Melissa Gilbert net worth: American actress and television director, Melissa Ellen Gilbert has a net worth of $10 million.
Born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, Melissa Gilbert was adopted by actor and comedian Paul Gilbert and she started her career as a child actress in the late 60s starring in several television commercials and guest appearances on television. She starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder on NBC series Little House on the Prairie for a decade until 1984 while she also landed roles in television films like The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.
She rose to prominence as an adult and has maintained her career basically on television films. She worked as a voice actor for animated series Batman: The Animated Series while she has also appeared as Caroline ‘Ma’ Ingalls for the touring production of Little House on the Prairie, the Musical. She also participated on the season 14 of Dancing with the Stars in 2012.
Mella Gilbert served as the president of the Screen Actors Guide for five years since 2001. She has also authored her autobiography Prairie Tale: A Memoir while also has written short story books for children like Daisy and Josephine as well as My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours.
A Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Melissa’s wealth basically comes from her career in television and movies. She has also been linked with several actors in Hollywood like Rob Lowe, when she was 17. She also dated stars like Tom Cruise, John Cusack, Scott Baio and Billy Idol while she married Bo Brinkman and gave a birth to a child. The couple divorced in 1992. She then married Bruce Boxleitner, ex-husband of Kathryn Holcomb but she again split in 2011. She is currently married to fellow actor Timothy Busfield and lives in Howell, Michigan.
Melissa also has keen interest in politics and is set to run for the Congress in Michigan’s 8th district. She currently enjoys a net worth of $10 million.
Quick facts about Melissa Gilbert
Full name: Melissa Ellen Gilbert
Birth Date: May 8, 1964
Birth Place: Los Angeles, USA
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Weight: 125 lbs
Profession: Actress, Director
Marital Status: Married (Timothy Busfield)
Astrological Sign: Taurus