Ricki Lake

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Ricki Pamela Lake
  • Birth Place: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/21/1968, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; host
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Ricki Lake Fast Facts:
  • As a teenager, took singing and dancing lessons at New York's Professional Children's School, and worked as a cabaret singer for a time after dropping out of college.
  • Starred in the 1990 film Cry-Baby as Pepper Walker, a character written specifically for her by writer-director John Waters.
  • Appeared in both the 1988 and 2007 versions of the movie Hairspray. In the first she played the leading role of Tracy Turnblad, and in the latter made a cameo as a William Morris talent agent.
  • Produced the 2007 documentary The Business of Being Born, which explores childbirth in the modern world. The film includes footage of her home birthing her second son, Owen.
  • Competed in the 13th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars with partner Derek Hough.
  • Ricki Lake Relationships:
  • Jill Lake - Mother
  • Barry Lake - Father
  • Jennifer Lake - Sister
  • Owen Tyler Sussman - Son
  • Milo Sebastian Sussman - Son
  • Rob Sussman - Ex-husband
  • Christian Evans - Husband
  • College:
  • Attended Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

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