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Haley Chen

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Haley Chen
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byThia Megia
First appearanceDecember 20, 2018 (2018-12-20)
Introduced byKen Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng
ClassificationPresent; regular
ResidenceSalem, Illinois

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Haley Chen is a fictional character from Days of Our Lives, an American soap opera on the NBC network. Created by Ron Carlivati, the role is portrayed by Thia Megia.

Introduced as a nurse at the University Hospital, she is the daughter of former district attorney, Melinda Trask, and a love interest of JJ Deveraux. In 2019, she became the focus of an illegal immigrant storyline.


In 2018, it was reported that Thia Megia has joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Haley Chen.[1] [2] She debuted on December 20, 2018.[3]


Haley first showed up in Salem in December 2018 after she was found unconscious by JJ Deveraux at the University hospital where she works as a nurse. She had attempted suicide, but was saved by JJ.

JJ invites Haley as his date to the Horton Foundation’s New Years Eve Party at Doug’s Place. As she walks in, she overhears J.J. telling Jennifer that Haley needs help and he would like for her to meet Eric for counseling. Haley storms off, but J.J. chases after her and apologizes for overstepping any boundaries. They ring in 2019 together, only for the celebration to be interrupted by Eve Donovan bringing back J.J.’s presumed dead father Jack.

The next day at the hospital, Haley overhears her boss Dr. Kayla Johnson being upset with J.J. for not reporting Haley’s suicide attempt. Haley didn’t hear the entire conversation and immediately feels betrayed and believes J.J. told Kayla. Kayla and J.J. reassure Haley that he didn’t say anything and it was another nurse who came forward. Kayla has no choice but to take Haley off of the nursing floor until the matter is resolved. Haley apologizes to J.J. but he insists there is nothing to for her to apologize for and instead apologizes to Haley for the dramatic New Year’s Eve Party. Later on at the hospital, J.J. overhears Haley on her phone telling someone “Don’t worry. I won’t say anything to Dr. Johnson.” Kayla eventually agrees to let Haley keep her job if she gets counseling from Marlena. If Haley refuses to get counseling from Marlena Evans, Kayla will fire her.

Haley starts trusting JJ, finally revealing to him about being an illegal immigrant from China and being the sister of district attorney Melinda Trask, asking him to keep it a secret. During the Mayoral Election Day, Jack Deveraux let's out a secret about Haley being an undocumented immigrant, which makes Haley furious, and she confronts JJ over breaking her trust and sharing the secret with her dad, despite his promise to not tell anyone. Furious, she hides out and is eventually apprehended and arrested by the Salem Police Department. Facing deportation, JJ arrives and offers the council of Justin Kiriakis; furious, Haley refuses to accept his help at first, but after Eli shows up to take her to court, she reconsiders and hires Justin. Despite the aid, the court orders Haley to be deported within 30 days. Disturbed by her fate, with the fear of leaving the country. JJ offers to marry her; she turns down the proposal, believing it will cause more trouble for her and marries Tripp Dalton instead. When Eve blackmails Haley with the truth about her marriage, she confesses at the press conference. She is taken to custody and ordered to leave the country, as she's about to be escorted to the airport, Melinda shows up and admits that Haley is her daughter, the Agent tells her she's too late and takes Haley away. JJ and Haley become fugitives. She's hospitalised after Claire tries to kill her by setting fire to the Cabin. After her recovery, She's deported back to China. She returns to Salem and spends the night with JJ.



  1. "THIA MEGIA CAST ON DAYS". Soap Opera Digest. November 11, 2018.
  2. "Thia Megia Joins The Cast Of DAYS; Paul Telfer Set To Return". Michael Fairman TV. November 11, 2018.
  3. "ICYMI: Thia Megia Interview". Soap Opera Digest. February 12, 2019.

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