Melissa Gilbert – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert is an American actress, television producer, director and politician who has appeared in the famous tv drama Little House on the Prairie. Apart from that, she has appeared in television films such as The Diary of Anne Frank and Miracle Worker.

Melissa Gilbert – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Melissa Gilbert Childhood Accomplishment

At the age of 9, she was casted over 500 girls for the lead role of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little House on the Prairie. The news was delivered to her by her friend and co-star Lesile Landon, at their school cafeteria

Melissa Gilbert Awards and Achievements

  • In 1984 and 1984, she won the Best Young Actress at the Young Artist Award for her performance in Little House On the Prairie.
  • She was awarded the Golden Boot in 2000.
  • She won the TV Land Awards for most memorable kiss in 2006 for her show Little House on the Prairie.
  • The women were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985.

Best Known For

She is best known for her role of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the series Little House on the Prairie. She is also known as the former president of Screen Actors Guild.

Melissa Gilbert Body Measurements

Height5 ft 3 in / 161 cm
Weight132 lb / 60 kg
Breast Size38 in / 99 cm
Bra Size44 C (US) / 100 C (EU)
Cup SizeC (US)
Body Measurements38-27-38 in | 99-71-97 cm
Chest Size38 in / 99 cm
Waist Size27 in / 71 cm
Hips Size38 in / 97 cm
Shoe Size7 (US) or 37.5 (EU)
Dress Size8
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorRed
Natural Breasts or ImplantsNatural

Melissa Gilbert’s Pre-Relationships

Melissa Gilbert had a highly publicized relationship with Hollywood actor Rob Lowe in the 80’s. She had also dated actor Tom Cruise during her teenage days.

Melissa was set up with her first husband Bo Brinkman. Melissa and Bo tied the knot on February 28, 1988 and had a son on May1, 1989.

The couple decided to separate in 1992 and got divorced.

She met her second husband Bruce Boxleitner through his ex-wife, Kathyrn Holcomb. By January1, 1995, she was married to Burce and on October 6, she had a son with him. By 2011, they were already separated and Gilbert had filed for divorce.

She married her third husband, actor Timothy Busfield on April 24, 2003.

Melissa Gilbert Family and Personal Life

Melissa Gilbert was born to a newly engaged couple Kathy Wood and David Arlington in Los Angeles, California on May 8, 1964. After being placed for adoption immediately, she was adopted by actor and comedian Paul Gilbert with his wife, actress and daughter of Harry Crane, Barbara Crane.

Barbara and Paul divorced when Melissa was only eight years old. At the age of 9, Melissa was selected out of 500 girls to play the lead in the tv series Little House on the Prairie. At the age of 11, she lost her father to what she thought was a heart stroke, but was actually a suicide.

Melissa’s first husband, Bo Brinkman, was an actor whose cousins were Randy and Dennis Quaid. In 1992, the couple decided to divorce.

Her second husband, Bruce Boxleitner, she met through his ex-wife, Kathyrn Holcomb. She married Burce on January 1, 1995, and they had a son on October 6, 1995. They had already separated by 2011, and Gilbert had filed for divorce.

On April 24, 2003, she married her third husband, actor Timothy Busfield.

Melissa Gilbert Personal Info

Full NameMelissa Ellen Gilbert
NicknameMissy, Mel
OccupationActress, Television Director, Voice Actress, Former Politician, Entrepreneur, Author, Activist
Date of Birth8 May 1964 (age 58 years)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac SignTaurus
Father NameDavid Darlington
Mother NameKathy Wood
Sibling NamesSara Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert
SpouseTimothy Busfield (m. 2013), Bruce Boxleitner (m. 1995–2011), Bo Brinkman (m. 1988–1994)
ChildrenMichael Boxleitner, Dakota Brinkman

Interesting Facts about Melissa Gilbert

  1. She is the granddaughter of Harry Crane, the creator of The Honeymooners.
  2. At the age of 11, she lost her father to what she thought was a heart stroke, but was actually a suicide.
  3. Her adopted brother, Jonathan, was also in the cast of Little House on the Prairie.
  4. She was the third woman who served as the President for Screen Actors Guild.
  5. While on tour in 2010 for the Little House on the Prairie musical, she performed for months despite having a fractured back.
  6. She serves on the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition’s honorary board, which helps children with life-threatening illnesses get the medical attention and emotional support they require.
  7. She received the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in 1985 at 6429 Hollywood Blvd.

Melissa Gilbert Most Favorite Things

Favorite DrinkTea
Favorite FoodFried chicken
Favorite AnimalTiger
Favorite VacationTahiti
Favorite FilmSunset Boulevard (1950), Limelight (1952)
Favorite BookFall on Your Knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald
Favorite TV ShowTrauma: Life in the ER (1997-2002)
Favorite FruitMango
Favorite CuisineAsian
Favorite Christmas DessertMincemeat Pie

What is Melissa Gilbert’s Net Worth?

