As “Tracy Turnblad,” the zaftig heroine of the original John Waters’ film , Lake made an acting debut that positioned her as an “entertainer to watch” in Hollywood.Later, with a surprise turn as a talk show host, she met with unprecedented success and earned her place as a beloved media personality across the globe.It seems Ricki Lake and Christian Evans' marriage is on the mend!
“It is quite funny because Christian said that he would never get back together with her under any circumstances after she left him homeless and even cut off his credit cards," a friend of the couple told 'Radar Online.' Ricki and Christian in July 2012.
(Photo Credit: Splash Images) Ricki, 46, allegedly filed for divorce in October after the 'Hairspray' actress kicked her husband out of their house because he took a "sudden trip" to Ibiza without her and failed to call her on her birthday.
Another of her latest roles – surprisingly, that of an independent filmmaker, family advocate and author – has kept her uniquely charming perspective firmly in the public’s consciousness.
But, not one to forget her roots, Lake also continues to put her creative energy into all entertainment mediums, continuing her career as an actress in film and television.
Interestingly, Ricki even mentioned that she dated a guy she met on for 6 weeks before discovering he wasn’t who he seemed.
For the uninitiated, his advice probably seems sound.
In metered markets, she was averaging a 2 percent share of the viewing audience.
Compared with shows that were in the same time periods a year ago, her numbers were down 30 percent.
Over the past two weeks, also was down an average of 42 percent compared with her lead-in show.
Lake, whose first show ran from 1993 until 2004, had pegged her promotion around social media and started months before the premiere by recruiting “Friends of Ricki” online and for meetings in various cities.
Poised to make a much-anticipated return to television with an all-new talk show from Twentieth Television in 2012, Lake has also completed work on a memoir for Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint, due on shelves next year.