Ricki Lake

Ricki Lake

Highest Rated: 100% Embrace (2016)

Lowest Rated: 13% Cookie (1989)

Birthday: Sep 21, 1968

Birthplace: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Daytime talk-show diva Ricki Lake first shot to fame as the high-stepping Rubenesque star of the cult hit film "Hairspray" (1988). A member of director John Waters' repertory company of players, Lake appeared in several of the filmmaker's subsequent films, including the Johnny Depp vehicle, "Cry-Baby" (1990). Lake's greatest claim to fame, however, came later with her dramatic weight loss, and as the host of her daytime gabfest, the eponymous - and occasionally, infamous - "Ricki Lake" (syndicated, 1993-2004) talk show. During the height of her daytime television success, Lake still managed to make periodic returns to Waters films like "Serial Mom" (1994) and "Cecil B. Demented" (2000). After shutting down "Ricki Lake," she embarked on more personal projects, including the documentary "The Business of Being Born" (2008), which she executive produced, and co-authoring the book Your Best Birth in 2009. As when she joined the cast of celebrity contestants for the 13th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2004- ) in 2011, Lake showed time and again that she was a multi-faceted, and formidable Hollywood talent.

Highest rated movies

Advanced Style
Moon Manor
Working Girl
Where the Day Takes You
Cry Baby
Inside Monkey Zetterland




88% 89% Moon Manor Ricki Lake (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Christmas Tree Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Business of Birth Control Executive Producer - 2021
100% 91% Weed the People Executive Producer $13.9K 2018
71% 41% Gemini Vanessa (Character) $123.5K 2017
100% 82% Embrace Self - 2016
89% 76% Advanced Style Unknown (Character) $6.5K 2014
No Score Yet 72% Loving Leah Rabbi Gerry (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matters of Life & Dating Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2007
81% 85% The Business of Being Born Narrator,
Executive Producer
$69.3K 2007
36% 48% Park Peggy (Character) - 2006
52% 67% Cecil B. Demented Libby (Character) $1.3M 2000
No Score Yet 87% Jackie's Back! Bad Guy (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 71% Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen (Character) - 1998
15% 63% Mrs. Winterbourne Connie Doyle (Character) $8.8M 1996
No Score Yet 40% Skinner Kerry Tate (Character) - 1995
63% 72% Serial Mom Misty Sutphin (Character) $6.8M 1994
48% 42% Cabin Boy Figurehead (Character) $3.5M 1994
80% 74% Where the Day Takes You Brenda (Character) $389.0K 1992
71% 58% Inside Monkey Zetterland Bella (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chase Tammie (Character) - 1991
74% 77% Cry Baby Pepper Walker (Character) $7.5M 1990
No Score Yet 79% Babycakes Grace (Character) - 1989
13% 38% Cookie Pia (Character) $1.4M 1989
85% 67% Working Girl Bridesmaid (Character) $62.2M 1988
98% 79% Hairspray Tracy Turnblad (Character) $6.7M 1988


No Score Yet No Score Yet Unexpected Host 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010 2012 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Cannon Guest 2021
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012 2014-2015 2018 2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2020
No Score Yet 96% Whose Line Is It Anyway? Guest 2020
86% 67% Cooked With Cannabis Guest 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2018
98% 84% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011
72% 52% Drop Dead Diva Susan Semler (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School Host 2009
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gameshow Marathon Host 2006
No Score Yet 57% King of the Hill Lila (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
85% 82% The Critic Unknown (Guest Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1987