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Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert
At The 1991 Emmy Awards
Personal information
Birth nameMelissa Ellen Gilbert
Birth dateMay 8, 1964(age 52)
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, writer, producer
Years active1972 present
SpouseBo Brinkman (1988 1992)
Bruce Boxleitner (1995 2011)

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Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress, writer, and producer, primarily in movies and television. Gilbert is best known as a child actress who co-starred as Charles Ingalls's (played by Michael Landon) second daughter, Laura Ingalls Wilder, on the dramatic television series Little House on the Prairie (1974 1984). As an adult, she has a very long list of acting, voicework, writing, producing, and directing credits. Melissa also served two terms as President of the Screen Actors Guild. On June 9, 2009, her autobiography Prairie Tale: A Memoir was released.


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