Mary Anissa Jones was born March 11, 1958. She played Buffy in the CBS series Family Affair. When Anissa was two years old, her mother enrolled her in dance classes. In 1964, when Jones was six, Mary Paula took her daughter to an open audition for a breakfast cereal commercial, which became Jones' first television appearance. After attending a party in Oceanside, California, her body was found with severe excess of different substances.