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Former ‘Days of our Lives’ Star Shelley Hennig to Star in ‘The Secret Circle’

Well, that sure did not take long. It has been announced that exiting Days of our Lives star Shelley Hennig (Stephanie) has landed a major role in Secret Circle, a pilot for The CW network.

Hennig was crowned as Miss Teen USA in 2004. She joined Days as Stephanie Johnson in April of 2007. She earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Younger Actress in 2010. She announced this January that she would be exiting the show.

Secret Circle shares a lot with current CW hit, The Vampire Diaries. Both have supernatural elements, are based off a popular book series by L.J. Smith, and are produced by Kevin Williamson (Scream, Dawson’s Creek). Also behind Secret Circle is Mr. Eden Riegel (Heather, The Young and the Restless; ex-Bianca, All My Children) himself, Andrew Miller (Imaginary Bitches).

Hennig will portray Diana, head witch in charge of a seven member coven. Diana is also in a long term relationship with Adam, played by Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles; A Nightmare on Elm St) and will befriend Cassie, the new girl to town who holds the secret to everything, played by Britt Robinson (Scream 4; Life Unexpected). That sounds like a love triangle waiting to happen…

Fun Fact: The name of the town in Secret Circle is New Salem. We bet Shelley will feel just home!


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