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Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Ellen Gilbert. She is an actress and director, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Zoya (1995) and Sweet Justice (1994). She has been married to Timothy Busfield since April 24, 2013. She was previously married to Bruce Boxleitner and Bo Brinkman. See full bio »
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 2015 The Night Shift (TV Series)
- Hold On (2015) ... Lindsay
 2015 Secrets and Lies (TV Series)
Lisa Daly
- The Cop (2015) ... Lisa Daly
- The Jacket (2015) ... Lisa Daly
- The Affair (2015) ... Lisa Daly
- The Father (2015) ... Lisa Daly
- The Trail (2015) ... Lisa Daly
 2011 The Christmas Pageant (TV Movie)
Vera Parks
 2006 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Shari Noble
- Shari Noble (2006) ... Shari Noble
 2005 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Marie Wagner
- Honor Thy Mother (2005) ... Marie Wagner
 2005 Thicker Than Water (TV Movie)
Natalie Jones
 2004 Heart of the Storm (TV Movie)
Cassie Broadbeck
 2003 Then Came Jones (TV Movie)
Devon Jones- Thomas
 2003 Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (TV Movie)
Taylor Singer
 2002 Providence (TV Series)
Lorna Berlin
- Smoke and Mirrors (2002) ... Lorna Berlin
 2001 Sanctuary (TV Movie)
Jo Ellen Hathaway
 2000 A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (TV Movie)
 1999 Switched at Birth (TV Movie)
Sarah Barlow
 1999 The Soul Collector (TV Movie)
 1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Michelle Tanner
- The Peacemaker (1998) ... Michelle Tanner
 1998 Her Own Rules (TV Movie)
Meredith Sanders
 1998 Murder at 75 Birch (TV Movie)
Gwen Todson
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Teresa Janovitch
- Relativity Theory (1998) ... Teresa Janovitch
 1997 Childhood Sweetheart? (TV Movie)
Karen Carlson
 1997 Seduction in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Sarah Jenks
 1996 A Holiday for Love (TV Movie)
Emma Murphy
 1996 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Anna Sheridan
- Z'ha'dum (1996) ... Anna Sheridan
- War Without End: Part Two (1996) ... Anna Sheridan (voice, uncredited)
 1995 Zoya (TV Movie)
Zoya Ossipov
 1994-1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Kate Delacroy
- The Sensational Six (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
- Muddy Waters (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
- Pledges (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
- Broken Ties (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
- Just Say Yes (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
 1994 Cries from the Heart (TV Movie)
 1994 Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story (TV Movie)
Melissa Prentice
 1994 The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (TV Movie)
Mary Bennett
 1993 Dying to Remember (TV Movie)
Lynn Matthews
 1993 House of Secrets (TV Movie)
Marion Ravinel
 1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (TV Movie)
Shari Karney
 1993 With Hostile Intent (TV Movie)
Miranda Berkley
 1993 Family of Strangers (TV Movie)
 1992 With a Vengeance (TV Movie)
Jenna King / Valerie Tanner (as Melissa Gilbert Brinkman)
 1991 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
- Spirit Cabinet (1991)
 1990 Donor (TV Movie)
Dr. Kristine Lipton (as Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman)
 1990 The Lookalike (TV Movie)
Gina / Jennifer (as Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman)
 1990 Joshua's Heart (TV Movie)
 1990 Forbidden Nights (TV Movie)
Judith Shapiro
 1990 Without Her Consent (TV Movie)
Emily Briggs
 1989 Chameleons (TV Movie)
 1989 Ice House
 1988 Killer Instinct (TV Movie)
Dr. Lisa DaVito
 1987 Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (TV Movie)
 1986 The Penalty Phase (TV Movie)
Leah Furman
 1986 Choices (TV Movie)
Terry Granger
 1985 Sylvester
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
- The Snow Queen (1985) ... Gerda
 1984 Family Secrets (TV Movie)
Sara Calloway
 1983 Choices of the Heart (TV Movie)
Jean Donovan
 1979 Little House Years (TV Movie)
Laura Ingalls
 1979 The Miracle Worker (TV Movie)
Helen Keller
 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy
Clara (voice)
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Rosemary 'Rocky' Simpson
- Rocky/Julie's Dilemma/Who's Who? (1978) ... Rosemary 'Rocky' Simpson
 1977 Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Kelly Sullivan
 1973 Tenafly (TV Series)
Suzie's sister
- The Cash and Carry Caper (1973) ... Suzie's sister
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
- Dinner Date (1972) ... Jenny (uncredited)
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Spratt's Child
- The Judgement (1972) ... Spratt's Child
 1968 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series)
Girl on Santa's Lap
- 1968 Christmas Show (1968) ... Girl on Santa's Lap (uncredited)
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
Niece (uncredited)
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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Melissa Gilbert Brinkman | Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner | Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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[on her on- and off-screen chemistry with Michael Landon, who played Charles Ingalls]: He was very much like a 'second father' to me. My own father passed away when I was 11, so, without really officially announcing it, Michael really stepped in. See more »


Resides in Howell, Michigan (August 2013). See more »


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