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The Surprising Net Worth of Melissa Sue Anderson (Updated 2022)

Melissa Sue Anderson, born on September 26, 1962, is an American-Canadian actress, who is best known for Jo De La Rosa and Little House on the Prairie. 

She has had an impressive career in both film and television spanning over 50 years. But her net worth doesn’t tell that story. 

Despite being one of the most well-known actresses from one of the most popular television shows in history, Anderson has not been able to parlay that fame into a wildly lucrative career. So what do you think Melissa Sue Anderson net worth is? Let’s find out in this article.

Who is Melissa Sue Anderson?

She is an American actress best known for playing Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. 

She began her career as a child star in commercials and television roles, including appearances on shows like The Equalizer, James at 15, and Sea Hunt. 

In 1974 she moved into feature films with It Lives Again, followed by more than 20 other film credits throughout her life. Her most notable role was as Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1983.

Melissa Sue Anderson Acting Career

Born in California, Anderson started acting when she was just two years old, appearing in TV commercials and print advertisements.

Melissa Sue Anderson made her acting debut in 1972 when she landed the part of a girl in the TV series Bewitched. She was there in the Episode: “Tabitha’s First Day of School”

Later she landed the part of Mary Ingalls in the TV series Little House on the Prairie. The show would become Anderson’s biggest claim to fame, earning her three Emmy nominations and one win as Best Supporting Actress. 

At its peak, Little House on the Prairie was attracting 18 million viewers per episode, with Anderson considered one of its most popular stars by the end of the series run.

She later appeared in many movies and television series like An Innocent Love, hotel, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and many more. Her last work was in the movie “The Con Is On” where she played a cameo role. That movie was released on 4 May 2018.

Melissa Sue Anderson Childhood and Early Life

She was born as Melissa Sue Anderson in Berkeley, California, U.S to James and Marion Anderson on September 26, 1962. She is 60 years of age, as on October 2022.

Her parents got separated when she was thirteen years old. She was raised by her mother Marion Anderson, along with her sister (Maureen) and her brother (Unknown).

Anderson attended Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Canada where she participated in several dancing competitions and acting classes.

After attending acting class, her passion for acting developed. She then began to harass her mother to appoint a casting agent for him. Her mother was not that interested in her acting. However, she wanted her to do some commercials so that it would help to get acting out of her system.

Melissa Sue Anderson Net Worth?

Most people know that actor Melissa Sue Anderson, who played Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, was a regular on a show that ran for nine years. What they might not know is how much she was worthwhile playing Mary Ingalls.

According to some sources, Melissa sue Anderson net worth is estimated to be $3 million during her career in entertainment. At her peak, she reportedly earned an astounding $95,000 per episode while working on Little House and also won a number of awards, including four Young Artist Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Melissa Sue Anderson Net Worth Growth

YEARNET WORTH
2022$3 Million
2021$2.8 Million
2020$2.6 Million
2019$2.4 Million
2018$2.3 Million
2017$2.2 Million

Melissa Sue Anderson Little House on the Prairie Television Festival Monte Carlo 2022

Signing autographs at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 21.06.2022 played the roll of Mary Ingalls

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. Who is Melissa Sue Anderson?

    Anderson is a former actress best known for playing Mary Ingalls on Little House on The Prairie from 1974 to 1983.

  2. 2. How old is Melissa Sue Anderson?

    60 years old (born September 26, 1962)

  3. 3. What is Melissa Sue Anderson’s net worth?

    $3 million

  4. 4. How much money did Melissa Sue Anderson make per episode on Little House On The Prairie? 

    Approximately $20,000 per episode

  5. 5. Where was Melissa Sue Anderson born?

    Berkeley, California, U.S

  6. 6. Is Melissa Sue Anderson married?

    Yes. She is married to television writer and producer Michael Sloan. They have been married since 1990 and have two children: a daughter named Piper, born in 1991 and a son named Griffin, born in 1996.

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