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  • Birthday
    May 8, 1964
  • Birthplace
    Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Age
    59 Years

Melissa Gilbert is a famous American author, actress, politician, producer, and also a director. Melissa Gilbert has gained fame for the Television show ‘Little House on the Prairie’ which aired from 1974 to 1983.

Early Life

Melissa Gilbert was born on 1964, 8th of May in the city of Los Angeles, California, USA. She is currently 57 years old. Her nationality is American and was born under the star sign Scorpio.

Moving towards her family background, her father’s name is David Darlington and her mother’s name is Kathy Wood. They both gave her up for adoption. She was adopted by Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane. Besides that, the couple also adopted a son named Jonathan as well. As her adoptive father and mother both were in the show business, she also developed a keen liking for it.

Melissa Gilbert in a show Melissa Gilbert in a show Source: POPSUGAR

Moving towards her educational background, she went on to attend a local high school in her hometown. Besides that, it has not been revealed if she went on to attended college for her higher education.

Professional Life and Social Media

Melissa Gilbert is a popular American actress. She is referred to as “The Queen of Television Movies and Mini-Series” because she has appeared in over 45 shows. Melissa’s family urged her to pursue a career as an actress. Moreover, she made her acting debut at a young age after being chosen from over 500 child actors in an audition.

Besides that, she began her career in advertisements and went on to become a household figure thanks to her appearances on a variety of television series. She continued to act in feature films, but she spent the majority of her time on television. She played Jean Donovan in the films in 1979’The Miracle Worker’, in 1980’Diary of Anne Frank, in 1981’Splendor in the Grass’, and in 1983’Choices of the Heart’. Furthermore, she eventually transitioned to adult parts over time (in 1986’Choices’ and in 1993’A Family of Strangers’).

Moreover, during the 2008/2009 season, she starred as Caroline “Ma” Ingalls in Francesca Zamvello’s musical adaption of “Little House on the Prairie.” After, in 2009, ‘A Prairie Tale: A Memoir,’ her autobiography, was published. In 2011, she appeared in ‘The Christmas Pageant. In 2012, she demonstrated her dancing abilities on the 14th season of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

On the show, she was paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. On August 10, 2015, she announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in the 2016 elections from Michigan’s 8th congressional district, although she later dropped out owing to health difficulties related to her spine injury. Besides that, she is also a producer and a director and has a production house called Half-pint Productions.

Melissa Gilbert in a dance show Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Personal Life and Net Worth

Talking about her personal life, Melissa Gilbert married famed actor and producer Bo Brinkman on 1988, February 22. Before that, she dated Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe as a teenager. Besides that, she has a son named, Dakota Paul Brinkman. But in 1992, she and Brinkman got divorced.

After, on January 1, 1995, she married actor Bruce Boxleitner. This couple has a kid named Michael. But this marriage also came to end on August 22, 2011.

She married third time Timothy Busfield on April 24, 2013, at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, in a simple ceremony.

Melissa with her husband Timothy Busfield Source: Page Six

As a successful actress, she certainly earned a hefty deal of Wealth throughout her acting career. As of now, her net worth is around $500k.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Melissa Gilbert has an impressive personality and appearance. Her height is 5 feet and 3 inches and her weight is around 55 kilogram. Besides that, she has brown eyes and her hair color is also brown.

She is quite more active in social media. She has got 146k followers and 1711 posts on her Instagram account and 172.2k followers and 30.6k tweets on her Twitter account.

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