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Ricki Lake Biography

Ricki Lake born “Ricki Pamela Lake” is an American actress, television presenter, and producer. Lake is well known best known for her role as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film of Hairspray. She is as well known for her talk show which was broadcast internationally from September 1993 until May 2004.

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Ricki Lake Age

She was born on 21st of September in 1968, in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. She is 50years old as of 2018.

Ricki Lake Family

Lake is born to her secular Jewish parents. Her Mother Jill who was a homemaker and her father Barry Lake was a pharmacist. She was raised by her paternal grandmother, Sylvia Lake, until Sylvia’s death in 1978.

Ricki Lake Husband

In October 1993 Ricki met illustrator Rob Sussman on Halloween. The two got married in Las Vegas in Mach 1994. In Agust 2003 they later divorced in August of 2003 and their divorce was finalized on February 25, 2005.

She then began dating Christian Evans in the summer of 2009. The pair got engaged in August 2011. The pair got married on April 8, 2012. Ricki later filed for divorce from Evans on 29 October 2014, citing “irreconcilable differences”, However, in December 2014, they announced they had put their divorce on hold. The divorce was finalized in 2015.

Ricki Lake Sons

She has two sons from her first Marriage with Rob Sussman, her sons namely Milo Sebastian Sussman born on 22nd of March in 1997 and Owen Tyler Sussman born 18th of June in 2001.

Ricki Lake Education

Lake got enrolled at Ithaca College for one year.

Ricki Lake Career

Lake Started off her acting career with her film debut as Tracy Turnblad, the lead character in John Waters’ 1988 cult-classic Hairspray. She as well starred in other Waters films including the cult-classic Cry-Baby with Johnny Depp, Cecil B. Demented, and Serial Mom with Kathleen Turner.

She was then featured in Mrs. Winterbourne with Shirley Maclaine and Brendan Fraser, Cabin Boy, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Cookie, and Inside Monkey Zetterland. She later joined the cast of the Vietnam War drama series China Beach as Red Cross volunteer Holly. she had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom King of Queens as Doug’s sister Stephanie. She as well guest-starred on television series including Drop Dead Diva and a voice role on King of the Hill and starred in the television movie Baby Cakes.

She then appeared in the 2007 remake of the original cult-classic Hairspray as a William Morris talent agent, and paired with star Nikki Blonsky, who had reprised the role of Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 movie musical remake, and Marissa Jaret Winokur, who had reprised the role of Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway musical based on the original 1988 film, hence recording “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now” for the soundtrack, which is played at the film’s end credits. She then reunited with original Hairspray co-star Deborah Harry for the film Gramercy Park Hotel that was released in 2008. She featured in the film titled “Angel” to released in theaters in 2012.

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After wrapping her Talk Show production on its final season, She went on to host the 2006 CBS limited series Gameshow Marathon, which re-created classic game shows with celebrity contestants. She as well signed a development contract with Gameshow Marathon production company FremantleMedia for other ventures, in the inclusion of g creating and producing future programs and projects. She appeared in the Lifetime TV movie Matters of Life and Dating n October 2007.

On January 18, 2008, the Business of Being Born, Lake’s documentary about home birth and midwifery, was released in limited markets The film was launched at the Tribeca Film Festival and Red Envelope released the film in New York, L.A. and San Francisco in October and it was also screened in Australia.

The Business of Being Born included footage and details of her own “life-changing” home-birthing experience and also followed a midwife going about her work. Tribeca called it “The Inconvenient Truth of Childbirth.” She described it as her life’s work for three years and expressed hopes that the film will educate and empowered people to really know their choices in childbirth.

Lake performed in a CBS television special, Loving Leah in January of that year. She as well jointly authored a book on the world of natural childbirth and birthing options, along with Abby Epstein and Jacques Moritz, called Your Best Birth, the book was published by Wellness Central on May 1, 2009. Lake and Epstein also launched MyBestBirth.com, an online social network, powered by Ning, intended to allow parents and medical professionals to dialogue about varying birthing options and resources.

She returned to television in 2009, on 11th of May 2009 she replaced Sharon Osbourne as host for the third season of VH1’s Charm School. She later joined fellow talkers Phil Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, and Montel Williams as guests of Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey Show on 10th of November in 2010, Lake. This marked the first time that these talk show hosts ever appeared together on one show since their programs left the air.

