Ricki Lake Biography


Ricki Lake

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Birth Name: Ricki Lake
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age:   48 Years
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A well known name in the TV world, Ricki Lake is an actress and producer from United States. She is also an award winning TV presenter and is famous for presenting her talk show for about a decade. She has also starred in the movies like The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, The Business of Being Born and so on. Talented and enthusiastic lady, Ricki Lake was born as Ricki Pamela Lake at the end of 1960s in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States of America to Barry and Jill Lake. She has one sister named Jennifer Lake. She is of Ashkenazi Jews descent.

In the early 1990s, Ricki met her first husband Rob Sussman. Rob Sussman is an illustrator bartender. After months of love life, they decided to be each other’s loving spouse and they got married on 26th of March 1994. As a loving husband and wife, they were together for about a decade and in this time interval they also welcomed two children together. She was aged 28 years old when she welcomed her first child. But besides having such wonderful married life, they announced their separation in 2004 and they finally got divorced on 10th of November 2004.

After her first married life got dissolved, she spent her life as a single mother for about half a decade and then in the early 2009 rumors about her being in love with Christian Evans became aired.  They got engaged in 2011 and they finally got married on 8th of April 2012. They continued this married life for about two years and at the end of 2014, they announced their separation and they filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. They finally dissolved this married life on 14th of October 2015. Her height is five feet and four inches tall and her nationality is American.

Ricki was enrolled at Hastings High School till she was in her sophomore year and then she joined Professional Children's School and completed her high school graduation from there. She was also enrolled at Ithaca College for about a year. She has been pursuing her acting career since 1987. That year she appeared in one episode of an American television situation comedy Kate & Allie playing the role of Teri. She made her feature film debut the following year by portraying the role of Tracy Turnblad in an American romantic musical comedy film Hairspray. In the late 1980s, she appeared in the movies and TV shows like Working Girl, The In Crowd, Baby Cakes, China Beach and so on. At the end of 1993, she began hosting a daytime tabloid talk show Ricki Lake. She became the youngest person to host a talk show and she was also well acclaimed and praised for this work. In 2008, she appeared in the documentary film The Business of Being Born.  For her role in Hairspray, she earned the salary of $50,000 and her net worth is $15 million dollars.

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Born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

1968 21st of December

Talented and enthusiastic lady, Ricki Lake was born as Ricki Pamela Lake at the end of 1960s in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States of America to Barry and Jill Lake. She has one sister named Jennifer Lake. She is of Ashkenazi Jews descent.

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Attended Hastings High School

1980

Ricki was enrolled at Hastings High School till she was in her sophomore year and then she joined Professional Children's School and completed her high school graduation from there. She was also enrolled at Ithaca College for about a year.

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Began her acting career

1987

She has been pursuing her acting career since 1987. That year she appeared in one episode of an American television situation comedy Kate & Allie playing the role of Teri. Next year she appeared in the TV series ABC Afterschool Special. 

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Debut movie, Hairspray

1988

She made her feature film debut in 1988 by portraying the role of Tracy Turnblad in an American romantic musical comedy film Hairspray. In the late 1980s, she appeared in the movies and TV shows like Working Girl, The In Crowd, Baby Cakes, China Beach and so on.

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Began hosting the talk show Ricki Lake

1993 of December

At the end of 1993, she began hosting a daytime tabloid talk show Ricki Lake. She became the youngest person to host a talk show and she was also well acclaimed and praised for this work. She hosted this talk show for about a decade.

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Married to Rob Sussman

1994 26th of December

In the early 1990s, Ricki met her first husband Rob Sussman. Rob Sussman is an illustrator bartender. After months of love life, they decided to be each other’s loving spouse and they got married on 26th of March 1994.

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Won Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden

1996

In the mid 1990s, she was also with one of her first prestigious awards. She got her one and only nomination in Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden and she was awarded with this award for Best Foreign TV Personality - Female (Bästa utländska kvinna). 

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First child, Milo Sebastian Sussman

1997 22nd of December

She became mother for the first time in her life in the early 1997. She and her loving husband Milo Sebastian Sussman welcomed their first child together on 22nd of March and that time it was a son and they named him Milo Sebastian Sussman.

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Second child, Owen Tyler Sussman

2001 18th of December

She became mother for the second time in her life in 2001. She and her loving husband Milo Sebastian Sussman welcomed their second child together on 18thof June and that time it was also a son and they named him Owen Tyler Sussman.

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Divorced with Rob Sussman

2004 10th of December

She got married to her first husband Rob Sussman in the early 1994. As a loving husband and wife, they were together for about a decade and in this time interval they also welcomed two children together. But besides having such wonderful married life, they announced their separation in 2004 and they finally got divorced on 10th of November 2004.

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Won The Streamy Awards

2010

She is also known for her role in the TV series Easy to Assemble. From this role, she got her first nomination in The Streamy Awards in 2010 and she won this award that year for Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series. 

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Married to Christian Evans

2012 8th of December

After her first married life got dissolved, she spent her life as a single mother for about half a decade and then in the early 2009 rumors about her being in love with Christian Evans became aired.  They got engaged in 2011 and they finally got married on 8th of April 2012. 

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Won Daytime Emmy Awards

2013

Till date she has been nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards for two times but she has been honored with this award only once. She won this award for the first time in 2013 for Outstanding Talk Show Host. 

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Divorced with Christian Evans

2015 14th of December

She got married for the second time in her life with Christian Evans in 2012. They continued this married life for about two years and at the end of 2014, they announced their separation and they filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. They finally dissolved this married life on 14th of October 2015.

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