Columbia Pictures “Little House on the Prairie” Auditions for Lead Role of Laura Ingalls


Little House on The Prairie” is being made into a feature film and the lead role of Laura Ingalls is up for grabs.

This page has been updated with a new deadline for submissions – The new deadline has been extended to May 15th!

Good news for those who would like to audition but missed the deadline. The film’s producers have extended it to allow for more submissions. Girls across the country still have a chance to be the next Laura Ingalls in the remake of the classic “Little House on the Prairie“. The previous submission deadline was the end of April, but hopefuls who would love to be the next Laura Ingalls now have an extra week to get their video auditions into the casting directors for the film.

Online auditions are open to those that want to try out for the lead in the Columbia Pictures feature film “Little House on the Prairie“. There has talk about this film for a few years and 2 years back Deadline reported that Sony Pictures was in talks to produce the film. The film is finally in pre-production and is in need of finding a 10 to 12 year old little girl to play the lead.

Little House On The Prairie is based on the children’s book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The book was written in the 30’s and described what life was like in the American west on a farm. The book was later turned into the TV series “Little House on the Prairie” which aired in the 70’s and early 80’s and starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura. The series also made Melissa Gilbert a household name at the time.

The films casting directors have created a webpage to accept video auditions from girls nationwide who would like to audition for the part. You do not need to have an agent to be cast for this role. It is open to all girls.

Are you the next Laura Ingalls?

Little House on The Prairie movie auditions

Casting opportunity! My name is Debbie DeLisi. I’m working with Rachel Tenner/Columbia Pictures on a casting search for a GIRL (10 – 13) to play “Laura” in the film, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE.

We were part of the casting team that spearheaded the nationwide search for “Mattie Ross” in the film, TRUE GRIT. Like that search, we’re excited to give ALL girls the opportunity to audition! You may fwd this notice and spread the word, far n’ wide! We’re open to all girls who want to give it a try!

Girls do not need to have representation or an agent to apply.

You can apply online here.



Female, 10-13 years old, the smart and spirited middle child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls. Laura is a tomboy and adventure seeker living in the Prairie Lands in 1870. Laura is the type of girl who marches to the beat of her own drum and prefers the outdoors to reading and homework. She has a close relationship with her family and dearly loves her ”Pa” and older sister Mary. When her family moves from their home in the Big Woods of Wisconsin to Independence, Kansas, she embraces the adventures she encounters on their journey. Life is not easy, but Laura rises to the challenge…LEAD

NOTE: If you’ve already taped for this role — please do not resubmit. Script or info on other roles is not available at this time.

17 thoughts on “Columbia Pictures “Little House on the Prairie” Auditions for Lead Role of Laura Ingalls

  1. Holly George

    My daughter is 12 and thin, 5’5″. Is that too tall for this role?

  2. Olivia Jania

    Hi, I had a lot of fun auditioning for the role of Laura Ingalls. I hope I have an opportunity
    to meet with you and discuss the role further. I know I am a good fit for this role because I
    have very similar traits and just like Laura and her family had to move away from all her family and friends, I
    too had the same experience this past summer. Please consider me for this role. I look forward to hearing
    from you soon.

  3. Ashleigh Styen

    I have brown eyes and brown hair. I’ll be nine on the 30th of this month. I have took dance lessons for three years. I have been a cheerleader since I was four years old. I love to act like someone else. I love to model my clothes. I love to be up on stage in front of people.

  4. Ashleigh Styen

    I would play any part you have available. I love to act. I have been taking dance lessons for three years. I am a cheerleader for the Forest North clarion coyotes football team, been doing it since is I was four years old. I love to be on the stage at school and sing, acting, dancing, and talking in front of people. I will be nine on the 30th of this month. I was in the minstrel show in my home town. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I am about 4’4″ @ 57 lbs. Thank you for your time hope to hear from you.

  5. Ashleigh Styen

    I love to pretend/act as if I’m someone else, love to sing, dance, cheer-lead, and talk in front of people also love to model my clothes.

  6. Dana

    I have tried to submit my daughters videos several times and each time the submission has failed. Is there any other way to submit the audition?
    Thank you

  7. Patricia

    I am 14, but look the age of the role, am I still eligible to audition?

  8. Danielle Johnson

    I am 16 but can play a younger role. I love acting. I hope to hear back from someone.

  9. Rhegan Taylor

    I am interested in the Laura Engalls role I am a 10 year old, dark brown haired, 4’6,70 pounds

  10. Alana

    Is there eney more information out about this audition?

    1. erica Post author

      That info has not yet been released, but somewhere rural I would imagine.

  11. Gigi Byrne

    I want to submit my daughter Jaylen’s info for the Laura Ingles role. Where do I submit too?

  12. allison dobkins

    Hello, I am interested in The Laura Engalls role.


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