She signed with Twentieth Television to develop The Ricki Lake Show (2012), slated to launch during the Fall season of next year. The new program was to have more of an “Oprah”-like format than that of her former talk show.

She competed on the thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. She then partnered with three-time champion Derek Hough and cited Kirstie Alley’s appearance as an inspiration to do the show. she had tremendous success on the show, not only by consistently scoring high, but she as well lost 20 pounds due to her dancing.

After appearing on the finals, she was announced to the shock of many as the Third Place contestant, losing to TV personality Rob Kardashian and Actor and Army Veteran J.R. Martinez, despite her having higher scores than either. On April 20, 2011, she holds the highest dancing average in season 13 of Dancing With the Stars than all the other celebrities who competed on that season.

Ricki Lake Show – The Ricki Lake Show

She was Lake’s first daytime talk show, the most successful show specialized in topics involving invited guests and incorporated questions and comments from a studio audience.

She started off the show in September 1993 and ended first-run episodes on 25th of nay in 2004. In 2000, She decided to end the show in August 2004, citing (among other things) including her desire to spend time with her family. She later relocated from Los Angeles to New York to tape the 11th season of the show and returned to California when taping was complete.

Ricki Lake Net Worth

Lake has an estimated net worth of $16 million.

Ricki Lake Hairspray

She played young Tracy in the 1988 John Waters film, took to Twitter and share a throwback photo with costar Divine, who played Tracy’s mother Edna. “Who’s going to be watching #hairspraylive tonight?” she wrote. “A Polaroid from the original #hairspray w/ moi & @DivineOfficial.”

Ricki Lake Movies

  • 1988 – Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad)
  • 1988 – The In Crowd (Dancer)
  • 1988 – Working Girl (Bridesmaid)
  • 1989 – Cookie (Pia)
  • 1989 – Baby Cakes (Grace)
  • 1989 – Last Exit to Brooklyn (Donna)
  • 1990 – Cry-Baby (Pepper Walker)
  • 1992 – here the Day Takes You (Brenda)
  • 1992 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Charlotte)
  • 1992 – Inside Monkey Zetterland (Bella the Stalker)
  • 1993 – Skinner (Kerry Tate)
  • 1994 – Cabin Boy (Figurehead)
  • 1994 – Serial Mom (Misty Sutphin)
  • 1996 – Mrs. Winterbourne (Connie Doyle/Patricia Winterbourne)
  • 2000 – Cecil B. Demented (Libby)
  • 2006 – Park (Peggy)
  • 2007 – Hairspray (Talent agent)

Ricki Lake Tv Shows

  • 1987 – Kate & Allie
  • 1988 – ABC Afterschool Special
  • 1989 – Baby Cakes
  • 1989 – Starting Now – (Ricki Ross)
  • 1989 -1990- China Beach
  • 1990 – Gravedale High Cleofatra (Voice)
  • 1991 – The Chase
  • 1991 – Riders in the Sky
  • 1992 – Based on an Untrue Story
  • 1998 – Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
  • 2000 – 2001-The King of Queens
  • 2004 – Higglytown Heroes
  • 2006 – King of the Hill Lila (Voice)
  • 2007 – Matters of Life and Dating Linda
  • 2009 – Loving Leah Rabbi Gerry
  • 2009 – Charm School with Ricki Lake Head-mistress
  • 2010 – Drop Dead Diva
  • 2010 – The Oprah Winfrey Show Herself Guest,
  • 2011 – Dancing with the Stars Herself/Contestant
  • 2012 – The Ricki Lake Show (2012 TV series)

Charm School With Ricki Lake

The strange cross-pollination of the reality show raising new “stars” whocould then be recycled and has certainly come of age at VH1, which has created its own House of Horrors (although with “Charm School,” there’s a near-homonym that probably would be equally appropriate). Ricki takes over as the program’s host, showcasing an assortment of leftover “talent” from “Rock of Love” and “Real Chance of Love.” since she had lost count of the bleeped expletives at 25 and haven’t seen this much prominently heaving cleavage since Russ Meyer passed away.

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