Melissa Sue Anderson is an American-Canadian actress who came into the spotlight after appearing in NBC' drama series Little House on the Prairie and movie Happy Birthday to Me in 1981.
Melissa Sue Anderson was born on September 26, 1962, in Berkeley, California. She was the younger of two daughters of her parents; father James Anderson and mother Marion Anderson. She is of American-Canadian nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Melissa was only thirteen years old when her parents got divorced. Later, she was raised Roman Catholic by her mother. When she was seven years old, her family moved to Southern California.
Due to her asthma problem, Anderson was encouraged to get involved in activities such as dance class; it was one of her dance teachers who encouraged her to take acting lessons.
Melissa Sue Anderson started her professional acting career in the early 1970s. She began her career as a child actress. She is known for her role as Mary Ingalls on the NBC drama series ‘Little House on the Prairie.’ She won an Emmy Award in 1979 for his performance in ABC Afterschool Special’s episode, 'Which Mother Is Mine?'.
After that, Anderson continued her acting career in several television shows like The Equalizer, The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Murder and more. She was also the associate producer for Where Pigeons Go to Die.
Melissa was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Talking about her personal life in 1990, she got married to Michael Sloan; a writer, producer, and director. The couple is blessed with two children in total. Their first child, daughter Piper was born in 1991, and second child, son Griffin was born in 1996.
Now, Michael and Melissa are living a healthy married with no rumors of divorce and separation issues swirling all around.
Melissa stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and her weight is around 56 kg. Blue eyes and blonde hair is her distinctive characters.
As of 2018, Melissa Sue Anderson' net worth is reported to be around $1.5 million. She definitely has earned a huge amount of money from her professional acting career.