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Melissa Gilbert

 
Date Of Birth:
May 08, 1964 (58)
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bio:
Gilbert began her career as a child actress in the late 1960s, appearing in numerous commercials and guest starring roles on television. From 1974 to 1983, she starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder, the second oldest daughter of Charles Ingalls (played by Michael Landon) on the NBC series Little House on ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 08, 1964 (58)

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bio:
Gilbert began her career as a child actress in the late 1960s, appearing in numerous commercials and guest starring roles on television. From 1974 to 1983, she starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder, the second oldest daughter of Charles Ingalls (played by Michael Landon) on the NBC series Little House on ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre 2018 Return Engagement, 2018
Gretta
  [Off-Broadway]
Fallen Angel's New York Premiere Production, 2018
Rachel Lipsky Haringay
  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre 2017 Return Engagement, 2017
Gretta
  [Off-Broadway]
2017
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Caroline "Ma" Ingalls

Melissa Gilbert Biography

Gilbert began her career as a child actress in the late 1960s, appearing in numerous commercials and guest starring roles on television. From 1974 to 1983, she starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder, the second oldest daughter of Charles Ingalls (played by Michael Landon) on the NBC series Little House on the Prairie. During the run of Little House, Gilbert appeared in several television films, including The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.

As an adult, she continued her career mainly in television films. Gilbert has also continued with guest starring roles on television and has completed voice work for animation such as Batman: The Animated Series as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl. From 2009 to 2010, Gilbert appeared as Caroline "Ma" Ingalls in the touring production of Little House on the Prairie, the Musical. In 2012, she was a contestant on season fourteen of the popular reality dance competition show Dancing with the Stars on ABC.

Gilbert served as the President of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001 to 2005. In 2009, her autobiography Prairie Tale: A Memoir, was released. In 2014, she wrote a short story for children, called Daisy and Josephine as well as My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours.

Melissa Gilbert Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1988 - Best Debut Performance Gold Star
Melissa Gilbert, A Shayna Maidel

Melissa Gilbert News

Meet the Cast of OHIO STATE MURDERS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of OHIO STATE MURDERS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Ohio State Murders will be the first show to play at the newly renamed James Earl Jones Theatre when it begins previews tonight, Friday, November 11, 2022 ahead of an opening on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Meet the cast of Ohio State Murders here!

Bryce Pinkham, Lizan Mitchell & More Join Audra McDonald in OHIO STATE MURDERS; Full  Photo Bryce Pinkham, Lizan Mitchell & More Join Audra McDonald in OHIO STATE MURDERS; Full Cast Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

The complete cast for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy is now announced. Joining Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, and Drama Desk nominee Lizan Mitchell.

Photos: First Look at THE OUTSIDER at The Keegan Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at THE OUTSIDER at The Keegan Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 28, 2022

The Keegan Theatre has released production photos for the Regional Premiere of THE OUTSIDER by Paul Slade Smith, which runs from August 27 through September 24th.

Cast Announced For THE OUTSIDER at The Keegan Theatre Photo Cast Announced For THE OUTSIDER at The Keegan Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

The Keegan Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of the hilarious (and timely) political comedy THE OUTSIDER, by Paul Slade Smith, making its regional premiere as the first show in Keegan’s 26th season.

Photos: See Nicholas Barasch, David Baida, Kerry Conte & More at Opening Night of THE Photo Photos: See Nicholas Barasch, David Baida, Kerry Conte & More at Opening Night of THE BUTCHER BOY World Premiere
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 2, 2022

The World Premiere of the new musical The Butcher Boy, with book, music & lyrics by Asher Muldoon, opened on August 1 for a limited run through September 11, 2022. Check out opening night photos here!

Listen: Melissa Gilbert Talks LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE and More on LITTLE KNOWN FA Photo Listen: Melissa Gilbert Talks LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 23, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Today's episode features Melissa Gilbert! Gilbert talked about how she created her own 'prairie' home with her husband, Timothy Busfield, which became a home base for their family during the peak of the pandemic, and how she feels everything happens for a reason.

LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Announces New Edition of LIVE'S VIRTUAL ROAD TRIP Photo LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Announces New Edition of LIVE'S VIRTUAL ROAD TRIP
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” leaps into spring as it brings viewers on a trip to beautiful cities across the country via virtual remote visits, highlighting the local culture and popular destinations in each locale.

Actor Alison Arngrim Returns To NYC with CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH: NELLIE OLESO Photo Actor Alison Arngrim Returns To NYC with CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH: NELLIE OLESON LIVE!, May 8
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2022

Former child star, outspoken activist, and TV Land Award winner ALISON ARNGRIM continues to tour the world with her critically acclaimed CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH: NELLIE OLESON LIVE! Best known as acid-tongued, pre-Midol meanie Nellie Oleson from 'Little House on the Prairie', Alison Arngrim presents an uproarious evening of storytelling, stand-up, and multi media about life as everyone's favorite toxic pre-teen brat, complete with petticoats and ringlets.

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Photo VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

WHEN HARRY MET REHAB to Have Final Performance January 9 Photo WHEN HARRY MET REHAB to Have Final Performance January 9
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2022

The World Premiere of WHEN HARRY MET REHAB, a comedy that takes sobriety seriously, will close Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Melissa Gilbert Videos

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Videoplay
VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Sam Harris & More on OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?,' Oprah sits down with actress Melissa Gilbert who talks about growing up on 'Little House on the Prairie,' her life away from the spotlight and opens up for the first time about a private family tragedy; plus, updates with 'Days of Our Lives' star Deidre Hall and first-ever 'Star Search' Grand Champion Sam Harris, airing Sunday, November 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PTon OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Get a sneak peek at the episode below!

VIDEO: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Cast Reunite on 'Today'
by - Apr 30, 2014

To mark the 40th anniversary of "Little House on the Prairie," the cast of the popular drama series reunited on this morning's TODAY and shared tears, laughs and some surprising stories.

STAGE TUBE: Chris Brown Performs on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2012

On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS results show, Grammy Award winner Chris Brown tore up the ballroom with an incredible performance of his hit song “Turn up the Music.'

STAGE TUBE: Double Elimination on Last Night's DWTS
by Caryn Robbins - May 9, 2012

The competition heated up this week on DANCING WITH THE STARS as the remaining six couples hit the ballroom with two rounds of competitive dance performances, a ballroom dance and the Trio dance. On last night's results show, two couples were eliminated.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights From DWTS Week 8!
by Caryn Robbins - May 8, 2012

The competition heated up last night as the remaining six couples hit the ballroom with two rounds of competitive dance performances, a ballroom dance and the Trio dance.

STAGE TUBE: DWTS Maria Menounos Answers Fan Tweets
by Caryn Robbins - May 7, 2012

DANCING WITH THE STARS contestant Maria Menounos took time out of her busy rehearsal schedule to answer viewer's tweets. Find out which has been her favorite dancing dress below!

STAGE TUBE: Jaleel White Eliminated After Rumba 'Dance Duel'
by Caryn Robbins - May 2, 2012

On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS Results Show, Jaleel White and his partner Kym Johnson were eliminated after going head to head in a Rumba 'Dance Duel' against Roshon Fagon and his partner Chelsie Hightower.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights From Last Night's DWTS
by Caryn Robbins - May 1, 2012

On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS, the remaining celebrities danced to classical music played by a full-piece orchestra. Maria Menounos and her partner Derek Hough received the first perfect score of the season!

STAGE TUBE: Another Couple Eliminated From DWTS
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2012

During Tuesday's DANCING WITH THE STAR results show, two more couples had to face the dreaded 'dance duel'. In the end, the judges decided to save Disney star Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower and send home music legend Gladys Knight and her partner Tristan Macmanus.


Melissa Gilbert Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Melissa Gilbert been nominated for?
Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Shayna Maidel .

What awards has Melissa Gilbert won?
Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Shayna Maidel.