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Ricki Lake is a Actor and Producer American born on 21 september 1968 at New York City (USA)

Ricki Lake

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Birth name Ricki Pamela Lake
Nationality USA
Birth 21 september 1968 (55 years) at New York City (USA)

Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress, producer, and Emmy Award-winning television host. She is best known for her talk show which was broadcast internationally 1993–2004. In autumn 2012, Lake embarked on a second syndicated talk show endeavor airing on weekdays.


Lake met illustrator-bartender Rob Sussman in October 1993, on Halloween. The couple married in Las Vegas in March 1994. They have two sons: Milo Sebastian Sussman (b. August 22, 1997), and Owen Tyler Sussman (b. June 18, 2001), whose water birth was actually shown in The Business of Being Born, the documentary, described above, that she also produced. Lake and Sussman separated in August 2003, and divorced in 2005. Lake began dating Christian Evans in the summer of 2009. They became engaged in August 2011, and married on April 8, 2012.

In early 2007, Lake pursued a "new routine" resulting in 24 pounds (11 kg) of weight loss, taking her down to 120 pounds (54 kg). In the early 1990s, her weight peaked at 260 pounds (120 kg). In November 2007, Lake cited sexual abuse as a child as a reason for her obesity.

On September 18, 2010, Lake's rented Malibu home was destroyed by fire. She and her sons escaped without injury.

On January 15, 2011, Lake finished in sixth place in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Luxury Ladies Poker Event, collecting $5,587 of the prize pool.

Usually with

John Waters
John Waters
(9 films)
Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(3 films)
Mink Stole
Mink Stole
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ricki Lake (24 films)

