Kelly Ripa
Pine Valley Presence
At A Glance
Kelly Ripa joined All My Children, in the role of Hayley Vaughan, in November 1990.

Kelly, who sees a little bit of herself in Hayley, had been attending Camden Community College in New Jersey and had performed in local theater productions, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Wizard of Oz, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, before coming to the show.

Her entry into acting came suddenly. After performing in her senior high school play, The Ugly Duckling, she was approached by her current manager, Cathy Parker, and encouraged to pursue acting. Kelly, who has one sibling, is the first in her family to enter the acting profession. She has studied ballet since age three, plays the piano and, in her words, is "no Barbra Streisand but can carry a tune."

In the late 1980s, Kelly was a regular on the USA cable network's Dance Party USA.

In 2001, Ripa was named permanent co-host to Regis Philbin on Philbin's Live. Ripa had sat in on numerous occasions as a temporary co-host.

In the summer of 1996, Kelly married her on-screen sweetheart Mark Consuelos (Mateo Santos) in a very hush-hush wedding. The news of the couple's marriage did not surface for several months after the said their "I Do"s. Then on June 2, 1997, Kelly and Mark welcomed their first child -- Michael Joseph Consuelos. On Saturday, June 16, 2001, the couple welcomed their second child, Lola Grace weighing in at 8lbs 3oz.
Acting Portfolio
The Streak
Co-executive Producer

Hope & Faith
Faith Fairfield
2003 to 2006

Jennifer Bradley

Live! With Regis and Kelly
February 2001 to Present

Live! With Regis
Temporary co-host
January to February 2001

ABC's Men You Love at Pleasure Island
as Herself
June 29, 1996

All My Children
Hayley Vaughan
November 1990 to December 18, 2002; January 4-5 2010

McDonald's commercial

Dance Party USA
Acting Portfolio
Kurrin (voice)

Fly Me to the Moon 3D
Nat's Mom (voice)

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
Dr. Roxanne 'Rocky' Ballantine (voice)

The Stand-In

Marvin's Room
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1999, 2002)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (1993)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Outstanding Younger Lead Actress (2000)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Hottest Romance (Mateo Santos and Hayley Vaughan; 1998)
Appeared in 1999 Jockey underwear ad campaign along with other ABC Daytime stars.
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Stratford, New Jersey
BIRTHDATE: October 2, 1970
HEIGHT: 5'4"
HAIR: Blonde (Naturally Brown)
EYES: Blue
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Mark Consuelos [May 1, 1996 to Present]
CHILDREN: Son, Michael Joseph Consuelos [Jun 2, 1997]; Daughter, Lola Grace [Jun 16, 2001; 8lbs 3oz.]; Son, Joaquin Antonio [Feb 24, 2003; 8lbs 5oz.]
News Archives
News Archive: Ripa, former agent battle in court. [May 25, 1998]
News Archive: Ripa earns second and first Emmy nominations. [Mar 14, 1999]
News Archive: Ripa reportedly wants a break from AMC. [May 3, 1999]
News Archive: Lucci wins Emmy and Ripa tells her to keep on talking. [May 23, 1999]
News Archive: Y&R star beats two AMC actresses for Emmy. [May 21, 1999]
News Archive: Kelly Ripa chosen as Regis' new sidekick. [Feb 6, 2001]
News Archive: Pair of Emmy noms for real-life AMC couple. [Mar 13, 2002]
News Archive: Ripa says she's staying in Pine Valley. [Aug 26, 2002]
News Archive: Consuelos, Ripa expecting their third child. [Sep 16, 2002]
News Archive: Guiding Light star rumored up for role as Hayley. [Jun 2, 2008]
News Archive: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos inventing a new reality series. [Jun 8, 2009]
News Archive: Ripa, Consuelos developing sitcom for ABC. [Oct 21, 2010]
News Archive: Consuelos, Ripa developing primetime sitcom. [Oct 14, 2013]
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