“Little House on the Prairie” bad girl Alison Arngrim is still going strong in her career and has kept going with film and television work.
The 59-year-old Arngrim played Nellie Oleson on the well-loved 1970s series and keeps entertaining audiences through film, television, stage, and multi-media appearances.
Recently, she played Debra, a typical band manager, for a feel-good, family movie called “Even in Dreams.” The 2021 film is about an 18-year-old aspiring musician who travels to Nashville with her band with the hopes of making it big in the music industry. The woman turned to singing and songwriting after her older sister died.
According to IMDb, Debra gets the band success, but it comes at a price, and band tensions bubble up. The movie came out on DVD this week and will hit streaming services later. Initially, the movie’s producers had an August theatrical release in mind.
In 2017, Arngrim played a life coach for a woman obsessed with the original “Little House on the Prairie” series. In a film trailer, the former child actor’s voice serves as narration for the film. Pamela Bob plays the obsessed woman.
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Alison Arngrim is all about her time on the Michael Landon NBC show. It ran from 1974 to 1982.
Over the years, Arngrim has kept her time on the show as a spoiled, sassy mean girl alive in many ways. And fans still respond.
According to Best Life, people still hate her from her time on the show, and one even threw a soda can at her during a Christmas parade one year.
After the hit show, she went to shows like “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island.” Then she took a break for the 1980s and all of the 1990s. But she came back in a big way in the 2000s with several film and TV roles.
But she didn’t limit herself to those screens.
Arngrim wrote a New York Times best-selling book called “Confessions of A Prairie B***h: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated” in 2010.
Reviewers said the actress brought a “dark, caustic wit” to the book and applied it to herself, family, and castmates. Arngrim mixes it with dark TV show secrets and gossip, but the book has an overall “positive tone and outlook.”
Before that, she developed a one-woman show called “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch” in New York in 2002. According to IMDb, she’s performed that show all over the country and in France. There, she spoke in French for her sets. She told Page Six that she’s “huge” in that country and “it’s the nuttiest thing ever.”
The woman also worked as a stand-up comedian, appearing at the big clubs like the Laugh Factory, the Comedy Store, and the Improv in Los Angeles.