Kelly Ripa Biography
Kelly Ripa (full name: Kelly Maria Ripa), is an American actress, dancer, talk show host, entrepreneur, and TV producer from Stratford, New Jersey. She was born on October 2, 1970 and she is known for appearing on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children as Hayley Vaughan. The show ran from 1990 to 2002. She now co-hosts Live! with Kelly and Ryan, a syndicated morning talk show.
Ripa attended the Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. At the school, she was a cheerleader and was later encouraged by her drama teacher to pursue acting. After her graduation, she attended Camden County College and was studying psychology but dropped out and moved to New York City to become an actress.
Kelly Ripa Age
Kelly was born on October 2, 1970 in Stratford, New Jersey, United States. She is 48 years old as of 2018.
Kelly Ripa Parents
Kelly Ripa Dad
The All My Children star was born in Stratford to Esther, a homemaker and her husband Joseph Ripa who was a bus driver and a labor union president. Since June 2009, her father, Joseph Ripa, has been the Democratic County Clerk for Camden County, New Jersey.
She has one sibling: a sister by the name Linda Ripa, a children’s book author. She has has three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Irish ancestry. She can play the piano and studied ballet since the age of three.
Kelly Ripa Husband
Kelly is married to Mark Consuelos since 1996. The two met while they worked on the set of All My Children. and got married a year before their characters married on-screen. They have three children together and live as a family in New York.
Kelly Ripa Children – Kelly Ripa Kids
Kelly and her husband Mark are parents to three children: Michael Joseph who was born on June 2, 1997, Lola Grace who was born on June 16, 2001 and Joaquin Antonio Consuelos born on February 24, 2003.
Kelly Ripa Career
In film, Ripa appeared in the acclaimed Miramax feature Marvin’s Room film with Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio in 1996. She won the Best Actress award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for her lead role in The Stand-In. Furthermore, she also was part of the voice cast of the computer-generated animated feature Fly Me to the Moon.
Beginning her entertainment career as an actress, Ripa’s success spans numerous celebrated television series. Most recently, Ripa guest-starred on an episode of the hit comedy series Broad City, where her performance, playing an alternate side of her television persona, was met with rave reviews. In 2003, she ventured into primetime, starring in the half-hour sitcom, Hope & Faith as “Faith Ford.” The series ran for three seasons on ABC. Prior to this, Ripa concluded her 12-year tenure as “Hayley Vaughan,” the role which launched her career, on ABC’s beloved daytime drama, All My Children. For her performance on the successful show, Ripa won three Soap Opera Digest Awards, two for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress and one for Hottest Romance, which she shared with her real-life husband and co-star, actor Mark Consuelos. In addition, Ripa received three Daytime Emmy® nominations, two for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.
Ripa’s versatility and breadth of character lent her to other on-screen opportunities including a recurring role on the hit NBC series Ed; an appearance in the telefilm It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie; as well as late night TV’s most coveted role, hosting Saturday Night Live. In addition, she voiced guest appearances on the popular animated series Kim Possible and Duck Dodgers. In 2007, Ripa hosted the “50 Funniest Women Alive” special on the Oxygen network, adding to notable credits including hosting the TV Land Awards twice in 2007 and 2012. Ripa has also served as host of the annual ABC “Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade” for the past nine years, receiving a 2006 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Special Class Special, and nominations in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
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In 2016, Ripa was honored with her fifth Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host on behalf of “Live.” Her contributions as host of “Live” have helped garner the show 14 Daytime Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Talk Show, winning the award for the first time in 2012. In addition, Ripa has received two TV Guide Award nominations for Favorite Daytime Talk Show and multiple People’s Choice nominations for Favorite Talk Show Host.
Through her NY-based production company, Milojo Productions, Ripa works alongside her husband, Mark Consuelos to bring powerful stories to life. The company, which champions top-of-the-line documentaries, has partnered with several successful comedy writers and sold several scripted projects to ABC, a dark comedy to HBO, and a musical comedy to ABC Family (now known as Freeform). They have also developed and produced for many other networks such as Logo, Bravo, VH1, CMT, HGTV, TLC and Discovery. In addition, Milojo has produced an Emmy®-nominated documentary called The Streak for ESPN, and a critically acclaimed documentary Off The Rez for TLC, both which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The company has been involved in such projects as Masters of Reception, Homemade Millionaire, Dirty Soap, Cheer, Secret Guide To Fabulous, My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Secret Guide to Summer, and the New Now Next Vote election specials with Wanda Sykes. Their newest docu-series for Logo, Fire Island, premiered in April 2017.
As an entrepreneur and designer, Ripa has two exclusive home lines at Macy’s and Joann’s Fabrics, where her products are trademarked by vibrant colors and patterns that speak to the current trends in interior décor.
Ripa has earned numerous accolades over the years including the prestigious Excellence in Media Award from GLAAD in 2015, for her efforts advocating for equality and dedication to driving acceptance forward. She is consistently recognized by The Hollywood Reporter’s as part of its annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list, and was recently acknowledged as one of the 35 Most Powerful People in NY Media. In October 2015, Ripa was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ripa is actively involved with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. OCRFA engages the survivor community with programs like Woman to Woman, pairing gynecologic cancer patients with gynecologic cancer survivors and Survivors Teaching Students®: Saving Women’s Lives, an educational program connecting ovarian cancer survivors with health professional students to present their unique stories and facts about the disease. Since 2004, she has hosted the organization’s popular Super Saturday event, which is held every year in Water Mill, New York.
Kelly Ripa Salary – How Much Does Kelly Ripa Make
The Hope & Faith star earns a salary of $22 million annually.
Kelly Ripa Net Worth
Kelly Ripa has an estimated net worth of $120 million according to celebrity net worth.
Kelly Ripa Diet
Kelly prefers to eat clean. By this we mean she keeps household eating right. Speaking to Shape, the mother of three said she likes to eat a sliced chicken breast with sautéed spinach, lemon, and olive oil. For lunch, Kelly takes a salad or yogurt and blueberries. This means her diet has plenty of vegetables and some protein.
She is also one of the many celebs that have sworn by the alkaline diet. An alkaline diet is one that is low in acid, primarily a vegan diet. She however can’t bring herself to stop taking cream in her coffee, occasionally have fish and likes to have a glass of wine. With her diet she also takes her workouts seriously.
Kelly Ripa House
The Live! with Kelly and Ryan co-host owns three homes: in New York City, in Colorado and another in the Hamptons.
The NYC townhouse is a five-story home five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It also has an elevator that’ll take residents and guests to the rooftop patio and garden. She lives here with her husband and kids.
The house in Telluride serves as a getaway home as well as their other home in Southhampton. She bought the home with her husband in 2004 for $2.35 million.
Kelly Ripa Movies and TV Shows
All My Children
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