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Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim

Highest Rated: 40% Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)

Lowest Rated: 40% Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)

Birthday: Jan 18, 1962

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Alison Arngrim was a prominent child TV actress who was best known for her role as "bad girl" Nellie Oleson on "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC, 1974-1983). Born into a show business family (her father was a talent manager, while her mother worked as a prominent voice over actress), Arngrim began acting at a very young age. She landed her most lasting role on the hit family drama, "Little House on the Prairie." Arngrim played the part of bratty Nellie Oleson for eight years on the show, and became a household name during the show's 1970s heyday. When the show ended its run in 1983, however, Arngrim had trouble landing substantial roles. In addition to nabbing guest spots on shows like "Fantasy Island" (ABC, 1977-1984) and "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1987), she also starred in the made-for-TV movie "I Married Wyatt Earp" (ABC, 1983). Arngrim took a break from acting in the 1990s to focus her attention on doing charitable work, after her friend and former co-star, Steve Tracy, died of complications from AIDS in 1986. She returned to acting in the 2000s, landing roles in a number of independent features, among them "The Last Place on Earth" (2002), "Le deal" (2007) and "Make the Yuletide Gay" (2009). Despite her diminishing number of acting credits, however, Arngrim continued to focus her attention on her various charitable activities, most notably raising awareness of AIDS prevention. In 2011, she published a memoir about her life and her most famous role, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned To Love Being Hated.

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40% Make the Yuletide Gay


Alison Arngrim Alison Arngrim at arrivals for The Actors Fund Looking Ahead Awards, Taglyan Complex, Los Angeles, CA December 6, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Charlotte Stewart, Alison Arngrim in attendance for Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo, Sheraton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ April 25, 2014. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY, from left: Kelly Keaton, Alison Arngrim, 2009. ©TLA Releasing



No Score Yet 85% Even in Dreams Debra (Character) $14.2K 2021
40% 63% Make the Yuletide Gay Heather Mancuso (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House: Bless All the Dear Children Nancy Oleson (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Wyatt Earp Amy (Character) - 1983


No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Nellie Oleson Dalton (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1969