Ricki Lake Net Worth

Biography of Ricki Lake

Born as Ricki Pamela Lake, Ricki Lake is an actress, television producer and presenter based in America who is famous for hosting her own talk show Ricki Lake that aired on 1993 to 2004 in First-run Syndication. Besides, Ricki has worked in various films like Cookie (1989), Baby Cakes (1989), Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992), Cabin Boy (1994), etc.

Ricki Lake was born on 21st September, 1968 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Her father, Barry Lake, was a pharmacist and her mother, Jill, was a homemaker. The actress, nevertheless, grew up with her paternal grandmother Sylvia Lake. Besides, Lake had also enrolled at Ithaca College, New York, however, left it after a year.

Career Debut

Lake made her television debut in a small role of Teri in Kate & Allie’s episode “Send Me No Flowers”. Later, Ricki Lake made her movie debut as the lead character Tracy Turnblad in John Waters’s film Hairspray in the year 1988. Besides, she worked in films The In Crowd and Working Girl. The same year, she made a guest appearance in a television series ABC Afterschool Special. All these roles helped her to add her net worth.

In the year 1989, Ricki Lake worked in three films. She played the role of Pia in Cookie and Donna in film Last Exit to Brooklyn, Besides, she portrayed Grace Hart in Baby Cakes. She earned good amount of money from these films and increased her net worth. Further, she appeared as Holly Pelegrino in ABC’s television series China Beach for 13 episodes.

Subsequently in 1990, Ricki starred as Pepper Walker in John Waters’s film Cry-Baby. Further, Lake worked as voice actor and voiced Cleofatra for 13 episodes in NBC’s Gravedale High. The following year, she appeared as Tammie in a television film The Chase. Ricki Lake then worked in three films in 1992. She played as Brenda in Where the Day Takes You, and Bella the Stalker in Inside Monkey Zetterland. Further, she too had an uncredited role of Charlotte in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Works from 1993 to Present

Ricki Lake then appeared as Kerry Tate in film Skinner in 1993. In the same year, Ricki started her own talk show named Ricki Lake. The show was aired on First-run syndication from 1993 to 2004. She earned good amount of money through the show which increased her net worth. In 1994, the actress played in two movies; Cabin Boy and Serial Mom. Then in 1998, the actress starred as Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen in a television film Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery.

In the year 2000, Ricki Lake acted as Libby in Cecil B. Demented. Besides, she played the role of Stephanie Heffernan in CBS’s television sitcom The King of Queens from 2000 to 2001. Ricki Lake also starred in cameo roles in films like A Dirty Shame, and The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie. Eventually, in 2004, she voiced Carpenter Hero in an episode of Higglytown Heroes entitled “Soup with Stars/The Happy Friendly Sparkly Toast Club”. The following year, she hosted Gameshow Marathon for 7 episodes.

Moreover, Ricki Lake starred as Peggy and Talent Agent in films Park and Hairspray respectively in year 2007. Later in 2008, she appeared as herself in film The Business of Being Born. From 2012 to 2013, the actress hosted the second syndication of her talk show The Ricki Lake Show and earned good sum of money through it. The last year, she appeared as Vanessa in Aaron Katz’s film Gemini.

Net Worth

Ricki Lake has worked in various films and television series, and all these works have helped her to achieve the net worth of $18 million U.S. dollars. The actress started her own show in the year 1993 and ran it till 2004, which helped her to earn huge amount of money. Besides, the movies like Cecil B. Demented, Cry-Baby, Serial mom, Cabin Boy, Mrs. Winterbourne, Last Exit to Brooklyn too helped her to achieve this net worth

Must Know Facts about Ricki Lake

Real Name: Ricki Pamela Lake
Date of Birth: 21st September, 1968
Profession: Actress, Television Producer and Presenter
Height: 5′ 4″
Husband: Rob Sussman (m. 1994; div. 2004), Christian Evans (m. 2012; div. 2015)
Children: 2
Facebook: 207K Fans in Facebook
Instagram: 85.3K Followers in Instagram
Twitter: 265K Followers in Twitter
Net Worth: $18 Million

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