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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 September 1962Berkeley, California, USA
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Many actresses are not like the characters they play, but Melissa Sue Anderson wasn't one of them. Melissa was born September 26, 1962, in Berkeley, California. In real life, she was very much the same as Mary Ingalls--a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show-business career got underway when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing TV commercials, and the blond, blue-eyed beauty was in great demand for many roles, and starred in television movies and such shows as The Brady Bunch (1969) and Shaft (1973). Melissa Sue Anderson played Mary Ingalls throughout the entire series of Little House on the Prairie (1974). She continues to pursue an active acting career.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lennon Parker

Spouse (1)

Michael Sloan (17 March 1990 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Bright blue eyes

Trivia (12)

Inducted (as a cast member of Little House on the Prairie (1974)) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1998.
She was Tommy Pratter's girl in Roger Donaldson's Marie (1985).
1984 NATO Female Star of the Year for her starring role in the feature film Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984).
Has two children, daughter Piper Sloan and son Griffin Sloan, with husband Michael Sloan.
Turn down the role of Emmelyn in The Blue Lagoon (1980).
The only actor on Little House on the Prairie (1974) to receive an Emmy Nomination for the show.
Auditioned for the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988).
Became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 2007.
Was on the Today (1952) Show, promoting her new book, "The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House", release date on May 4, 2010 (hardcover) (May 3, 2010). [May 2010]
Release of her book, "The Way I See It". [May 2010]
Lives in Montreal, Canada with her husband and their two children. Rarely acts in order to be a stay-at-home mom. [May 2007]
Lives in CA with her husband, daughter, and son. Rarely acts in order to be a stay-at-home mom. [June 2000]

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