Ricki, 42, made her acting debut as Tracy Turnblad in the original John Waters’ film Hairspray before turning into a successful talk show host. She's ready to return to daytime television with the all-new The Ricki Lake Show in the fall of 2012. Ricki also starred in John Waters’ Cry Baby, opposite Johnny Depp, and Serial Mom, alongside Kathleen Turner. She recently completed work on a memoir due on shelves in the spring 2012. Also, she executive-produced the critically acclaimed documentary, The Business of Being Born, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and examines natural childbirth in the United States. That project has generated a grassroots movement and led to the publication of her first book, Your Best Birth.