Tracy Turnblad
The 1988 and the 2007 Tracy


Tracy Turnblad




Edna Turnblad (mother)
Wilbur Turnblad (father)


Penny Pingleton
Corny Collins
Motormouth Maybelle
The Corny Collins Show Members (Some)


Velma Von Tussle
Amber Von Tussle
Franklin Von Tussle (1988 only)


Link Larkin (boyfriend)


Hairspray (1988 film)
Hairspray (2007 film)
Hairspray Live! (2016)

Portrayed by:

Ricki Lake (1988)
Nikki Blonsky (2007)
Maddie Baillio (2016)

Tracy Turnblad is a character in the 1988 film Hairspray and its 2007 remake. Tracy is Penny's best friend, and her only friend until she meets Link and Seaweed.

Songs (2007 film) Edit

  • Good Morning Baltimore (performed by Tracy)
  • Run and Tell That (performed by Seaweed and Inez)
  • I Know Where I've Been (performed by Maybelle and protesters)
  • You're Timeless to Me (performed by Edna and Wilbur)
  • Miss Baltimore Crabs (performed by Velma)
  • It Takes Two (performed by Link)
  • The Nicest Kids in Town (performed by Corny and the cast of the Corny Collins Show)
  • Big, Blonde, and Beautiful (performed by Edna and Maybelle, reprise performed by Edna and Velma)
  • Hairspray (performed by Corny Collins)
  • Ladies' Choice (performed by Link)
  • I Can Hear The Bells (performed by Tracy)
  • Welcome to the '60s (performed by Tracy and Edna)
  • Without Love (performed by Tracy, Penny, Seaweed, Link, and others)
  • New Girl in Town (performed by Amber, Tammy, and Brenda 1st version, the Dynamites 2nd version)
  • You Can't Stop the Beat (performed by the entire main cast)
  • So Far to Go (performed by the entire main cast)
  • Mama I'm a Big Girl Now (performed by Tracy, Penny, and Amber)

Actresses Edit

Tracy was played by actress Ricki Lake in the 1988 film, whilst in the 2007 remake, she was played by Nikki Blonsky. The 2007 film was Blonsky's debut as a professional actress. Lake also made a cameo appearance in the 2007 film. With Hairspray Live! in 2016, she was played by Maddie Baillio.

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