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Ricki Lake


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Birth Name: Ricki Lake
Born: 09/21/1968
Birth Place: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Ricki Pamela Lake was born on Sept. 21, 1968 in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Showing an early aptitude for performing, Lake was enrolled at New York's Professional Children's School in her early teens, taking singing and acting classes. After high school, Lake attended Ithaca College for two semesters, but took a leave of absence after her freshman year to pursue acting full time. After struggling for a year as a cabaret singer and bit stage actor, Lake had her big break in 1987 when she won the lead role in the John Waters' musical comedy, "Hairspray" (1988). Lake's winning performance as overweight underdog Tracy Turnblad won over audiences and garnered her critical praise. The most accessible ... Continue Bio >>


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