Widely known as an American actress, television director Melissa Gilbert gained national prominence for starring as Laura Ingalls on the NBC period drama series Little House on the Prairie which soon earned herself a celebrity status. For her outstanding performance, she won Best Young Actress in a Drama Series of Young Artist Award, Golden Boot Awards for her role in Little House on the Prairie. Melissa Gilbert also appeared as a contestant on season fourteenof the popular reality dance competition show Dancing with the Stars on ABC.
Melissa Gilbert was adopted by actor Paul Gilbert and actress Barbara Crane till she was 8 years old. She soon appeared in a numerous commercials including Alpo dog food with Lorne Greene before giving her brilliant performance in Little House on the Prairie
Melissa Gilbert has garnered notice off screen, as well. Following high-profile relationships with Tom Cruise, John Cusack, Scott Baio, and Billy Idol, especially actor Rob Lowe Melissa Gilbert has experienced 3 marriages with Bo Brinkman from 1988 to 1992, Bruce Boxleitner from 1995 to 2011, Timothy Busfield since 2013. She has 2 children.
Actress Melissa Gilbert were born on Friday, in a leap year, birthstone is Emerald, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Dragon, it is 126 days until Melissa Gilbert next birthday.