Born in Los Angeles, California(US). Marley Shelton has always been surrounded by fame, as her parents Carol Stromme and Christopher Shelton were famous singers and directors respectively. She is also sister of Sammy Shelton, who is related to the music and acting industries in a famous matter as well. During high school, she was a great cheerleader, she also became the Prom Queen of her school that year.
She assisted the California University, were she studied Film & Theatre with the famous Robert Carnegie and Larry Moss as her teachers. She eventually left the university to start her early acting career, which starts in 1990 with her debut in Grand Canyon, and then skyrockets with her 1993 appearance in The Sandlotmovie.