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Kelly Ripa: Early Life, Career & Net Worth

The versatile Kelly Ripa is an American actress mostly known for her role in ABC’s soap opera ‘All My Children’.

Kelly has been named one of the Most Powerful People in Media by The Hollywood Reporter.

She is also popular for being a dancer, talk show host, and television producer.

Kelly Ripa owns a production company named Milojo with her husband, Mark Consuelos.

Moreover, you might also know Ripa from the movie Marvin’s Room.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Ripa a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 12, 2015.

Furthermore, Cowboy Mouth has a song named after her.

Kelly Ripa in a hot Red dress.
Kelly Ripa in a Red dress.

This article about Kelly Ripa will provide you the in-detailed information about early life, career, net worth, family, and much more.

Quick Facts

Birth Name Kelly Maria Ripa
Stage Name Kelly Ripa 
Nickname Pipa 
Famous For the role of Hayley Vaughan in All My Children
Date of Birth October 2, 1970
Age [calculate_years datestring=”10/02/1970″] Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Place of Birth Stratford, New Jersey, USA
Current Residence UES, Manhattan, New York, USA
Profession Actress, Talk show host, Dancer, Producer
Active years 1986-present
Nationality American
Father Joseph Ripa
Mother Esther Ripa
Siblings 1
Marital Status Married
Wife Mark Consuelos 
Children 3
School Eastern Regional High School, New Jersey
College Camden County College 
Languages English
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Irish, Italian Americans
Complexion White
Trademark Powerful Voice, Oval Face
Hobbies Real estate, Using the Internet, Listening to Ghazals
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Food Konkan
Sports Table-tennis
Favorite Celebrity Madonna
Favorite Holiday Destination Miami
Favorite Color Black
Height In feet: 5ft 3in
In centimeters: 160 cm
Weight In Kilograms: 55 kg
In Pounds: 121 lbs
Body Measurements 32-26-34
Shoe Size 7 US
Dress Size 2 US
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Net Worth $120 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merchandise Signed Photo
Last Updated [current-month], [current-year]

Kelly Ripa: Early Life, Family & Education

Kelly Maria Ripa was born in Berlin, New Jersey, on October 2, 1970.

Likewise, Joseph Ripa and Ester Ripa are Kelly’s parents who raised her alongside her sister Linda.

Moreover, Joseph was a labor union president and worked as a bus driver at some point.

Furthermore, he attended Rutgers University. Kelly’s mother, Ester, was a homemaker.

Linda, her sister, is a children’s book author.

The Ripa family were Catholic and had Italian and Irish ancestry.

Moreover, Kelly Maria was an active child who loved to dance, sing and act when she was just a kid.

Furthermore, she studied ballet since the critical age of three and started playing the piano.

Pipa graduated from the Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey.

Additionally, during her high school days, Kelly became interested in cheerleading and was encouraged by her drama teacher to step into the field of acting.

Ripa was a high school cheerleader for a couple of years before starting to act in local theatres.

Furthermore, she was starting to get acknowledged at the local theatre productions.

Additionally, she performed in The Ugly Duckling in her senior high school year.

Ripa enrolled in Camden County College, majoring in psychology.

Kelly dropped out of college to pursue her career in acting; thus, she moved to New York City to seek new opportunities.

Moreover, Kelly’s high school teachers thought she was a natural performer and could always act professionally.

Kelly Ripa: Age, Height & Weight

The Live with Kelly and Ryan host is currently [calculate_years datestring=”10/02/1970″] Years Old.

Furthermore, Kelly is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 55 Kilograms.

She has a body measurement of 32-26-34; she wears 7 US-sized shoes and 2 US-sized dresses.

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Kelly Ripa: Career

Dancin’ on Air & Live!

Ripa had started to appear in local TV gigs right after moving to NYC, but her first national television exposure came in Dancin’ On Air.

Likewise, in 1986, Ripa joined the dancing show and later also appeared in Dance Party USA.

Moreover, Pipa’s goal was to become a newscaster; she often cast news reports at that point in her career.

In 1990, Kelly Maria’s first major acting role came when she started to act on the soap opera All My Children on ABC.

Furthermore, she was cast as Hayley Vaughan in the series for 12 years, from 1990 to 2002.

Likewise, Ripa returned in the soap opera’s 40th Anniversary and acted in two episodes in 2010.

Ripa got the chance to work in Live! as its then co-host Kathie Lee Gifford left the show, so Regis Philbin started to search for her replacement.

