Kelly Ripa is an actress and daytime talk show host from the United States. As Hayley Vaughn on the long-running soap opera “All My Children,” she became part of one of the most famous couples in the genre. Mark Consuelos, who played Mateo Santos on the show, turned out to have natural chemistry with her.
During her last season on “All My Children,” she was asked to try out to be a co-host on the morning show that used to be called “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.” Her audition went well, and the first episode of “Live with Regis and Kelly” aired in 2001. A year after they started working together on the show, they married.
The new morning show was a huge hit almost immediately, and it has kept its popularity even after Regis retired and died. Kelly Ripa gets $22 million a year for her work on the show. She used to host the show with Michael Strahan and now hosts “Live with Regis and Kelly” with Ryan Seacrest.
Kelly Ripa Early Years
Kelly Maria Ripa was born in Berlin, NJ, on October 2, 1970. She is the daughter of Esther, who works at home, and Joseph Ripa, the Democratic County Clerk for Camden County. Linda, who is her sister, writes books for kids. The girls' parents brought them up as Roman Catholics.
Kelly is the only one in her family who works as an actor. She went to ballet school and learned to play the piano as a child. While in high school at New Jersey's Eastern Regional High School, her drama teacher encouraged her to become an actress. She was the star of local plays and went to Camden County College, but she dropped out to move to New York City and become an actress.
Kelly Ripa Career
Ripa quickly got jobs on local TV, and in 1986, she was cast as a regular dancer on the show Dancin' On Air. This was the first time she was seen on national TV. This led to a job on Dance Party USA in the long run.
Ripa first became well-known when she played Hayley Vaughn Santos, a party girl, on the ABC soap opera “All My Children” in 1990. She was on the soap opera from 1990 to 2002. She worked on the “Hope and Faith” TV show after “All My Children.” While on the show, she met Mark Consuelos, who would become her husband.
Ripa has been a co-host of the morning talk show “Live with Regis and Kelly” since February 2001. She also continues to act in TV shows and movies, such as “Hope and Faith” and “Missing.” Ripa and Regis Philbin's funny banter and great chemistry brought in a lot of new fans and helped the show get excellent ratings. They became famous for talking about their families and personal lives on air. On average, about 6 million people watch them every day.
The show was called Live! with Kelly and had several guest co-hosts. When Philbin left the show in January 2011, Kelly took over as host. In 2012, Michael Strahan replaced her, and the show's name changed to Live! with Kelly and Michael. When Strahan left in 2016, the show returned to being called Live! with Kelly. Ryan Seacrest joined the show as a co-host in 2017, and the name was changed to Live! with Kelly and Ryan.
Kelly Ripa Another Job
Ripa has been a spokesperson for companies like 7 Up, Tide, Pantene, and more. She is best known for her work on daytime TV, but she has also been in a few movies, including Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio's Marvin's Room, which was a big hit in 1996. She has also done a lot of voice work for shows like “Kim Possible,” “Delgo,” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”
In its 24th year, the show won the Daytime Emmy for Best Talk Show. Ripa won five Soap Opera Digest Awards for her work on All My Children and was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards. Kelly and her co-host Regis Philbin won a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show Host” in 2001, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016.
Kelly's work on Live! has earned her several nominations for the People's Choice Awards. In 2015, she was honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. In 2017, Ripa was placed in the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Kelly Ripa Personal Life
Ripa met Mark Consuelos, who was also on All My Children, in 1995. On May 1, 1996, they ran away to get married. They have three kids: Michael Joseph (born in 1997), Lola Grace (born in 2001), and Joaquin Antonio (born in 2003). (b. 2003). On November 1, 2000, Ripa's first tryout for Live! With Regis, a celebrity psychic was one of the guests. She was right in thinking that Ripa was expecting her second child.
Real Estate With Kelly Ripa
Kelly and Mark own multiple homes in different parts of the country.
Kelly and Mark's first big apartment in New York City was a loft with three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and 5,625 square feet of space. The unit had a huge eat-in kitchen with multiple refrigerators, a separate family wing with two bedrooms, a playroom, a library/den, an office, and a personal gym.
Because the family liked the location so much, when they outgrew the $2.8 million loft, they moved up to the 9,865-square-foot penthouse suite that Nicole Kidman had just left.
In 2005, they spent $9 million on Kidman's 6,700-square-foot home. They were able to make a profit of $3 million when they sold the first condo for around $6.8 million. In 2014, they sold the Kidman home for $24.5 million.
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Their main home is a five-bedroom townhouse in New York City worth at least $30 million. The elevator in the five-story house takes people up to a private patio and garden on the roof. They have a ski house in Telluride, Colorado, and a beach house in the Hamptons that they use for vacations.
In 2004, they paid $2.35 million for their house in the Hamptons. This house is probably worth between $10 and $15 million today. Together, their properties are worth at least $45 million.
Kelly Ripa's Net Worth
Kelly Ripa is an actress and daytime talk show host from the United States. She is worth $120 million. As Hayley Vaughn on the long-running soap opera “All My Children,” she became part of one of the most famous couples in the genre. Mark Consuelos, who played Mateo Santos on the show, turned out to have natural chemistry with her.
A year after they started working together on the show, they married. During her last season on “All My Children,” she was asked to try out to be a co-host on the morning show that used to be called “Live wit
h Regis and Kathie Lee.” Her audition went well, and the first episode of “Live with Regis and Kelly” aired in 2001. The new morning show was a huge hit almost immediately, and it has kept its popularity even after Regis retired and died. She used to host the show with Michael Strahan and now hosts “Live with Regis and Kelly” with Ryan Seacrest. Kelly Ripa gets $22 million a year for her work on the show.