Born in Queens, New York, ALISON ARNGRIM has been honing her stand-up skills since the age of 15 at renowned comedy clubs like Laugh Factory, The Improvisation, and Comedy Store. In addition to her seven-year stint on "Little House on the Prairie," Alison made guest appearances on shows like "Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island." After the tragic death of her "Little House" co-star Steve Tracy from AIDS in 1986, Alison emerged as a prominent AIDS activist. She addressed the Presidential Commission on AIDS in 1988, becoming the first woman to receive the "Friend in Deed" award from AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 1992, the Los Angeles City Council commended her for her work on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS. In 2004, Arngrim publicly disclosed her experience of childhood sexual abuse and joined the advisory board of Protect, an organization fighting child abuse. In 2006, she proudly made Mr. Blackwell’s "Worst Dressed List" alongside celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Lindsay Lohan, and Mary-Kate Olsen.