Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
Real Name/Full Name Ricki Pamela Lake
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ricki Lake
Birth Place: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Date Of Birth/Birthday: September 21, 1968
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 163 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 59 Kg
In Pounds – 130 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Barry Lake
Mother – Jill Lake
Siblings: Jennifer Lake
School: Hastings High School and Professional Children’s School
College: Ithaca College
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Rob Sussman (m. 1994; div. 2004)​, Christian Evans (m. 2012; div. 2015)
Kids/Children Name: Milo Sebastian Sussman, and Owen Tyler Sussman
Profession: Actress, television presenter and producer
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Ricki Lake is an actress popularly known for portraying Tracy Turnblad’s role in Hairspray back in 1988. In addition to acting, she is also a producer and a television presenter. Over the years, she has been a host of several shows, such as The Ricki Lake Show and The New Ricki Lake Show.

It is important to note that she was only 24 when she started hosting the latter. It made her the youngest person to be a host of a syndicated talk show during that period. Her career has won her awards, earned her immense fame, and, equally importantly, helped her accumulate considerable net worth.

Well, how well do you know about Ricki Lake? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ricki Lake’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ricki Lake to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ricki Lake was born in 1968 on 21st September as Ricki Pamela Lake. She was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, to Jill Lake and Barry Lake. Her father was a pharmacist, whereas her mother was a homemaker. She also has a sister who goes by the name Jennifer Lake. Up until she died in 1978, Sylvia Lake, her paternal grandmother, raised her.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ricki Lake in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Ricki Lake’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 21 September 1968. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 163 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 130 lbs in Pound and 59 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Dark Brown.


Ricki Lake attended several schools in pursuit of education. In her early years, she attended institutions such as Hastings High School and Professional Children’s School. Later on, Lake joined Ithaca College, but she only stayed there for a year.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

It was during Halloween, in October 1993, to be precise, when Rob Sussman and Ricki Lake met. Rob is an illustrator, and the chemistry had been a lot since they were already exchanging wedding vows the following year. The wedding took place on 26th March 1994, and its venue was Las Vegas.

In 1997 on 22nd March, the couple welcomed their firstborn. He was a son, and they gave him the name Milo Sebastian Sussman. Their second born was also a son, Owen Tyler Sussman, and he was born on 18th July 2001. About two years after his birth, in August 2003, they filed a divorce that didn’t become final until 2005 on 25th February.

The divorce didn’t make Ricki Lake give up on marriage which explains why she gave it a second shot. However, Christian Evans played a massive role in ensuring that after the two met in 2009 during summer. They announced their engagement in August 2011 and later tied the knot on 8th April 2012.

Unfortunately, the fate of the second marriage was no different from that of the first one. She went ahead and filed a divorce in 2014 on 29th October, and the reason was irreconcilable differences. The process was put on hold in December 2014, but that wasn’t for long since the divorce became final in 2015 eventually.

Is Ricki Lake Lesbian?

The sexual orientation of Ricki Lake is straight. After all, she has been married on two occasions, and in both cases, her spouses were men. One of them is Rob Sussman, and the two stayed together for about a decade. Her second husband was Christian Evans, who is also a man. As much as the marriage ended after three years, the relationship lasted longer than that since they started dating in 2009. It is also important to note that not even a single rumor suggests that she could be a lesbian or bisexual.

Professional Career

The role of Tracy Turnblad in the Hairspray film released in 1988 marked the beginning of Ricki Lake’s acting career. John Walter must have been impressed, resulting in him assigning her starring roles in his other films. They included Serial Mom, Cecil B. Demented, and Cry-Baby. She also starred in other movies such as Inside Monkey Zettterland, Cookie, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Cabin Boy, and Mrs. Winterbourne.

At the age of 24, she started hosting a talk show with her name as its title, Ricki Lake. The show ran from 13th September 1993 to 25th May 2004. She later came back with a version of that talk show. It premiered in September 2012 but was not renewed for a second season. Equally important, she is the author of books such as Take Back the Birth Experience, Discover the Natural Choices, and Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options.


Over the years, Ricki Lake has earned various nominations and awards. For instance, she was once a nominee for a People’s Choice Award and an Independent Spirit Award. She was the winner of an Aftonbladet TV Prize and a Daytime Emmy Award in 1996 and 2013.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ricki Lake in 2024

Ricki Lake Net Worth
Ricki Lake Net Worth

As of 2024, Ricki Lake’s net worth is approximately $20 million, thanks to her several sources of income. One of them is her acting career as a result of appearing in different television series and films. Her credits for soundtracks and producing have also made Lake a considerable amount of money. Besides, she once worked as a television show host, which also generated income. Last but not least, she is an author who makes money by selling her books.

Ricki Lake is a Jack of many trades, no doubt, and outstanding in all her areas. That includes acting, producing, and acting. For instance, she has more than 40 credits from her acting career. Lake also has three credits and eight credits for soundtracks and as a producer, respectively. Last but not least, she is famous with a huge net worth.


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