Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert  American Actress


Who is is she dating right now?

Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert are married.


Melissa Gilbert was previously married to Bruce Boxleitner (1995 - 2011) and Bo Brinkman (1988 - 1994).

She has been in relationships with Thierry Gauchet (2011 - 2012), Dylan McDermott (1992), Billy Idol (1986), Scott Baio (1984), Timothy Hutton (1982), Tom Cruise (1982), Cyril O'Reilly (1981 - 1982), Rob Lowe (1980 - 1987) and Michael Landon Jr. (1979 - 1980).

Melissa Gilbert has had encounters with Jon Tenney (1992) and John Cusack (1983).


Melissa Gilbert is a 52 year old American Actress. Born Melissa Ellen Gilbert on 8th May, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA and educated at The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, CA, she is famous for Laura on Little House on the Prairie. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Melissa Gilbert has been in 23 on-screen matchups, including Bruce Boxleitner in House of Secrets (1993), Cyril O'Reilly in Splendor in the Grass (1981), Jimmy Baio in The Love Boat (1977), Maksim Chmerkovskiy in Dancing with the Stars (2005) and Barry Tubb in Without Her Consent (1990).

Melissa Gilbert is a member of the following lists: Women television directors, Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series) participants and Jewish American actresses.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 20 years, 11 months 10 years, 5 months 4 years, 4 months
Dating9 34 years, 2 months 11 years, 12 months 4 months, 2 days
Encounter2 25 years, 10 months 12 years, 5 months -
Total14 34 years, 2 months 11 years, 1 month 4 months, 2 days


First Name Melissa
Middle Name Ellen
Last Name Busfield
Maiden Name Gilbert
Full Name at Birth Melissa Ellen Gilbert
Alternative Name Laura, Half-Pint
Age 52 years
Birthday 8th May, 1964
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 3½" (161 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Red
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, CA
Occupation Text Actress, Director, Producer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Laura on Little House on the Prairie
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Innovative Artists L.A.
Brand Endorsement "SheerCover" cosmetics, "Wen" healthy hair care system, (1974) TV commercial: Butterball turkeys, (1997-98) TV commercial / print advertisement: Belle Color hair color, TV commercial: "Principal Secret" beauty regimen, (1981) TV commercial: Noxzema, TV commercial: Crest toothpaste., (1999) Print ads for Garnier's Belle Color hair color.
Official Websites,,,
Father Paul Gilbert (adopted father)(born Ed MacMahon, he changed his name to Paul Gilbert to get a Screen Actors Guild card)
Mother Barbara Crane (adopted mother)
Brother Jonathan Gilbert (adopted brother) (actor)
Sister Sara Gilbert (adopted sister) (actress), Claudia Cowan (stepsister)
Family Member Charlie Brill (godfather)(Actor), Bruce Boxleitner (ex-husband)(Actor), Michael Garrett Boxleitner (son), Dakota Paul Brinkman (son)(Actor), Sam Boxleitner (stepson)(Actor/Producer/Composer), Lee Boxleitner (adopted son)(Actor), Bo Brinkman (ex-husband)(Actor), Harry Crane (grandfather)(Comedian/Screenwriter for movies and Television), Timothy Busfield (Husband) (Actor)
Friend Michael Landon (actor) (director) (producer)

Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress, television director, and 2016 Democratic candidate for Michigan's 8th congressional district.

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Partner Comparison

Melissa Gilbert52 TaurusActress
Timothy Busfield59 GeminiActor
Thierry GauchetN Taurus
Dylan McDermott54 ScorpioActor
Bruce Boxleitner66 TaurusActor
Jon Tenney54 SagittariusActor
Bo Brinkman60 VirgoActor
Billy Idol60 SagittariusSinger
Scott Baio56 VirgoActor
John Cusack50 CancerActor
Timothy Hutton56 LeoActor
Tom Cruise54 CancerActor
Cyril O'Reilly58 GeminiActor
Rob Lowe52 PiscesActor
Michael Landon Jr.52 GeminiWriter
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Dakota PaulMale1st May, 198927 years old
Michael GarrettMale6th October, 199521 years old


