Learn about the personal life and family of the American actress and comedian Alison Arngrim.
Alison Arngrim might not be popular among the younger generation, but once, she used to be a child star from the mid-seventies to the early eighties. She played the role of Nellie Oleson on the NBC television series 'Little House on the Prairie' from 1974 to 1981, her most significant work to date.
Besides, Alison is also best known for her role in films such as 'The Love Boat' and 'Fantasy Island.' But her professional career is not the only aspect of her life that gets attention. Many people are also interested in learning about her personal life and family, which we are going to discuss below.
Much of Alison Arngrim's personal life is under the wraps because the actress prefers to keep it under the wraps. But we do know a thing or two about her private life, which will give us a little bit of insight into her life outside of TV series and movies.
Alison Arngrim married two times in her life.
Source: NBC News
Alison got married two times in her life. Her first husband was Donald Mark Spencer, who she married on April 8, 1989. Spencer, also an actor, made notable appearances on 'NCIS,' 'Malcolm & Eddie,' and 'Family Law.' He was born on December 18, 1961, in Tampa, Florida. Alison and Donald divorced on April 8, 1993.
In both of her marriages, Alison did not bear any children. She does not have any children even now, but she does have a step-daughter from her second marriage.
On November 6, 1993, Alison was married to Robert Paul Schoonover. She is still married to her second husband, Robert, who has a daughter from his previous relationship. He is a musician by profession. The couple currently lives in Los Angeles.
Alison Arngrim was born to Thor Arngrim and Norma MacMillan. Her mother Norma was an actress who provided the voices for characters as Casper on 'Casper the Friendly Ghost,' as Gumby on 'Gumby,' as Davey on 'Davey and Goliath,' and Sweet Polly Purebred on 'Underdog.'
Alison Arngrim was born to Thor Arngrim and Norma MacMillan.
Arngrim's father, Thor Arngrim, was a Canadian-born Hollywood manager. Her brother, Stefan, was also a child actor. He is best known for his role as Barry Lockridge on the Irwin Allen science fiction television series 'Land of the Giants.'
In her autobiography, Alison revealed that her brother sexually molested her from age six until nine. She disclosed the fact only in her autobiography before she had not publicly identified her sexual abuser.
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