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Kelly Ripa Biography

Birth Name:
Kelly Maria Ripa
Birth Place:
Stratford, New Jersey, United States
Actor, talk-show host

Fast Facts

  • Was a featured dancer on the USA Network's Dance Party USA in the late 1980s
  • Joined the cast of the ABC soap opera All My Children in 1990
  • Eloped to Las Vegas with AMC castmate Mark Consuelos in 1996, and shared the Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Romance with him in 1998
  • Was nominated for three Daytime Emmys for her acting in All My Children
  • Became permanent co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly in 2001, succeeding Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Costarred with Faith Ford as sisters in the comedy Hope & Faith