Alison Arngrim

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Real name is Alison Margaret Arngrim
Was born at 18 January 1962 (now is 56 years old) in New York City, New York, USA

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. .

There is some small facts about Alison Arngrim:
  • Younger sister of 'Stefan Arngrim' .
  • Her signature "Nellie Oleson curls" were a wig, which were held so tightly to her head that her scalp bled.
  • She often fainted on the "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) set because the show taped in California's Simi Valley, where the temperature was routinely 100+ degrees.
  • Worked as a poster model for 3 years after leaving "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) .
  • Attended 'Dana Plato' 's 1999 funeral.
  • Following the AIDS-related death of the "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) husband, actor 'Steve Tracy (I)' , she began working as an AIDS activist. She regularly volunteered at AIDS Project Los Angeles and at Tuesday's Child, a family-oriented AIDS organization.
  • Good friends with 'Melissa Gilbert (I)' .
  • Has a step-daughter from her second husband.
  • Her husband is a musician
  • In "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) , her character of Nellie Oleson was renowned for making life miserable for Laura Ingalls ('Melissa Gilbert (I)' ). Reportedly, at a parade many years after the show's run had come to an end, a fan threw a can of orange soda at Arngrim's head screaming: "I hate you for all the things you did to Laura!"
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Daughter of 'Norma MacMillan' and 'Thor Arngrim'
  • Originally auditioned for the role of "Laura Ingalls" on "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) .
  • After being passed over for the roles of Laura and Mary Ingalls in "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) , she won the part of "Nasty" Nellie Oleson on the spot, after playing mean so convincingly in her audition.
  • Calls the character she played in "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) , Nellie Oleson, "The living embodiment of PMS."
  • She is on the national advisory committee of the National Association to Protect Children. She has spoken in the media about her own experiences as a victim of child sexual abuse and helped lobby on behalf of a California law toughening sentences against abusers who victimize family members.
  • Was number 96 on vh1's "The Greatest" (1998) {100 Greatest Kid Stars}
  • (June 2010) Release of her book, "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated".
  • Very successful in France with two shows with French comedian-writer-director Patrick Loubatière: Confessions d'une Garce de la Prairie (2006+) and La malle aux trésors de Nellie Oleson (2012+).
  • Her acting mentor is the late 'Richard Bull (I)' .
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There is the list of movies, where Alison Arngrim was taked part:
1 Grizzled! movie Grizzled! 2017 as Hiker #2/Dave/Hippie Activist/Fields/Woman Reporter/Old Coot
2 Make the Yuletide Gay movie Make the Yuletide Gay 2009 as Heather Mancuso
3 The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards movie The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards 2005 as Herself
4 The 4th Annual TV Land Awards movie The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 as Herself
5 The 6th Annual TV Land Awards movie The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 as Herself
6 10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration movie 10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2007 as Herself
7 11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration movie 11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2008 as Herself
8 Child Stars: Their Story movie Child Stars: Their Story 2000 as Herself
9 CPR Talent Agency movie CPR Talent Agency 2015 as Alison Arngrim
10 For the Love of May movie For the Love of May 2000 as Jude
11 I Married Wyatt Earp movie I Married Wyatt Earp 1983 as Amy
12 Lazy Susan movie Lazy Susan 2017 as Lily
13 Le deal movie Le deal 2007 as Edith
14 Life Interrupted movie Life Interrupted 2015 as Ally Hughes
15 Little House Years movie Little House Years 1979 as Nellie Oleson
16 Livin the Dream movie Livin the Dream 2012 as Debbie Sweat
17 Make the Yuletide Gay: Outtakes movie Make the Yuletide Gay: Outtakes 2009 as Heather Mancuso
18 Making the Yuletide Gay movie Making the Yuletide Gay 2009 as Herself/Heather Mancuso
19 Oh, Mary Show movie Oh, Mary Show 2014 as Herself
20 Surge of Power movie Surge of Power 2004 as Herself
21 The Bilderberg Club: Meet the Shadow One World Government movie The Bilderberg Club: Meet the Shadow One World Government 2009 as Dr. Samantha Klein
22 The Friendliest Ghost We Know, Casper movie The Friendliest Ghost We Know, Casper 2011 as Herself
23 The Last Place on Earth movie The Last Place on Earth 2002 as Party Toast
24 The Little House Phenomenon: A Place in Television History movie The Little House Phenomenon: A Place in Television History 2014 as Herself
25 The Nellie Olesons movie The Nellie Olesons 1997 as Herself
26 Theres No Need to Fear... Underdog Is Here! movie Theres No Need to Fear... Underdog Is Here! 2012 as Herself
27 Throw Out the Anchor! movie Throw Out the Anchor! 1974 as Stevie
28 Tinder and Grinder movie Tinder and Grinder 2014 as Herself
29 TV Land Convention Special movie TV Land Convention Special 2004 as Herself
30 Video Valentino movie Video Valentino 1986 as Trixie
31 Absolutely Jason Stuart movie Absolutely Jason Stuart 2013 as Herself
32 After They Were Famous movie After They Were Famous 1999 as Herself
33 E! True Hollywood Story movie E! True Hollywood Story 1996 as Herself
34 Extra movie Extra 1994 as Herself
35 Fantasy Island movie Fantasy Island 1977 as Lisa Blake
36 Gylne tider movie Gylne tider 2002 as Herself
37 Home & Family movie Home & Family 2012 as Herself
38 I Love the 70s: Volume 2 movie I Love the 70s: Volume 2 2006 as Herself
39 John & Leeza from Hollywood movie John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 as Herself
40 La méthode Cauet movie La méthode Cauet 2003 as Herself
There is the list of some articles of Alison Arngrim:
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 27 March 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 13, pg. 34-36, by: Jennifer Graham, "Tv's 10 Biggest Brats: 3) Nellie Oleson - 'Little House On The Prairie'(1974-1981)"
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