Who is Kelly Ripa?
Kelly Ripa, born on October 2, 1970, is a famous actress, talk show host, dancer, and television producer.
She has been the co-host of the syndicated morning show Live! With Kelly and Ryan in different formats since 2001.
Also, she’s popular for her role on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith(2003-2006).
Not only that, she and her husband Mark Consuelos own a New York-based production company named Milojo.
The Hollywood Reporter noted her as one of the most powerful people in Media in 2014.
Today you will get to know about Kelly Ripa’s age, height, relationship, career, net worth, and even more.
|Real Name||Kelly Marla Ripa|
|Date of Birth||October 2, 1970|
|Birth Place||Berlin, New Jersey, USA|
|Age||50 years old|
|Height (approx.)||5’5 or 168 cm|
|Weight (approx.)||55 kg or 121 pounds|
|Children||Michael, Lola, and Joaquin|
|Net Worth||$120 million|
Where was Kelly Ripa born? Kelly Ripa was born in Berlin, New Jersey, USA. Her parents are Joseph Ripa and Esther Ripa.
She grew up in her hometown with her sister Linda Ripa.
Her descent is three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Irish. Her family raised her as Catholic.
Ripa is the very first one from her family to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Since the age of three, she learned ballet and also knows how to play the piano.
Regarding her schooling, she went to the Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, and graduated from there.
In her high school days, her drama teacher was the one to aspire Kelly to pursue acting for her career.
In her interviews, she said that she’s still thankful to her drama teacher Jim Boeckle for praising her and seeing talent in her.
She then participated in theatre plays and was discovered when she starred in The Ugly Duckling during her senior year.
Kelly studied Psychology at Camden County College, however, she left her studies in between and moved to New York City to pursue her career in acting.
Now, let’s know about the beginning of Kelly Ripa’s career and her achievements so far.
Kelly Ripa Career
What is Kelly Ripa famous for? Kelly Ripa is a famous American actress, talk show host, model, dancer, and television producer.
Before getting into the acting business, Kelly started as a dancer. She danced in many local TV gigs.
In 1986, she got her first television limelight after appearing as a regular dancer on the show Dancin’On Air, later on, Dance Party USA.
However, at that time, she wanted to be a newscaster and even did the news reports casting for a while.
Ripa’s renowned for her role as Hayley Vaughan on All the Children which is considered Ripa’s first big breakthrough in 1999.
However, the actress starred in the show for 12 years only and ended her role but did appear for the two episodes of the show on its 40th anniversary in 2010.
In 2003, Kelly again starred in another popular ABC sitcom Hope & Faith.
In November 2000, After Kathie Lee Gifford’s replacement in the show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, Kelly was invited to consider her as a co-host.
Kelly was then announced as a permanent replacement for Kathie in February of 2000.
Then the show was renamed Live! with Regis and Kelly which resulted in Kelly’s young audience demographics increased by more than 80%.
On November 18, 2011, Philbin Regis retired from the show and Ripa replaced him as the head of the show renaming the show as Live! With Kelly.
Michael Strahan was then hired as the co-host for the show retitling it as Live! with Kelly and Michael on September 4, 2012.
The show won Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show on June 23, 2012.
Again the show was renamed to Live! with Kelly after Michael left the show for Good Morning America.
Finally, on May 1, 2017, Ryan Seacrest joined the show as the co-host and the show was renamed Live! with Kelly and Ryan.
Besides TV shows, Kelly acted in movies too. She featured in the film Marvin’s Room in 1996 alongside Meryl Streep and Leonardo Di Caprio.
Other than that, she has starred in movies such as The Stand-In, Someone to Love.
Kelly is the spokesperson for various renowned brands such as Pantene, Tide, 7 Up, TD Bank.
Currently, she is working for Electrolux and Ryka.
Also, Ripa holds many charity works too. She is mainly involved in the charity of women’s health problems such as Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Besides all of it, Ripa had co-founded the production company named Milojo along with her husband Mark which is named for their children.
Kelly has won several awards for her acting, talk show, and more.
In 2009, she won the Best Actress Award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for her role in The Stand-In.
Also, she won a total of five Soap Opera Digest Awards and was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards for her role as Hayley Vaughen on All My Children.
Not only that, Ripa has won many awards for her talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan too.
Ripa is also popular on her social media accounts. She has over 1.4 million followers on Twitter.
Over 2.9 million people follow her on Instagram.
She posts lots of photos of her, her husband Mark, and their children on Instagram.
How tall is Kelly Ripa? Kelly Ripa stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches or 168 cm and weighs about 55 kg or 121 pounds.
Her Zodiac sign is Libra. She has blonde hair and hazel-colored eyes.
Regarding her nationality, she’s an American and belongs to the Italian-Irish ethnicity.
There’s no information about her religion however, it is known she was raised as Catholic.
Besides her work, Kelly loves traveling, shopping, and watching movies.
Kelly Ripa Relationship
Who is the husband of Kelly Ripa? Kelly Ripa is married to Mark Consuelos who is also a famous American actor and television producer.
The couple met at the set of All My Children and started dating in 1996. Soon they got hitched and currently have three children named Michael, Lola, and Joaquin.
Besides Mark, Kelly was in a relationship with Vincent Young who’s also an American actor famous for his role as Noah Hunter in Beverly Hills, 90210.
The two dated for few months and separated.
Kelly Ripa Family
Who are Kelly Ripa’s parents? Kelly was born to her parents Joseph Ripa and Esther Ripa.
Her father Joseph was a Labor Union President and bus driver who attended Rutgers University and also a Democratic County Clerk for Camden County.
Whereas her mother Esther was a homemaker and Ripa has an elder sister named Linda Ripa.
Linda is a children’s book writer and author.
Kelly Ripa Net Worth
What is the net worth of Kelly Ripa? Kelly Ripa is a famous American talk show host, actress, dancer, and TV producer.
She earns the majority of her income from hosting her show Live! with Kelly and Ryan and acting too.
Also, she earns from the brand endorsements, paid sponsorships, and her production company.
As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be $120 million approximately.
Let’s know some of the unknown facts about Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa Trivia
- She studied Psychology at Camden County College and left it in between to pursue her acting career.
- Kelly appeared Dancin’On Air and Dance Party USA which was her first television exposure.
- She has won a total of five Soap Opera Digest Awards, got nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards for her role in All My Children.
- She studied ballet at the age of 3.
- Mark and Kelly have cofounded their New York-based production company Migos.
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