Marley Shelton Biography

Marley Shelton, a well-known American television and film actress, has captivated audiences worldwide with her versatile performances. Despite coming from a family immersed in the entertainment industry, Shelton only discovered her passion for acting in her late teens. Since her debut in the drama film ‘Grand Canyon’, she has showcased her talent in various movies and TV shows, including ‘Nixon’, ‘Never Been Kissed’, ‘Up to No Good’, and ‘A Friend to Die For’. With her contributions to the world of show business, Shelton has amassed a massive fan base and a significant following on social media. Beyond her acting prowess, her enchanting looks have made her a beloved figure among the public.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 49 Years
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Beau Flynn, father: Christopher Shelton, mother: Carol Shelton, siblings: Erin and Samantha Shelton (sisters), Koren
  • Actresses
  • American Women
  • Height: 5’7″ (170 cm)
  • U.S. State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Education: Eagle Rock High School, University of California, Los Angeles


Marley Shelton began her film career in 1991 with her role as ‘Amanda’ in the film ‘Grand Canyon’. Prior to this, she had made a guest appearance in one episode of the TV series ‘The Family Man’. In 1992, she appeared in a television movie called ‘Up to No Good’ and also had roles in several TV series including ‘Family Matters’, ‘Bodies of Evidence’, ‘Crossroads’, ‘Camp Wilder’, and ‘Great Scott’. The following year, Shelton gained recognition for her role in the 1993 film ‘The Sandlot’. She also appeared in the TV movie ‘Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty’ and the show ‘Angel Falls’ during that year. Shelton continued to work in both film and television, appearing in the movie ‘Hercules in the Underworld’ and TV films ‘A Friend to Die For’ and ‘Take Me Home Again’. Her breakthrough role came in 1998 with the fantasy comedy ‘Pleasantville’, which received positive reviews from critics. From 1999 to 2001, Shelton appeared in several films including ‘Never Been Kissed’, ‘The Bachelor’, ‘Lured Innocence’, ‘Valentine’, ‘Sugar and Spice’, ‘Bubble Boy’, and ‘On the Borderline’. In the early 2000s, she focused on independent films, starring in ‘Just a Kiss’ in 2002, followed by ‘Dallas 362’, ‘Uptown Girls’, and ‘Grand Theft Parsons’ in 2003. In 2005, Shelton made a notable appearance in ‘Sin City’ and gained attention for her role in the horror film ‘Grindhouse’. She then took on her first full-time TV role in CBS’s ‘Eleventh Hour’ in 2008. This role further increased her fame and led to her being cast in the comedy film ‘Women in Trouble’ in 2009, as well as its sequel ‘Elektra Luxx’. In 2014, she played a lead role in the television series ‘The Lottery’ and in 2015, she starred in the psychological thriller ‘Solace’.

Personal Life

Marley Shelton was born on April 12, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her mother, Carol, is a teacher and singer, and her father, Christopher Shelton, is a director and producer. She has three sisters named Erin, Koren, and Samantha Shelton. Shelton attended Eagle Rock High School and later majored in Film and Theatre at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2001, she married producer Beau Flynn and they have two daughters together named West Flynn and Ruby Jeanne Flynn.


1) Marley Shelton was a cheerleader in high school and was crowned ‘prom queen’ in her senior year.
2) She studied acting with actress Kathleen King.
3) Shelton’s high school prom date was actor Nicholas Brendon, who bought her a hundred roses to impress her.

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