Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson Biography: Age, Husband, Children, Wikipedia, Net Worth, Movies, Book

May 20, 2024 0 Posted By Abiodun Azeez

Melissa Sue Anderson is a talented American-Canadian actress best known for her iconic role as Mary Ingalls Kendall in the beloved television series “Little House on the Prairie.”

With a career spanning over four decades, Anderson has made a lasting impact in the entertainment industry, endearing herself to audiences. From her early days as a child actress to her current work as a producer and writer, Anderson has consistently demonstrated her dedication to her craft and ability to adapt to new challenges.


  • Full name: Melissa Sue Anderson
  • Date of birth: September 26, 1962
  • Age: 62 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Berkeley, California, USA
  • Nationality: American-Canadian
  • Profession: Actress
  • Height: 5’3″ (160 cm)
  • Parents: James Anderson (father), Marion Anderson (mother)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Michael Sloan (married 1990)
  • Children: Piper Sloan (daughter), Griffin Sloan (son)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $1.5 million

Early Life and Education

Melissa Sue Anderson actress

Melissa Sue Anderson is currently 62 years old and was born on September 26, 1962, in Berkeley, California. She grew up in a middle-class family with her parents, James and Marion Anderson, and moved to Los Angeles with her family at the age of 7. Anderson‘s parents divorced when she was 13, and she was raised by her mother.

Melissa Sue Anderson selfie

She began acting at a young age, encouraged by her dance teacher, performing in local theater productions and television commercials. Anderson‘s early life was marked by her love for performance and determination to succeed in the entertainment industry.

Personal Life

Melissa Sue Anderson has been married to Michael Sloan, a TV writer and producer, since 1990. The couple met on the set of the TV series “The Equalizer” and have two children together, Piper and Griffin. Anderson and her family moved to Montreal in 2002 and became naturalized Canadian citizens in 2007.

Melissa Sue Anderson family

She has been open about her struggles with fame and the challenges of balancing her career and family life. Anderson has also spoken about her experiences with bullying and harassment in the entertainment industry, using her platform to advocate for change and support other women in the industry.


Anderson‘s acting career began in the early 1970s with small roles in TV shows and films. Her breakthrough role came in 1974 when she was cast as Mary Ingalls Kendall in “Little House on the Prairie,” a role she played for 8 seasons.

She has since appeared in numerous TV series and films, including “The Equalizer,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” and “CHiPs.” In addition to her acting work, Anderson has also worked as an associate producer on the TV project “Where Pigeons Go to Die.”


She has also written and produced several documentaries and TV specials, including “The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House,” a memoir about her experiences on the set of “Little House on the Prairie.”


  • Nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in “Little House on the Prairie” (1978)

Net Worth

Melissa Sue Anderson’s current net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million, which she earned through her successful acting career and various other projects.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @melissasueanderson
  • Twitter: @MelissaSueA


  • Little House on the Prairie
  • The Equalizer
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • CHiPs 
  • Where Pigeons Go to Die
  • The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House


Melissa Anderson
  • The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House (autobiography, 2010)

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