She also had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens as Doug's sister Stephanie.

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.

Lake also had a cameo in the 2007 film Hairspray as a talent agent and also sang "Mama I'm A Big Girl Now" with Nikki Blonsky and Marissa Jaret Winokur for the film's end credits.

The Business of Being Born, Lake's documentary about home birth and midwifery, was released in limited markets on January 18, 2008.

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When Lake's show debuted, she was 24 and credited as being the youngest person to host a syndicated talk show at the time.

She moved from Los Angeles to New York to tape the 11th season of the show, then returned to California when taping was complete.

Lake returned to the talk show platform when she hosted a second talk show which premiered in September 2012 and was cancelled after one season.

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.