Ricki Lake Net Worth

Ricki Lake Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ricki Lake net worth is
$15 Million

Ricki Lake Wiki Biography

Ricki Pamela Lake was born on 21 September 1968, in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York State USA, to Ashkenazi-Jewish parents, and is a television host, actress and producer, probably best known as the host of her own television show, called “Ricki Lake”. During her career as an actress and host she has won an Emmy Award and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. From 2012 until 2013 Ricki had another talk show, entitled “The Ricki Lake Show”. Her career as a television host and actress has not only made her popular, but also helped her to accumulate a sizeable fortune over her almost 30 year career.

So just how rich is Ricki Lake? Authoritative sources have recently estimated that Ricki’s net worth is over $15 million as of mid-2016,  and it might become higher in the future as she continues her endeavours.

Ricki Lake Net Worth $15 Million

Ricki Lake was educated at Hastings High School through the end of her sophomore year, then matriculated from the Professional Children’s Schoo,l and attended Ithaca College for just a year. Ricki  made her debut as an actress in “Hairspray”(1988) directed by John Waters, in which she worked with Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, Jerry Stiller and others. After that success Ricki became more popular and noticed by others. She subsequently appeared in such movies as “Serial Mom”, “Cry-Baby”, “Mrs. Winterbourne”, “Inside Monkey Zetterland” and “Ceci B. Demanted”. During the filming of these movies, Lake had an opportunity to work with Melanie Griffith, Susan Tyrrell, Johnny Depp, Sam Waterston and many others. Appearances in all these movies not only made Ricki famous but added a lot to Ricki Lake’s net worth. Other movies that Ricki was a part of include “Where the Day Takes You”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Cabin Boyame”, “A Dirty Shame”, “The Business of Being Born”.

Ricki is also a noted television host; when she was only 24 years-old, Ricki started to host her own show, “Ricki Lake”. Later she hosted another show, entitled “The Ricki Lake Show”, but that lasted just one season, and still added to Lake’s net worth. Other appearances on TV have included “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Loving Leah”, “King of the Hill”, “The King of Queens”, “Charm School with Ricki Lake” and many others, which also contributed to her net worth.

In addition to the aforementioned, Lake also participated in “Dancing with the Stars”, in which her partner was Derek Hough. Recently she was part of a project creating a documentary about the disadvantages of hormonal birth control, called “Sweetening the Pill”, which will also probably add to Lake’s net worth.

In her personal life, Ricki Lake has married twice, firstly to Rob Sussman (1994–2004) with whom she has two sons, the second of whose water birth was shown in the documentary “The Business of Being Born”. Her second husband is Christian Evans (m. 2012), which seems somewhat on-off according to recent reports.