Moreover, in February 2001, the show was renamed Live! with Regis and Kelly after Regis appointed Kelly permanently.

The chemistry between Regis and Ripa attracted a strong and loyal viewership averaging a shocking 6 million viewers per day on national television.

After Regis Philbin retired from Live!, Ripa became the head of the show, and the show was renamed Live! with Kelly.

Moreover, Michael Strahan was selected as the new co-host, and the show was again renamed Live! with Kelly and Michael.

Most importantly, on June 23, 2012, Live! won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show.

Kelly Ripa with Ryan Seacrest
Kelly Ripa with Ryan Seacrest

On May 16, 2016, Strahan left the show and moved to Good Morning America.

Ripa again started an audition to find another co-host and found the perfect match in Ryan Seacrest.

The show was then named Live with Kelly and Ryan and is still running.

TV Series

Over the years, Kelly has acted in many TV series, which has increased her fame and fortune equally.

The talented actress played the role of Jennifer Bradely in 4 episodes of Ed, a comedy-drama series.

Likewise, in 2002, she gave voice to the animated version of herself in an episode of Family Guy.

Most importantly, Kelly was cast as Faith Fairfield in Hope & Faith.

Furthermore, the sitcom started in 2003 and ended in 2006; Ripa played in 73 episodes of the TV sitcom. 

In 2005, Ripa was cast as The New Cadet in 2 episodes of Duck Dodgers, an animated TV series.

The same year Ripa made her Canadian series debut as she played the role of Melody in 1-800-Missing.

Moreover, The Knights of Prosperity decided to cast Kelly in an episode in 2007.

From 2008 to 2010, Kelly was cast in series like Ugly Betty, Damages, Brothers & Sisters, and The Marriage Ref.

In 2011, Ripa was cast in 3 incredible series, such as Hannah Montana, 30 Rock, and Live from Lincon Center.

Furthermore, Pipa’s next involvement in the series came in 2015, when she was cast in an episode of Broad City.

The following year Kelly was cast in an episode titled, Babymaker in the sitcom series, Nightcap.

From 2018 to 2019, she gave voice to Whitney in 4 episodes of American Housewife.

Most importantly, recently, in 2019, Ripa was cast as Ms. Mulwray in an episode of Riverdale.

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The multi-talented Kelly Maria made her movie debut in Marvin’s Room; a 6.7/10 rated drama film.

Additionally, she co-starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep in the 1996s movie.

Likewise, her next involvement in a movie came in 2001, where she was cast as Michelle in Someone to Love.

In 2002, Ripa cameoed in It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas.

Most importantly, in 2003, she was the voice artist of Future Bonnie in Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary event
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary event.

Likewise, the same year she gave voice to Dr. Roxanne in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.

Ripa also had a cameo role in Cheaper by the Dozen.

After 5 years, in 2008, she acted in The Great Buck Howard.

Likewise, she was a voice-over artist in two animated movies titled Delgo and Fly Me to the Moon.

Recently in 2020, she was cast as herself in The Stand-In.

Furthermore, Pipa is expected to be cast as the infamous Hayley Vaughan in Pine Valley.

A Legendary Host & Production company

Kelly Ripa has won multiple awards as a co-host in Live! Show with Reggis, Michael, and Ryan on multiple occasions.

Likewise, Kelly is also known for being the co-host of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.

Additionally, she co-hosted the show from 2001 until 2009.

In 2003, she hosted the SNL episode titled Kelly Ripa/ Outkast.

Likewise, Ripa was announced as the host of 50 Funniest Women Alive in 2007.

Furthermore, she hosted the TV Land Awards in 2007 and again in 2012.

In 2010, Kelly was the host of the reality TV series Homemade Millionaire, which she executively produced.

In 2013, Ripa hosted the Google+ Hangout program.

Most importantly, from 2016 till now, Kelly has been the co-host for CNN Heroes alongside Anderson Cooper.

Over the years, Kelly has been a spokesperson for companies like 7 Up, Pantene, Tide, and TD Bank.

Furthermore, currently, she works for Ryka and Electrolux.

Ryka is a shoe brand; Ryka introduced The Kelly Ripa Collection, reflecting Kelly.

Furthermore, Kelly is the face of Electrolux; the company uses her image on the point of sale of materials.

Ripa and her famous husband founded their own production company in 2007.

Additionally, Milojo is the production company’s name, which Pipa and Mark named after their 3 children.

The Streak, a documentary, was its first recognizable work.

