Actress And Television Personality Melissa Gilbert's Earnings And Net Worth

News by Shally Published on 18 Sep,2019 Updated on 22 Oct,2019

American director and actor Melissa Gilbert has a long history in Hollywood. Her filmography includes The Miracle, Little House Years, Family Of Strangers, and more. As for television roles, she is well-known for her role as Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie. The role won her Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in Drama Series in 1983 and 1984.

Gilbert collects a huge amount of money from her acting career as well as from other sponsors and endorsements. So, how much is her net worth? How she lives from her earning? What is her total income from her movies?

Melissa Gilbert's Net Worth In 2019

Melissa Gilbert has earned a high figure of money through her hard work in movies, television films, and series. As of 2019, Celebrity Net Worth reported that her worth is $500 thousand. Her husband Timothy Busfield currently enjoys a worth of $1 million. So, the lovebirds enjoy $1.5 million net worth together.

Gilbert has earned a handsome amount of money from her acting career. As for her role in Little House on the Prairie in 1974, she was paid $75,000 per week.

Melissa Gilbert with her husband Timothy SOURCE: Pinterest

According to the sources, the Dancing with the Stars contestant owed $360,000 in federal income taxes in 2015 and was reported to be working out for the payment. It was not the first time she was involved in tax evasion. In 2013, she was due to pay $112,000 as federal income taxes. At the time, she released the statement revealing her financial problem was the reason for the defer in payments.

Melissa is also author who has written numerous books like Prairie Tale: A Memoir ($21.30), Daisy and Josephine: With Audio Recording, Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns, Flowers and Mandalas ($6.99), The Rifle Chronicles ($9.99), and many others.

Professional Career

Gilbert put her step in Hollywood as a child actress in 1967, appearing in the movie The Reluctant Astronaut. A year later, she worked in the television series The Dean Martin Comedy Hour.

Talking about Gilbert's acting career, she got her first significant role as Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie in 1974. She worked in 191 episodes of the series. She was nominated for various awards and also won Young Artist  Award for Best Young Actress in Drama Series.

She also worked as a voice artist in the 1990's Batman: The Animated Series. Gilbert was also a participant on Dancing with the Stars in 2012, which was hosted by Brooke Burke Charver and Tom Bergeron

Melissa has appeared in dozens of movies and television series like Family of Strangers, Little House: Bless All the Dear Children, The Miracle Worker, Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story, Family Secrets, Dying to Remember, Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, and many others.

Melissa Gilbert's House and Car

The 55-year-old American actress and her husband, Timothy Busfield, live in a lakeside house in Michigan. The house spreads up to 2,500 square feet. Other features of the house and the cost of the house is not known as of 2019.

Melissa Gilbert Gold's ring gifted by her husband on their wedding anniversary SOURCE: Instagram 

She rides a sports car with a detachable hood. Melissa's husband gifted her a gold ring on their 5th wedding anniversary. She shared the photo of the ring on her Instagram.

Melissa Gilberts Short Bio

Melissa Gilbert was born on 8th May 1964 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She belongs to a White ethnic background.

She is married three times. At first, she married actor Bo Brinkman in 1988 and divorced in 1992. After her first divorce, she married Dakota Paul Brinkman in 1995 and remained married to him until 2011. She shares a child Michael Garrett Boxleitnerof with her second husband, Brinkman.

The 5 feet 3 inches tall actress married Timothy Busfield in 2013. The couple doesn't share any children. They are living a happily married life in Michigan as of 2019.