Who is Kelly Ripa? Age, Husband, Net Worth, Biography, Height, Children, Podcast, Instagram

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Biography

Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970) is an accomplished American actress, talk show host, and television producer.

She has garnered significant recognition for her portrayal of Hayley Vaughan on the ABC daytime drama All My Children from 1990 to 2002 and again in 2010.

In addition to her remarkable acting career, Kelly Ripa has co-hosted the popular syndicated morning chat show Live! with Kelly and Ryan since 2001. Her talent and charisma have undoubtedly contributed to her enduring success in the entertainment industry.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Kelly Maria Ripa
Stage Name: Kelly Ripa
Born: 2 October 1970 (age 53 years old)
Place of Birth: Stratford, New Jersey, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Camden County College
Height: 1.57 m
Parents: Joseph Ripa, Esther Ripa
Siblings: Linda Ripa
Spouse: Mark Consuelos (m. 1996)
Boyfriend • Partner: Vincent Young (1994-1995)
Children: Lola Consuelos, Michael Joseph Consuelos, Joaquin Antonio Consuelos
Occupation: Actress • Media Personality
Net Worth: $120 million

Early Life & Education

Kelly Ripa, a celebrated media personality, was born in Stratford, New Jersey, on October 2, 1970. 

Esther Ripa, who happened to be her mother, is a homemaker, while her father, Joseph Ripa, a labor union president and bus driver, is behind her upbringing. 

Linda Ripa, her younger sister, is a children’s book author. Kelly Ripa grew up in Berlin, New Jersey. She has studied dance since she was three years old, plays the piano, and, while she is “no Barbra Streisand,” she can carry a tune. 

Kelly Ripa studied psychology at Camden County College before dropping out and moving to New York City to pursue a career as an actress.

Career

Kelly Ripa‘s initial foray into national television occurred in 1986, when she gained prominence as a recurring dancer on the show Dancin’ On Air, eventually transitioning to Dance Party USA. During this period, Ripa harbored aspirations of becoming a newscaster and frequently took on the responsibility of delivering news reports for the cast.

Ripa‘s first significant acting role was in 1990 when she was cast as Hayley Vaughan, a troubled party girl, on All My Children. After portraying the character for 12 years, she wrapped up her role in 2002 but briefly returned in 2010 for two episodes in honor of the soap opera’s 40th anniversary. In the ABC comedy Hope & Faith in 2003, Kelly Ripa was given the role of Faith Fairfield

Kelly Ripa is well-known for her work as a television host, but she has also shown off her acting skills on the big screen. She has had memorable cameos in various films, including The Bachelor in 1999, where she showcased her acting range. She further established her status on the big screen by captivating fans with her performance in The Wedding Planner in 2001. The Stand-In, released in 2020, was Ripa‘s most recent appearance on the silver screen, demonstrating that her skill is transferable to other forms of entertainment.

Ripa has co-hosted the popular morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan since 2001, earning her numerous accolades, such as six Daytime Emmy Awards.

Kelly Ripa‘s reputation stems from her clever sense of humor and her knack for establishing a rapport with her viewers. Throughout her career, she has engaged in insightful conversations with renowned figures such as Oprah WinfreyMichelle Obama, and Ellen DeGeneres.

In addition to her acting career, Ripa is also involved in producing and owns her own production company, Milojo. Through Milojo, she has successfully produced various television shows such as Hope & Faith and The Chicks in the Office.

Awards & Nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Talk Show Host (Won twice, 2015 and 2016)
  • Outstanding Live! Show (Won twice, 2003 and 2004)
  • Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host (Nominated twice, 2014 and 2017)

Soap Opera Digest Awards

  • Outstanding Younger Leading Actress (Won four times, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2001)
  • Hottest Romance (Won once, 1998)

People’s Choice Awards

  • Favorite Daytime TV Host (Nominated four times, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017) 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @kellyripa
  • Twitter: @kellyripa
  • Facebook: /kellyripaofficial
  • TikTok: @kellyripa
  • YouTube: Kelly Ripa

Personal Life

Kelly Ripa and actor Mark Consuelos have been married since May 1, 1996. The couple first crossed paths in 1995 while working together on the soap opera All My Children, in which they both had prominent roles. 

Since their elopement, Kelly and Mark have remained happily married and have been blessed with three children: Michael Joseph Consuelos, born in 1997; Lola Consuelos, born in 2001; and Joaquin Antonio Consuelos, born in 2003.

Kelly Ripa dated Vincent Young from 1994 to 1995.

Filmography

TV Shows

  • All My Children (1990-2002, 2010) as Hayley Vaughan
  • Hope & Faith (2003-2006) as Faith Fairfield
  • Live! with Kelly and Ryan (2001-present) as co-host
  • Saturday Night Live (2003) as host
  • The View (2001) as a guest
  • American Housewife (2019) as Whitney Chase
  • Riverdale (2019) as Mrs. Mulwray
  • Famous in Love (2018) as herself
  • Nightcap (2016) as herself
  • The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015) as herself
  • Nashville (2015) as herself
  • Broad City (2014) as herself
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) as April Wexler
  • The Bensonhurst Spelling Bee (2013) as Mike’s Mom
  • 30 Rock (2012) as herself
  • Hannah Montana (2008) as herself
  • Hope & Faith: A Holiday To Remember (2005) as Faith Fairfield
  • The Wonderful World of Disney: The Music Man (2003) as Marian Paroo
  • The Great Buck Howard (2008) as Sue
  • Delgo (2008) as Princess Kira
  • Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) as Batwoman
  • Marvin’s Room (1996) as Jenny

Movies

  • The Stand-In (2020) as herself
  • Work Wife (2021) as herself
  • The Prince (2021) as Queen Marlena (voice)
  • Home Economics (2022) as herself

Net Worth

Kelly Ripa, an American actress and daytime television host, has a net worth of approximately $120 million. 

With a career of over three decades, Ripa is well-known for her roles as Hayley Vaughn on All My Children and Hope on Hope and Faith. Since 2001, she has co-hosted the popular morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan.




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