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Marley Shelton Actress

Marley Shelton, co-star of the "Sin City" Movie!

An actress whose fresh-faced girl-next-door beauty has adapted easily to both comic and dramatic roles, Marley Shelton was born in Southern California on April 12, 1974; her mother Carol was a schoolteacher who dabbled in acting while her father, Christopher Shelton, worked as a director for film, television, and the stage. During her high school days, Shelton was a member of the cheerleading squad and was named Prom Queen in her senior year; she began to develop an interest in acting, and in 1991 won her first film role, a slam supporting part in Lawrence Kasdan's Grand Canyon. In the next two years, Shelton made a few appearances on episodic television and appeared in the made-for-TV movie In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco, but it was in 1993's The Sandlot that she made her first real impression on the big screen as Wendy, the lust-inducing teenage lifeguard. That same year, Shelton earned a recurring role on the dramatic television series Angel Falls, alongside fellow cast members Jean Simmons, Shirley Knight, Peggy Lipton, and James Brolin, but the show only lasted one season. More television work followed, including key roles in several made-for-TV movies and appearances on Hercules and the revived Fantasy Island, before Shelton's film career began to take hold. She played Tricia Nixon in Oliver Stone's biopic Nixon and a beautiful but fickle teenager in the little-seen comedy Trojan War, but her first major hit came in 1998 with Pleasantville, in which she played Margaret, the love interest of leading man Tobey Maguire (and one of the first teens to become "colorful"). In 1999, she played Kristin, one of the "popular girls" in Never Been Kissed, and two years later scored her first leading role, in which she got to put her cheerleading skills to use as Dianne, the pep-squad girl turned teenage mother and criminal in Sugar & Spice. Offscreen, in 2001, Shelton married television and movie producer Beau Flynn, who helped cast her as Chloe, the beautiful girl next door in the comedy Bubble Boy.

More fun stuff about Marley Shelton

Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Marley grew up in Eagle Rock, California.

She has three sisters: Coreen, Erin, and Samantha

She was a varsity cheerleader

Was voted Prom Queen

Held part-time jobs at stores like Contempo and Wet Seal.

Spouse: Beau Flynn (2001 - present)

Her high school prom date was with her boyfriend at the time - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) actor, Nicholas Brendon. He bought her 100 roses, wore a tux and drove a black convertible Mustang. Marley said that he "totally did it right".

Ranked #98 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Shelton attended UCLA and made her feature debut in GRAND CANYON.

Her additional film credits include THE SANDLOT and the role of Trisha Nixon in NIXON.

She first came to the attention of audiences performing opposite Tobey Maguire in the critically acclaimed PLEASANTVILLE.

Sometimes credited as: Marlee Shelton

Resembles actress Heather Graham.

Personal quotes:
"I feel like some old-school screen diva when I talk about this stuff, but I've been watching dailies lately, and I realize that my eyes are kind of...large. If I turn them too far, I look like I'm possessed."

 

 

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