Full NameRicki Lake
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1968
Place Of BirthHastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States
Height5 ft 3 in (1.62 m)
ProfessionActor, Talk show host, Film Producer, Television producer
EducationProfessional Children's School
SpouseChristian Evans (m. 2012–2014?), Rob Sussman (m. 1994–2005)
ChildrenOwen Tyler Sussman, Milo Sebastian Sussman
ParentsBarry Lake, Jill Lake
SiblingsJennifer Lake
NicknamesRicki Pamela Lake , Lake, Ricki
AwardsDaytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host (2013)
NominationsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead (1989)
Movies"Serial Mom" (1994), "Cry-Baby" (1990), "Mrs. Winterbourne" (1996), "Inside Monkey Zetterland" (1992), "Ceci B. Demanted" (2000)
TV Shows"The Oprah Winfrey Show", "Loving Leah", "King of the Hill", "The King of Queens" (2000-2001), "The Ricki Lake Show", "Charm School with Ricki Lake"
Hairspray (1988)$50,000
1I want (my children) to be in touch with the real world and to be able to see themselves as just two of the billions of people on this planet. There's a lot of charity work that we do as a family. This year they went to Malawi to build a house for a family that needed a home. Volunteer work is incredible for kids who are growing up rather privileged and need to really get a sense of the world, the big picture.
2I never set out to be a role model for large women, I just do what I feel is right.
3My goal in life was to be loved and adored by everyone.
1(October 16, 2014) Filed for divorce from her 2nd husband of 2 years Christian Evans following a week-long separation.
2Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a son Owen Tyler Sussman on June 18, 2001. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Rob Sussman.
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a son Milo Sebastian Sussman on March 22, 1997. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Rob Sussman.
4Release of her book, "Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices and Take Back the Birth Experience" by Ricki with Abby Epstein. [2009]
5Ricki gained a considerable amount of her lost weight back after giving birth to her second baby, but has currently lost 60 pounds, just in time for the tenth season of her talk show. [September 2002]
6She is very good friends with Celebrity Stylist / Television Personality David Evangelista.
7Ricki was in the same elementary and middle-school class in Hastings-on-Hudson as Roger Howarth. They knew each other.
8Sometimes presents her talk show barefooted.
9Despite her radical weight loss, Lake was required to lose an additional 20 lbs before filming for Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) could begin.
10Is a vegetarian.
11Childhood friend of Deborah Gibson.
12Suffers from adult onset asthma.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend2016TV SeriesDream Ghost #1
Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum2011Short
Drop Dead Diva2010TV SeriesSusan Semler
Charm School with Ricki Lake2009TV SeriesHeadmistress
Loving Leah2009TV MovieRabbi Gerry
Matters of Life & Dating2007TV MovieLinda Dackman
Hairspray2007Talent Agent
The Middle2007TV MovieFrankie Heck
King of the Hill2006TV SeriesLila
Higglytown Heroes2004TV SeriesCarpenter Hero
Untitled Dan Staley/Rob Long Project2004TV Movie
The King of Queens2000-2001TV SeriesStephanie Heffernan
Cecil B. DeMented2000Libby
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieRicki Lake
Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery1998TV MovieMary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen
Mrs. Winterbourne1996Connie Doyle
The Critic1995TV SeriesRicki Lake
Serial Mom1994Misty Sutphin
Cabin Boy1994Figurehead
Skinner1993Kerry Tate
Based on an Untrue Story1993TV MovieVelour
Inside Monkey Zetterland1992Bella the Stalker
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1992Charlotte (uncredited)
Where the Day Takes You1991Brenda
Riders in the Sky1991TV SeriesBroadway Baby
The Chase1991TV MovieTammie
The Idiot Box1991TV SeriesDaughter
China Beach1989-1990TV SeriesHolly Pelegrino
Cry-Baby1990Pepper Walker
Gravedale High1990TV SeriesCleofatra
Starting Now1989TV ShortRicki Ross
Last Exit to Brooklyn1989Donna
Babycakes1989TV MovieGrace
Starlight: A Musical Movie1988Nicole
Working Girl1988Bridesmaid
ABC Afterschool Specials1988TV SeriesCarmen
Hairspray1988Tracy Turnblad
The In Crowd1988Dancer (uncredited)
Kate & Allie1987TV SeriesTeri


Sweetening the PillDocumentary executive producer filming
Breastmilk2014Documentary executive producer
The Ricki Lake Show2012TV Series producer
Charm School with Ricki Lake2009TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
Loving Leah2009TV Movie co-executive producer
The Business of Being Born2008Documentary executive producer
Matters of Life & Dating2007TV Movie executive producer
Ricki Lake2003-2004TV Series supervising producer - 3 episodes


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hairspray2007performer: "Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now"
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV Special performer: "I Wanna Be an Oscar Winner"


King of Norway2013Short special thanks
Bridegroom2013Documentary special thanks
I Am Divine2013Documentary special thanks


Allee Willis Loves DetroitDocumentary filmingHerself
Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Health Report2014TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2012-2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Ricki Lake Show2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Host
I Am Divine2013DocumentaryHerself
All the Right Moves2012TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2007-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2011TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The Oprah Winfrey Show1988-2010TV SeriesHerself
Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Easy to Assemble2009TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHerself
American Idol2008TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHerself
The Business of Being Born2008Documentaryerself - Actress and Producer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2007TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2007TV SeriesHerself
WWE Raw2007TV SeriesHerself
Playing Tracy2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Roots of 'Hairspray'2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Search for Tracy Turnblad2007Video documentary shortHerself
Gameshow Marathon2006TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie2005Herself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2005TV SeriesHerself
It Came from... Baltimore!!2005Video documentary shortHerself
Celebrity Blackjack2004TV SeriesHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
A Dirty Shame2004Herself
Pyramid2002-2004TV SeriesHerself
Ricki Lake1998-2004TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
The Isaac Mizrahi Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares1999-2003TV SeriesHerself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2002TV SeriesHerself
Jenny Jones2001TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1999-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
So Graham Norton2001TV SeriesHerself
In Bad Taste2000TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2000TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Cameo
The Teen Choice Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Sin City Spectacular1999TV SeriesHerself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1998TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHerself
National Television Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHerself
The Word1994TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1990-1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 21992TV Special documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Cry Baby'1990Documentary shortRicki Lake
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Performer (Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number)
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
TeamStrick Advocacy Videos2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Visionado obligado2011TV SeriesMisty Sutphin
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHerself
Diva Graham Norton2003TV MovieHerself

Won Awards

2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Ricki Lake Show (2012)
2010Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Ensemble Cast in a Web SeriesEasy to Assemble (2008)
1996TV PrizeAftonbladet TV Prize, SwedenBest Foreign TV Personality - Female (Bästa utländska kvinna)

Nominated Awards

2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite New Talk Show Host
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostRicki Lake (1992)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadHairspray (1988)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.