Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson

  • Highest Rated: 27% Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Far North (1988)
  • Birthday: Sep 26, 1962
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A ballet student since grade school, Melissa Sue Anderson was 11 years old when she career-shifted from dancer to actress in the 1974 TV pilot film Little House on The Prairie. For the next nine seasons, Melissa Sue co-starred on the Little House series proper as the Ingalls family's eldest daughter Mary. During this period, she won an Emmy for her performance in "Which Mother Is Mine?", a 1979 ABC Afternoon Special offering. To avoid confusion with Little House co-star Melissa Gilbert, Ms. Anderson was tagged with the nickname "Missy," a cognomen that has stuck to this day. As a youngster, Melissa Sue Anderson expressed a desire to become a film director; as an adult, she remained an actress, appearing in such efforts as An Innocent Love (1982), First Affair (1983) and Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie: Merry Christmas Engalls Actor 2014
No Score Yet Earthquake in New York Dr. Marilyn Blake 1998
No Score Yet Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love Herself 1993
No Score Yet Dead Men Don't Die Dulcie Niles 1991
No Score Yet Forbidden Nights Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Return of Sam McCloud Colleen McCloud 1988
13% Far North Young Nurse 1988
No Score Yet Chattanooga Choo Choo Jennie 1984
No Score Yet First Affair Toby King 1983
No Score Yet An Innocent Love (One Starry Night) Molly Rush 1982
27% Happy Birthday to Me Virginia 1981
No Score Yet Skatetown U.S.A. Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Survival of Dana Actor 1979
No Score Yet Beat the Turtle Drum Kate 1977
No Score Yet The Loneliest Runner Nancy Rizzi 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Eve Crystal
  • 1984
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Mary Ingalls Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendal Mary Ingalls Kendall Mary
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Girl
  • 1972

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