Melissa Gilbert
Melissa Gilbert
Real Name/Full Name Melissa Ellen Gilbert
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Melissa Gilbert
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 8 May 1964
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 162 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – David Darlington
Mother – Kathy Wood
Siblings: Sara Gilbert,  Jonathan Gilbert
School: The Buckley School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Timothy Busfield
Kids/Children Name: Michael Boxleitner,  Dakota Brinkman
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $600 thousand
Last Updated: July 2024

Melissa Gilbert is a popular American actress who started her career as a child actress. She is best known for her role as Laura Ingalls Wilder in the series Little House on the Prairie. Gilbert has also served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild and is a television producer and director. The actress has appeared in many popular TV series and films.

Well, how well do you know about Melissa Gilbert? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Melissa Gilbert’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Melissa Gilbert to date.

Biography and Early Life

Melissa Ellen Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of David Darlington and Kathy Wood. A day after her birth, she was adopted by actor Paul Gilbert and his wife Barbara Crane. Her foster parents also adopted a son named Jonathan, who is also an actor.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Melissa Gilbert in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Melissa Gilbert’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 8 May 1964. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Grey.


She has been to The Buckley School in Los Angeles. She started her career at a young age and has appeared in many commercials including Alpo. Nothing much is known about her higher education.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Melissa Gilbert With Husband Timothy Busfield
Melissa Gilbert With Husband Timothy Busfield

In 1998, Melissa Gilbert got married to Bo Brinkman. They have a son named Dakota Paul Brinkman. She divorced Brinkman in 1992. In 1995. she got married to Bruce Boxleitner. Their son named Michael Garrett Boxleitner was born in October 1995. The couple divorced in 2011. She has been married to Timothy Busfield since April 2013. She was in a long relationship with Rob Lowe. According to reports, Gilbert was first in a relationship with Michael Landon Jr.

Gilbert has dated many men in the past, Scott Baio, Timothy Hutton, Frank Capra III, Billy Idol, and Dylan McDermott. She has twice been elected as the Screen Actors Guild’s president. She has battled drug abuse and alcoholism in the past. Gilbert has also undergone surgery due to a broken back. She has removed her breast implants for health reasons. In 2015, she announced to contest for Michigan’s 8th congressional district but dropped out due to health reasons.

Is Melissa Gilbert Lesbian?

A woman who has been married many times is surely not lesbian. Melissa Gilbert is also a mother, and she has dated many men in the past. This confirms that her sexual orientation is straight.

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In 1967, Melissa Gilbert made her film debut by appearing in The Reluctant Astronaut. She then appeared in the 1985 film, Sylvester. In 1979, she voiced in Nutcracker Fantasy. She has also appeared in the short film One Smart Fellow in 2015. The actress was last seen in the film When We Last Spoke in 2019.

On TV, she first appeared in an episode of The Dean Martin Comedy Hour in 1968. From 1974 to 1983, Gilbert was in the lead role of Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie. She has also been in the main role in Stand By Your Man. She then went on to appear in Sweet Justice in 1994. The actress had a recurring role in Secrets and Lies in 2015.

Gilbert also had a recurring role in Batman: The Animated Series. She has appeared in guest roles in many TV shows. In 1977, she was first seen in a TV film. She then went on to appear in The Miracle Worker as Helen Keller. In 1980, Gilbert was seen in the TV film called The Diary of Anne Frank.

Her other made-for-TV films include The Little House Years, Splendor in the Grass, Family Secrets, Penalty Phase, Killer Instinct, Without Her Consent, Forbidden Nights, Dying to Remember, The Soul Collector, and Sacrifices of the Heart. Gilbert was also a contestant of Dancing with the Stars in 2012.


Melissa Gilbert is a two-time winner of the Young Artist Award. In 2006, she won a Golden Boot at the Golden Boot Awards. She is also the winner of the 2006 TV Land Awards. In 1980, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in The Miracle Worker. Gilbert has also received a Golden Globe Award nomination in 1981 in the category of “Best Actress – Television Series Drama”.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Melissa Gilbert in 2024

Melissa Gilbert Net Worth
Melissa Gilbert Net Worth

As of 2024, The approximate net worth of Melissa Gilbert is $600 thousand. In her career, she has been in the leading role in many TV shows and TV films. She has also appeared in a short film and was the producer of the 2019 film called Guest Artist.

Her career has spanned over four decades, and she started performing from a young age. Gilbert is very talented and has many awards. She has also been the president of the Screen Actors Guild and is known for her bold roles. Gilbert continues to be active in her career, and we can see a lot from her in the coming days.

Melissa Gilbert was given up by her biological parents right after her birth. However, she went on to become a popular name and started performing as a child artist. She serves as an inspiration to many and has done many endeavors in her career. Gilbert has many fans in the world, and people know her for appearing in The Last House on the Prairie.


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