Melissa Gilbert Age, Net Worth, Husband, Family, Parents and Biography

melissa gilbert
Net Worth $1 Million
Name Melissa Gilbert
Date of Birth 8 May 1964
Age 59 Years Old
Gender Female

Melissa Gilbert Net Worth

$1 Million

Melissa Gilbert aka Melissa Ellen Gilbert is an American actress, producer, television director and politician. As of 2023, Melissa Gilbert’s net worth is $1 million. Alongside this, Melissa is also a politician and known for being the former president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Melissa started her career when she was just a child, and in the late 1960s, she began as a child artist. Gilbert is seen in several commercials. Other than this, Melissa Gilbert is also seen starring as in the guest role on television.

Melissa Gilbert Wiki/Biography

Born on 8 May 1964, Melissa Gilbert’s age is 59 Years Old as of 2023. Melissa Gilbert was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Melissa Gilbert’s zodiac sign is Taurus. She holds an American nationality and has her belief in Jewish religion.

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Melissa Gilbert Childhood Pic

There is not much known about Melissa Gilbert’s educational qualification and so we need to wait until the facts get revealed by her. However, it is known that Melissa Gilbert had a quiet and adventurous school life, as she had to move from one place to another quite frequently. We know that Melissa Gilbert went to the Buckley School.

Name Melissa Gilbert
Full Name Melissa Ellen Gilbert
Net Worth $1 Million
Date of Birth 8 May 1964
Age 59 Years Old
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Currently Live In New York
Profession Actress, Producer, Television Director and Politician
Debut TV Series: The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1968)
Film: The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Years Active 1967 – Present
Famous Role Laura Ingalls in the TV Series Little House on the Prairie (1974 – 1983)
Nationality American
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White American
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Zodiac Sign Taurus
School/High School The Buckley School in Los Angeles, California
College/University University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Education Qualification Graduate

Parents, Siblings & Family

Melissa Gilbert’s parents are David Darlington and Kathy Wood. Melissa Gilbert’s father’s name is David Darlington and her mother’s name is Kathy Wood. They were a newly engaged couple.

However, unfortunately, the couple decided to give up Melissa Gilbert for adoption and this happened right after she was born. The good news is that, right after one day, Melissa Gilbert was adopted and the formalities were completed by Paul Gilbert who is a famous actor and comedian.

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Melissa Gilbert’s Father

Melissa Gilbert’s former mother’s name is Barbara Crane, who is a dancer and actress by profession.

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Melissa Gilbert with her Mother
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Melissa Gilbert with her Parents

Interestingly, Barbara Crane is the daughter of Harry Crane who is the creator of The Honeymooners. Later on, Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane adopted a son and they named him Jonathan.

So, Jonathan is Melissa Gilbert’s brother, who can be seen co-starred on a series and it was titled Little House on the Prairie.

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Melissa Gilbert with her Brother

However, when Melissa Gilbert was 8 years old, her parents got divorced and later on her mother married Harold Abeles, who was an attorney. Later on, Barbara Crane and Harold Abeles together had a biological daughter and they named her Sara Rebecca Abeles. She was born on 29 January 1975. At present, she is an actress and has a professional name as Sara Gilbert.

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Melissa Gilbert with her Sister

On 13 February 1976, unfortunately, Paul Gilbert passed away. At that time, Melissa Gilbert was just 11 years old and at that time she was told that Paul Gilbert had passed away after suffering from a stroke. However, later on Melissa Gilbert found out the truth that Paul was a VA patient and he had to deal with constant pain. This truth came out many years later, that Paul had taken his own life.

There was another unfortunate news that Barbara Crane and Harold Abeles ended their marriage and filed for a divorce. Melissa mentioned in her biography that she had to follow Jewish religion and she was raised by her mother who adopted her and she took the initiative to raise her in this religion. However, Melissa Gilbert did not receive any kind of formal education in terms of religion. She also did not have to go through any conversion ceremony.

Husband & Relationships

As of 2023, the marital status of Melissa Gilbert is that she is married. Melissa Gilbert was in a relationship with Rob Lowe. However, their relationship could not last longer and they decided to draw a full stop.

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Melissa Gilbert with her Ex-Boyfriend (Rob Lowe)

Right after this, Melissa Gilbert decided to go to New York and there she got the opportunity to be part of the play titled Shayna Maidel.

During this time Melissa Gilbert was set with Bo Brinkman who was the actor and most importantly, he was also the cousin of Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid. And, both these individuals were actors. On 22 February 1998, the couple decided and got married.

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Melissa Gilbert with her Ex-Husband (Bo Brinkman)

This occurred right after seven weeks when she got split from Rob Lowe.

The good news is that on 1 May 1988, the couple had their first son and they named him Dakota Paul Brinkman. But, unfortunately, in the year 1992, the couple got separated and filed for a divorce.

The turn of events came when the former wife of Bruce Boxleitner, set Melissa Gilbert with Bruce Boxleitner. This occurred a few weeks after Melissa Gilbert had filed for the divorce. When Melissa Gilbert was a teenager, she had met Bruce Boxleitner for the first time. Melissa Gilbert always had a childhood crush on him and they were also seen on the television series show titled Battle of the Network Stars. When Melissa Gilbert reconnected with Bruce Boxleitner, their dating sequence remained quite on and off, and this continued for about a year.

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