Milojo partnered with Discovery Channel to produce Homemade Millionaire, which Ripa hosted.

Likewise, the company produced Off the Rez in 2011 and The Bensonhurst Spelling Bee, which features Ripa, her husband Mark, and her firstborn Michael.

Furthermore, Ripa and her husband were the co-executive producers of Exhumed.

Kelly Ripa: Husband & Children

The actress met Mark Consuelos on the set of All My Children in 1995.

The two fell in love instantly and have been together ever since.

Moreover, their first date was in 1996 when they went to have pizza and wine.

Consuelos proposed marriage to Kelly, and guess what? She said yes!

The couple married each other on May 1, 1996.

Likewise, Mark and Kelly have three children together.

Micheal Joseph Consuelos, their firstborn, was born on June 2, 1997, after they married.

Lola Grace Consuelos was born on June 16, 2001.

Lastly, Joaquin Antonio Consuelos was born on February 24, 2003.

Michael and Lola study at New York University and live there.

Kelly Ripa with her beloved children and husband.
Kelly Ripa with her beloved children and husband.

Whereas Joaquin studies in Michigan.

Mark and Kelly decided to make their children independent thus decided to send them away.

Furthermore, doing this brought love and affection back to the Consuelos family.

Kelly Ripa: Controversies

Kelly Ripa hasn’t been involved in too much controversy throughout her career.

Recently, Kelly was criticized for lying that she was quarantined in New York City.

The fans found out that Ripa, her husband, and her children were on a quarantine vacation on an island in the Caribbean when Ripa told the Live! Show that she was in NYC.

Furthermore, the fans were disheartened as Kelly kept hiding their truth.

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Kelly Ripa: Net Worth

Kelly Maria Ripa has an estimated net worth of approximately $120 million

Yes, you heard that her net worth is $120 million.

She reportedly earns a $22 million annual salary. 

The actress earned a lot from hosting TV shows, acting in movies & series, and becoming a spokesperson.

Likewise, the talented feminist increases her income from brand endorsements and sponsorships.

Kelly, along with her husband Mark, owns several homes around the USA.

In 2005, they bought a house in NYC for $9 million and eventually sold it for $12 million.

Likewise, this was only the couple’s first piece of business as they sold another home in NYC for around $24.5 million.

Furthermore, Mark and Ripa have a lot of properties, land, and houses that they frequently sell to gain maximum profit from it.

Additionally, according to reports, the couple’s combined real estate portfolio is at least $45 million.

In addition to that, Mark and Ripa currently live in a $27 million worth townhouse in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Kelly Ripa: Charity

The generous actress believes in giving back to the community and helping the people in need!

Likewise, after Kelly lost her close friend to ovarian cancer, she is dedicated to helping and supporting the cause of ovarian cancer.

Moreover, she has partnered with Electrolux to raise funds for The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

In 2011’s event of the OCRF, Kelly helped to raise a fund of $3.5 million.

In 2001, Ripa won $250,000 in the celebrity version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire hosted by her former co-host Philbin.

Furthermore, she donated the money to the Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund.

Additionally, the fund was dedicated to healing children with cancer and blood disorders.

Likewise, Kelly is also an activist in Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Ripa is motivated to fight against the cause of drunk driving since her sister Linda was nearly hit by a drunk driver in 1999.

Kelly Ripa: Social Media Presence

The fabulous Kelly is quite a famous person on social media.

First, she has an Instagram account with around 3.1 million followers.

Secondly, Ripa has a Twitter, with around 1.4 million followers.

And lastly, Pipa also has a Facebook page where around 590K people follow her.

Furthermore, she usually posts about herself and her family.

Kelly Ripa: Fun Facts

  • Kelly has 2 dogs named Lena and Chewie.
  • Just like many millionaires, Ripa was also a college dropout.
  • She wasn’t born rich; her family had their struggles.
  • Kelly Ripa was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • She is the producer of the TV Series Geek Girl Rising.
  • Ripa wore the dress she wore at her wedding on her 20th wedding anniversary and posted the photo on Instagram.

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Kelly Ripa: FAQs

Why did Kelly Ripa allow all of her children to leave the house?

Kelly revealed that all of her children had left her home as she wanted them to roam and experience life on their own.

Likewise, she also said that she was rediscovering her love life with her husband, Mark Consuelos, so she told her children not to come home.

Does Kelly Ripa have misophonia?

In 2011, the actress revealed that she had been suffering from misophonia.

Furthermore, she has decreased tolerance to some sounds, which affects her stimuli.

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