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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), Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984) and Splendor in the Grass (1981). She has been married to Timothy Busfield since April 24, 2013. She was previously married ... See full bio »

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Known For

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls / Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House: Bless All the Dear Children
Splendor in the Grass
Splendor in the Grass Wilma Dean 'Deanie' Loomis
Little House: The Last Farewell
Little House: The Last Farewell Laura Ingalls Wilder


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 2015 One Smart Fellow (Short)
 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
 2007 Safe Harbour (Video)
Ophelia MacKenzie
 2007 Sacrifices of the Heart (TV Movie)
Kate Weston / Anne Weston
 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 Fat Actress (TV Series)
Melissa Gilbert
- Charlie's Angels or Too Pooped to Pop (2005) ... Melissa Gilbert
 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 Presidio Med (TV Series)
Grace Bennett
- Once Upon a Family (2002) ... Grace Bennett
 2002 Providence (TV Series)
Lorna Berlin
- Smoke and Mirrors (2002) ... Lorna Berlin
 2001 Sanctuary (TV Movie)
Jo Ellen Hathaway
 2000 Lisa Picard Is Famous
Melissa Gilbert
 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
- Shadow Dancing (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
- Love Kills (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
- The Sensational Six (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
- Muddy Waters (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
- Pledges (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
- Broken Ties (1995) ... Kate Delacroy
 1992-1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
- Batgirl Returns (1994) ... Barbara Gordon / Batgirl (voice)
- Shadow of the Bat Part II (1993) ... Barbara Gordon / Batgirl (voice)
- Shadow of the Bat (1993) ... Barbara Gordon / Batgirl (voice)
- Heart of Steel: Part II (1992) ... Barbara Gordon (voice, as Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman)
- Heart of Steel: Part I (1992) ... Barbara Gordon (voice)
 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)
 1992 Stand by Your Man (TV Series)
Rochelle Dunphy
- Getting Out (1992)
- Blooming (1992) ... Rochelle Dunphy
- The Prowler (1992) ... Rochelle Dunphy
- Spare Me (1992) ... Rochelle Dunphy
- Labor Pains (1992) ... Rochelle Dunphy
 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 Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (TV Movie)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
 1984 Family Secrets (TV Movie)
Sara Calloway
 1984 Little House: The Last Farewell (TV Movie)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
 1983 Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (TV Movie)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
 1983 Choices of the Heart (TV Movie)
Jean Donovan
 1974-1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Laura Ingalls / Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Hello and Goodbye (1983) ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
- May I Have This Dance (1983) ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
- For the Love of Blanche (1983) ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
- The Last Summer (1983) ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
- A Child with No Name (1983) ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
 1981 Splendor in the Grass (TV Movie)
Wilma Dean 'Deanie' Loomis
 1980 The Diary of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Anne Frank
 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)
 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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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (90 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Other Works:

Co-hostess, with Chaz Dean, of an infomercial for Chaz's "Wen" healthy hair care system. Also appearing are Finola Hughes, Ming-Na Wen, Emmy Kasten and Jennie Garth. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


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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 »


Her production company is "Half-Pint Productions". See more »


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