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Kelly Ripa Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Place Of Birth
Berlin, New Jersey, USA
53 years old
Birth Date
October 1 1970

Kelly Ripa Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Eastern regional High School
Net Worth
Current Partner
Mark Consuelos
Michael, Joaquin and Lola
Esther, Joseph Ripa
Sister Linda

About Kelly Ripa

Born in New Jersey, Kelly Maria Ripa was the first in her family to make an acting career.
She, and her sister, Linda, were raised by their parents. As a child, Kelly was interested in dance, music, and drama.
Following her passions, Kelly Ripa went on to become a successful American actress, dancer, talk-show host, and television producer. Owing to her gigantic net worth, we have seen Kelly in ABC's popular soap opera 'All My Children' and their sitcom 'Hope And Faith.' Ripa and Ryan Seacrest have been co-hosts of the popular morning talk show 'Live! With Kelly And Ryan' since 2001. Kelly owns a New-York based production company named Milojo, alongside her husband, Mark Consuelos.

Kelly Ripa's Net Worth, Earnings, And Spending Habits

What is Kelly Ripa's net worth?

Kelly has amassed a huge fortune with an approximate net worth of $120 million in her lifetime.

How much does Kelly Ripa earn per year?

Ripa earns an average of about $22 million per year.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall is Kelly Ripa?

Kelly is 5 ft 2 in (160 cm) tall.

How old is Kelly Ripa?

Born on October 2, 1970, Kelly Ripa is 51 years old as of October 2021.

Childhood And Education

Kelly was born in Berlin, New Jersey, to parents Esther and Joseph Ripa. She has one sister named Linda. Her mother was a homemaker, and her father was a labor union president with the occasional bus driver profession for Rutgers University.
Ripa, from a very early age of three, learned ballet and played the piano. She was encouraged by her high school drama teacher to act while she was graduating from Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. She acted in her local theater productions for 'The Ugly Duckling.' She dropped out of her psychology major at Camden County College to pursue her dream of being an actress.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kelly Ripa's partner?

Kelly has married her 'All My Children' co-star Mark Consuelos in 1996 and lives in East 76th Street, New York.

The couple has three children named Michael Joseph, Lola Grace, and Joaquin Antonio.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Doing cast news reports very often and being a terrific dancer, Kelly got her first national television exposure on 'Dancin' On Air' and eventually on 'Dance Party USA.' Ripa is an exceptional dancer and got many local TV gigs.
After getting featured in 'All My Children,' Ripa rose to fame by replacing Regis Philbin, and Michael Strahan replaced Kathie Lee from their show 'Live! With Regis And Kathie Lee.' The show was renamed 'Live! With Kelly And Michael' in 2012 and won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding talk show. As co-host Michael Strahan left the show for Good Morning America, the show replaced him with Ryan Seacrest, renaming the show again to 'Live! With Kelly And Ryan.' She also co-hosted 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' alongside Regina Philbin, for which the show won an Emmy Award. In more recent years, Ripa has been seen in 'CNN Heroes' alongside co-host Anderson Cooper. Apart from being a co-host in different shows, Kelly has hosted a few episodes of the 'Saturday Night Live,' '50 Funniest Women Alive', 'Homemade Millionaire,' 'Live From Lincoln Center,' and ‘Google+ Hangout.’
Ripa co-starred with Faith Ford, Ted McGinley, and Megan Fox in ABC's 'Hope and Faith' in 2003. It was a tough venture, as admitted by Kelly. She was featured alongside iconic actors Meryl Steep and Leonardo di Caprio in 'Marvin's Room' in 1996.
In 2007, Ripa with her husband founded their production company Milojo for their three children. Their first feature documentary, 'The Streak' was nominated for the Emmy and also premiered at the Tribecca Film Festival. They made the docu-series 'Masters Of Reception,' along with 'Homemade Millionaire.' The company featured their first short film, 'The Bensonhurst Spelling Bee' with their son Michael, and their video amassed over 1 million views.
In 2008, Kelly was featured in 'The Manhattan Project' in 'Ugly Betty' earning her a huge fortune.
Ripa was recently spotted in the episode 'The Red Dahlia' as Ms. Mulwray in the TV show Riverdale.

Charity Work

Ripa teamed with Electrolux to raise funds for The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. She won $250,000 in 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' and donated the entire amount to The Children Fund NGO. She is also an active member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

What awards has Kelly Ripa won?

For her work in 'Stand-In,' Ripa won the Best Actress Award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. For playing Hayley Vaughan of 'All My Children,' she garnered five Soap Opera Digest Awards and three Daytime Emmy nominations. In 2015, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Kelly with a star in the Hollywood Hall of Fame.
Ripa was inducted into the New Jersey hall of fame in 2017.

Other Interesting Kelly Ripa Facts And Trivia

  • Kelly's ancestry is one-quarter Irish and three-quarters Italian.
  • Kelly Ripa is a spokesperson for companies like Tide, 7 Up, Pantene, and TD Bank.
  • Ripa stars in Electrolux television and print ads and has her own line, ‘The Kelly Ripa Collection.’
  • Kelly is said to have misophonia.
  • She has a Maltese/ Shih Tzu mix named Lena.
  • Her son Joaquin goes to the University of Michigan. Kelly and her husband visited him while she missed a few of her episodes of Live!
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