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Also Known As: Marley Eve Shelton, Marlee Shelton Died:
Born: December 4, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actress

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Marley Shelton became a teen movie regular with roles in "Never Been Kissed" (1999), "Sugar and Spice" (2001) and "Valentine" (2001) before landing recurring parts in "Eleventh Hour" (CBS, 2008-09), "The Lottery" (Lifetime, 2014) and "Rise" (NBC, 2018-). Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1974, Shelton first appeared on the small screen in an episode of sitcom "The Family Man" and big screen in ensemble drama "Grand Canyon" (1991). While studying Film and Theatre at the University of California, she played a lifeguard in "The Sandlot" (1993), Branch Davidian in "Ambush in Waco" (1993) and Neurian maiden in "Hercules of the Underworld" (1994). She also appeared as a high school student and bulimia sufferer in TV movies "Death of a Cheerleader" (1994) and "When Friendship Kills" (1996) respectively, portrayed First Daughter Tricia in "Nixon" (1995) and guested on numerous TV shows including "Cybill" (CBS, 1995-98), "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-1998) and "McKenna" (ABC, 1994-95). Following supporting roles in martial arts fantasy "Warriors of Virtue" (1997) and rom-com "Trojan War" (1997), Shelton played Tobey Maguire's love interest Margaret in "Pleasantville" (1998), mean girl Kristin in "Never Been Kissed"...

Marley Shelton became a teen movie regular with roles in "Never Been Kissed" (1999), "Sugar and Spice" (2001) and "Valentine" (2001) before landing recurring parts in "Eleventh Hour" (CBS, 2008-09), "The Lottery" (Lifetime, 2014) and "Rise" (NBC, 2018-). Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1974, Shelton first appeared on the small screen in an episode of sitcom "The Family Man" and big screen in ensemble drama "Grand Canyon" (1991). While studying Film and Theatre at the University of California, she played a lifeguard in "The Sandlot" (1993), Branch Davidian in "Ambush in Waco" (1993) and Neurian maiden in "Hercules of the Underworld" (1994). She also appeared as a high school student and bulimia sufferer in TV movies "Death of a Cheerleader" (1994) and "When Friendship Kills" (1996) respectively, portrayed First Daughter Tricia in "Nixon" (1995) and guested on numerous TV shows including "Cybill" (CBS, 1995-98), "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-1998) and "McKenna" (ABC, 1994-95). Following supporting roles in martial arts fantasy "Warriors of Virtue" (1997) and rom-com "Trojan War" (1997), Shelton played Tobey Maguire's love interest Margaret in "Pleasantville" (1998), mean girl Kristin in "Never Been Kissed" (1999) and Renee Zellweger's sister Natalie in "The Bachelor" (1999). After starring opposite Dennis Hopper in murder-mystery "Lured Innocence" (2000), Shelton landed major roles in three consecutive teen movies, high school cheerleader Diane in "Sugar and Spice" (2001), serial killer target Kate in "Valentine" (2001) and Jake Gyllenhaal's girlfriend Chloe in "Bubble Boy" (2001). Shelton then appeared in cross-country drama "On the Borderline" (2001) and dark comedy "Just a Kiss" (2002) before co-starring with her sister Samantha in their director father Christopher's "Moving Alan" (2003). She continued to flit between the indie world and Hollywood, appearing in Scott Caan's directorial debut "Dallas 362" (2003), Christian drama "Jesus, Mary and Joey" (2005) and road movie "Don't Come Knocking" (2005), while also showing up as Brittany Murphy's BFF in rom-com "Uptown Girls" (2003), Phil Kaufman's girlfriend in biopic "Grand Theft Parsons" (2003) and The Customer in neo-noir "Sin City" (2005). After appearing in talent show satire "American Dreamz" (2006) and Zach Braff's "The Last Kiss" (2006), Shelton worked with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez on their grindhouse homages, playing Dr. Dakota Block in both "Death Proof" (2007) and "Planet Terror" (2007). She then portrayed George W. Bush's ex-girlfriend in "W." (2008), starred as gallery owner Madeleine in "(Untitled)" (2009) and played flight attendant Cora in "Women in Trouble" (2009) and its sequel "Elektra Luxx" (2010). Shelton bagged her first recurring role, FBI Special Agent Rachel Young, in sci-fi "Eleventh Hour" (CBS, 2008-09), and following parts in "A Perfect Getaway" (2009), "Scream 4" (2011) and "Decoding Annie Parker" (2013), landed her second, Dr. Alison Lennon, in dystopian drama "The Lottery" (Lifetime, 2014). Shelton then appeared in mystery thriller "Solace" (2015) and spiritual romance "Heaven Sent" (2016) before showing up as an astronaut in monster movie "Rampage" (2018). That same year she was cast as Josh Radnor's piano teacher wife Gail in musical drama "Rise" (NBC, 2018-).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rampage (2018)
2.
 Heaven Sent (2016)
3.
 Solace (2016)
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 Scream 4 (2011)
6.
 Mighty Macs, The (2011)
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 Elektra Luxx (2010)
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 Women in Trouble (2009)
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 Untitled (2009)
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2002:
Appeared in romantic comedy "Just a Kiss"
1998:
Appeared in the pilot episode of ABC's remake series "Fantasy Island"
2003:
Cast in the summer comedy "Uptown Girls"
1992:
Had a two episode recurring role on "Camp Wilder" (ABC)
1995:
Played Tricia Nixon in Oliver Stone's ambitious presidental biopic "Nixon"
1997:
Starred in the direct-to-video teen sex comedy "Trojan War"
1993:
Appeared as a lifeguard in the children's feature "The Sandlot"
1999:
Played Natalie, the sarcastic younger sister of Renee Zellweger's Ann, in "The Bachelor"
2008:
Cast as FBI Special Agent Rachel Young in the CBS series "Eleventh Hour"
2009:
Co-starred in the horror film "A Perfect Getaway"
1990:
Early TV credit, a guest starring turn on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "The Family Man" (billed as Marlee Shelton)
2008:
Had a small role in the Oliver Stone directed, "W."
2004:
Joined the cast of NBC's White House drama "The West Wing" as a former feature reporter
1994:
Appeared in the NBC TV-movie "A Friend to Die For"
2004:
Cast in the low-budget comedy "Grand Theft Parsons"
2006:
Cast in Wim Wenders' neo-Western "Don't Come Knocking" starring Sam Shepard
1998:
Played Tobey Maguire's love interest in "Pleasantville"
1997:
Was featured in the children's actioner "Warriors of Virtue"
1998:
Worked with her father, commercial director Christopher Shelton, on the short film "Protect-O-Man"
1991:
Film debut in Lawrence Kasdan's "Grand Canyon"
1993:
Had a regular role as the troubled Brandi on the short-lived CBS drama "Angel Falls"
1999:
Co-starred as Kristin, one of a trio of snobbish popular girls, in the high-school set comedy "Never Been Kissed"
2002:
Co-starred with sister Samantha in "Between Us"; directed by father Christopher
2006:
Co-starred in "The Last Kiss" directed by Tony Goldwyn and scripted by Paul Haggis
2000:
Played a pregnant cheerleader who, along with her loyal squad, pulls off a bank heist to support her unborn child in "Sugar & Spice"
2007:
Played Dr. Dakota Block in both segments of the double feature, "Grindhouse," a collaboration of both Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror," and Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof"
1994:
Starred alongside Kevin Sorbo and Anthony Quinn in the syndicated special "Hercules in the Underworld"
1996:
Starred in the NBC TV-movie "A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie"
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Co-starred in musical series "Rise"
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles: -

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

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

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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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