Melissa Sue Anderson

Actress | Producer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Little House on the Prairie (1974-1981) | Happy Birthday to Me (1981) | The Equalizer (1987-1988)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations More »
AKA 
Melissa Anderson | Melissa Anderson-Sloan | Melissa Anderson Sloan
BORN 
Sep 26, 1962 (age 55)
HEIGHT 
5' 3" (1.60m)

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Past Film & Video (20 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (38 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Marco PoloMarco Polo (TV Movie) Mother (voice) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for 10.5: Apocalypse10.5: Apocalypse (TV Mini-series) First Lady Megan Hollister (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006 2
    • Episode #1.2 (May 23, 2006) First Lady Megan Hollister (as Melissa Anderson)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (May 21, 2006) First Lady Megan Hollister (as Melissa Anderson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Thin IceThin Ice (TV Movie) Tanya Ferguson  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for PartnersPartners (TV Series) Cheryl Darrin (3 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999 3
    • Always... (1999) Cheryl Darrin (as Melissa Anderson)  Less
    • A Beautiful Day (1999) Cheryl Darrin (as Melissa Anderson)  Less
    • Never Says Never Again (1999) Cheryl Darrin (as Melissa Anderson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Earthquake in New YorkEarthquake in New York (TV Movie) Dr. Marilyn Blake (as Melissa Anderson)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for X-MenX-Men (TV Series) Snowbird (2 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993–1994 2
  • Primary photo for Burke's LawBurke's Law (TV Series) Michelle Ryder (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Where Pigeons Go to DieWhere Pigeons Go to Die (TV Movie) Associate Producer (as Melissa Anderson)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Return of Sam McCloudThe Return of Sam McCloud (TV Movie) Colleen McCloud (as Melissa Anderson)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Julie Fenton / Laura Donovan (2 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988–1989 2
    • Murder in Mind (Jan 28, 1989) Julie Fenton (as Melissa Anderson)  Less
    • VCR - Very Careful Rape (Feb 6, 1988) Laura Donovan (as Melissa Anderson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Memories of ManonMemories of Manon (TV Movie) Yvette Marcel (as Melissa Anderson)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The EqualizerThe Equalizer (TV Series) Yvette Marcel (4 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987–1988 4
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  • Primary photo for Dark MansionsDark Mansions (TV Movie) Noelle Drake  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Dana Colton / Cathy Cummings / Cindy Jerome / Jennifer 'Chubs' Smith (5 episodes, 1978), Performer ("It's Witchcraft") (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1978–1986 5
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  • Primary photo for HotelHotel (TV Series) Annie Goldman / Cassie Ray (2 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984–1985 2
  • Primary photo for GlitterGlitter (TV Series) Elizabeth (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Eve Crystal (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Finder of Lost LovesFinder of Lost Loves (TV Series) Nikki Gatos (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Spider-Man and His Amazing FriendsSpider-Man and His Amazing Friends (TV Series) Kitty Pryde / Sprite (2 episodes, 1982)  Less 1982–1983 2
  • Primary photo for First AffairFirst Affair (TV Movie) Toby King  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for That's TVThat's TV (TV Movie) Various characters  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for An Innocent LoveAn Innocent Love (TV Movie) Molly Rush  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Little House on the PrairieLittle House on the Prairie (TV Series) Mary Ingalls Kendall / Mary Ingalls (163 episodes, 1974)  Less 1974–1981 163
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  • Primary photo for Advice to the LovelornAdvice to the Lovelorn (TV Movie) Maureen Tyler  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Midnight OfferingsMidnight Offerings (TV Movie) Vivian Sotherland  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for InsightInsight (TV Series) Mary Beth (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Amy Marson (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Little House YearsLittle House Years (TV Movie) Mary Ingalls  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for A New Kind of FamilyA New Kind of Family (TV Series) Lisa (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for ABC Afterschool SpecialsABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) Alexandria 'Alex' Benton / Kate (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1979 2
  • Primary photo for CHiPsCHiPs (TV Series) Melissa Sue Anderson (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Survival of DanaSurvival of Dana (TV Movie) Dana Lee  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Hanna-Barbera Happy HourThe Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour (TV Series) Director of the Musical (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
    • Episode #1.2 (Apr 20, 1978) Director of the Musical  Less
  • Primary photo for James at 15James at 15 (TV Series) Lacey Stevens (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
    • Pilot (Sep 5, 1977) Lacey Stevens  Less
  • Primary photo for The Loneliest RunnerThe Loneliest Runner (TV Movie) Nancy Rizzi  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for ShaftShaft (TV Series) Cathy Cunningham (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
    • The Enforcers (Oct 9, 1973) Cathy Cunningham (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Brady BunchThe Brady Bunch (TV Series) Millicent (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
    • Never Too Young (Oct 5, 1973) Millicent (as Melissa Anderson)  Less
  • Primary photo for BewitchedBewitched (TV Series) Girl (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
Self (50 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th AnniversaryThe Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary (TV Special) Herself  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Home & FamilyHome & Family (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for A Day in the Life of Little HouseA Day in the Life of Little House Herself (as Melissa Anderson)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself - Little House on the Prairie / Herself (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Herself (3 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999–2014
