Ricki Lake, the lady who has power to keep the audience gripped with her slaying looks and jaw-breaking acting skills, is certainly a household name in Hollywood. She garnered the limelight for the first time as her character ‘Tracy Turnbald’ in the film ‘Hairspray’ and then went on achieving success after success. Today, let’s have a look at her profile, career, net worth 2019, and personal affairs.
Born as Ricki Pamela Lake on September 21, 1968, in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Ricki Lake is an American actress and an eminent TV host. Her father Berry was a pharmacist and her mother Jill was a housewife. She has a younger sister named Jennifer Lake. Ricki received her early upbringing by her maternal grandmother Sylvia Lake. After her death, she returned back to her parents. Due to the fact, she also had to change her schools a couple of time. First, she attended Hastings Elementary School and then, moved to Farragut Middle School for a brief period before being transferred to Hastings High School. She studied here for next two years and then enrolled at Professional Children School where she started learning acting. After completing her high school from here, she joined Ithaca College but left the college just after one year as soon she landed her first film.
Speaking of her personal life, Ricki found her first love during the early 1990s. She married illustrator Rob Sussaman in 1994 after dating for almost six months. They remained together for next 10 years and became the proud parents of two kids. After the divorce with Rob in 2005, Ricki married Christian Evans in 2012 but this time again she ended up with a divorce in 2015.
Ricki Lake wanted to build her career in glamour world since the early age. At 7, she watched a production of ‘Annie’ and this is when she decided to make a career in show business. As a child, she was chubby and overweight, so her parents refrained her fearing that she wouldn’t be successful but she didn’t stop. She pursued her dreams wholeheartedly. Initially, she focused on singing and even performed as a professional singer in a few cabarets and clubs just at her teenage. This helped her to grab the attention of filmmakers and one fine day, she was called to give the audition for the film Hairspray. As expected, the talented lady landed the role as a lead actress and the film turned out be the biggest breakthrough of her life. She was only 20-year-old at that time.
This film made her so popular that she managed to bag films after films even though she was tubby. Soon, she decided to physically transform herself which was desperately needed for her as an actress. She made a comeback in 1993 after losing almost half of her weight. The mainstream of success came for her after this transition. She gave many hit films with well-regarded actors and also became the host of a few TV shows.
Awards & achievements
As a TV host, Ricky garnered a huge success and accolades. At the age of 24, she hosted the show ‘Ricki Lake’ and became the youngest woman to host a do so. In 2013, she won ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for her award-winning show ‘The Ricki Lake Show’.
Net worth of Ricki Lake
Other than being an actress, Ricki Lake is involved into many professions. She is a TV host, producer, and also an author. Today, she is not much active as an actress but at her peak days, she was one of the most demanded actresses of Hollywood. So, the talented lady has accrued a giant net worth. As of present, Ricki is estimated to have a whopping net worth of $18 million. She has made this much amount through acting and hosting the TV shows. Her own shown is quite successful which helps her to hold such a staggering net worth at this age.
Celebrities are always role model for people but Ricki Lake is an inspiration specifically for the people who are struggling with their excessive weight. If you’re also overweight, don’t lose the hope. Just look at her.