Melissa Gilbert’s Net Worth, Early life, Married, Divorced, and Actress

Published Date   26th Feb. 2018, 18:28 pm
Melissa Gilbert’s Net Worth, Early life, Married, Divorced, and Actress
Quick Info
Birth Name: Melissa Ellen Gilbert
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Birth Sign: Taurus
Father: David Darlington
Mother: Kathy Wood
Spouse: Bo Brinkman (divorced), Bruce Boxleitner (divorced), Timothy Busfield
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch (1.6 m)
Weight: 133 lbs
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Gazel
Hair Color: Red
Date of Birth: 08/05/1964
Age: 60 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $500 thousand

Melissa Gilbert is an American Television personality, producer, actress, and author. She is best known for her role Laura Ingalls on the NBC period drama series Little House on the Prairie. A successful professional career as an actress is the primary source of Melissa Gilbert’s net worth.

Early Life

Melissa Ellen Gilbert was born on 8 May 1964 in Los Angeles, California. She is the biological daughter of father David Darlington and mother Kathy Wood. However, she was adopted by actor Paul Gilbert and actress Barbara Crane since her birth due to family’s weak financial and economic background.


At a very young age, Melissa established as a good Actor and an Entertainer. She pursued her acting career with commercials including Alpo dog food with Lorne Greene.

Later, she auditioned for the NBC’s series Little House on the Prairie and got selected among 500. Then, she worked on the show starting from 1974 to 1983. For the show, she earned the Young Artist Award twice in 1983 and 1984.

During her early age, she performed an adolescent role in multiple feature films and television shows including The Miracle Worker (1979), The Diary of Anne Frank (1980), Splendor in the Grass (1981) and Choices of the Heart (1983).

Eventually, with several experience and maturity, Gilbert turned to adult roles. She played TV movie Choices of the Heart (1983). Successively, Melissa arose in the industry with innumerable TV Movies, Series, Documentaries, and Short.


As an actress, she has 76 major credits in the television series and movies. Some of the remarkable shows are Splendor in the Grass (1981), Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983), Drug Free Kids: A Parents’ Guide (video), Batman: The Animated Series (1992-94), A Holiday For Love (1996), and so on.

By 2000-present, she appeared in shows like Thicker Than Water (2005), The Christmas Pageant (2011), Secrets and Lies, One Smart Fellow (2015), and so on.

Director, Writer, and Producer

Melissa directed a single episode of ABC Afterschool Specials (1996, TV series) and TV movie documentary titled Child Stars: Their Story (2000). Next, One Smart Fellow (2015) is Gilbert’s production. Melissa is also an author. She has released Prairie Tale: A Memoir on Feb 16, 2010. 

Apart, she characterized self in the shows like Megyn Kelly Today (2017), Good Morning America (2012-15), Today (2014), The Talk (2010), and so on.

Net Worth

According to the Richest, Melissa Gilbert’s net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand as of 2017. Majorly, Melissa is famous for the show Little House on the Prairie and her salary was $75,000 in 1974 for the show.

Besides a public appearance, she is also a realtor in Las Vegas and has 12 years of experience. As of 2015, realtor’s annual salary was estimated to be around $45,610. So, she might have a reasonable sum from professional career of selling and buying real estate.

Recently, she is residing in Michigan in a rented house with her third husband Timothy Busfield. As of cars, Ford Mustang Convertible is Melissa’s all-time favorite. As of 2018, the car cost $31,085.

Melisa Gilbert's Net Worth, Early life

Melissa Gilbert’s car Ford Mustang Convertible valued $31,085

Personal life

At teenage, Gilbert had an affair with Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe. On 22 February 1988, she married Bo Brinkman, actor, and producer. The couple welcomed Dakota Paul Brinkman on May 1, 1989, as their 1st child. But after four years of togetherness, the partners divorced in 1992.

On 1st January 1995, she married to Bruce Boxleitner. On October 6, 1995, the couple gave birth to Michael Garrett Boxleitner. The relationship did not last long and they filed divorce on 25 August 2011.

Finally, she tied a knot with Timothy Busfield on 24th April 2013 as a third husband. They married with a ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Till 2018, she is residing with Timothy and there are no any rumors related to their separation and extra-marital affairs.

Melissa Gilbert’s Personal Facts


Gilbert has a height of 5 Feet 3 Inch (1.6 m) and body weight 133 lbs. Missy is her nickname. She holds an American nationality and possesses white ethnicity. Her birth sign is Taurus. Melissa has gazel eyes and red color hair.

In 2017, Melissa claimed Oliver Stone for allegations and sexual harassment during her audition Revenge. She is active on the social pages like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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