Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert  American Actress


Who is she dating right now?

According to our records, Melissa Gilbert is possibly single.


Melissa Gilbert was previously married to Timothy Busfield (2013), Bruce Boxleitner (1995 - 2011) and Bo Brinkman (1988 - 1994).

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

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


Melissa Gilbert is a 54 year old American Actress. Born Melissa Ellen Gilbert on 8th May, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA, 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 Zoya (1995), 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: Actresses from Los Angeles, Women television directors and Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series) participants.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 19 years, 11 months 11 years, 2 months 6 years, 9 months
Dating9 5 years, 7 months 1 year 1 month
Encounter2 - - -
Total14 19 years, 11 months 3 years, 1 month 1 month


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 54 years
Birthday 8th May, 1964
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 3" (160 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 and television director.

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Partner Comparison

Melissa Gilbert54 TaurusActress
Timothy Busfield61 GeminiActor
Thierry GauchetN Taurus
Dylan McDermott57 ScorpioActor
Bruce Boxleitner68 TaurusActor
Jon Tenney57 SagittariusActor
Bo Brinkman62 VirgoActor
Billy Idol63 SagittariusSinger
Scott Baio58 VirgoActor
John Cusack52 CancerActor
Timothy Hutton58 LeoActor
Tom Cruise56 CancerActor
Rob Lowe55 PiscesActor
Cyril O'Reilly60 GeminiActor
Michael Landon Jr.54 GeminiWriter
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Dakota PaulMale1st May, 198929 years oldBo Brinkman
Michael GarrettMale6th October, 199523 years oldBruce Boxleitner

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wjerryzwjerryzFeb 25, 2017

A very beautiful actress

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.

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