Kelly Ripa Biography
Kelly Ripa is an American actress, dancer, talk show host, as well as a television producer. She is the co-host of ABC’s morning talk show ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan.’ Prior to coming to talk show host, Ripa appeared on the ABC daytime drama ‘All My Children.’
As an actress, Ripa is well known for playing the roles of Hayley Vaughan on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and Faith Fairfield on the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith.
In addition, Kelly and her husband, Mark Consuelos, own a New York-based production company called Milojo. In 2014, she was named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the Most Powerful People in Media.
Regarding her education, Ripa joined the Camden Community College in New Jersey, where she performed in local theater productions, prior to landing the role of Hayley Santos on the ABC daytime drama All My Children in 1990. In 1993 and 1999, Kelly received Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
In February 2001, Kelly joined co-host Regis Philbin for ABC’s morning talk show Live! With Regis and Kelly, replacing co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. Her charming personality and optimistic sense of humor proved to be the ideal foil for Philbin’s efficient style of entertainment.
Ripa continued to appear periodically on All My Children alongside her husband and co-star Mark Consuelos until her departure in 2002. In addition, in 2010, Kelly returned for two episodes in celebration of the soap opera’s 40th anniversary.
Moreover, in January 2011, at the age of 80, Philbin announced his retirement from Live! Kelly took over hosting duties and the show’s name was changed to Live with Kelly.
Live! received its first Emmy in June of 2012 and in September of the same year, former football star Michael Strahan was selected to pair with Ripa. The show’s name was changed to Live with Kelly and Michael.
In April 2016, tension filled the pair between the two co-hosts, when Michael announced he was leaving the show for Good Morning America. kelly was not aware of Shtrahan’s departure until the official announcement day, she did not show up for work the next day.
Besides, Ripa returned the following week and stood in front of the audience to talk about “respecting the workplace.” Nevertheless, the tension between the duo was uncomfortably noticeable: after consulting with producers from Live and GMA. Michael left Live in May of 2016, four months earlier than scheduled.
Furthermore, the show returned being called Live! with Kelly until a replacement for Michael was announced. In April 2017, Kelly introduced Ryan Seacrest as her new co-host and the show was renamed Live with Kelly and Ryan. Seacrest has hosted American Idol, the radio show American Top 40, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve made his first appearance on Live in 2013.
Additionally, from 2003 to 2006, Ripa appeared in the sitcom Hope & Faith. She has also been the spokesperson for brands like Pantene, Tide, TD Bank, Rykä as well as Electrolux.
Kelly Ripa Age
How old is Kelly Ripa? Ripa is 53 years old as of 2023. She was born Kelly Maria Ripa on October 2, 1970, in Berlin, New Jersey, in the United States of America. In addition, Ripa celebrates her birthday on the 2nd of October every year, and her birth sign is Libra. Ripa’s nationality is American.
Kelly Ripa Family
Ripa was born to her parents Esther, a homemaker, and Joseph Ripa, a labor union president and bus driver who went to Rutgers University. She was born and raised in Berlin New Jersey. Moreover, she has a sister named Linda, who is a children’s book author.
Kelly has three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Irish ancestry. She was raised Catholic. Since June 2009, her father has been the Democratic County Clerk for Camden County.
In addition, Kelly is the first in her family to venture into the acting profession. At the age of 3, Ripa studied ballet and plays piano.
Kelly Ripa Husband
Is Kelly married? Kelly met Mark Consuelos in 1995, her co-star on All My Children. The pair eloped on May 1, 1996. Together they have three children, Michael Joseph born on June 2, 1997, Lola Grace born on June 16, 2001, and Joaquin Antonio born on February 24, 2003.
Mark’s family has lived on Crosby Street in SoHo, Manhattan, for many years. However, they sold the house in 2015 for $20 million. In 2015, the family moved to a townhouse on East 76th Street. They had bought the place in 2013 for $27 million from fashion designer Luca Orlandi and his wife, Oluchi Onweagba, making it the second most expensive townhouse sold in NYC that year.
Similarly, in 2011, Ripa disclosed she had misophonia.
Kelly Ripa Height
Ripa stands at a height of 5 feet 2.5 inches tall (158.8 cm) and she weighs 50 kg. In addition, she has blue eye color.
Kelly Ripa Salary
Ripa receives an average annual salary of $20 million.
Kelly Ripa Net Worth
How much is Kelly worth? Kelly has an estimated net worth of $120 million. Her wealth is mainly attributed to her career as an actress, dancer, talk show host, as well as a television producer.