Melissa Gilbert’s net worth is $500,000.

What is her source of income?

The actress makes $100,000 per year from the entertainment industry.

Melissa Gilbert Education

Melissa Gilbert did her graduation from The Buckley School.

Melissa Gilbert Tattoo

She mentioned her late father Paul Gilbert, who passed away in 1975, saying, “I have my father’s initials tattooed on one part of my arm.”

Melissa Gilbert Interviews

In an interview with Yahoo!Life, she has described her “midlife crisis” after her divorce with Bruce. According to her, who is too young and French, “I had Botox, fillers, recolored my hair, and bought a Mustang convertible. And the pressure is increased even further when you’re an actress looking for job in a field where youth is idolised.

Melissa Gilbert talks about her work as an actress, producer, and director in an interview. She recalls her early journey into performing in television commercials and tells tales of her legendary grandpa Harry Crane, who created the Honeymooners. After that, Gilbert talks about her experience portraying “Laura Ingalls” on the adored television programme Little House on the Prairie. In “The Lord is My Shepherd,” “Laura Ingalls Wilder,” in which her character marries, and the series finale, “The Long Farewell,” she talks about working with Michael Landon and recalls noteworthy episodes.

Melissa Gilbert House

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield have purchased a cottage in upstate New York in the Catskill Mountains in 2018.

Melissa Gilbert Cars

She owns a Volkswagen New Beetle convertible.

Brands she owns or uses

The actress endorses brands such as Crepe Erase, SheaMoisture, Vanicream Skin Cream, Leo Labo Fragrances to name a few.

Melissa Gilbert Surgeries

Melissa Gilbert has had a total of 12 non-cosmetic surgeries mainly of her spine. In 2001 she had her first spinal fusion surgery for neck, then 2010, second surgery for her back and 2016 her third spinal fusion surgery. She had sustained an injury during her time at Dancing With the Stars. She has had another surgery in 2015 to remove her breast implants which is approximately $3,049.

Melissa Gilbert Social Media Profiles

Melissa Gilbert Movies List

  • 1967 – The Reluctant Astronaut
  • 1979 – Nutcracker Fantasy
  • 1985 – Sylvester
  • 1986 – Drug Free Kids: A Parent’s Guide
  • 1989 – Ice House
  • 2007 – Safe Harbour
  • 2015 – One Smart Fellow
  • 2019 – Guest Artist
  • 2019 – When We Last Spoke

Melissa Gilbert TV Shows

  • 1968 – The Dean Martin Comedy Hour
  • 1972 – Gunsmoke, Emergency!
  • 1973 – Tenafly
  • 1974,83 – Little House on the Prairie
  • 1977 – Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.
  • 1978 – The Love Boat, The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour
  • 1979 – The Miracle Worker, The Little House Years
  • 1980 – The Diary of Anne Frank
  • 1981 – Splendor in the Grass
  • 1983 – Choices of the Heart, Little House: Look Back to Yesterday
  • 1984 – Little House: The Last Farewell, Family Secrets, Little House: Bless All the Dear Children
  • 1985 – Faerie Tale Theatre
  • 1986 – Choices, Penalty Phase
  • 1987 – Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife
  • 1988 – Killer Instinct
  • 1989 – Ice House, Chameleons
  • 1990 – Without Her Consent, Forbidden Nights, Joshua’s Heart, Donor, The Lookalike
  • 1991 – The Hidden Room
  • 1992 – Stand by Your Man, With a Vengeance
  • 1992,94 – Batman: The Animated Series
  • 1993 – Family of Strangers, With Hostile Intent, Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story, House of Secrets, Dying to Remember
  • 1994 – The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story, Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story, Asbestos in Obstetrics, Cries from the Heart
  • 1994,95 – Sweet Justice
  • 1995 – Zoya
  • 1996 – Babylon 5, A Holiday for Love
  • 1997 – Seduction in a Small Town, Childhood Sweetheart?
  • 1998 – The Outer Limits, Murder at 75 Birch, Her Own Rules, Touched by an Angel
  • 1999 – The Soul Collector, Mistaken Identity
  • 2000 – A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle
  • 2001 – Sanctuary
  • 2002 – Providence, Presidio Med
  • 2003 – Then Came Jones, Storyline Online, Hollywood Wives: The New Generation
  • 2004 – Heart of the Storm
  • 2005 – Thicker than Water, Fat Actress, 7th Heaven
  • 2006 – Nip/Tuck
  • 2007 – Sacrifices of the Heart
  • 2011 – The Christmas Pageant
  • 2012 – Dancing with the Stars
  • 2015 – The Night Shift, Secrets and Lies
  • 2017 – Tenure
  • 2018 – Hometown Christmas

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