Melissa Sue Anderson

Actor
Melissa Sue Anderson began acting in television commercials after a dance teacher suggested that her parents find her an agent. She soon began appearing on television shows, including "Bewitched", and had a memorable ... Read more »
Born: 09/26/1962 in Berkeley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

10.5 Apocalypse 1984 - 1985, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1984 - 1985, 1993 - 1994, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Dead Men Don't Die 1991 (Movie)

Dulcie (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Chattanooga Choo Choo 1984 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

That's TV 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Happy Birthday to Me 1979 (Movie)

Virginia Wainwright (Actor)

Survival of Dana 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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James at 15 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Circus Lions, Tigers and Melissas Too 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Little House on the Prairie 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Advice to the Lovelorn (TV Show)

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An Innocent Love (TV Show)

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CHiPs (TV Show)

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Dark Mansions (TV Show)

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Earthquake in New York (TV Show)

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Fire on the Mountain (Movie)

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First Affair (TV Show)

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Little House on the Prairie (TV Show)

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Midnight Offerings (TV Show)

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Princess (TV Show)

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The Loneliest Runner (TV Show)

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The Love Boat (TV Show)

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Very Good Friends (TV Show)

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Which Mother Is Mine? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Melissa Sue Anderson began acting in television commercials after a dance teacher suggested that her parents find her an agent. She soon began appearing on television shows, including "Bewitched", and had a memorable part as a girl who kissed Bobby Brady on "The Brady Bunch". At age 11, however, she was cast in what would become her signature role: as Mary Ingalls on the television series "Little House on the Prairie" with Michael Landon. Anderson appeared on the show for eight seasons. During this time she made other television appearances, including a Daytime Emmy Award-winning performance in an ABC afterschool special, "Which Mother Is Mine?", and an episode of "Fantasy Island". After leaving "Little House on the Prairie" in 1982, she acted predominantly on television, with small parts on shows like "Murder, She Wrote", as well as recurring roles on "The Love Boat" and "The Equalizer". Through the 1990s and into the 2000s, Anderson continued to act, starring in numerous television series and TV movies.

Relationships

Michael Sloan

Husband

Piper Sloan

Daughter
born on February 15, 1991

Griffin Sloan

Son
born on June 14, 1996

EDUCATION

studied dance

Milestones

1980

Feature acting debut, "Happy Birthday to Me"

1976

Acted in first TV movie, "The Lonliest Runner"

Took up acting at the suggestion of a dance teacher

Starred in TV series, "Little House on the Prairie" (1974-82)

Worked in commercials; guest appearances on "The Brady Bunch" (1969-74) and "Shaft" (1973-74)

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