Alison is the NY Times Best Selling author of Confessions of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated. Best known to viewers world-wide for her portrayal of the incredibly nasty“Nellie Oleson”on the much-loved television series Little House On The Prairie, she continues to amuse audiences through her many film, television, stage and multi-media appearances, including worldwide performances of her one woman show, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch.
Alison has a long history of activism. In 1986 when her friend and “Little House husband” co-star, Steve Tracy, passed away due to complications of HIV/AIDS, Alison immediately began volunteering at AIDS Project Los Angeles. She continues to provide education and raise money for HIV related non profits to this day.
She recounted her relationship with Steve Tracy in the 1990 production of Michael Kearns’ AIDS/US II.