Secrets and Lies2015Lisa DalyTV Show
One Smart Fellow2015EllenMovie
The Night Shift2014LindsayTV Show
The Christmas Pageant2011Vera ParksTV Movie
Sacrifices of the Heart2007Kate WestonTV Movie
Thicker Than Water2005Natalie JonesTV Movie
Fat Actress2005Melissa GilbertTV Show
Heart of the Storm2004Cassie BroadbeckTV Movie
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation2003Taylor SingerTV Movie
Then Came Jones2003Devon Jones- ThomasTV Movie
Nip/Tuck2003Shari NobleTV Show
Storyline Online2003TV Show
Presidio Med2002Grace BennettTV Show
Sanctuary2001Jo Ellen HathawayTV Movie
Lisa Picard Is Famous2000Melissa GilbertMovie
A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle2000DonielleTV Movie
The Soul Collector1999RebeccaTV Movie
Switched at Birth1999Sarah BarlowTV Movie
Providence1999Lorna BerlinTV Show
Her Own Rules1998Meredith SandersTV Movie
Murder at 75 Birch1998Gwen TodsonTV Movie
Childhood Sweetheart?1997Karen CarlsonTV Movie
Seduction in a Small Town1997Sarah JenksTV Movie
A Holiday for Love1996Emma MurphyTV Movie
7th Heaven1996Marie WagnerTV Show
Zoya1995Zoya OssipovTV Movie
The Outer Limits1995Teresa JanovitchTV Show
Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story1994Melissa PrenticeTV Movie
Cries from the Heart1994KarenTV Movie
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story1994Mary BennettTV Movie
Babylon 51994Anna SheridanTV Show
Sweet Justice1994Kate DelacroyTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Michelle TannerTV Show
Dying to Remember1993Lynn MatthewsTV Movie
Family of Strangers1993JulieTV Movie
House of Secrets1993Marion RavinelTV Movie
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story1993Shari KarneyTV Movie
With Hostile Intent1993Miranda BerkleyTV Movie
With a Vengeance1992Jenna King, Valerie Tanner (as Melissa Gilbert Brinkman)TV Movie
Stand by Your Man1992Rochelle DunphyTV Show
Batman: The Animated Series1992Barbara GordonTV Show
The Hidden Room1991TV Show
Donor1990Dr. Kristine Lipton (as Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman)TV Movie
Forbidden Nights1990Judith ShapiroTV Movie
Joshua's Heart1990ClaudiaTV Movie
The Lookalike1990Gina, Jennifer (as Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman)TV Movie
Without Her Consent1990Emily BriggsTV Movie
Ice House1989KayMovie
Chameleons1989TV Movie
Killer Instinct1988Dr. Lisa DaVitoTV Movie
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife1987MarianTV Movie
Choices1986Terry GrangerTV Movie
The Penalty Phase1986Leah FurmanTV Movie
Family Secrets1984Sara CallowayTV Movie
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children1984Laura Ingalls WilderTV Movie
Little House: The Last Farewell1984Laura Ingalls WilderTV Movie
Choices of the Heart1983Jean DonovanTV Movie
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday1983Laura Ingalls WilderTV Movie
Faerie Tale Theatre1982GerdaTV Show
Splendor in the Grass1981Wilma Dean 'Deanie' LoomisTV Movie
The Diary of Anne Frank1980Anne FrankTV Movie
Nutcracker Fantasy1979ClaraMovie
Little House Years1979Laura IngallsTV Movie
The Miracle Worker1979Helen KellerTV Movie
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.1977Kelly SullivanTV Movie
The Love Boat1977Rosemary 'Rocky' SimpsonTV Show
Circus, Lions, Tigers and Melissas Too1977HostessMovie
Little House on the Prairie1974Laura IngallsTV Show
Tenafly1973Suzie's sisterTV Show
Emergency!1972JennyTV Show
The Reluctant Astronaut1967Niece (uncredited)Movie
The Dean Martin Show1965Girl on Santa's LapTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Spratt's ChildTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (49)

CookieFeb 27, 2015

You are so history as usual!

sillywillyAug 24, 2014

She is just so wonderful, I wish we saw more of her

CowAug 1, 2014

For a woman who depresses me, Melissa Gilbert is even better than Heather Mills and Bristol Palin.

DunetraOct 7, 2013

She always depresses me, even on her elimination from "DWTS" on her birthday!

MouseJun 3, 2013

Your annoying facial expressions made me go against you as a dancer!

gerbilsmaycryDec 9, 2012

girl, what happened to your face? you dont look like the same person anymore!

piemeltjeFeb 1, 2012

you used to be stunning botox has ruined your looks.

AaronSaltzerJan 13, 2012

You were so adorable in Little House on The Prairie. I love that show.

songk8Mar 10, 2011

melissa your very cute

songk8Mar 10, 2011

i like your style..we love you all

melindaSep 13, 2010

I love Melissa Gilbert. She`s a terrific actress! Her autobiography is just splendid!! But, a few of her boyfriends are missing here!! Please, add bad boy Billy Idol! She had a fling with him. Thanks.

Robin Todd MayoJul 16, 2010

Melissa is the ultimate actress. I loved her in Little House and all her movies. She has the utmost talent of anyone I know of. Take care Melissa!

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