By David Hylton
She was a child star in the 1970s and now she's running for Congress.
Melissa Gilbert, who made Laura Ingalls Wilder a household name during the "Little House on the Prairie" series, is hoping to land a seat in U.S. Congress in Michigan.
Gilbert, now 51, is running in a district just west of Detroit and has gained support from fellow actors such as Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, Jennifer Garner and Matthew Perry, according to the Washington Post.
Gilbert, who is running as a Democrat, told the Post that she's excited to be a part of this year's election as Hillary Clinton heads to a possible nomination for president.
"My granddaughter is turning 1, and I'd like for her to say, 'Look at what my granny did. My granny got to be a part of these incredible women and now I can be anything I want,'" she said.
Gilbert's move from Hollywood to politics certainly isn't new. Former President Ronald Reagan, former U.S. Rep. Sonny Bono, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and current U.S. Sen. Al Franken are just a handful of people to enter politics after a career in the entertainment industry.