New York Times Best Selling author of "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch:How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated", AlisonArngrim is best known to viewers world-wide for her portrayal of theincredibly nasty "Nellie Oleson" on the much loved, long running hittelevision series "Little House On The Prairie," and continues to amuseaudiences through her many film, television, stage and multi-mediaappearances. Her one woman show "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch", which started atClub Fez in New York in 2002, has now become a world-wide phenomenon,having been performed to packed houses in New York, Los Angeles,Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Green Bay, San Francisco, Seattle, andin France, where Alison performs entirely in French to standing roomonly crowds in her all French version titled: "Confessions d'une Garcede La Prairie" and "La Malle aux Tresors de Nellie Oleson. "As a stand-up comedian, Alison has headlined at nightclubs such as theLaugh Factory, the Comedy Store and the Improv in Los Angeles; as wellas the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York and assorted comedy venuesall across the United States and Canada. She is currently starring in two comedy series pilots: "LifeInterrupted", as the ex-wife of commercial child star Mason Reese, withErin Murphy, ("Bewitched") as her new wife and Dawn Wells, ("Gilligan'sIsland), as her mother, as well as, "C.
P. R. - Child PerformersResurrection Talent Agency", as an ex-child star gone wrong, trying tosave herself and her assorted misfit cohorts by opening a talentagency. Alison has mocked her status as an "ex-child star" on Jay Leno's TonightShow, during their month long parody, "Hollywood Survivor" andcontinues to be a frequent interview subject on everything from "A&E","E! Entertainment", "TV Land" and "VH-1", to CNN and the TravelChannel. The TV Land network honored her undying image as TV's worstbitch, by declaring her the winner of their 2006 award for, "CharacterMost Desperately In Need Of A Time Out".
She starred in the heartwarming, gay, Christmas cult classic, "Make theYuletide Gay", as the overbearing "Heather Mancuso". Her othertelevision and film appearances include, "Livin' the Dream", "Tinder &Grinder", "The Bilderberg Club", "For the Love of May" with Ru Paul andPatricia Neal, and "The Last Place On Earth" with Billy Dee Williamsand Phyllis Diller. In 2007, she began her foray into French cinemawith the role of "Edith" in the French detective comedy, Jean PierreMocky's "Le Deal". Alison's stage work includes, "The Vagina Monologs", "Sirena: Queen ofthe Tango", "Dear Brutus", "The Wool Gatherer", the French bedroomfarce, "In One Bed And Out The Other", Michael Kearns' "AIDS/US II","Rita" in the 2005 GLAAD Award nominated production of "Last Summer AtBluefish Cove", ", the somewhat off kilter "Reverend Pat Miass" in"Joni and Gina's Wedding", and the Ovation Award Nominatedmusical-drama, "Flirting with Morty", as the abusive, trashy and tragicRay Lee. In her spare time, she takes tourists on the rollicking comedy outing,"Nasty Nellie's Tour of Hollywood", (featured at Dearly DepartedTours), where she simultaneously enlightens and amuses passengers withbehind the scenes tales from both Hollywood history and her own life.
Never one to forget her "Prairie" roots, Alison enjoys makingappearances several times a year at various "Little House on thePrairie" historical sites for educational events and gatherings offans. She has been a frequent visitor to the Laura Ingalls WilderMuseum in the real life Walnut Grove, Minnesota as well as Green Bay,Wisconsin's Heritage Hills, Mumford's Genesee Country Village, LauraIngalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri andmany, many others. Alison has a long history of activism. In 1986 when her friend and"Little House husband" co-star, Steve Tracy, passed away due tocomplications of HIV/AIDS, Alison immediately began volunteering atAIDS Project Los Angeles. Her duties ranged from working on theSouthern California AIDS Hotline and the APLA food bank, (APLA'sNecessities of Life Program,) to chairing the steering committee of thevolunteer speakers bureau and developing "Safer Sex" workshops.
