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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 October 1970Stratford, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameKelly Maria Ripa
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kelly Ripa had been performing in her senior high school play, The Ugly Duckling, when she was approached by her current manager, Cathy Parker, who encouraged her to pursue acting. After attending new Jersey's Camden County Community College, she performed in local theater productions before joining All My Children (1970) in November, 1990. Kelly has received nominations for a 1993 Daytime Emmy Award and a 1993 Soap Opera Award. Kelly, is the first in her family to enter the acting profession. She had studied ballet since age three, plays the piano and, in her words, is "no Barbra Streisand", but can carry a tune.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Mark Consuelos (1 May 1996 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Known for her love of shoes, particularly high heels, as seen on Live with Kelly and Michael (1988).

Trivia (40)

Married her All My Children (1970) co-star, Mark Consuelos, on May 1, 1996. They have three children: Michael Consuelos (Michael Joseph Consuelos), June 2, 1997, Lola Consuelos (Lola Grace Consuelos), June 16, 2001, 8lbs 3oz. and Joaquin Consuelos (Joaquin Antonio Consuelos), February 24, 2003, 8lbs 5oz.
Participated in the ABC First-Ever Super Soap Weekend at Disney/MGM Studios, Florida on October 19 and 20, 1996.
During the 1980s, when Kelly appeared on Dance Party USA (1986), her career goal was to be a newscaster, and she often did Dance Party USA (1986) cast news reports.
Awarded #19 in E! Rank's Top 25 Blondes.
Kelly regularly chooses to host entire episodes of Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) barefoot.
Attended and graduated from Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, New Jersey (1989).
Named one of E!'s "Top 20 entertainers of 2001".
Named one of People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
Her father, Joe, was sworn in (January 6, 2004) as the County Freeholder for Camden County in the state of New Jersey. The ceremony took place at the Scottish Rites Auditorium in the New Jersey city of Collingswood. She grew up in the nearby town of Berlin.
Does the narration for The Learning Channel's (TLC) Maternity Ward (2000).
She and her husband, Mark Consuelos, attended Star Jones' wedding to Al Reynolds.
Is a huge fan of The Apprentice (2004), Deadliest Catch (2005) and Wife Swap (2003).
She and her husband, Mark Consuelos, attended Donald J. Trump's wedding to Melania Trump.
Daughter of Joseph Joe Ripa and Esther Essie Ripa.
Older sister of Linda Ripa and cousin of Steve Ripa.
Announced on March 17, 2006 that she is 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Irish. Her father is full Italian American and her mother is Italian and Irish American.
Named #85 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
Her father, Joe, is a Camden County Freeholder (New Jersey version of a County Commissioner.) He was first elected in 2002.
She was involved in two attempts to break the Guinness World Record for Most Custard Pies Thrown in One Minute during segments on Live with Kelly and Michael (1988). She was on the receiving end when NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth initially broke the record with 17 pies thrown. The following day, Kelly herself broke that record, throwing 22 pies at Wilmer Valderrama. [September 2006]
Former high school cheerleader.
Named #81 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
Kelly is a very huge fan of Madonna.
Ranked #85 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
Best friends and roommates with Laura Wright from 1991-1993.
Good friends with her Hope & Faith (2003) co-star Faith Ford and Finola Hughes.
Worked opposite All My Children (1970) co-star John Callahan in the movie Marvin's Room (1996).
Actor/director Chris Bruno is the godfather of her and Mark Consuelos' first child, Michael Consuelos (Michael Joseph Consuelos). Michael is also the godson of Eva LaRue.
Referred to as "Pipa" (only) by her friend and co-host, Regis Philbin.
Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, are both half-Italian.
Her manager is Cathy Parker.
Has a stress fracture on her right hip on December 6, 2010 and cannot exercise for 3 to 6 weeks.
Sat opposite her co-host, Regis Philbin, on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2001) in 2001, and won $250,000 for charity.
Is a huge fan of the NFL New York Giants.
Her mentor was her co-host Regis Philbin.
Her acting mentor was the late Ruth Warrick.
Best known by the public for her roles as Hayley Vaughn on All My Children (1970), one of the title characters in Hope & Faith (2003) and as co-hostess of Live with Kelly and Michael (1988).
Continues to host Live with Kelly and Michael (1988), but her sitcom Hope & Faith (2003) has been canceled after three seasons. [May 2006]
Continues to host Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) and enjoys hiatus from her sitcom Hope & Faith (2003), which has been renewed for a third season. [May 2005]
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 12, 2015.
She was inducted into the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts category.

Personal Quotes (7)

There's no such thing as an uber-mom. I think children are like pancakes. You sort of ruin the first one, and you get better at it the second time around.
I'd rather not have a moment when I'm known for my looks; being funny and interesting lasts longer. (Woman's World, February 7, 2006)
(on Natasha Richardson's death) She was a lady. I can't tell you enough what a good person she was, and fun and vivacious and the most full of life.
[on the search for Regis Philbin's replacement as her co-host] They certainly weren't looking for me when they found me. When it clicks, America will know.
The higher the heel, the happier I am! I have a pair of five-inch pumps that I consider my 'flats'.
No matter how much I try to cool myself up, I'm really dorky. I think that's why people get me.
Appreciate every second - even when you're exhausted.

Salary (1)

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988) $36,000 per episode [Five Year Contract for that salary from 2004 to 2009]

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