Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert  American Actress


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Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert is married to Timothy Busfield. [view couple]

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

Confirmed Relationships14
Longest Relationship19 yrs, 11 mths
Average Relationship Length2 yrs, 6 mths
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.
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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)
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Melissa Gilbert52 TaurusActress
Timothy Busfield58 GeminiActor
Thierry GauchetN Taurus
Bruce Boxleitner66 TaurusActor
Jon Tenney54 SagittariusActor
Dylan McDermott54 ScorpioActor
Bo Brinkman59 VirgoActor
Billy Idol60 SagittariusSinger
Scott Baio55 VirgoActor
John Cusack49 CancerActor
Timothy Hutton55 LeoActor
Tom Cruise53 CancerActor
Cyril O'Reilly57 GeminiActor
Rob Lowe52 PiscesActor
Michael Landon Jr.51 GeminiWriter
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Dakota Paul
Male1st May, 198927 years old
Michael Garrett
Male6th October, 199520 years old

Onscreen Matchups


Secrets and Lies2015 Lisa Daly TV Show
The Night Shift2014 Lindsay TV Show
The Christmas Pageant2011 Vera Parks TV Movie
Sacrifices of the Heart2007 Kate Weston TV Movie
Thicker Than Water2005 Natalie Jones TV Movie
Fat Actress2005 Melissa Gilbert TV Show
Heart of the Storm2004 Cassie Broadbeck TV Movie
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation2003 Taylor Singer TV Movie
Then Came Jones2003 Devon Jones- Thomas TV Movie
Nip/Tuck2003 Shari Noble TV Show
Storyline Online2003 TV Show
Presidio Med2002 Grace Bennett TV Show
Sanctuary2001 Jo Ellen Hathaway TV Movie
Lisa Picard Is Famous2000 Melissa Gilbert Movie
A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle2000 Donielle TV Movie
The Soul Collector1999 Rebecca TV Movie
Switched at Birth1999 Sarah Barlow TV Movie
Providence1999 Lorna Berlin TV Show
Murder at 75 Birch1999 Gwen Todson TV Movie
Her Own Rules1998 Meredith Sanders TV Movie
Childhood Sweetheart?1997 Karen Carlson TV Movie
Seduction in a Small Town1997 Sarah Jenks TV Movie
A Holiday for Love1996 Emma Murphy TV Movie
7th Heaven1996 Marie Wagner TV Show
Zoya1995 Zoya Ossipov TV Movie
The Outer Limits1995 Teresa Janovitch TV Show
Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story1994 Melissa Prentice TV Movie
Cries from the Heart1994 Karen TV Movie
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story1994 Mary Bennett TV Movie
Babylon 51994 Anna Sheridan TV Show
Sweet Justice1994 Kate Delacroy TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 Michelle Tanner TV Show
Dying to Remember1993 Lynn Matthews TV Movie
Family of Strangers1993 Julie TV Movie
House of Secrets1993 Marion Ravinel TV Movie
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story1993 Shari Karney TV Movie
With Hostile Intent1993 Miranda Berkley TV Movie
With a Vengeance1992 Jenna King, Valerie Tanner (as Melissa Gilbert Brinkman) TV Movie
Stand by Your Man1992 Rochelle Dunphy TV Show
Batman: The Animated Series1992 Barbara Gordon TV Show
The Hidden Room1991 TV Show
Donor1990 Dr. Kristine Lipton (as Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman) TV Movie
Forbidden Nights1990 Judith Shapiro TV Movie
Joshua's Heart1990 Claudia TV Movie
The Lookalike1990 Gina, Jennifer (as Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman) TV Movie
Without Her Consent1990 Emily Briggs TV Movie
Ice House1989 Kay Movie
Chameleons1989 TV Movie
Killer Instinct1988 Dr. Lisa DaVito TV Movie
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife1987 Marian TV Movie
Choices1986 Terry Granger TV Movie
The Penalty Phase1986 Leah Furman TV Movie
Sylvester1985 Charlie Movie
Family Secrets1984 Sara Calloway TV Movie
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children1984 Laura Ingalls Wilder TV Movie
Little House: The Last Farewell1984 Laura Ingalls Wilder TV Movie
Choices of the Heart1983 Jean Donovan TV Movie
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder TV Movie
Faerie Tale Theatre1982 Gerda TV Show
Splendor in the Grass1981 Wilma Dean 'Deanie' Loomis TV Movie
The Diary of Anne Frank1980 Anne Frank TV Movie
Nutcracker Fantasy1979 Clara Movie
Little House Years1979 Laura Ingalls TV Movie
The Miracle Worker1979 Helen Keller TV Movie
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.1977 Kelly Sullivan TV Movie
The Love Boat1977 Rosemary 'Rocky' Simpson TV Show
Little House on the Prairie1974 Laura Ingalls TV Show
Tenafly1973 Suzie's sister TV Show
Emergency!1972 Jenny TV Show
The Reluctant Astronaut1967 Niece (uncredited) Movie
The Dean Martin Show1965 Girl on Santa's Lap TV Show
Gunsmoke1955 Spratt's Child TV Show
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Comments on Melissa Gilbert

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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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