She starred as Jean Donovan in the biopic Choices of the Heart (1983), and as Anna Sheridan in three episodes of Babylon 5 with then husband Bruce Boxleitner in 1996.She also provided the voice of Batgirl on the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series, though she would be replaced by voice actress Tara Strong for the series' follow-up The New Batman Adventures.During the run of Little House, Gilbert appeared in several popular television films, including The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.

The couple later adopted a son, Jonathan, who co-starred on Little House on the Prairie.

Gilbert's adoptive parents divorced when she was 8 years old.

In 2009, her autobiography Prairie Tale: A Memoir, was released.

In 2014, she wrote a short story for children, called Daisy and Josephine and his wife, dancer and actress Barbara Crane, the daughter of The Honeymooners creator Harry Crane.

Almost a year later, Gilbert began filming the series.

Gilbert became extremely close to the Landon family after her adoptive father died.

We ain't ready." "We ain't or you ain't?

" He asked pulling me to him "I ain't ready." "I love you.." "I love you too" He kissed me and left.

In 2008 and through 2009, Gilbert played Caroline "Ma" Ingalls in the musical adaptation of Little House on the Prairie.