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Actress Ricki Lake’s biography, including age, height, parents, husband, and more

Ricki Pamela Lake, an American actress and television host was born on September 21, 1968. She is recognized for playing Tracy Turnblad, the title character, in the 1988 movie Hairspray, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. She is also well-known for her talk program, Ricki Lake, which ran from September 1993 to May 2004 and was televised worldwide. At the show’s launch, Lake was 24 years old and recognized as the youngest host of a syndicated talk show. The Ricki Lake Show, a second syndicated talk show, was hosted by Lake in late 2012. Even though the project earned Lake her first Daytime Emmy Award, the show was canceled in 2013 after just one season.

Facts about Ricki Lake :

Full NameRicki Pamela Lake
Birth DateSeptember 21, 1968
Birth PlaceHastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States
Nick NameNot found
Education1 year in college
Father’s NameBarry Lake
Mother’s NameJill Lake
Height1.62 m
Weight120 lbs
BuildNot found
Marital Statusunmarried
Wife/Husband/Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Name)Ross Burningham
Net Worth$25 million

Ricki Lake’s net worth:

American actress, producer, and TV host Ricki Lake has a fortune of $25 million. Lake’s performance as the star of the 1988 movie “Hairspray” is perhaps what makes him most famous, and she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for this performance. After achieving this goal, Ricki started her talk program, “Ricki Lake,” which she hosted from 1993 to 2004.

When “Ricki Lake” premiered, Lake was the youngest host of a syndicated talk program at 24. The Ricki Lake Show, Ricki Lake’s second talk show, debuted in 2012. Even though this initiative garnered her a Daytime Emmy Award, the show was canceled in 2013 after only one season.

Ricki Lake Early Life

In the movie “Hairspray,” Tracy Turnblad was the role that gave Ricki Lake her big break. On a $2.7 million budget, the film only had modest success in theatres, earning only $8 million. However, it developed a cult following after being released on home video. As time passed, critics’ movie opinions grew more and more positive. Lake appeared in numerous more John Waters-helmed movies around this time, such as “Cry-Baby,” “Cecil B. Demented,” and “Serial Mom.” She also starred in “Mrs. Winterbourne,” “Cabin Boy,” “Last Exit to Brooklyn,” “Cookie,” and “Inside Monkey Zetterland” during these early years.

Ricki Lake’s Career

Ricki looked into many television roles before joining the “China Beach” cast in the third season. She landed a recurring part in “King of Queens” after that, followed by a cameo appearance in “Drop Dead Diva.” Lake built her career as a voice actress at this time, landing a part in “King of the Hill.” She appeared in the television film “Baby Cakes” as well. 

In the 2007 remake of “Hairspray,” Ricki secured a cameo appearance as a talent manager. Along with Nikki Blonsky and Marissa Jaret Winokur, she also recorded the song “I’m a Big Girl Now” for the film’s soundtrack. She reconnected with another former “Hairspray” co-star the following year to appear in the movie “Hotel Gramercy Park.” Lake was considering a different career as a talk show presenter as early as 1993, despite her considerable success as an actress. Her television program “Ricki Lake” made its premiere in this year. Then it continued for more than ten years, only ending when Ricki herself decided to give up. Lake prioritized spending more time with her family, even though Sony was reportedly eager to extend her contract for four more years.

Other Works:

Later, in 2012, she attempted to resurrect her talk show, but this effort would finally fail when the program was canceled in 2013. Despite this, Lake found success in various fields once her restored talk show was canceled. She started presenting “Gameshow Marathon” in 2006. Lake continued performing during this time and produced the documentary “The Business of Being Born,” which focused on midwifery and home birth. She then penned a book about natural childbirth choices, released in 2009. Later, Lake and a coworker started a website highlighting natural birthing options.

She took over as “Charm School’s” new host on VH1 in 2009. She made an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2010. Ricki participated in the 13th season of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2012. She constantly earned excellent marks, ultimately placing third despite having higher effects than the runner-up and the winner. In the British talent competition “Let It Shine,” Ricki appeared as a guest judge in 2017. She published a new documentary in 2018 that was specifically about medical marijuana. She has participated in programs like “The Masked Singer” and “The X Factor: Celebrity” for the last few years. In 2019, Ricki continued her performances in the United Kingdom by making a guest appearance on the discussion show “Loose Women.”

Ricki Lake’s Family Background

On September 21, 1968, in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Ricki Pamela Lake was born. Lake was born into a Jewish family and was reared mainly by her grandmother, not her parents. Her father worked as a pharmacist, while her mother was a housewife. Ricki spent one year at Ithaca College after finishing high school.

Ricki Lake’s relationship status

On Halloween in 1993, Lake and illustrator Rob Sussman crossed paths, and the union took place on March 26, 1994, in Las Vegas. They have two sons: Owen Tyler Sussman (born June 18, 2001), whose actual water delivery was depicted in the film The Business of Being Born, which Lake also produced, and Milo Sebastian Sussman (born March 22, 1997). The divorce was finalized on February 25, 2004, after the pair filed for divorce in August 2003. 

In the middle of 2009, Lake started dating jewelry designer Christian Evans.

They got hitched on April 8, 2012, after being engaged in August 2011.

 Lake filed for divorce from Evans on October 29, 2014, citing “irreconcilable disagreements.” However, they declared that they had postponed their divorce in December 2014; it was finalized in 2015. She made the news that she was engaged to Ross Burningham in February 2021, and in January 2022, they got hitched.

Ricki Lake’s Background in Education

Lake spent one year studying at Ithaca College.


What is Ricki Lake’s net worth?

Her net worth is $25 Million.

Is Doug Lake’s sister Ricki Lake on King of Queens?

In six Season 3 episodes of The King of Queens, Ricki Lake (born September 21, 1968) plays Stephanie Heffernan, Doug’s younger sister. Ricki, a gifted actor and comedian has worked in the entertainment industry as a TV producer and talk show host.

In Hairspray, how old was Ricki Lake?

When Ricki Lake, then 19 years old, was chosen to play Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray, she weighed 200 pounds.

When will Ricki Lake turn 40?

53 years of age.


Swetha Sivakumar
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