Allison Balson

Allison Balson


11/19/1969, USA

Birth Name

Allison Balson



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Allison Balson was born the 19th of November in 1969. She was a child actress and star in "The Little House on the Praire", and she is now developing her career as an actress. She graduated from school and went on to Princeton University and got a bachelor's…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • While filming Little House on the Prairie and playing Nellie Oleson's adopted sister Nancy, Allison said that she never wanted to "copy" Nellie's character in any way; instead, she wanted to make Nancy different and go for a more psychotic angle with the role.

  • Quotes

  • "you HATE me! you all HATE me!"

    i always wondered if they molded/affected the way she said the word "hate?" i listened to it over & over, and i can never quite duplicate it ... and it was such an odd way they had her pronounce the word "hate" ... almost like dropping the "h," but not quite. anyway, it worked, it made me roll my eyes whenever i heard her say her famous line -- well done!moreless
  • Allison Balson was the best replacement character ever on this show. She was adopted when Nellie got married and moved. Harriet was lonely with no little girl to spoil, until she found "her" and Nancy came to Walnut Grove.moreless

    Very talented actress. It's never easy for an actress to fill the shoes of a strong lead character on a hit TV show, but when Allison playing Nancy was hand picked by Harriet out of the orphanage, I was so excited, because I knew this kid was going to be another trouble maker for the town of Walnut Grove. She played that Nancy character with her own charm, style, and devilish twinkle. Nancy Oleson was such a little spoiled brat, but oh how I loved her antics! Allison is an amazing talent in music as well. I can't wait to see her on TV again! She's definitely one of my favs.moreless