|Born||September 21st, 1968 |
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States
|Recordings||Hairspray (2007 film soundtrack)|
Ricki Lake is an American actress and talk-show presenter.
Born in Hastings-on-Hudson in 1968, Lake made her film debut with style in the leading role of Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray and summarily appeared in a number of other films including Working Girl and Cry-Baby. In 1993, she created a record by becoming the youngest ever host of a talk show at 24, with The Ricki Lake Show running for eleven years.
As well as her eponymous talk show, Lake also appeared in a number of television series, such as Matters of Life and Dating and documentaries, including The Business of Being Born and Sweetening the Pill.
As a tip of the hat to her role in the original film, Lake joined fellow Tracy Turnblads Nikki Blonsky and Marissa Jaret Winokur in singing "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" for the soundtrack of Hairspray in 2007.
- Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now (contains solo lines)