More Marley Shelton Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Just a Kiss)Marley Shelton is quickly emerging as a young actress of substance and allure. She first captured the attention of filmgoers as Margaret, Tobey Maguire's black-and-white love interest, in the critically acclaimed fantasy Pleasantville. Most recently, she has been seen opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the whimsical romantic comedy Bubble Boy; as a criminal cheerleader in Francine McDougall's spirited teen comedy Sugar and Spice; as Renee Zellwegger's sister in The Bachelor and in the thrillers Valentine and On the Borderline. In 1999, Shelton was seen opposite Drew Barrymore and David Arquette in Never Been Kissed. Shelton also recently starred in the television mini-series First to Die with Markie Post and Lorretta Devine.
In 1998, Shelton co-produced and starred in a short film titled Protect-O-Man, directed by her father Christopher Shelton. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Shelton was introduced to the entertainment industry by her father, a commercial director. While she attended UCLA as an English major, Shelton supported herself through small parts in feature films, television movies, and episodic appearances. Her hobby grew into a passion while she studied acting with Larry Moss and, as a result, she decided to pursue a career as an actress.
Shelton made her feature film debut in Lawrence Kasdan's Grand Canyon. Her additional credits include The Sandlot; the role of Trisha Nixon in Nixon with Anthony Hopkins; and a starring role in Warriors of Virtue.
Bio courtesy Paramount Classics for "Just a Kiss" (05-Oct-2002)