Melissa Gilbert- Biography
Melissa Gilbert is a well-known novelist, actress, politician, producer, and director from the United States. Gilbert rose to prominence as the star of the television series ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ which aired from 1974 to 1983.
What is the Net Worth of Melissa Gilbert? Salary, Earnings
She surely earned a lot of money as a successful actress over her career. Her net worth is currently about $500k.
Melissa Gilbert- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education
Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is 57 years old right now. Her nationality is American, and she was born under the sign of Scorpio.
Her father’s name is David Darlington, and her mother’s name is Kathy Wood. She was given up for adoption by both of them. Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane adopted her. Aside from that, the couple adopted a son named Jonathan. Her adopted father and mother were both in show business, so she acquired an interest in it as well.
Moving on to her educational background, she attended a high school in her hometown. Aside from that, it has not been revealed whether she continued her studies by attending college.
Melissa Gilbert- Professional Career
Melissa Gilbert is a well-known American actress. She is known as “The Queen of Television Movies and Mini-Series” due to her appearances in over 45 shows. Melissa’s family encouraged her to become an actress. Furthermore, she made her acting debut at a young age after being chosen in an audition from over 500 child performers.
Aside from that, she began her career in ads and went on to become a household name as a result of her appearances on various television shows. She kept acting in feature films, but she spent most of her time on television. She portrayed Jean Donovan in the films ‘The Miracle Worker in 1979, ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ in 1980, ‘Splendor in the Grass’ in 1981, and ‘Choices of the Heart’ in 1983. Furthermore, she gradually progressed to adult roles (in 1986’Choices’ and 1993’A Family of Strangers’).
Furthermore, she played Caroline “Ma” Ingalls in Francesca Zamvello’s musical adaptation of “Little House on the Prairie” during the 2008/2009 season. Her autobiography, ‘A Prairie Tale: A Memoir,’ was published in 2009. She performed in ‘The Christmas Pageant’ in 2011. She made her dance debut on the 14th season of ‘Dancing with the Stars in 2012.
Gilbert was matched with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on the show. She announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in the 2016 elections from Michigan’s 8th congressional district on August 10, 2015, but she later dropped out due to health issues related to her spine injury. She is also a producer and director with her own production company, Half-pint Productions.
Melissa Gilbert- Relationship, Married Life
In terms of her personal life, Melissa Gilbert married legendary actor and producer Bo Brinkman on February 22, 1988. As a teenager, she dated Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe. She also has a son named Dakota Paul Brinkman. However, she and Brinkman divorced in 1992.
She later married actor Bruce Boxleitner on January 1, 1995. Michael is the child of this couple. This marriage, however, ended on August 22, 2011.
On April 24, 2013, she married Timothy Busfield for the third time in a casual ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.
Melissa Gilbert has a striking personality and physical attractiveness. Her height is 5 feet 3 inches, and she weighs approximately 55 kilograms. Aside from that, she has brown eyes and her hair is similarly brown.
She’s increasingly engaged on social media. Her Instagram account has 146k followers and 1711 posts, and her Twitter account has 172.2k followers and 30.6k tweets.