Alison Arngrim
Alison Arngrim
Celebrated Name: Alison Arngrim
Real Name/Full Name: Alison Margaret Arngrim
Gender: Female
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 18 January 1962
Birth Place: New York, New York City
Nationality: American
Height: 1.62m
Weight: 65kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Robert Paul Schoonover (m. 1993), Donald Spencer (m. 1989–1993)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Alison Arngrim Lesbian? No
Profession: Actress, author
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $600 Thousand
Last Updated: July 2024

Alison Arngrim is a Canadian-American author and actress whose career began when she was twelve years old. She is best known for her appearance on the television series Little House on the Prairie, which aired on NBC from 1974 to 1981. She has won awards like the Young Artist Award, and the Former Child Star “Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Early Life & Biography

Alison is the daughter of Canadian-born Hollywood manager Thor Arngrim and actress Norma MacMillan. Norma was a voice actress, and she had provided her voice for animations like Friendly Ghost, Underdog, and Davey and Goliath.

Alison has a brother by the name of Stefan, who was also a child actor, and he appeared on the science fiction series Land of the Giants. Alison once claimed that she was sexually molested by her brother for three years since she was nine years old.

Personal Life

Alison has been married two times in her life. Her first marriage was to Donald Spencer, and they got married in 1989. Their union did not last for long because, in 1993, they divorced and went their separate ways. The same year she got a divorce, she found love and got married to her current husband, Robert Paul Schoonover. She does not have any children as of now.

Apart from acting, Alison devotes most of her time to charitable organizations. She was mostly inspired by the memory of her friend, actor Steve Tracy who died of AIDS complications in 1986. Alison became an activist for AIDS awareness, and she works at AIDS hotline, and she is also involved with ACT UP.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 18 January 1962, Alison Arngrim is 62 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. Her height is 1.62m tall, and her weight is 65 kg.


Alison’s career kicked off when she was very young, and first, she was a child model and appeared on a number of commercials. In 1974 she landed a role in the television series Little House on the Prairie on NBC. She had auditioned for the role of Laura Ingalls, but she was cast in the role of Nellie Oleson. The series ran from 1974 to 1981, and Alison came to be known as the spoiled “bad girl” through the 1970s.

The actress also recorded a comedy album which was titled “Heere’s Amy where she played the eldest daughter of Amy Carter. Soon after leaving Little House on the Prairie, she got guest-starring roles on television series like Fantasy Island and The Love Boat. She was also a regular guest on the game show Match Game-Hollywood Square Hour on NBC.

As an author, Alison was the author of the autobiography by the title of “Confession of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated.”  It was in this book that she publicly revealed the identity of the man who used to molest her sexually when she was young.

She wrote and performed a stage version of the autobiography, and it premiered at Club Fez, New York. Later on, she performed the same as a one-person show at a gay resort in Orlando, Florida, called Parliament House.

Awards & Achievements

Since she was twelve years old, Alison started acting, and over the years, she has had a lot of success and also won prestigious awards. In 1981 she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Comedienne. She was also nominated for the TV Land Award in 2008 for her appearance in the Little House on the Prairie. She emerged as the winner of the Young Artist Award: Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. In 2006 she also scooped the TV Land Award for “Character Most Desperately in Need of a Timeout.”

Net Worth & Salary of Alison Arngrim in 2024

Alison Arngrim Net Worth
Alison Arngrim Net Worth

As of July 2024, The estimated net value of Arngrim is $600 thousand. This is not much considering she started acting at an early age of twelve. She has made this wealth from her appearances in a number of television series and also a few films. Another source of her revenue is the sale of her autobiography, which was published in 2010. Alison’s career has offered her a very luxurious lifestyle, and she is among the top celebrities when it comes to fashion.

Arngrim started off as a child actress, and she initially appeared on several commercials before she got her breakthrough role in the series the Little House on the Prairie. Her appearance on the series made her very famous, and that turned out to be her biggest role so far. She also published an autobiography about her life, and it received critical praises because she brought out the humorous side of her and mixed it with a personal tragedy.


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