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Ricki Lake


Ricki Lake was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, surprisingly as a blond. She has one sister, who is one year younger than she, named Jennifer. Her father, Barry, is a pharmacist, and her mother, Jill, is a homemaker. The two currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ricki attended Hastings Elementary as a child, went on to Farragut Middle, and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hairspray
Hairspray Tracy Turnblad
(1988)
Cry-Baby
Cry-Baby Pepper Walker
(1990)
Serial Mom
Serial Mom Misty
(1994)
Working Girl
Working Girl Bridesmaid
(1988)

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 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie)
Pinkette
 2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series)
Dream Ghost #1
- Josh Has No Idea Where I Am! (2016) ... Dream Ghost #1
 2010 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Susan Semler
- Back from the Dead (2010) ... Susan Semler
 2009 Charm School with Ricki Lake (TV Series)
Headmistress
- Season Finale (2009) ... Headmistress
- Clip Show (2009) ... Headmistress
- The Big (Not So) Easy (2009) ... Headmistress
- Ride Em Cowgirl (2009) ... Headmistress
- Of Two Evils, Choose the Less (2009) ... Headmistress
 2009 Loving Leah (TV Movie)
Rabbi Gerry
 2007 Matters of Life & Dating (TV Movie)
Linda Dackman
 2007 The Middle (TV Movie)
Frankie Heck
 2006 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Lila
- Hank's Bully (2006) ... Lila (voice)
 2004 Higglytown Heroes (TV Series)
Carpenter Hero
 2000-2001 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Stephanie Heffernan
- Departure Time (2001) ... Stephanie Heffernan
- Paint Misbehavin' (2001) ... Stephanie Heffernan
- Hi-Def Jam (2001) ... Stephanie Heffernan
- Better Camera (2000) ... Stephanie Heffernan
- Strike Too (2000) ... Stephanie Heffernan
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Ricki Lake
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen
- Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (1998) ... Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen
 1995 The Critic (TV Series)
Ricki Lake
- Lady Hawke (1995) ... Ricki Lake (voice)
 1993 Based on an Untrue Story (TV Movie)
Velour
 1991 Riders in the Sky (TV Series)
Broadway Baby
- Horsenapped (1991) ... Broadway Baby
 1991 The Chase (TV Movie)
Tammie
 1991 The Idiot Box (TV Series)
Daughter
- Episode #1.4 ... Daughter
- Episode #1.3 ... Daughter
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series)
Cleofatra
- Monster on Trial (1990) ... Cleofatra (voice)
- Goodbye Gravedale (1990) ... Cleofatra (voice)
- Night of the Living Dad (1990) ... Cleofatra (voice)
- Save Our School (1990) ... Cleofatra (voice)
- Frankenjockey (1990) ... Cleofatra (voice)
 1989-1990 China Beach (TV Series)
Holly Pelegrino
- Strange Brew (1990) ... Holly Pelegrino (uncredited)
- Phoenix (1990) ... Holly Pelegrino
- Skylark (1990) ... Holly Pelegrino
- A Rumor of Peace (1990) ... Holly Pelegrino
- Holly's Choice (1990) ... Holly Pelegrino
 1989 Starting Now (TV Short)
Ricki Ross
 1989 Babycakes (TV Movie)
Grace
 1988 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Carmen
- A Family Again (1988) ... Carmen
 1987 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Teri
- Send Me No Flowers (1987) ... Teri
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Other Works:

Music video for The Muppets' "She Drives Me Crazy"

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

My goal in life was to be loved and adored by everyone. See more »

Trivia:

Despite her radical weight loss, Lake was required to lose an additional 20 lbs before filming for Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) could begin. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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