Celebrity Profile

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert
Melissa Gilbert

From 1974 to 1984, she starred as "Laura Ingalls Wilder" on the NBC series Little House on the Prairie. During the run of Little House on the Prairie, Gilbert appeared in several popular television films, including The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.

In 2016, Gilbert ran for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in Michigan's 8th congressional district and she won the Democratic primary. She later dropped out because of head and neck injuries sustained in a 2012 accident.

Matthew Layorteaux, Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon in 1982.
Matthew Layorteaux, Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon in 1983.

Trivia

- Was adopted one day after her birth.

- Michael Landon Jr. took her to her senior prom in 1981.

- Had a relationship with Rob Lowe during the 1980s, and they were reportedly at one time engaged.