She also signed a development deal with Gameshow Marathon production company Fremantle Media for other ventures, including creating and producing future programs and projects.
Lake, 47, has filed for divorce from her second husband Christian Evans, 42, citing irreconcilable differences. 9, and Lake officially filed for divorce in Los Angeles a week later.
VIDEO: Couples Who Renewed Their Vows and Still Split Lake started dating Evans, a jewelry designer, in 2010.
She also had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens as Doug's sister Stephanie.
She guest-starred on television series including Drop Dead Diva and a voice role on King of the Hill, and starred in the television movie Baby Cakes.
She and Evans have no children together, although Lake is already a mother of two sons from her previous marriage to illustrator-bartender Rob Sussman -- Milo, 17, and Owen, 13.
VIDEO: Ricki Lake's Quest to Legalize Marijuana In May, ET talked to Lake about a topic close to her heart -- her quest to legalize marijuana.
Demented (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 joined the cast of the Vietnam War drama series China Beach as a Red Cross volunteer, Holly "the Donut Dolly" Pelegrino, for the show's third season.
On November 10, 2010, Lake joined fellow talkers Phil Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, and Montel Williams as guests of Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey Show, marking the first time those hosts ever appeared together on one show since their programs left the air.
In March 2011, reports said that three television studios, Twentieth Television, Universal Media Studios and CBS Television Distribution, were interested in bringing Lake back to the talk-show realm in 2012.
This after Lake began appearing on various programs in which she expressed a desire to return to the genre.