Blonde and fresh-faced, with a passing resemblance to acting contemporary Heather Graham, Marley Shelton began her career as a child star 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" after guesting on a 1990 episode of CBS' short-lived sitcom "The Family Man". More episodic TV work followed, including 1992 appearances in ABC's popular "Family Matters", the less enduring comedy "Camp Wilder" (also ABC), and the failed detective series "Bodies of Evidence" (CBS). As Shelton moved into her late teens, an onscreen presence marrying her girl-next door sweetness with a compelling sexuality emerged. This aspect was put to good use in the 1993 CBS primetime soap "Angel Falls", where she portrayed a promiscuous trouble-making teen but unfortunately for Shelton, the series only lasted six episodes. That same year the young actress was featured as a junior femme fatale, playing the lifeguard crush object of the young boys in "The Sandlot", a baseball-themed children's feature.