Her award-winning documentary The Business of Being Born debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007.Lake worked closely with filmmaker Abby Epstein on the project, which resonated with audiences, striking up a conversation about a subject that is sometimes considered taboo.
Ricki Lake’s legacy and perhaps her greatest love is her role as an independent filmmaker.
The film played at the Miami, Santa Barbara, Maui and Locarno Film Festivals and won the Audience Award at the Amnesty International Film Festival in Vancouver.
Until the Violence Stops premiered on Lifetime Television and received an Emmy and a Gracie Allen Award.
She recently performed with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.
At the age of 24, Lake entered the living rooms of millions of television viewers with her daily talk show, “The Ricki Lake Show”.
Thank you to each and every IAPBP member who entered this year and, of course, the families who agreed to share their birth moments with us all!