She was born on September 26, 1962, in Berkeley, California, USA. Her name is Melissa Sue Anderson. Most people know her from her role as Mary Ingalls on the TV show “Little House on the Prairie” in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
We’re not sure how much money Melissa Sue Anderson has. In late 2018, it was said that she was worth $1.5 million. Her acting work, which included both movies and TV shows, made her this much money. Since she still works in the entertainment business, it’s possible that her wealth has grown since then.
She was born in the San Francisco Bay area and is the younger of two sisters. When she was young, her family moved to Los Angeles. But when she was 13, her parents split up, and she mostly lived with her Catholic mom.
Her dance teacher told her to get an agent while she was in class. This made her appear in ads for Mattel and Sears, among others. She was in an episode of “Bewitched” too. She played Millicent on “The Brady Bunch” and had a part in an episode of “Shaft” the same year. She got her big part in “Little House on the Prairie,” a show about a farm family in the 1870s and 1880s, thanks to these chances. For eight years, she worked on the show.
After leaving “Little House on the Prairie” at the end of the seventh season, Melissa Sue Anderson was nominated the next year for her part in the scary movie “Happy Birthday to Me.” After that, she was in more movies and TV shows, such as “The Equalizer,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “CHiPs.”
Also, she tried her hand at producing. As an assistant producer, she worked on Michael Landon’s last movie, “Where Pigeons Go to Die,” which aired on TV in 1990. She was honored by being added to the Western Performers Hall of Fame in 1998. The following year, she was in a TV show called “Partners,” but it didn’t do very well.
At the end of her performing career, Melissa Sue Anderson did not act as much. In the 2006 drama “10.5 Apocalypse,” she played First Lady Megan Hollister in one of her last TV roles.
After that, she was in a few short films and played Stosh’s mother in “Veronica Mars” in 2014 without getting credit for it. In her book, “The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House,” she wrote about her time as a child star and showed personal details about the cast, guests, and crew of the show.
In 2002, she and her family moved to Montreal. In 2007, they became Canadian citizens. Sources say she stopped acting for the most part to be a mom and take care of her family.
She talked about how one of the hardest parts of her job was when her character went blind in the fourth season of “Little House on the Prairie.”