Kelly Ripa Biography
Kelly Maria Ripa, born October 2, 1970, Kelly Ripa, is a popular American actress and a former dancer. She studied ballet since age three and she plays the piano. Kelly is an award-winning host of talk show who is also a television producer best known for her roles as Hayley Vaughan on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and Faith Fairfield on the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith.
|Full Name:||Kelly Maria Ripa|
|Date of Birth:||October 2, 1970|
|Place of Birth:||New Jersey|
|Husband/Spouse||Mark Consuelos (m.1996)|
|Net Worth||$120 million|
Early Life and Education
Kelly Ripa was born into a Catholic family on October 2, 1970, in Berlin, New Jersey, USA. Esther Ripa, a homemaker, and Joseph Ripa, a labor union president, are her parents. Esther, her younger sister, is a children’s book author.
She went to Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, and then went on to study psychology at Camden County College before dropping out to pursue her acting career.
During her high school years she was a cheerleader and was encouraged by her drama teacher to pursue acting.
Ripa’s career as a dancer began in 1986, when she appeared on Dancin’ On Air.
She made her acting debut as Hayley Vaughan in All My Children in 1990. She took over as co-host of Live! with Kelly, who replaced Kathie Lee Gifford.
She rose to prominence in 1996 for her role in Marvin’s Room, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep. She has also appeared in films and television shows such as Riverdale, The Stand In, American Housewives, Broad City, Hannah Montana, Family Guy, and many more.
Kelly Ripa and her husband run the production company, Milojo. The name “Milojo” was derived from the Initials of the names of their three children, Michael, Lola, and Joaquin.
She has collaborated with companies such as Pantene, Tide, 7 Up, and TD Bank. In 2008, she also worked with Ryka as a spokesperson for the brand’s footwear and sporting apparel.
Kelly Ripa Movies
2022 Generation Gap (2 episodes) as Self – Host
2021 Madame X Presents: Madame Xtra Q&A as Self
2020 The Stand In as Kelly Ripa
2019 Tamron Hall (1 episode) as Self – Guest
2017 Riverdale (1 episode) as Mrs. Mulwray
2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One as Kelly Ripa
2014 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (1 episode) as Self
2014 Late Night with Seth Meyers (1 episode) as Self
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (1 episode) as Self
2014 Broad City (1 episode) as As Herself
2012 Nashville (1 episode) as Herself
2012 The Perfect Human Diet as Self / Talk Show Host
2010 The Marriage Ref (3 episodes) as Self – Panelist
2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (1 episode) as Self
2008 Delgo as Kurrin (voice)
2008 Fly Me to the Moon as Nat’s Mom (voice)
2008 The Great Buck Howard as Herself
2007 CNN Heroes (15 episodes) as Self – Host
2006 30 Rock (1 episode) as Kelly Ripa
2006 Brothers and Sisters (1 episode) as Kelly Ripa
2004 The Tony Danza Show (1 episode)
2004 The Ashlee Simpson Show (1 episode) as Self
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen as Kelly Ripa
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch In Time as Future Bonnie Rockwaller (voice)
2003 Britney Spears: In The Zone as Herself
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman as Dr. Roxanne ‘Rocky’ Ballantine (voice)
2003 Hope & Faith (73 episodes) as Faith Fairfield
2003 Duck Dodgers (1 episode)
2003 TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (3 episodes)
2002 It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
2002 Sesame Street: Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays! as Mail Carrier Kelly
2001 Popstars (US) (2 episodes)
2000 Ed (4 episodes) as Jennifer Bradley
1999 The Stand-In as Jennifer
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Kelly Ripa (voice)
1997 The View (5 episodes) as Self
1996 Marvin’s Room as Coral
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1995 Road Rules (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1 episode) as Self – Guest
1993 WWE Raw (1 episode)
1988 LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (3415 episodes) as Self – Host
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self – Host / Angelina Jolie / Renee Zellweger / Geri Halliwell
1969 Sesame Street (1 episode)
Kelly Ripa Award and Nominations
Kelly Ripa has won several awards to her name such as:
- Best Actress Award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (1999)
- Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host (2015 and 2016)
She was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2017 and also recognized for her work on the Disney Christmas Day Parade, which she co-hosted from 2001 to 2009, with the Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special in 2006.
Kelly Ripa met her husband, Mark Consuelos in 1995 and they got married in 1996. Their union is blessed with three children; Michael Joseph, Lola Grace and Joaquin Antonio.
Cowboy Mouth, a New Orleans, Louisiana-based rock band, paid tribute to Ripa in 2008 with a song titled “Kelly Ripa,” which appeared on their album Fearless. On March 13, 2008, the band performed the song on Live!
Kelly Ripa Net Worth
Kelly Ripa has been very successful in her career as an actress and television host. She has so amassed an estimated net worth of $120 million.
Kelly Ripa is active on social media platforms. She has over 3.3 million followers on her Instagram page and more than 1.4 million followers on Twitter