Melissa Gilbert’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

Source of Wealth: Film, TelevisionAge: 55Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United StatesMarital Status: Married (Timothy Busfield)Full Name: Melissa Ellen GilbertNationality: AmericanDate of Birth: May 8, 1964Occupation: Actress, Televison DirectorChildren: 2 (Dakota Brinkman, Michael Boxleitner)

Melissa Gilbert started her career as a child actor in late 1960s. She appeared in several commercials and guest starred in television shows. Till 1984, she was associated with the NBC series, “Little House on the Prairie”, which won her the Young Artist Award in 1983 and again in 1984. She also bagged the TV Land Awards. Soon after that, Melissa was seen in T.V movies, “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “The Miracle Worker”.

Though most of Melissa’s wealth comes from her career on television, but she has also given her voice for Batman: The Animated Series. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her remarkable contribution to the television industry. Gilbert has appeared in many TV shows and series over the years. Some of the films in which she made an appearance are The Reluctant Astronaut, Nutcracker Fantasy, Sylvester, Safe Harbour, and many others.

She was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She was adopted by Paul Gilbert, the actor and comedian and his wife Barbara Crane who was a dancer and an actress. When Melissa was 17 years old, she started dating actor Rob Lowe. They were together for six years. However, Gilbert was dating other people too at this time, such as Tom Cruise, and John Cusack. She married Bo Brinkman in 1988 and divorced him in 1992. She remarried in 1995 and announced her divorce in 2011. She has been struggling to fight her drug problems and alcoholism.