Marley Shelton is an American film and television actress. She is known primarily for her roles in movies such as "Planet Terror," "Sin City," and "The Sandlot."
Marley Eve Shelton was born on April 12, 1974 in Los Angles, California but grew up in Eagle Rock. As the child of director and producer Christopher Shelton, you would think that acting would have been something she was interested in from a very young age. However, she didn't actually start to get into it until her late teens, and even then it was more than a hobby than a sought after career path.
Most of her time in attendance at Eagle Rock High School was spent cheerleading. With such natural good looks, it should come as no surprise that she was also named prom queen her senior year, attending the event with boyfriend at the time Nicholas Brendon of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fame.
It was while attending UCLA that Marley really began to finally take a shine to acting, as she was a major in Film and Theatre there. However, once she landed a role in the film "Warriors of Virtue" in 1997, she dropped out in order to pursue her career full-time. By this point, she had already played multiple TV and film roles anyways, including her now iconic role as Wendy the lifeguard in the cult classic film "The Sandlot." A year after leaving UCLA, she starred as Tobey Maguire's love interest in "Pleasantville" which was arguably the role that put her on the map and paved the way for performances in films such as "Never Been Kissed," "Sin City," and "Planet Terror."
A very accomplished actress for someone who initially had no interest in being one, Marley has continued to act steady on the big and small screen ever since. More of the credits to her name include starring in two Oliver Stone films centered around former Presidents ("Nixon" and "W."), a role in the revived film franchise "Scream 4," and lead parts on series such as "Eleventh Hour" and "The Lottery." When she's not spending time in front of the camera, Marley enjoys traveling with her husband Beau Flynn and their two daughters. She also practices yoga and pilates.