Melissa Sue Anderson was born on September 26, 1962, in Berkeley, California, USA. She is an actress best known for her role as Mary Ingalls in the television series “Little House on the Prairie” in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The net worth of Melissa Sue Anderson is unknown. She had a net worth of $1.5 million as of late 2018, according to reports, which she amassed through a successful performance career that also encompassed other film and television ventures. It is projected that she will continue to pursue her goals, resulting in an increase in her earnings.
Melissa Sue was born the younger of two daughters; her family moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Los Angeles when she was young, but her parents separated when she was 13, and she was raised mostly by her Roman Catholic mother.
While she was undergoing dance classes, her teacher advised her parents to attempt to get an agent for her, which resulted in her starring in several advertisements, including Mattel and Sears commercials. Soon after, she began receiving television work offers, including one for a cameo role on an episode of “Bewitched.”
She also portrayed Millicent, a girl who kissed Bobby in “The Brady Bunch,” and she featured in a “Shaft” episode the same year. These finally led to her obtaining a role in “Little House on the Prairie,” a narrative about a farm family in the 1870s and 1880s that she would work on for the next eight years.
Little House on the Prairie has ended.
Melissa Sue received a nomination for her appearance in the horror film “Happy Birthday to Me” the following year, after leaving “Little House on the Prairie” after the seventh season. She went on to star in films including “The Equalizer,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “CHiPs.”
She also dabbled in production, serving as an associate producer on a television episode of Michael Landon’s final film, “Where Pigeons Go to Die,” in 1990. In 1998, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame. The following year, she was on the doomed TV sitcom “Partners.”
She did relatively little acting in the final stages of her career. She played First Lady Megan Hollister in the 2006 miniseries “10.5 Apocalypse,” one of her final television appearances.
She has starred in several short films and was cast as Stosh’s mother in the uncredited part of “Veronica Mars” in 2014. Her autobiography, “The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House,” was based on her experiences as a child star and included behind-the-scenes anecdotes about cast members, visitors, and staff.
The family moved to Montreal in 2002 and became naturalized Canadians on Canada Day five years later. She has essentially abandoned her acting profession, according to insiders, in order to be a stay-at-home mom and care for her family.
During the fourth season of “Little House on the Prairie,” she remarked that one of her most challenging duties was when her character went blind.