Ricki Lake Biography

(Actress, Television Presenter, and Producer)

Ricki Lake is an American actress, television presenter, and producer.

More about the relationship

Ricki Lake met illustrator Rob Sussman in October 1993, on Halloween. The pair married in Las Vegas on March 26, 1994. They have two sons from the marriage Milo Sebastian Sussman (b. March 22, 1997), and Owen Tyler Sussman (b. June 18, 2001). Eventually, they both filed for divorce in August 2003 and their divorce was finalized on February 25, 2005.

Next, Lake began dating Christian Evans in the summer of 2009. Later, they became engaged in August 2011. The couple married on April 8, 2012.  On 29 October 2014, Lake filed for divorce from Evans, citing “irreconcilable differences”, However, in December 2014, they announced they had put their divorce on hold. The divorce was finalized in 2015.

Relationship Facts of Ricki Lake

  • Ricki Lake is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Ricki Lake?

Ricki Lake is an American actress, television presenter, and producer. People mostly know her for her talk show which was broadcast internationally from September 1993 until May 2004.

Additionally, she has appeared in movies and television series including ‘Gemini’, ‘Hairspray Live!’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ among others.

Ricki Lake: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Lake was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York on September 21, 1968, to parents Jill and Barry Lake. She is 53 years old.

Throughout most of her childhood years, she was brought up by her paternal grandmother, Sylvia Lake, until Sylvia’s death in 1978. She is of American nationality.

Furthermore, she belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background. Talking about her education, Lake attended Ithaca College for one year.

Ricki Lake: Professional life, Career

Lake initially made her film debut as Tracy Turnblad, the lead character in John Waters’s 1988 cult-classic ‘Hairspray’.

Next, she also starred in other Waters films including ‘Cry-Baby’ and ‘Cecil B. Demented’, and ‘Serial Mom’. Since then, Lake has appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, she has over 40 credits as an actress.

Some other movies and television series that Lake has appeared in are ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Charm School with Ricki Lake’, ‘Loving Leah’, ‘Matters of Life & Dating’, ‘The Middle’, ‘Park’, ‘King of the Hill’, ‘Higglytown Heroes’, ‘The King of Queens’, ‘The Critic’ and ‘Skinner’ among others.

Additionally, she also has 8 credits as a producer and has 3 credits for soundtracks. ‘Ricki Lake’ was Lake’s first daytime talk show and at 24. She is also an author and has written books including ‘ Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience’.


Lake won the Aftonbladet TV Prize in 1996. Additionally, she also won the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2013. Furthermore, she has also garnered the nominations for Independent Spirit Award and People’s Choice Awards.

Ricki Lake: Net Worth, Salary

Lake has not revealed her current salary. However, she has an estimated net worth of around $16 million at present (2022).

Ricki Lake: Rumors, and Controversy

Lake became part of a controversy after she cited sexual abuse as a child as a reason for her obesity. Additionally, she also came to the news after her rented Malibu home was destroyed by a fire on September 18, 2010.

Furthermore, she also became part of another controversy after the alleged mishandling of her then-upcoming episode of the ‘Ricki Lake show’. At present, there are no rumors concerning her life and career.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Talking about her body measurement, Lake has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m). Additionally, she weighs around 59 kg. Furthermore, she has a measurement of 36-27-35 inches. Her hair color and eye color are dark browns.

Social Media

Lake is active on social media. She has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram.

She has more than 239.4k followers on Twitter. In addition, she has more than 219k followers on Instagram. Similarly, her Facebook page has more than 258k followers.

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