Kelly Ripa

United States

Kelly Ripa Bio

Who is Kelly Ripa

Kelly Maria Ripa (born Oct 2, 1970) is an American actress, television producer and the talk show host. She along with her husband Mark Consuelos own a New York based production company, Milojo.

Early Life (Childhood)

Ripa was born in Stratford, New Jersey. She is the daughter of a homemaker Esther and Joseph Ripa who was a labor-union president and bus driver.

Interesting Facts

When Ripa was pursuing her career as a cheerleader, her drama teacher encouraged her to pursue acting as he thought she was a natural performer and gave her a lead role in the next show.

Personal Life

Ripa is the first member in her family to enter the acting profession. She has studied ballet. She is also good at playing the piano. After graduating from Eastern High School, she became a cheerleader.


Ripa was ranked top 25 Blondes and also named as the top 20 entertainers of 2001. In 2012, she was named one of the Most Powerful People in Media by the Hollywood Reporters.