A fresh-faced blonde with a passing resemblance to acting contemporary Heather Graham, Marley Shelton began her career as a child 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 and was later featured as a junior femme fatale, playing the lifeguard crush object of the young boys in The Sandlot (1993).
In 1995, her feature career took off when director Oliver Stone cast her as the teenage daughter Tricia in the biopic Nixon. She followed up with a part in the less prestigious children's action flick Warriors of Virtue (1997) and scored a featured part in Pleasantville portraying Margaret, the TV land girl who captures the heart of Tobey Maguire's thoughtful David. The role landed Shelton on the film's theatrical poster, with her character playing a crucial part in one of the feature's most memorable and visually arresting sequences.
In 1999, she joined in film's teen boom, playing one of the popular high school girls in the romantic comedy Never Been Kissed and as the sardonic sister of the one true love of The Bachelor.… Expand
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