Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder
After stealing hearts as the iconic lead Laura Ingalls Wilder for almost a decade, Melissa continued to act and even became a celebrity contestant on Dancing With The Stars. In 2009, she penned her autobiography Prairie Tale: A Memoir. In the same year, in a twist on the role that made her famous, she played the role of Ma Ingalls in a touring musical production of Little House on The Prairie. She also pursued politics and ran as a Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 8th congressional district in 2016. Unfortunately, she had to drop off the race due to a previously sustained back injury.
Melissa just recently welcomed her new granddaughter Ripley.