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Ricki Lake Biography

Ricki Lake

Facts of Ricki Lake

Date of Birth: 1968 , September-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch

Quick Timeline of Ricki Lake

1968 Born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
1980 Attended Hastings High School
1987 Began her acting career
1988 Debut movie, Hairspray
1993 Began hosting the talk show Ricki Lake
1994 Married to Rob Sussman
1997 First child, Milo Sebastian Sussman
2001 Second child, Owen Tyler Sussman
2004 Divorced with Rob Sussman
2012 Married to Christian Evans
2015 Divorced with Christian Evans
1996 Won Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden
2013 Won Daytime Emmy Awards
2010 Won The Streamy Awards

Detail Timeline of Ricki Lake

September 21 , 1968

Born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

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.

1980

Attended Hastings High School

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.

1987

Began her acting career

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. 

1988

Debut movie, Hairspray

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.

1993

Began hosting the talk show Ricki Lake

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.

March 26 , 1994

Married to Rob Sussman

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.

March 22 , 1997

First child, Milo Sebastian Sussman

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.

June 18 , 2001

Second child, Owen Tyler Sussman

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.

November 10 , 2004

Divorced with Rob Sussman

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.

April 8 , 2012

Married to Christian Evans

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. 

October 14 , 2015

Divorced with Christian Evans

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.

1996

Won Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden

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). 

2013

Won Daytime Emmy Awards

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. 

2010

Won The Streamy Awards

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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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.