Actress who won multiple Young Artist Awards for her portrayal of Laura Ingalls on the television series Little House on the Prairie.
She began her acting career by doing commercials for Alpo dog food and other products.
She provided the voice of Batgirl in Batman: The Animated Series, and she had an on-again, off-again relationship with Rob Lowe.
She married Bo Brinkman in 1988, and the couple had a son, Dakota, in 1989, before divorcing in 1992. She then married Bruce Boxleitner in 1995 and they welcomed a son, Michael Boxleitner, later that year. They divorced in 2011 and in 2013, she married Timothy Busfield.
Merlin Olsen once worked with her in Little House on the Prairie.