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Hairspray Live!, 2h45
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Jennifer Hudson
Roles Pinky's Girl
Rating70% 3.5032653.5032653.5032653.5032653.503265
Tracy Turnblad, une jeune fille enrobée qui vit à Baltimore, malgré son physique, elle n'a qu'une idée en tête : danser dans la célèbre émission Corny Collins Show. Par chance, ce dernier assiste à une de ses performances au lycée et lui propose de venir rejoindre son équipe.
I Am Divine, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Divine, Jayne Mansfield, John Waters, Tab Hunter, Ricki Lake, David Lochary
Roles Self
Rating74% 3.7442753.7442753.7442753.7442753.744275
Le documentaire retrace la vie de Glenn Milstead, dont le personnage de Divine a été sacré « plus belle femme du monde ». Petit garçon timide, jeune homme complexé, il découvre les bars gays puis le travestissement. Un voisin passionné de cinéma, John Waters, le fait tourner dans ses premiers films. Avec ses amis habilleur et maquilleur, Milstead crée le personnage excessif et scandaleux de Divine qu'il interprète dans les films Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs et Pink Flamingos. À la fin des années 1970, il se lance dans la chanson et fait plusieurs tournées aux États-Unis et en Europe. Il revient au cinéma en 1981 avec Polyester, puis dans Lust in the Dust de Paul Bartel et Wanda's Café. Peu après le succès de Hairspray, il meurt d'une crise cardiaque dans son sommeil.
Loving Leah, 1h35
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Lauren Ambrose, Adam Kaufman, Natasha Lyonne, Susie Essman, Ricki Lake, Mercedes Ruehl
Roles Rabbi Gerry
Rating69% 3.4970353.4970353.4970353.4970353.497035
Jake Lever (Adam Kaufman) is a successful cardiologist living in Washington, D.C. While at the hospital, he dreams that his brother, Benjamin, tells him that they are okay. Jake is confused and is baffled after learning later that day that his brother has died suddenly. He feels guilty for not having kept in touch with his brother for several years. After Ben's funeral held in Brooklyn, Jake finds out that because his brother's wife Leah (Lauren Ambrose) has been left without children, they must perform a ceremony called halizah in order to nullify a levirate marriage.
The Business of Being Born, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about health care
Actors Ricki Lake
Roles Self
Rating72% 3.6395453.6395453.6395453.6395453.639545
La naissance est un miracle, un rite de passage, un moment naturel de la vie. Mais plus que tout, la naissance est un business. Pour l'actrice Ricki Lacke, la naissance de son premier enfant est une expérience décevante, elle choisit alors de travailler avec la cinéaste Abby Epstein sur le système de soins de la naissance aux Etats-Unis. En mettant l'accent sur la ville de New York, le film révèle qu'il y a des raisons de se méfier de l'hôpital. La réalisatrice suit plusieurs couples qui choisissent de donner naissance à leur manière, elle découvre pendant le tournage qu'elle même est enceinte. Est-ce que la plupart des naissances doivent être considérées comme un processus naturel, ou doivent-elles être considérées comme une urgence médicale a priori?
Hairspray (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
Roles Talent Agent
Rating66% 3.3496753.3496753.3496753.3496753.349675
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland ("Good Morning Baltimore"). She and her classmate Penny Pingleton watch the The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show, together ("The Nicest Kids in Town").
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, 1h24
Directed by Polly Draper
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, David Levi, Thomas Batuello, Shelby Young, Allie DiMeco
Roles Ricki Lake
Rating40% 2.0201352.0201352.0201352.0201352.020135
The film begins with an introduction to the documentary from the boys. Nat and Alex Wolff, aged nine and six respectively, are members of the fictional band The Silver Boulders which also consists of Thomas, David, Josh, and their manager Cooper. The band found success after a music executive (John B. Williams) signed them to his label, Who's the Man Records. The band performs their new song "Motormouth" at a concert in the Hammerstein Ballroom. After the show, the band members describe how their group started and a clip from their music video "Crazy Car" is shown.
A Dirty Shame, 1h26
Directed by John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Les fantasmes, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair, Chris Isaak, Mink Stole, Patricia Hearst
Roles Self
Rating51% 2.55262.55262.55262.55262.5526
The people of Harford Road are firmly divided into two camps; neuters, the puritanical residents who despise anything even remotely carnal, and the perverts, a group of sex addicts whose unique fetishes have all been brought to the fore by accidental concussions.
Cecil B. Demented, 1h27
Directed by John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier, Mink Stole, Ricki Lake
Roles Libby
Rating62% 3.1006253.1006253.1006253.1006253.100625
Honey Whitlock is a Hollywood A-list actress whose public persona is that of a sweet and considerate woman, but who is actually profane, unreasonable, and demanding. While in Baltimore to attend a premiere, Honey is kidnapped by the manic film director, Cecil B. Demented, and his band of misfit, Andy Warhol–worshiping artists who have branded themselves "kamikaze filmmakers", going by the group name "SprocketHoles". Each of the SprocketHoles has infiltrated the staff of the theater where the premiere is to take place; they subsequently kidnap Honey as she concludes her remarks on stages. In the ensuing mayhem, the group escapes.
Jackie's Back!, 2h
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Actors Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Tangie Ambrose, Loretta Devine, David Hyde Pierce
Roles Ricki Lake
Rating70% 3.5408753.5408753.5408753.5408753.540875
Presented as a mockumentary, Jackie's Back chronicles the life and career of Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis), a 1960s/1970s R&B diva. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Washington decides to organize her own comeback concert with filmmaker Edward Whatsett St. John (Tim Curry) filming the event. The film also features numerous cameo appearances by celebrities.
Mrs. Winterbourne, 1h45
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Escroquerie
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, Miguel Sandoval, Jane Krakowski, Loren Dean
Roles Connie Doyle
Rating62% 3.1090753.1090753.1090753.1090753.109075
In flashbacks, Connie Doyle's (Ricki Lake) early life gives an idea of her mindset. At 18, she meets womanizer Steve DeCunzo (Loren Dean), moves in with him and winds up pregnant. He kicks her out, denying responsibility. A destitute Connie, trying to find a shelter, gets inadvertently swept aboard a train at Grand Central Terminal. With no ticket and no money, Connie is rescued by Hugh Winterbourne (Brendan Fraser) and taken to his private compartment. She meets his wife, Patricia, who is also pregnant. When the train crashes, Connie is mistaken for Patricia because she is wearing Patricia's wedding band, which has the couple's names engraved on the inside. In the hospital, no longer pregnant, she learns Patricia and Hugh both died in the crash.
Serial Mom
Serial Mom (1994)
, 1h35
Directed by John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard, Justin Whalin, Mink Stole
Roles Misty Sutphin
Rating67% 3.3993053.3993053.3993053.3993053.399305
Beverly Sutphin appears to be a typical suburban housewife living with her dentist husband, Eugene, and their teenage children, Misty and Chip, in the suburbs of Baltimore. However, she is secretly a serial killer, murdering people over the most trivial of perceived slights, including mere faux pas.
Cabin Boy
Cabin Boy (1994)
, 1h20
Directed by Adam Resnick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Brion James, James Gammon, Andy Richter, Melora Walters, Alfred Molina, Chris Elliott
Roles Figurehead
Rating52% 2.649882.649882.649882.649882.64988
Nathaniel Mayweather (Chris Elliott) is a snobbish, self-centered, virginal man. After graduation, he is invited by his father to sail to Hawaii aboard the Queen Catherine. After annoying the limo driver who is taking him to board the boat, he is forced to walk the rest of the way.
Skinner (1993)
, 1h30
Directed by Ivan Nagy
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Slasher
Actors Ted Raimi, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, David Warshofsky, Richard Schiff, Time Winters
Roles Kerry Tate
Rating51% 2.55112.55112.55112.55112.5511
Dennis Skinner is a likeable decent-looking lad, who is driven by a disturbing childhood; moonlights as a skid row slasher style, serial killer who tends to prey on hookers, in-between those co-workers of his who despise him as he does in return. Who punishes those (he finds offensive) in particular, by flaying his victims alive. On his trail is Heidi, a junkie prostitute, who survived one of his brutal attacks and now strives for revenge.
Inside Monkey Zetterland, 1h33
Directed by Jefery Levy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Steve Antin, Patricia Arquette, Sandra Bernhard, Sofia Coppola, Tate Donovan, Rupert Everett
Roles Bella the Stalker
Rating49% 2.46252.46252.46252.46252.4625
Struggling former child actor and now-adult screenwriter Monkey Zetterland (Antin) is working on a historical screenplay based around the defunct Red Car subway of Los Angeles. He lives in a building owned by his neurotic mother Honor Zetterland (Katherine Helmond), who is a famous soap opera star. Secretly hoping there is a future in acting for Monkey, she is trying to turn her hairdresser son (his brother) Brent Zetterland (Tate Donovan) into a film star.