  • Primary photo for The Little House Phenomenon: A Place in Television HistoryThe Little House Phenomenon: A Place in Television History Herself (as Melissa Anderson)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Fox NewsFox News (TV Series) Herself - Author (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Fox and FriendsFox and Friends (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Inside EditionInside Edition (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 100 Greatest Teen Stars100 Greatest Teen Stars (TV Mini-series) Teen Star nº 56 (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for eTalk DailyeTalk Daily (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Nice PeopleNice People (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Exclusive Interview with Melissa Sue AndersonExclusive Interview with Melissa Sue Anderson (Video) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Class of...Class of... (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Host (5 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997–2004
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  • Primary photo for Biography for KidsBiography for Kids (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Favorite Stars: Then & NowFavorite Stars: Then & Now (TV Movie) Herself (as Melissa Anderson)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Sagas: Melissa Sue AndersonSagas: Melissa Sue Anderson (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for NBC 75th Anniversary SpecialNBC 75th Anniversary Special (TV Special) Herself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The 70s: The Decade That Changed TelevisionThe 70s: The Decade That Changed Television (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Celebrity ProfileCelebrity Profile (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Michael LandonMichael Landon (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The 12th Annual Golden Boot AwardsThe 12th Annual Golden Boot Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and LoveMichael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (Video) Herself (as Melissa Anderson Sloan)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Circus of the Stars #14Circus of the Stars #14 (TV Special) Herself - Performer (as Melissa Anderson)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsThe 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 10th Annual National CableACE AwardsThe 10th Annual National CableACE Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Sex Symbols; Past, Present and FutureSex Symbols; Past, Present and Future (TV Movie) Herself - Host  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Joy of Natural ChildbirthThe Joy of Natural Childbirth Herself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Phil Donahue ShowThe Phil Donahue Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 8th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 8th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Hour MagazineHour Magazine (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for All-Star Salute to Mother's DayAll-Star Salute to Mother's Day (TV Special) Herself  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Where Have All the Children GoneWhere Have All the Children Gone (TV Special) Self  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Herself (4 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975–1980
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  • Primary photo for The John Davidson ShowThe John Davidson Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Herself - Actress (4 episodes, 1978)  Less 1978–1980
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  • Primary photo for NBC Special TreatNBC Special Treat (TV Series) Herself - Host (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The 37th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Toni Tennille ShowThe Toni Tennille Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for 625 líneas625 líneas (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood Squares (Daytime)The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (6 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979
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  • Primary photo for The 5th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 5th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama Series  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 4th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Program  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for A Different ApproachA Different Approach (Short) Herself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Battle of the Network StarsBattle of the Network Stars (TV Special) Herself - NBC Team  Less 1976
Archive Footage (13 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Tax Shelter TerrorsTax Shelter Terrors Virginia Wainwright (archive footage)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Weekend TodayWeekend Today (TV Series) Mary Ingalls (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for ¿Cómo están ustedes?¿Cómo están ustedes? (TV Movie) Mary Ingalls (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Corazón, corazónCorazón, corazón (TV Series) Mary Ingalls (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for A Little House ConversationA Little House Conversation (Video) Mary Ingalls (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher FilmGoing to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Virginia Wainwright (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for I Love the '70s: Volume 2I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (TV Series) Herself  Less 2006– 
  • Primary photo for Ciclo Alfred HitchcockCiclo Alfred Hitchcock (TV Series) Julie Fenton / Laura Donovan (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005
    • Sobre 'Yo confieso' (Nov 27, 2005) Julie Fenton (archive footage)  Less
    • Sobre 'Frenesí' (Sep 4, 2005) Laura Donovan (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Ultimate Hollywood BlondeThe Ultimate Hollywood Blonde (TV Mini-series) Herself  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for Dickie Roberts: Former Child StarDickie Roberts: Former Child Star Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2003 $17MM $23MM / —
  • Primary photo for El informalEl informal (TV Series) Student (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Hollywood's ChildrenHollywood's Children (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1982

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