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Dakota Brinkman is an American-born actor who came into the limelight as the son of celebrities like Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman. His mother, Melissa is best known as a former president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Quick Info
Full NameDakota Paul Brinkman
DOB1 May 1989
Birthplace New York City, New York, the USA
FatherBo Brinkman
MotherMelissa Gilbert
Age33 years
Zodiac SignTaurus
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorBrown
Relationship StatusMarissa Brinkman (2018-Present)
ChildrenRipley Lou Brinkman (Born. June 2021)
Net Worth$0.5 million



Dakota Brinkman, whose real name is Dakota Paul Brinkman, was born on 1 May 1989 in New York City, New York, the USA as a son of a father Bo Brinkman, and mother Melissa Gilbert. He has three half-siblings and they are Michael Boxleitner, Sam Boxleitner, and Lee Boxleitner.

Young Dakota Brinkman with his mother
Young Dakota Brinkman with his mother Source: legendsbio

According to his birth date, his zodiac sign is Taurus. Dakota Brinkman holds American nationality and as per his ethnic background, he belongs to the ethnicity of white.


Who is Dakota Brinkman’s biological father?

Dakota grew up nicely in a good environment with his family members and playing with his siblings. Talking about her parents, her mother Melissa Gilbert whose real name is Melissa Ellen Gilbert has established herself as a famous American actress, television director, producer, and politician.

Dakota Brinkman’s mother married three times in her life, where her first marriage was to his father Bo Brinkman from 1988 to 1992.

Likewise, his mother wed her second husband Bruce Boxleitner whose real name is Bruce William Boxleitner, a famous American actor and science fiction and suspense writer. They lived together from 1995 to 2011.


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Further, she exchanged her vows with her current husband Timothy Busfield, a well-known American actor and director. They tight their knot in 2013 and are currently, living a happy life together. Similarly, his father Bo Brinkman is also an American actor and director. Besides this, Dakota Brinkman is quiet about his educational life so there is still more to know about his academic qualification.


Instagram and other Social Media

Dakota Brinkman has not created any social media accounts so he has his official Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more social media accounts under his name. But we can learn about his personal life through his wife’s Instagram where she can be connected by @martobes.


Who is Dakota married to?

Dakota Brinkman is happily married to his beautiful wife named Marissa Brinkman. They exchanged their vows on 25 March 2018 at Star Hill Ranch. His wife, Marissa shared their adorable wedding pictures on her Instagram.

Dakota Brinkman and Marissa Brinkman wedding
Dakota Brinkman and Marissa Brinkman’s wedding Source: Instagram

Talking about their love life, they have been dating each other since June 2011 but they kept their relationship secret from the media. Later, they shared their marriage pictures and revealed that they are together for so long.

A beautiful couple had a child where they announce that they were expecting their first child in November 2020. His wife gave birth to a daughter named, Ripley Lou Brinkman on 8th June 2021. We can see several pictures of Ripley on Dakota’s wife’s Instagram.

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What does Dakota Brinkman do?

Dakota has established himself as an actor as he started his film career after being cast as Young Evan in the movie “Laws of Deception” in 1997. After that, he got the role of Chad MacKenzie in the video “Safe Harbour” in 2007.

Later, he made his appearance as James Schenker in the short movie “Shay” in 2016. However, Dakota Brinkman earned popularity as the son of celebrities like Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman.


How old is Dakota Brinkman today?

Dakota is a good-looking man who looks perfect with his black curly hair and brown eyes. Currently, he turned the age of 33 years. But further details about his physical statistics are still missing so there is still a question mark about his height, weight, body measurements, and more.

Dakota Brinkman with his wife and children in 2021
Dakota Brinkman with his wife and children in 2021 Source: Instagram

Net Worth

A good-looking, active, and talented Dakota Brinkman is an actor who grabbed people’s attention as a son of celebrities like Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman. Currently, Dakota enjoys his standard life with an estimated net worth of $0.5 million.



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