Who is Melissa Gilbert?
Actress Melissa Ellen Gilbert was born in the United States on May 8, 1964.
She is a politician, former president of the Screen Actors Guild, and director and producer of television.
In the late 1960s, Melissa began her acting career as a child actress by making numerous commercial appearances and television guest appearances.
On the NBC sitcom Little House On The Prairie, Melissa is most recognized for her role as Laura Ingalls Wilder, the second oldest child of Charles Ingalls (played by Michael Landon).
She appeared on the program from 1974 through 1984.
She has since continued to work in television and has been in shows including Night Shift, Nip/Tuck, and Babylon 5.
The 58-year-old earlier participated in Dancing With The Stars in 2012, where she had a spectacular fall and head injury.
Following the incident during her performance, she sustained whiplash and a concussion.
Additionally, Melissa fractured her back in 2001, which left her with a variety of complicated neck and spine conditions.