Quick Interesting Facts and Stats About Ricki Lake

Ricki Lake is an actress, producer, television host from America. She is popular for her appearance in the movie “c” alongside Zac Efron and Amanda Bynes.  Ricki was also passionate about making her career in acting. She invested time in losing her weight and maintaining an attractive figure. Her appearance in “talk show” also ran for a total of eleven seasons. Then, she was also part of the documentary “Sweetening the Pill.”

Quick Infos
Full NameRicki Lake
Date of birth21st September 1968
Birth PlaceNew York
Parent(s)Barry and Jill
Relationship StatusSingle
OccupationNew York, USA
Age52 years
Weight117 kg
Height5ft 4in
ZodiacAshkenazi Jewish
Net worth$16 million


Where was Ricki Lake born and raised?

The birthplace of Ricki is New York. She came into the world on 21st September 1968. Her father’s name is Barry. He used to work in a pharmacy. Her mother’s name is Jill. She was a homemaker. Ricki spent most of her childhood in Sylvia Lake along with her paternal grandmother. She also faced sexual exploitation in 2009. Ricki reported the incident in 2007.

The nationality of Ricki is American. Her current age is 52 years old. The Zodiac sign of Ricki is Virgo. Her ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.

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What was Lake’s childhood like?

Annie was her inspiration from childhood. Ricki decided to make her career in acting and singing after watching the show, Annie. But her parents were afraid of the possible unsuccess that comes with the limelight. Ricki was good in acting skills but her braces stopped her from attending glamourous roles during her childhood.


What is the academic qualification of Ricki?

Ricki attended the “Professional Children’s School” in Manhattan. She went to the “Ithaca College” for her higher studies. There are not many details of her academic life available.


Body Measurement

She has a short height of 5 feet 4 inches along with a complimentary weight of 117 kg.  The eye color of Ricki is dark brown. Her body measurement of 36-27-35.


What is the relationship status of Ricki?

Ricki married Rob Sussman in 1994. The couple met in 1993. They are blessed with two children. They are Owen and Milo. Unfortunately, the couple legally ended their marriage in 2005. She was optimistic about starting a new life. Ricki started her relationship with Christian Evans in 2009. The couple married after three years of understanding each other in 2012. But still, they divorced in 2015.


Is Ricki on Social Media?

Ricki Lake is active on social media platforms. Her Facebook page “Ricki Lake” has 260K followers. She goes with the name of “Ricki Lake” on Twitter with 239.9K followers on Twitter. Her news is also shared on Reddit. She does not have an official verified account on Instagram. Ricki has an official website of “rickiandabbyfilms.com.”

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How Ricki Lake started her career?

Ricki started her professional acting career during her freshman year in college. John Waters offered her the movie “Hairspray ” in 1988. The same year, Ricki moved to Los Angeles to fully focus on her acting career. She appeared in minor roles in the movies like “Cry-baby”, “Last Exit to Brooklyn” and “Cookie” alongside John Magaro and Arielle Kebbel. But she started facing problems while getting roles in the movies due to the overweight issue.

Moreover, Ricki was not happy with the condition. She decided to follow a progressive diet and exercise routine in order to improve her shape. Ricki succeeded to decrease her weight by half in 1993. This boosted her confidence and started going for auditions.


Television Shows Hosting

Ricki succeeded to become the host of a “TV Talk Show.” The format of the show focused on dating and relationships for young women. She was only twenty-four years during that time. This made her the “youngest talk-show host” in history. The record didn’t break till 2013.



Similarly, Ricki appeared in the movie “Serial Mom” in 1994. The movie failed to create magic in the box office. She also appeared in the movie “Mrs. Winterbourne” in 1996. Her talk show ran its last show in 2004. She started hosting a game talk show “Gameshow Marathon” in 2006.


TV Series

Moreover, Ricki became part of the TV movie “Matters of Life and Dating” and the movie “Hairspray” in 2007. She even sang a song for the movie titling “Mama I’m A Big Girl Now.” Ricki was also part of the documentary “The Business of Being Born” in 2008.

This was her recorded experience of pregnancy, delivery, and midwife. Similarly, Ricki was back in the hosting scenario in 2009. She hosted the “Charm School” in VH1. She also attended “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a guest in 2010. Ricki started the “The Ricki Lake Show” in 2012.  But the show ended in 2013.



Ricki has also penned the book “Your Best Birth” in 2009. She was a co-author of the book along with Jacques Moritz and Abby Epstein. The book mainly focused on the delivery choices and normal delivery. After the book, a networking site “MyBestBirth.com” came into action.



She was also part of the documentary “Sweetening the Pill” in 2014. It focused on the side effects of “hormonal birth control.” The documentary was based upon the book titling “Sweetening the Pill.” Holly Grigg-Spall is the author of the book.

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Ricki received the “Daytime Emmy Awards” in the category of “Outstanding Talk Show Host” for ‘The Ricki Lake Show” in 2013.  


How much Is the Current Net Worth of Ricki Lake?

According to celebritynetworth.net, she has an approximate net worth of $16 million. Her box office sales of the movie “Gemini as Vanessa” of $31,980. She sold her “six-bedroom house” in 2014. It was sold for $8,400,000. There are not many details about her cars and property available.