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Ricki Lake

Actress | * 09/21/1968 (50) | Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA
Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress, television presenter and producer. Lake is best known for her lead role as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film Hairspray. She is also known for her talk show which was broadcast internationally from September 1993 until May 2004. When Lake's show debuted, she was 24 and credited as being the youngest person to host a syndicated talk show at the time. In autumn 2012, Lake embarked on a second syndicated talk show project The Ricki Lake Show (dubbed as The New Ricki Lake Show), which aired on weekdays. The series was canceled in 2013 after a single season, but Lake won her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Movies with Ricki Lake as Actress(25)

as Vanessa2018 Gemini
as Pinkette2016 Hairspray Live!
as herself2016 Embrace
as herself2013 I Am Divine
as Rabbi Gerry2009 Loving Leah
as Linda Dackman2007 Matters of Life & Dating
as Talent Agent2007 Hairspray
as Libby2000 Cecil B. Demented
as Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen1998 Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
as Connie Doyle/"Patricia Winterbourne"1996 Mrs. Winterbourne
as Misty Sutphin1994 Serial Mom
as Figurehead1994 Cabin Boy
as Kerry Tate1993 Skinner
as Charlotte1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
as Bella the Stalker1992 Inside Monkey Zetterland
as Tammie1991 The Chase
as Pepper Walker1990 Cry-Baby
as Pia1989 Cookie
as Grace1989 Babycakes
as Tracy Turnblad1988 Hairspray
as Bridesmaid1988 Working Girl

TV Shows/Series with Ricki Lake as Actress(18)

Movies with Ricki Lake as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2018 Weed the People
Production/Producer2008 The Business of Being Born

TV Shows/Series with Ricki Lake as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2012 The Ricki Lake Show

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Born: 09/21/1968 in New York City (current age: 50)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Educated at: Ithaca College
Other names for Ricki Lake (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ricki Pamela Lake"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:173727, Added: 07/09/2018, Last updated: 03/13/2019