Alison Arngrim is most recognized for her iconic character of Nellie Oleson on the 9 year hit series "Little House on the Prairie." When asked about the public's response to her famous alter-ego, Alison says "Someone has called me a bitch to my face every single day of my life since I was 11 years old."  Her New York Times best selling memoirs, "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated," was listed as one of the best TV Books on Amazon and #2 in Kindle e.books (Nonfiction/Arts & Entertainment/Television).  In her book, she discusses the difficulties of fame at an early age, being born into a family of successful entertainers and how the role of "Nellie Oleson" saved her life by helping her overcome an abusive childhood marked by physical violence and incest. Alison tours internationally with her one woman show, "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch" performing to sold out crowds from Los Angeles and San Francisco, to New York and Paris. In light of her childhood experiences, Alison has accepted the role of activist, serving as Board Member and  Spokesperson for The National Association to Protect Children ( Alison recently testified before the CA State Senate in support of Senate Bill 145 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), which would raise the maximum penalty for the most egregious child pornography offenders. Her compelling testimony helped to secure the votes necessary to pass the legislation.

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