She hasprovided AIDS education to doctors, nurses, prison inmates, serviceclubs, churches, department stores and schools, written AIDS educationarticles for the magazines "Frontiers" and "Designers West", and spentseven years hosting the APLA educational cable television show, "AIDSVision". In 1992, Joel Wachs presented Alison with a resolution by theLos Angeles City Council commending her on her work on behalf of peopleliving with HIV and AIDS. From 1989 through 1993 she served as Program Manager at Tuesday's Child,an organization assisting children and families affected by HIV andAIDS. From 1989 through 2003 she served as both hostess and producerfor the comedy stage at the AIDS Project Los Angeles Annual SummerParty, (on the back-lot of Universal Studios), where through an eveningof raucous entertainment, featuring name comedians, she helped to raisehundreds of thousands of dollars for people living with HIV. She currently serves as California Chair, National Spokesperson andFounding Board Member on the National Advisory Board of The NationalAssociation to Protect Children, or PROTECT.
org, fighting to givechildren a legal and political voice in the war against child abuse. Asan activist for the improvement of child protection laws, she hasspoken before the California Senate and worked on legislative andpolitical campaigns in several states, including Virginia and New York,in addition to PROTECT's work on federal legislation in Washington,D. C. She has appeared on numerous television news programs discussing thelegal and political issues surrounding child sexual abuse andexploitation. She came forward to tell the world about the sexual abuseshe suffered in her own life, during her 2004 interview on Larry KingLive.
She continues to be interviewed on this and other topics on Nancy Grace,CNN's Showbiz Tonight, The Insider, Court TV, and Bill O'Reilly's TheFactor. Alison currently lives somewhere in the wilds of Tujunga withher husband of over twenty years, musician Bob Schoonover, (from therock and roll band "Catahoula") and their evil cat, Clarice. She takespride in the fact that so many people enjoyed hating her as a girl andis more than happy to give them the opportunity to do so in the future. .
|1||Grizzled!||2017||as Hiker #2/Dave/Hippie Activist/Fields/Woman Reporter/Old Coot|
|2||Make the Yuletide Gay||2009||as Heather Mancuso|
|3||The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards||2005||as Herself|
|4||The 4th Annual TV Land Awards||2006||as Herself|
|5||The 6th Annual TV Land Awards||2008||as Herself|
|6||10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration||2007||as Herself|
|7||11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration||2008||as Herself|
|8||Child Stars: Their Story||2000||as Herself|
|9||CPR Talent Agency||2015||as Alison Arngrim|
|10||For the Love of May||2000||as Jude|
|11||I Married Wyatt Earp||1983||as Amy|
|12||Lazy Susan||2017||as Lily|
|13||Le deal||2007||as Edith|
|14||Life Interrupted||2015||as Ally Hughes|
|15||Little House Years||1979||as Nellie Oleson|
|16||Livin the Dream||2012||as Debbie Sweat|
|17||Make the Yuletide Gay: Outtakes||2009||as Heather Mancuso|
|18||Making the Yuletide Gay||2009||as Herself/Heather Mancuso|
|19||Oh, Mary Show||2014||as Herself|
|20||Surge of Power||2004||as Herself|
|21||The Bilderberg Club: Meet the Shadow One World Government||2009||as Dr. Samantha Klein|
|22||The Friendliest Ghost We Know, Casper||2011||as Herself|
|23||The Last Place on Earth||2002||as Party Toast|
|24||The Little House Phenomenon: A Place in Television History||2014||as Herself|
|25||The Nellie Olesons||1997||as Herself|
|26||Theres No Need to Fear... Underdog Is Here!||2012||as Herself|
|27||Throw Out the Anchor!||1974||as Stevie|
|28||Tinder and Grinder||2014||as Herself|
|29||TV Land Convention Special||2004||as Herself|
|30||Video Valentino||1986||as Trixie|
|31||Absolutely Jason Stuart||2013||as Herself|
|32||After They Were Famous||1999||as Herself|
|33||E! True Hollywood Story||1996||as Herself|
|35||Fantasy Island||1977||as Lisa Blake|
|36||Gylne tider||2002||as Herself|
|37||Home & Family||2012||as Herself|
|38||I Love the 70s: Volume 2||2006||as Herself|
|39||John & Leeza from Hollywood||1993||as Herself|
|40||La méthode Cauet||2003||as Herself|