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Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character role, of eldest child & sister, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got started, when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing television commercials, and the blonde, ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie Mary Ingalls / Mary Ingalls Kendall
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me Virginia Wainwright
Midnight Offerings
Midnight Offerings Vivian Sotherland
Dead Men Don't Die
Dead Men Don't Die Dulcie Niles


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 2014 Veronica Mars
Stosh's Mother (uncredited)
 2010 Marker 187 (Short) (as Melissa Anderson)
 2007 Marco Polo (TV Movie)
Mother (voice, uncredited)
 2006 Crazy Eights
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
 2006 10.5: Apocalypse (TV Series)
First Lady Megan Hollister
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... First Lady Megan Hollister (as Melissa Anderson)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... First Lady Megan Hollister (as Melissa Anderson)
 2000 Thin Ice (TV Movie)
Tanya Ferguson
 1999 Partners (TV Series)
Cheryl Darrin
- Never Says Never Again (1999) ... Cheryl Darrin (as Melissa Anderson)
- Always... (1999) ... Cheryl Darrin (as Melissa Anderson)
- A Beautiful Day (1999) ... Cheryl Darrin (as Melissa Anderson)
 1998 Earthquake in New York (TV Movie)
Dr. Marilyn Blake (as Melissa Anderson)
 1995 Killer Lady
American Lady
 1995 X-Men 2: Clone Wars (Video Game)
Emma Frost (voice, as Melissa Anderson)
 1993-1994 X-Men (TV Series)
- Repo Man (1993) ... Snowbird (voice)
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Michelle Ryder
- Who Killed Alexander the Great? (1994) ... Michelle Ryder
 1993 X-Men (Video Game)
Emma Frost (voice, as Melissa Anderson)
 1991 Manuel
 1990 Dead Men Don't Die
Dulcie Niles (as Melissa Anderson)
 1990 Feature Fitness (Short)
Fitness monitor (as Melissa Anderson)
 1989 The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Movie)
Colleen McCloud (as Melissa Anderson)
 1988-1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Julie Fenton / Laura Donovan
- Murder in Mind (1989) ... Julie Fenton (as Melissa Anderson)
- VCR - Very Careful Rape (1988) ... Laura Donovan (as Melissa Anderson)
 1988 Far North
Young Nurse (as Melissa Anderson)
 1988 Memories of Manon (TV Movie)
Yvette Marcel (as Melissa Anderson)
 1987-1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Yvette Marcel
- The Mystery of Manon: Part 2 (1988) ... Yvette Marcel (as Melissa Anderson)
- The Mystery of Manon: Part 1 (1988) ... Yvette Marcel (as Melissa Anderson)
- Memories of Manon: Part 2 (1987) ... Yvette Marcel (as Melissa Anderson)
- Memories of Manon: Part 1 (1987) ... Yvette Marcel (as Melissa Anderson)
 1987 Buckle Up (Video short)
Melissa Sue Anderson
 1986 Dark Mansions (TV Movie)
Noelle Drake
 1984-1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Anne Goldman / Cassie Ray
- Imperfect Union (1985) ... Anne Goldman
- Lifelines (1984) ... Cassie Ray
 1984 Glitter (TV Series)
- A Minor Miracle (1984) ... Elizabeth
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Eve Crystal
- Hooray for Homicide (1984) ... Eve Crystal
 1984 Killing Machine
Kukki (uncredited)
 1983 First Affair (TV Movie)
Toby King
 1982 That's TV (TV Movie)
Various characters
 1982 An Innocent Love (TV Movie)
Molly Rush
 1981 Advice to the Lovelorn (TV Movie)
Maureen Tyler
 1981 Midnight Offerings (TV Movie)
Vivian Sotherland
 1980 Insight (TV Series)
Mary Beth
- Princess (1980) ... Mary Beth
 1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Amy Marson
- Rogues to Riches/Stark Terror (1980) ... Amy Marson
 1979 Little House Years (TV Movie)
Mary Ingalls
 1979 A New Kind of Family (TV Series)
- The Overcharge (1979) ... Lisa
 1977-1979 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Alexandria 'Alex' Benton / Kate
- Which Mother Is Mine? (1979) ... Alexandria 'Alex' Benton
- Very Good Friends (1977) ... Kate
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Melissa Sue Anderson
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Melissa Sue Anderson (uncredited)
 1979 Survival of Dana (TV Movie)
Dana Lee
 1978 The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour (TV Series)
Director of the musical
- Episode dated 20 April 1978 (1978) ... Director of the musical
 1977 James at 16 (TV Series)
Lacey Stevens
- Pilot (1977) ... Lacey Stevens
 1976 The Loneliest Runner (TV Movie)
Nancy Rizzi
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Cathy Cunningham
- The Enforcers (1973) ... Cathy Cunningham (uncredited)
 1973 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
- Never Too Young (1973) ... Millicent (as Melissa Anderson)
 1972 Bewitched (TV Series)
- Tabitha's First Day at School (1972) ... Girl
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TV Commercial for Malibu Barbie Pool Party (1973) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Melissa Anderson | Melissa Anderson-Sloan | Melissa Anderson Sloan


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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The only actor on Little House on the Prairie (1974) to receive an Emmy Nomination for the show. See more »


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