Allison Balson

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Allison Balson
Born (1969-11-19) 19 November 1969 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation Actress, Singer-songwriter
Years active 1978–2013 (actress) 2013-present (folk singer/songwriter)

Allison Balson (born November 19, 1969) is an American actress, who is also a published singer and songwriter. Her best-known role was that of Nancy Oleson on the Little House on the Prairie series which she held between 1981 and 1983. She graduated valedictorian from her high school and went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a master's degree from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

In 1987, Allison's song "I Wonder" was featured in the soundtrack for Legend of the White Horse (CBS/Warner Bros.). In 2005, Allison recorded and released a limited-edition CD. In 2008, she collaborated on writing, producing, engineering, and performing a full-length album through the label Organic Time Records as the duo Allison & Stone. In 2012, Allison began hosting and producing the radio show Music Scene Live, which brings original music of singer/songwriters in "live" performance and candid dialogue in front of a "live" audience.

In spring 2018, Allison Balson won the coveted title of The Voice of The Ocean on an Emerald Princess Cruise.

She continues to act, sing, publish and write, produce and create films, television and radio projects.


Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Hearse Alice
1980 The Goosehill Gang and the Mystery of Howling Woods Beth Direct-to-video
1980 The Goosehill Gang and the Gold Rush Treasure Map Beth Direct-to-video
1980 The Goosehill Gang and the Mystery of the Treehouse Ghost Beth Direct-to-video
1981 Looker Daughter
1987 Legend of the White Horse Jewel
1987 Best Seller Holly Meechum
2013 Broken Blood Mary
Year Title Role Notes
1978 A Guide for the Married Woman Debby Television film
1980 The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts Chrissy Roberts Main cast (65 episodes)
1981 Quincy, M.E. Megan Carmody Episode - "Who Speaks for the Children"
1981 CHiPs Amy Episode - "Moonlight"
1982 Goldie & Kids: Listen to Us Herself Television special
1981–83 Little House on the Prairie Nancy Olseon Main cast (33 episodes)
1983 Little House: Look Back to Yesterday Nancy Oleson Television film
1984 Little House: The Last Farewell Nancy Oleson Television film
1984 Little House: Bless All the Dear Children Nancy Oleson Television film
1986 ABC Afterschool Specials Jed's Girlfriend Episode - "A Desperate Exit"

External links

  • Allison Balson on IMDb
  • Official Site
  • Music Scene Live Homepage

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