Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson

Highest Rated: 20% Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Lowest Rated: 20% Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Birthday: Sep 26, 1962

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Happy Birthday to Me

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 35% Earthquake in New York Dr. Marilyn Blake (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 33% Dead Men Don't Die Dulcie Niles (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suicide Club Laura Donovan (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire on the Mountain Toby King (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Affair Toby King (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Innocent Love Molly Rush (Character) - 1982
20% 42% Happy Birthday to Me Virginia Wainwright (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Offerings Vivian Sotherland (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Advice to the Lovelorn Maureen Tyler (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Survival of Dana Dana Lee (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet James at 15 Lacey Stevens (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loneliest Runner Nancy Rizzi (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Mary Ingalls (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 10.5: Apocalypse First Lady Megan Hollister (Character) 2006
85% 96% X-Men Snowbird (Guest Voice) 1993-1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Michelle Ryder (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1988-1989
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Mary Ingalls Kendall (Character),
Mary Ingalls (Guest Star)
1974-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
78% 0% The Brady Bunch Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Girl (Guest Star) 1972