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.