- Faith: Christian - Catholic
- Career: Actress
- birthday: October 2, 1970
- fun faith fact! Her family says prayers together every night
Kelly Ripa performed in a high school play and in local theater productions before landing the role of Haley in All My Children, and married her love interest on the set, actor Mark Consuelos.
In 2001, she replaced Kathie Lee Gifford as Regis Philbin’s morning talk show co-host, and the show was renamed Live with Regis and Kelly. After Regis retired, Michael Strahan was named as his permanent replacement. The show, for which Kelly Ripa’s current annual salary is reportedly $20 million, is now called Live with Kelly and Michael.
Kelly Ripa is actively involved with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and other charities.