In 1989, her family moved to Fairfax, Virginia, where she appeared in several high school plays and local community theatre.
Although known as a redhead, Hendricks is a natural blonde having dyed her hair since she was 10 years old.
Ranked as having one of the most "beautiful famous faces" by "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World." She was ranked #10 in 2010 and #21 in 2009.
She was a model from the ages of 18 to 27.
Ranked #14 on Askmen's list of the top 99 "most desirable" famous women for 2013.