Quick Facts of Melissa Ellen Gilbert

  • Full NameMelissa Ellen Gilbert
  • Net Worth$500 thousand
  • Date of Birth08 May, 1964
  • NicknameMelissa Gilbert
  • Marital Status Thrice Maarried
  • BirthplaceLos Angeles,California,USA
  • Ethnicity Ashkenazi Jewish
  • ProfessionActress, Director, Producer, Politician
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Red
  • Hair colour Hazel
  • Build Slim and Hourglass
  • SpouseBo Brinkman(m. 1988: div. 1992)Bruce Boxleitner(m. 1995: div. 2011)Timothy Busfield (m. 2013)
  • Height5 feet 3 inch
  • Weight128 lbs
  • Body Measurement 39-28-38 inches
  • Online PresenceInstagram
  • ChildrenDakota Paul Brinkman,Michael Garrett Boxleitner
  • Horoscope Taurus
Melissa Gilbert

There is a longstanding story that successful child actors and actresses do not go-ahead to have stellar acting careers as adults. Whether or not this myth has been proven to be true, Melissa Gilbert fits into the frame as she enjoyed a wonderful acting career as a child but couldn’t carry it on into her older years.

The Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress is remembered for playing the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the NBC series Little House on the Prairie (1974-1984). Let’s discover more details about Melissa Gilbert.

Who is Melissa Gilbert? Her Bio and Wiki

The 54 years old Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964, as Mel8 MayEllen Gilbert. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. Further, she was born to the parents Kathy Wood and David Darlington in Los Angeles, California. But, a day after her birth, her parents gave her up for adoption to actor and comedian Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane, a dancer and actress.


Gilbert was raised by her adoptive parents, who went on to adopt another child, Jonathan Gilbert. When she was eight years of age, the couple divorced, and her adoptive mother married Harold Abeles, whom she welcomed her biological daughter, actress Sara Gilbert. Melissa Gilbert holds American citizenship, and her ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Let’s know more about Sara Gilbert with five interesting facts about her life.

How Much is Melissa Gilbert’s Net Worth and Salary?

Melissa Gilbert has a net worth of $500 thousand as of 2019. The Golden Globe Award-nominated actress, whose ownership as the President of the Screen Actors Guild union lasted from 2001 to 2005, is said to have made her money from her different roles behind and in front of the camera. In addition, Melissa also runs a few businesses and has earned some bucks from publishing her autobiography.

Gilbert’s reported debt of $472,000 in back taxes to both the California and U.S federal government. Further, she owed $360,000 in back federal taxes and $112,000 in California state taxes. Since her debt was revealed, Melissa has negotiated a repayment plan with the IRS to avoid serving jail time.

Know about Melissa Gilbert’s Marriage, Husband, and Divorce

Melissa Gilbert is a thrice-married woman. After two divorces, she got married to actor Timothy Busfield. The pair got engaged in January 2013 and then tied the knot on April 2424, 2013. The 24 Aprilyi24 Aprillife for six years with no sign of operations.

Melissa was first married to actor Bo Brinkman. Just seven weeks after she broke up with her ex-fiance, the couple married on February 2222, 1988. Before the ma22 February was eng22 February or Rob Lowe but called off their engagement later, it was because Lowe was embroiled in multiple sex tape scandals with many women.

Gilbert and Bo welcomed a son on May 1, 1989, named Dakota Paul Brinkman. Later, the1 May, after four y1 May life. Then, she got her next marriage to actor Bruce BoxleitneJanuary 1ary 1, 1995. The duo had previously known each ot1 January 1992, and dated on and1 Januaryoon. After getting married, Melissa got pregnant and gave birth to a son named Michael Garrett BoxleitnerOctober 6er 6, 1995. Everything seemed favorable for the ex-couple unti6 October announced that she and her husband6 October in early August 2011.

Melissa Gilbert Awards and Achievement

  • Nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special in 1980.
  • Won a Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actress in a TV Series or Special in 1980.
  • Nominated Young Artist Award for her role in Little House on the Prairie in the Best Actress category in 1981.
  • Won the Young Artist Award for her role in Little House on the Prairie in the category of the best young actress in 1982, 1983 and 1984.
  • Won the TV Land awards for Most Memorable Kiss from Little House on the Prairie with fellow kisser Dean Butler.
  • In 200, Gilbert Won Golden Boots Award.

Melissa Gilbert’s Age and Birthday

Gilbert’s age is 54 years as of May 2019. Further, she celebrates her birthday on May 8.

What is Melissa Gilbert’s Height and Weight?

Melissa Gilbert s8 Mayith an average of 5 feet 3 inches tall 8 Mayghs128 lbs. Her body measurements are 39-28-38 inches, including waist, breast, and waist size. Well, she has maintained her slim and hourglass body shape.

Gilbert wear of 36C bra size, shoe size is 7. Likewise, she has red hair color and beautiful brown eyes.