Ricki Lake is an American actress, television presenter, and producer. People mostly know her for her talk show which was broadcast internationally from September 1993 until May 2004.
Additionally, she has appeared in movies and television series including ‘Gemini’, ‘Hairspray Live!’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ among others.
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Lake was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York on September 21, 1968, to parents Jill and Barry Lake. Throughout most of her childhood years, she was brought up by her paternal grandmother, Sylvia Lake, until Sylvia’s death in 1978.
She is of American nationality. Furthermore, she belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background. Talking about her education, Lake attended Ithaca College for one year.
Career, Salary and Net Worth
Lake initially made her film debut as Tracy Turnblad, the lead character in John Waters’s 1988 cult-classic ‘Hairspray’. Next, she also starred in other Waters films including ‘Cry-Baby’ and ‘Cecil B. Demented’, and ‘Serial Mom’.
Since then, Lake has appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, she has over 40 credits as an actress.Some other movies and television series that Lake has appeared in are ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Charm School with Ricki Lake’, ‘Loving Leah’, ‘Matters of Life & Dating’, ‘The Middle’, ‘Park’, ‘King of the Hill’, ‘Higglytown Heroes’, ‘The King of Queens’, ‘The Critic’ and ‘Skinner’ among others.
Additionally, she also has 8 credits as a producer and has 3 credits for soundtracks. ‘Ricki Lake’ was Lake’s first daytime talk show and at 24. She is also an author and has written books including ‘ Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience’.
Lake won the Aftonbladet TV Prize in 1996. Additionally, she also won the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2013. Furthermore, she has also garnered the nominations for Independent Spirit Award and People’s Choice Award. Lake has not revealed her current salary. However, she has an estimated net worth of around $ 16 million at present.
Rumors and Controversy
Lake became part of a controversy after she cited sexual abuse as a child as a reason for her obesity. Additionally, she also came to the news after her rented Malibu home was destroyed by a fire on September 18, 2010.
Furthermore, she also became part of another controversy after her alleged mishandling of her then-upcoming episode of the ‘Ricki Lake show’. At present, there are no rumors concerning her life and career.
Talking about her body measurement, Lake has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m). Additionally, she weighs around 59 kg. Furthermore, she has a measurement of 36-27-35 inches. Her hair color and eye color is dark brown.
Social Media Profile
Lake is active over the social media. She has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram. She has more than 260k followers on Twitter.
In addition, she has more than 84k followers on Instagram. Similarly, her Facebook page has more than 200k followers.