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Marley Shelton

Highest Rated:   84% Pleasantville (1998)
Lowest Rated:   8% Valentine (2001)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
24% Solace
  • Laura Merriwether
$0.5M 2016
56% Decoding Annie Parker
  • Joan
$0.1M 2014
No Score Yet Mediation
  • Actor
2014
46% The Mighty Macs
  • Sister Sunday
$1.9M 2011
59% Scream 4
  • Deputy Judy Hicks
$38.2M 2011
28% Elektra Luxx
  • Cora
$0.1M 2011
29% Women in Trouble
  • Cora
2009
65% (Untitled)
  • Madeleine Gray
$0.2M 2009
61% A Perfect Getaway
  • Cleo
$15.6M 2009
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror)
  • Dr. Dakota Block
2007
83% Grindhouse
  • Dr. Dakota Block
$25.0M 2007
65% Death Proof
  • Dr Dakota Block "McGraw"
2007
No Score Yet The Fifth Patient
  • Helen
2007
45% The Last Kiss
  • Arianna
$11.6M 2006
No Score Yet Jesus, Mary and Joey
  • Mary O'Callahan
2006
41% American Dreamz
  • Jessica
$7.2M 2006
42% Don't Come Knocking
  • Starlet
$0.4M 2006
53% Dallas 362
  • Amanda
2005
78% Sin City
  • The Customer
2005
44% Grand Theft Parsons
  • Susie
2004
14% Uptown Girls
  • Ingrid
$37.0M 2003
18% Just a Kiss
  • Rebecca
2002
No Score Yet Moving Alan
  • Actor
2002
30% Bubble Boy
  • Chloe
2001
No Score Yet On the Borderline
  • Nicky
2001
8% Valentine
  • Kate Davies
$19.8M 2001
28% Sugar & Spice
  • Diane Weston
$12.4M 2001
9% The Bachelor
  • Natalie
1999
57% Never Been Kissed
  • Kristen
1999
No Score Yet Lured Innocence
  • Elsie
1999
84% 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
75% 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
58% The Sandlot
  • Wendy
1993
81% Grand Canyon
  • Amanda
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
53% The Lottery
2014
  • Alison Lennon
  • 2014
No Score Yet Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
  • Rachel Young Special Agent Rachel Young
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2009
  • 2005

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