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Dakota Brinkman


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Full NameDakota Brinkman
First NameDakota
Last NameBrinkman
ProfessionCelebrity Child
Birth CityNew York
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameBo Brinkman
Father ProfessionActor
Mother NameMelissa Gilbert
Mother ProfessionActress
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMarissa Gilbert
No Of Children1
SibilingsMichael Boxleitner, Lee Boxleitner and Sam Boxleitner
Networth$500 k
Date of BirthMay 1,1989
Age35 years
Married DateMarch 25,2018

Dakota Brinkman is an American-based actor. He is popular as the son of actress Melissa Gilbert. 

Dakota was born on 1st May 1989 in New York, United States, to his parents Melissa Gilbert and her ex-spouse Bo Brinkman

His siblings are Michael Boxleitner, Lee Boxleitner and Sam Boxleitner

Dakota Brinkman with his mother Melissa Gilbert
Dakota Brinkman with his mother Melissa Gilbert. Source: Facebook 


Dakota was born to the actress and author Melissa Ellen Gilbert and her first husband, Bo Brinkman

Melissa Gilbert is an American actress, director, producer, and politician. 

Some of the most popular projects she has worked on are Little House on the Prairie and The Miracle Worker

Bo was born on 17th September 1956, in Pasadena, Texas, United States

He is an actor and producer and is best known for Last Man Club (2016), Gettysburg (1993), and The Bay House


Dakota’s wife’s name is Marissa Brinkman. The couple married on 25th March 2018 at the Star Hill Ranch marriage venue in Bee Cave, Texas

The role of the best man was performed by his half-brother Michael Boxleitner

Later in November 2020, the news of Marissa’s pregnancy was announced via an Instagram post. 

Their daughter Ripley Lous Brinkman was delivered on 8th June 2021

Dakota Brinkman with his pregnant wife Marissa Brinkman
Dakota Brinkman with his pregnant wife Marissa Brinkman. Source: Instagram

On 9th June 2021, Melissa posted pictures of her newborn granddaughter Ripley, her son, and her daughter-in-law on her Instagram account and shared the news of Ripley’s safe delivery. 

She also said that Marissa was a warrior in the whole process, and her son was a perfect partner to her.

Dakota Brinkman with his newly born baby girl Ripley
Dakota Brinkman with his newly born baby girl Ripley. Source: Instagram

Melissa time and again shares pictures of her beautiful daughter-in-law and her family on her social media handle.


Melissa Ellen Gilbert was born on 8th May 1964 in Los Angeles, California

Her parents, Kathy Wood and David Darlington had given her for adoption immediately after her birth. The couple was recently engaged. 

A day later, she was adopted by actor and comedian Paul Gilbert and his wife, Barbara Crane. The pair later also adopted a son, Jonathan

Melissa also has a half-sister, actress Sara Gilbert, who is the daughter of Melissa’s mother and her second husband attorney Harold Abeles


She first stepped into Hollywood as a child actor in the 1960s, featuring in TV commercials and playing guest roles in TV series. 

She has been a part of famous movies like The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker

She has also lent her voice to animations like Batman: The Animated Series. She also participated in a popular dance reality show called “Dancing with the Stars.” 

She also was the 26th President of the Screen Actors Guild from 15th October 2001 to 22nd February 2005

Later in 2016, she ran for US Congress as a Democrat and won. 


Melissa got married to Bo Brinkman in 1988 and separated in 1992. Later in 1995, she wedded actor Bruce Boxleitner. They got divorced in 2011

Currently, Melissa is in a happy marriage with the actor Timothy Busfield. They tied the knot in 2013. As of now, they are living in New York City

Melissa keeps sharing happy moments with her current beau on her Instagram handle. 

Dakota Brinkman mother Melissa Gilbert with her husband Timothy Busfield
Dakota Brinkman mother Melissa Gilbert with her husband Timothy Busfield. Source: Instagram
Dakota Brinkman with his family
Dakota Brinkman with his family. Source: Instagram


Melissa recently shared that she and her husband’s favorite moisturizer with Prevention is La Roche Posay Lipikar Triple Repair Moisturizing Body Cream

Gilbert quoted, 

“We’re obsessed with La Roche Posay Lipikar Triple Repair Moisturizing Body Cream.. this stuff is the bomb.” 

It contains Niacinamide and is unscented. 


The net worth of Dakota is estimated to be approximately $0.5 million.


  1. Currently, Dakota Brinkman is 33 years old. He was born on 1st May 1989.

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