Haley Chen
Hayley Chen
Thia Megia as Haley Chen
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by Thia Megia
Current status Former; Regular
Duration 2018–19
First appearance December 20, 2018
Last appearance November 2019
Cause/reason Died
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Ken Corday
Gender Female
Cause of death Fell down a flight of stairs
Occupation Nurse
Residence Salem, Illinois (at time of death)
Family Trask Family
Parents Melinda Trask
Spouses Tripp Dalton (2019; annulled)
Romances J.J. Deveraux (lovers; 2019)

Haley Chen is a fictional character from the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, portrayed by Thia Megia. She is revealed to be the daughter of D.A Melinda Trask.

Her first air date was December 20th, 2018.

In November 2019, it came to fans as a shock, when it was revealed that Megias character Haley had been killed off after the Time Jump (2019-2020) took place. She will last air sometime in 2019, after her flashbacks are revealed.


Haley is first seen when she's found unconscious by J.J. Deveraux at the hospital where she works as a nurse. It is revealed that Haley was attempting to commit suicide. Haley wants J.J. to forget about what he saw, but he feels an obligation to find her help, especially after his experience with planning his own suicide the year prior.

J.J. 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 Kayla will fire her. Haley is the younger sister of Melinda Trask.

Haley is revealed to be an illegal immigrant and loses trust in J.J. After he tells his father, Jack Deveraux, who is running for mayor on a campaign of deporting illegal immigrants. Haley marries Tripp Dalton, which angers his girlfriend Claire Brady. Claire exposes Haley with Eve Donovan’s help and she is almost deported until until Melinda reveals she is actually Haley’s mother and she is ultimately allowed to stay after going in the run with J.J. and both her and Tripp are almost killed by a vengeful Claire. Tripp and Haley divorced and he leave Salem while she continues her career and relationship with J.J.

In November 2020, it is revealed that Haley has passed away. During an argument with Brady Black, it is implied Haley died after falling down the stairs and that it is Kristen DiMera’s fault.

Crimes Committed

  • Entering the United States as an illegal immigrant.

Likes and Dislikes


  • She is a fan of Nick Jonas. (April 4th, 2019)
  • Her favorite cake is chocolate cake. (April 5th, 2019)

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