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Also Known As: Marley Eve Shelton, Marlee Shelton Died:
Born: April 12, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actress

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Blonde and fresh-faced, with a passing resemblance to acting contemporary Heather Graham, Marley Shelton began her career as a child star in the early 1990s, essayed scene-stealing supporting characters later in her career, and soon went on to land her first starring role in the high-school set black comedy "Sugar and Spice" (2000). Billed early on as Marlee Shelton, the young actress made her film debut in 1991's "Grand Canyon" after guesting on a 1990 episode of CBS' short-lived sitcom "The Family Man". More episodic TV work followed, including 1992 appearances in ABC's popular "Family Matters", the less enduring comedy "Camp Wilder" (also ABC), and the failed detective series "Bodies of Evidence" (CBS). As Shelton moved into her late teens, an onscreen presence marrying her girl-next door sweetness with a compelling sexuality emerged. This aspect was put to good use in the 1993 CBS primetime soap "Angel Falls", where she portrayed a promiscuous trouble-making teen but unfortunately for Shelton, the series only lasted six episodes. That same year the young actress was featured as a junior femme fatale, playing the lifeguard crush object of the young boys in "The Sandlot", a baseball-themed...

Blonde and fresh-faced, with a passing resemblance to acting contemporary Heather Graham, Marley Shelton began her career as a child star in the early 1990s, essayed scene-stealing supporting characters later in her career, and soon went on to land her first starring role in the high-school set black comedy "Sugar and Spice" (2000). Billed early on as Marlee Shelton, the young actress made her film debut in 1991's "Grand Canyon" after guesting on a 1990 episode of CBS' short-lived sitcom "The Family Man". More episodic TV work followed, including 1992 appearances in ABC's popular "Family Matters", the less enduring comedy "Camp Wilder" (also ABC), and the failed detective series "Bodies of Evidence" (CBS). As Shelton moved into her late teens, an onscreen presence marrying her girl-next door sweetness with a compelling sexuality emerged. This aspect was put to good use in the 1993 CBS primetime soap "Angel Falls", where she portrayed a promiscuous trouble-making teen but unfortunately for Shelton, the series only lasted six episodes. That same year the young actress was featured as a junior femme fatale, playing the lifeguard crush object of the young boys in "The Sandlot", a baseball-themed children's feature.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Scream 4 (2011)
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 Mighty Macs, The (2011)
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 Elektra Luxx (2010)
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 Untitled (2009)
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 Women in Trouble (2009)
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 W. (2008)
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 Grindhouse (2007)
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Milestones close milestones

1990:
Early TV credit, a guest starring turn on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "The Family Man" (billed as Marlee Shelton)
1991:
Film debut in Lawrence Kasdan's "Grand Canyon"
1992:
Had a two episode recurring role on "Camp Wilder" (ABC)
1993:
Appeared as a lifeguard in the children's feature "The Sandlot"
1993:
Had a regular role as the troubled Brandi on the short-lived CBS drama "Angel Falls"
1994:
Starred alongside Kevin Sorbo and Anthony Quinn in the syndicated special "Hercules in the Underworld"
1994:
Appeared in the NBC TV-movie "A Friend to Die For"
1995:
Played Tricia Nixon in Oliver Stone's ambitious presidental biopic "Nixon"
1996:
Starred in the NBC TV-movie "A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie"
1997:
Was featured in the children's actioner "Warriors of Virtue"
1997:
Starred in the direct-to-video teen sex comedy "Trojan War"
1998:
Appeared in the pilot episode of ABC's remake series "Fantasy Island"
1998:
Played Tobey Maguire's love interest in "Pleasantville"
1998:
Worked with her father, commercial director Christopher Shelton, on the short film "Protect-O-Man"
1999:
Co-starred as Kristin, one of a trio of snobbish popular girls, in the high-school set comedy "Never Been Kissed"
1999:
Played Natalie, the sarcastic younger sister of Renee Zellweger's Ann, in "The Bachelor"
2000:
Played a pregnant cheerleader who, along with her loyal squad, pulls off a bank heist to support her unborn child in "Sugar & Spice"
2002:
Co-starred with sister Samantha in "Between Us"; directed by father Christopher
2002:
Appeared in romantic comedy "Just a Kiss"
2003:
Cast in the summer comedy "Uptown Girls"
2004:
Cast in the low-budget comedy "Grand Theft Parsons"
2004:
Joined the cast of NBC's White House drama "The West Wing" as a former feature reporter
2006:
Cast in Wim Wenders' neo-Western "Don't Come Knocking" starring Sam Shepard
2006:
Co-starred in "The Last Kiss" directed by Tony Goldwyn and scripted by Paul Haggis
2007:
Played the same character in both segments of the double feature, "Grindhouse," a collaboration of both Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror," and Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof"
2008:
Had a small role in the Oliver Stone directed, "W."
2008:
Cast as FBI Special Agent Rachel Young in the CBS series "Eleventh Hour"
2009:
Co-starred in the horror film "A Perfect Getaway"
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Notes

Shelton on catching the acting bug: "I have a lot of family members in the arts and entertainment, and my dad is a director. But it took me a long time to sort of embrace that identity. When I was young, I wanted to do anything but that. I remember wanting to get into advertising. I think I just wanted to do something that used the left side of the brain, something practical and stable. But it's really true, you can't escape your destiny." --quoted by E! ONLINE, in the feature "Who the Hell is This?", April 15, 1999

"I was a cheerleader in high school and I've always wondered if that wasn't the biggest waste of time, but it's turned out that it was the best investment I could have ever made. In 'Sugar and Spice', I play a cheerleader who gets knocked up and then robs a bank to support her family-to-be, so that chapter of my life is redeemed." --Shelton to VANITY FAIR, November 1999

On "Sugar and Spice": "I worked with five actresses--all beautiful--and it was a blast. I sound like a commercial, but I'm really telling the truth." --quoted in TORONTO SUN, November 3, 1999

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Nicholas Brendon. Actor. Dated when Shelton was in high school; no longer together.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Christopher Shelton. Director. Worked primarily in commercials; collaborated with daughter on the 1998 short film "Protect-O-Man".
sister:
Samantha Shelton. Actor.

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