8, 8AM-5PM EST"To be able to feel empowered, to be able to feel like I felt on that day — I can do anything," Lake said of her own home birth experience, which was featured in her first documentary. It's gotten me through living through 9/11, downtown, I was there on that day. Trained at various professional schools for youngsters, actress Ricki Lake completed her education at Ithaca College.In 2004, the show announced it was coming to a close after 11 seasons.Since the wrap of Ricki Lake in August 2004, Lake has continued to act in various film and TV projects.In 2009, Ricki Lake released a new book, Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience with Abby Epstein.Lake also was the Executive Producer for film The Business of Being Born", a film that interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. Advertising & Business Development: sales [at] Editorial Inquiries: editorial [at] General: info [at] Experts: To get in touch with any of our experts directly, email editorial [at] The 42-year-old star will pair with Twentieth Television to develop a daily series aimed to debut in the fall of 2012.
She is best known for starring as Tracy Turnblad in the movie ‘Hairspray’ and for compering her day time talk show which was aired internationally for many years.The Los Angeles premier of Lake's latest documentary will be Wednesday. It's about educating the consumer about their right to choice and to be able to have the information to make the best choice for them when it comes to the birth of their child."Lake helped open the eyes of millions of soon-to-be parents around the world with the release of her documentary film, "The Business of Being Born." The film shed light on the state of American health care today as it pertains to birthing babies, and how birthing babies has become more of a surgical procedure of convenience rather than a natural progression of life coming into the world.Related: Join In: Global Baby Shower on Twitter – Nov. In that film, Lake gave birth to her second child at home in her bathtub.Demented’ (along with Melanie Griffith and Stephen Dorff), and ‘Serial Mom’ (with Kathleen Turner and Sam Waterston). Winterbourne’ with Shirley Mac Laine and Brendan Fraser, ‘Cabin Boy’, ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’, ‘Cookie’, and ‘Inside Monkey Zetterland’.She also received tremendous success for her talk show which lasted for eleven seasons.She moved to Los Angeles to enrich her acting career and even underwent remarkable physical transformation—she reduced her weight in order to bag roles.She followed up the success of ‘Hairspray’ by starring in other movies like ‘Cry-Baby’ (alongside Johnny Depp and Susan Tyrrell), ‘Cecil B.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s App Choices app here.She shared her love for games with millions as the host of the CBS hit, "Gameshow Marathon" and she recently completed Kurt Voelker’s independent film, PARK, opposite William Baldwin and Cheri Oteri.Ricki Lake has since announced plans to return to television after more than six years to host a new syndicated talkshow.