Marlee Roberts began her career in the entertainment industry as an actress. At four years old, she showed America her dimpled smile in an Orajel national commercial. Soon after, she made appearances on David Letterman's The Late Show and ABC's One Life to Live.
At ten years old, Roberts was cast in the musical The American Girls Revue. She has appeared on TV shows for ABC and the Adult Swim Network as well as in films such as Night Has Settled, starring Spencer List and Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza and The English Teacher, starring Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear. She can also be found as the “Rachel” cover model for the Scholastic Animorphs book relaunch.
A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Roberts produced over twenty projects since making her move to behind the camera. Her feature directorial debut Little Miss Perfect "handles what is an extremely delicate subject matter with careful precision" (Broadway World). The film has garnered critical acclaim and Roberts has interviewed for and appeared in The Huffington Post, Backstage, The Examiner, and Fox 5 News, among others. The film premiered at the Irvine Int'l Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Feature Narrative and was selected to screen in the Soho House Cinema Program. It went on to garner awards for Best Feature Film, Best Actress and Best Screenplay.
Roberts was dubbed a "Big Screen Filmmaker" on the cover of 201 Magazine's April 2016 issue. She has appeared on Sunywide Film Festival's "Breaking into the Business" and Annapolis Film Festival's "Young Hollywood" panels. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, New York Women in Film and Television, Women in Film, and the Women in Moving Pictures Society. Roberts teaches advanced directing as an adjunct professor at the Los Angeles Film School and is currently in development for her next film.