The entertainment industry is broad and proliferating. Kelly Ripa has contributed a great deal to the filming industry. Who is Kelly Ripa? Kelly Ripa is a famous dancer, actress, television producer and talk show host. She has been active in the filming business since 1986. She is best known for being the 2014 most influential media personality in the world. Kelly Ripa is currently the co-host of a talk show, Live! With Kelly and Ryan. The show has been running since 2001. This article will highlight the details about her life, career, and awards. It will also unveil the net worth of Kelly Ripa in 2018. Read on!
Early Life & Biography
Kelly Ripa was born in 1970 on 2nd October as Kelly Maria Ripa. Her place of birth was Stratford, New Jersey in the United States of America. Her mother and father are Esther Ripa and Joseph Ripa, respectively. Esther was by then a homemaker while Joseph worked as a bus driver and the president of a labor union.
Kelly grew up with her sister Linda who worked as an author of kids’ books. She grew up under the Catholic faith. At one point, her faith worked in Camden County as a Democratic County Clerk. Kelly started studying ballet when she was three years old. Ripa attended Eastern Regional High School which is in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. Kelly later joined the Camden County College. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in psychology but later dropped out of school.
In 1995 while acting a film, All My Children, Kelly met Mark Consuelos who was her co-star. The couple helped together the following year. Mark and Kelly are the parents of three lovely children. Their kids include Joaquin Antonio Consuelos, Lola Grace and Michael Joseph. Currently, she is a devoted Catholic follower.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Her high school drama teacher first noted Kelly Ripa’s ability to act. He encouraged her to work hard since she was a natural performer. Kelly started performing in theater productions. It was during these moments that Kelly was discovered when starring in a film, The Ugly Duckling.
Her first national television appearance was in 1968. She starred in Dancin’ On Air as a dancer. By then she aimed to become a news anchor. In 1990, she starred in All My Children as Hayley Vaughan. In 2001 Ripa replaced Regis in her Live show. She hosted the show alongside Philbin. However, Philbin retired from the show in 2011. The show was then reformed to Live! with Kelly.
In 2012 she started hosting the show alongside Michael Straham. In the same year, the show won a Daytime Emmy Award for its outstanding talks. In 2017, Ryan replaced Michael. As a result of that, its name was changed to Live with Kelly and Ryan. Other than filming and hosting, she works as a spokesperson for different companies. Ripa is also a great philanthropist and owns a production company.
Net Worth & Earnings
Kelly Ripa has a net worth of $90 million. She has amassed this net worth from her acting career. Her other source of net worth is her current running show. Ripa also co-owns a production company with Mark Consuelos. Kelly Ripa has also won multiple awards thanks to her filming work and her Live show.
With talent everything is possible. Kelly Ripa’s acting career was evident at a very young age. As a result of that, her teacher encouraged her to take acting as a career. Kelly is currently a successful actress and television personality. Her current successes are admirable.