Melissa Gilbert was born on the 8th May 1964 in Los Angeles, California. She is an actress, writer and producer mostly on involved in movies and television. The naturally redheaded Gilbert is best known as a child actor who co-starred as Charles Ingalls' (Micheal Landon) second daughter in the television series, Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1983. Not long after that she played Gerda in the Faerie Tale Theatre adaptation of The Snow Queen. She has also done voice work for two animations, the first the movie, Nutcracker Fantasy, the second in Batman: The Animated Series. Most recently, she served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild. She got the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder out of 500 young actresses who auditioned for the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House, making her a household name mainly because she had a remarkable resemblance with both Karen Grassle & Michael Landon. Melissa has continued to work regularly, mainly in television. She starred as Jean Donovan in the biopic Choice of the Heart (1983), and as Anna Sheridan in three episodes of Babylon 5 with husband Bruce Boxleitner in 1996. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6429 Hollywood Blvd.