- Kelly Ripa
name = Kelly Ripa
caption = Kelly Ripa at the 2007 Red Dress Collection for
The Heart Truth
birthname = Kelly Maria Ripa
birthdate = birth date and age|1970|10|2
Berlin, New Jersey
emmyawards = Outstanding Special Class Special
2006 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade"
Kelly Maria Ripa (born
October 2, 1970) an American Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress, television personalityand talk showhost. Since February 2001, [http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2004-06-18-ripa-contract_x.htm Kelly Ripa signs 5-year "Live" contract] , an Associated Pressarticle from June 2004 via " USA Today"] she has served as the co-host of " Live with Regis and Kelly", along with Regis Philbin. Earlier in her career, Ripa played Hayley Vaughan Santos on " All My Children"; she also played Faith Fairfieldon " Hope & Faith". Both are television series on ABC.
Kelly Ripa went to Berlin Community School in Berlin, NJ, then attended school at Eastern Regional High School in
Voorhees Township, New Jersey.cite web| title=Kelly Ripa biography|publisher=celebritywonder.com|accessdate=2008-01-02|url=http://www.celebritywonder.com/html/kellyripa.html] She performed in high school plays and was discovered while performing in a play during her senior year of high school, " The Ugly Duckling". Ripa acted in local theaterand was a featured regular on USA Network's " Dance Party USA" – an afternoon teen music program.
Ripa acquired her first major acting role as goth teen turned suffering heroine
Hayley Vaughanon the soap opera " All My Children". While there, the character would become a popular fixture.
Later, Ripa was selected to work alongside
Regis Philbinfor the long-running talk show " Live with Regis and Kelly". Ripa was on double duty, but the following year in 2002, Ripa left "All My Children".
A few months before Ripa hosted "Live", she appeared on a celebrity version of "
Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and walked away with $250,000 for charity.
In September 2003, she was back on double duty when she co-starred (with
Faith Ford) on " Hope & Faith", a situation comedy. She portrayed Faith Fairfield, a former soap star whose character is killed off and who moves in with (and subsequently wreaks havoc on) her sister Hope's family. "Hope & Faith" survived for three seasons before a ratings decline led to its cancellation.
In June 2004, Ripa agreed to continue as "Live" co-host for at least five more years, at a salary that the
tabloid televisionshow "Extra" reported was $8 million/year. In October 2006, " The Hollywood Reporter" reported that Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos, also an actor, were partnering with producers from "Hope & Faith" on a sitcom for The CW Television Networkthat would be loosely based on the couple's experiences as soap opera actors. [http://www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/05/tv/main2064884.shtml Ripa And Consuelos Land CW Comedy] , from " The Hollywood Reporter" via the CBS Newswebsite]
In April 2007, Ripa hosted the 2007
TV Land Awards. [ [http://www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/elements/2007/04/16/tv/photoessay2688014.shtml Photos from the 2007 TV Land Awards] , from "The Hollywood Reporter" via the CBS News website] In May 2007, Ripa stated that she most likely is done with acting for the time being. [cite web | url = http://www.nationalledger.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=12&num=13358 | title = Kelly Ripa Finished With Acting Career? | author = Beck, Marilyn and Smith, Stacy Jenel | publisher = The National Ledger | date= 2007-05-15 | accessdate = 2007-06-22]
August 14, 2002, guest Judith Lightcreated a stir on "Live with Regis and Kelly" when she got into a shouting match with Kelly after Kelly corrected Judith's pronunciation of " Worcestershire".Fact|date=November 2007 This became a recurring topic on the show, with the on-air talent frequently making light of the incident.
November 17, 2006, Clay Aikenwas a guest host on Live with Regis and Kelly. During an interview with Cheryl Burke, Aiken covered Kelly Ripa's mouth with his hand and Ripa flinched and said "...I don't know where that hand has been." There was considerable reaction after Kelly mentioned the incident on her show four days later, with Rosie O'Donnellscolding Ripa for what appeared to be a "homophobic" reaction. [ [http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/25/this-weeks-biggest-losers-11-25-06/ The Z List : This Week's Biggest Losers 11/25/06] , TMZ.com staff, TMZ.com, November 25, 2006, accessed December 17, 2006] Aiken mocked the controversy on the 2006 American Music Awards a few days later with Tori Spelling. [ [http://www.people.com/people/clay_aiken/photos/0,,20007361_1250125,00.html People Photo Album, Comic Relief] retrieved May 24,2007]
Awards and honors
Ripa won five
Soap Opera Digest Awardsfor playing Hayley on "All My Children" in 1996, 1998 & 2000. She has been nominated for 8 Daytime Emmy Awards. Three of these nominations were for playing Hayley on All My Children, and 5 were for performing hosting duties alongside Regis.
In April 2006, she won a
Daytime Emmy Awardfor Outstanding Special Class Specialfor co-hosting the 2005 " Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade" with Regis Philbinand Ryan Seacrest.
September 15, 2006, Ripa broke the Guinness World Record for custard pie throwing, tossing 24 banana cream pies in one minute at actor Wilmer Valderrama, as part of a Guinness World Record Breaker theme week on "Live with Regis and Kelly". She beat the record set by NASCARdriver Matt Kensethon the previous day, when he threw 17 pies at Ripa herself. [ [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/09-14-2006/0004433255 Guinness World Records Smashed During 'Live with Regis and Kelly's' 'Guinness World Record Breaker Week' ] ]
Ripa was born in
Camden County, New Jersey, the daughter of Esther, a homemaker, and Joseph Ripa, a labor unionpresident and busdriver. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/98/Kelly-Ripa.html Kelly Ripa Biography (1970-) ] ] [http://www.camdencounty.com/government/elected/el_ripa.html Camden County Officials: Joseph Ripa] from the Camden County, New Jerseywebsite] Kelly Ripa is 3/4 Italian, 1/4 Irish; her father is Italian-American, while her mother is half Irish-American, half Italian-American. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0727961/bio] Ripa's father has been a freeholder for Camden County, New Jerseysince January 2004.
In 1995, Ripa met
Mark Consuelos, her co-star on "All My Children"; the two married on May 1, 1996. The couple have three children — Michael Joseph Consuelos, born June 2, 1997; Lola Grace Consuelos, born June 16, 2001; and Joaquin Antonio Consuelos, born February 24, 2003.
Dance Party USA" (1986-1992) (frequent regular)
All My Children" (cast member from 1990-2002)(as Hayley Vaughan Santos)
*"Someone to Love" (2001)
Live with Regis and Kelly" (2001-present)
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" (2002)
Hope & Faith" (2003-2006)
*"" (2003) (voice)
*"Kelly Ripa's E! True Hollywood Story" (2006)
*"Go, Diego, Go!" - mother wolf (voice) (2006)
*"50 Funniest Women Alive", Oxygen (2007) (also placed #6)
The Knights of Prosperity" (2007)
6abc Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (annual appearance)
Marvin's Room" (1996) Coral
*"The Stand-In" (1999) Jennifer
*"" (2003) (voice) (direct-to-video) Dr. Roxanne "Rocky" Ballantine
*"Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003) herself
*"Fly Me to the Moon" (2007) (voice) Nat's mom
*"Delgo" (2008) (voice) Kurrin
* [http://www.liveregisandkelly.com/ Official website for "Live with Regis and Kelly"]
* [http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag/issues/20080713/Blonde+Vivant+Kelly+Ripa Kelly Ripa in Page Six Magazine]
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