Marley Shelton

Marley Shelton

  • Highest Rated: 85% Pleasantville (1998)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% The Bachelor (1999)
  • Birthday: Apr 12, 1974
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 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 was a schoolteacher who dabbled in acting while her father 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 Diane, 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.In the following few years, Shelton's onscreen career seemed to plateau somewhat when a variety of indie projects including Just a Kiss, Dallas 362, Grand Theft Parsons, and Moving Alan -- directed by her father, Christopher, and starring her sister Samantha -- failed to achieve mainstream success. Nevertheless the actress remained busy, and it was shortly after appearing in a failed updating of the once-popular gothic soap opera Dark Shadows that Shelton landed the role which, however small, seems to have been a turning point in her career. Though her role opposite Josh Hartnett in Robert Rodriguez's violent comic-book adaptation Sin City amounted to little more than a glorified cameo, it did provide wide-scale exposure in addition to connecting her with one of the most innovative and tireless filmmakers of his generation. Subsequent roles in Wim Wenders' Don't Come Knocking, Paul Weitz's American Dreamz, and the Paul Haggis-scripted The Last Kiss were quick to follow, and in 2007, Shelton reunited with Sin City director Rodriguez for a substantial role in "Planet Terror" -- Rodriguez' zombie-filled contribution to the ambitious double-feature throwback Grindhouse. Shelton would go on to appear in films like W. and Scream 4, as well as on the TV series Eleventh Hour.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

51% Rampage Dr. Kerry Atkins 2018
No Score Yet Heaven Sent Marie Taylor 2017
25% Solace Laura Merriwether $0.5M 2016
56% Decoding Annie Parker Joan $40.4K 2014
No Score Yet Mediation Actor 2014
45% The Mighty Macs Sister Sunday $1.9M 2011
60% Scream 4 Deputy Judy Hicks $38.2M 2011
24% Elektra Luxx Cora $7.8K 2011
29% Women in Trouble Cora 2009
65% (Untitled) Madeleine Gray $0.2M 2009
63% A Perfect Getaway Cleo $15.6M 2009
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Dr. Dakota Block 2007
84% Grindhouse Dr. Dakota Block $25M 2007
63% Death Proof Dr Dakota Block "McGraw" 2007
No Score Yet The Fifth Patient Helen 2007
46% The Last Kiss Arianna $11.6M 2006
No Score Yet Jesus, Mary and Joey Mary O'Callahan 2006
38% American Dreamz Jessica $7.2M 2006
43% Don't Come Knocking Starlet $0.4M 2006
53% Dallas 362 Amanda 2005
77% Sin City The Customer 2005
46% Grand Theft Parsons Susie 2004
14% Uptown Girls Ingrid $37M 2003
19% Just a Kiss Rebecca 2002
No Score Yet Moving Alan Actor 2002
31% Bubble Boy Chloe 2001
No Score Yet On the Borderline Nicky 2001
11% Valentine Kate Davies $19.8M 2001
28% Sugar & Spice Diane Weston $12.4M 2001
9% The Bachelor Natalie 1999
55% Never Been Kissed Kristen 1999
No Score Yet Lured Innocence Elsie 1999
85% Pleasantville Margaret 1998
18% Warriors of Virtue Elysia 1997
No Score Yet Trojan War Brooke 1997
No Score Yet A Secret Between Friends: A 'Moment of Truth' Movie Jennifer Harnsberger 1996
74% Nixon Tricia Nixon 1995
No Score Yet Hercules in the Underworld Iole 1994
No Score Yet A Friend to Die For (Death of a Cheerleader) Actor 1994
No Score Yet Death of a Cheerleader Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Lies Boys Tell Actor 1994
No Score Yet In The Line Of Duty: Ambush In Waco Laura 1993
61% The Sandlot Wendy 1993
77% Grand Canyon Amanda 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

59% Rise
2017-2018
Gail
  • 2018
53% The Lottery
2014
Alison Lennon
  • 2014
35% Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
Rachel Young Special Agent Rachel Young
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2005
95% Karen Sisco
2003
Tweety
  • 2004
83% Angel Falls
1993
Brandi Dare

QUOTES FROM Marley Shelton CHARACTERS

Cherry
Where'd you get that?
Dakota
Useless talent #37.
Cherry
You're a doctor'?
Dakota
Yes
Cherry
I wanted to be a doctor. Instead, I can do this. Useless talent #66.
Wendy
(after Squints kisses her) Little pervert!
Wendy
[after Squints kisses her] Little pervert!
Deputy Judy Hicks
You don't remember me, do you?
Sidney Prescott
Excuse me?
Gale Weathers
What's going on Dewey?
Deputy Judy Hicks
Gale, this is a police business if you can just let us handle this...
Gale Weathers
I'm talking to my husband deputy Judy!...
Gale Weathers
I'm talking to my husband deputy Judy!
Gale Weathers
Dewey what's going on?
Deputy Judy Hicks
Gale this is a police business if you can just let us handle this...
Gale Weathers-Riley
I'm talking to my husband Deputy Judy...
Gale Weathers
Hicks you're alive?!
Gale Weathers
Hicks you're alive?
Deputy Judy Hicks
Wear the vest, save your chest...(fainted)
Deputy Judy Hicks
Wear the vest, save your chest. [fainted]
Gale Weathers-Riley
(to Judy)The lemon squares taste like ass...(walk away)
Gale Weathers-Riley
[to Judy] The lemon squares taste like ass... [walks away]
Dewey Riley
They don't, they really don't...
Deputy Judy Hicks
(starts to smile) thank you sir...
Deputy Judy Hicks
[starts to smile] Thank you sir...
Dakota
you see how fast my friends works?
Dakota
See how fast my friends work?