Won a scholarship to attend The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York, NY
  • First regular acting gig was on NBC's Days of Our Lives, which she auditioned for in 2007 while she was in Los Angeles on vacation
  • Received a Daytime Emmy award nomination in 2010 for Best Young Actress in a Drama Series


  • Brad Joseph Hennig -- Brother
  • Glenn H. Hennig Jr. -- Brother
  • Glenn H. Hennig Sr. -- Father
  • Cathy Distefano Gosset -- Mother
  • Wayne Gosset -- Stepfather