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Kelly Ripa



Kelly Ripa, the bubbly, blonde, and garrulous host of Live With Regis and Kelly (formerly Live With Regis and Kathie Lee), made the leap from semi-obscurity to American icon in early 2001, when the producers of that nationally syndicated daytime talk program selected her as the replacement for 15-year hostess Kathie Lee Gifford. Born October 2, 1970, to parents of mixed Irish and Italian heritage, the photogenic Ripa began her career as an actress -- first in high-school productions, then as a participant on the USA channel's Dance Party USA, and finally as a soap opera star on All My Children. Her portrayal of psychologically tortured teenager Hayley Vaughan on that program spanned 12 years, from 1990 through 2002. During her time with that series, she also met and married co-star Mark Consuelos, and eventually had several children with him.



The actress' assignment on Live With Regis represented the denouement of a long, suspenseful, and nationally publicized search after Gifford withdrew in mid-2000. In the final analysis, many insiders felt that executive producer Michael Gelman and others had clearly made the right choice, for then-30-year-old Ripa's ascent to the co-host's chair helped the show reel in the highest ratings of its multi-decade run. Moreover, the program's fans asserted that the central banter between "Reege" and his hostess had never once been livelier, more entertaining or more fluid.





In mid-2003, the peppy Ripa signed for another popular small-screen gig, albeit in a completely different venue: she and Faith Ford (Murphy Brown) played reunited sisters -- Ripa one of the glitterati, Ford a low-key suburban wife and mother -- on the situation comedy Hope & Faith. The program debuted that fall and lasted for three seasons. Ripa guest-hosted Saturday Night Live in November 2003; she and Regis are also frequent guests on Late Night with David Letterman. In addition to small-screen work, Ripa's resumé includes a bit part in the Muppet specials Sesame Street: Elmo's World -- Happy Holidays! and It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, as well as the Steve Martin comedy remake Cheaper by the Dozen (2003).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Cheerleader
  • Executive Producer
2014
No Score Yet Off the Rez
  • Executive Producer
2011
72% The Great Buck Howard
  • Herself
2009
12% Delgo
  • Kurrin
2008
19% Fly Me to the Moon
  • Nat's Mom
2008
24% Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Herself
2003
No Score Yet Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time
  • Future Bonnie
2003
No Score Yet Batman - Mystery of the Batwoman
  • Dr. Rocky Ballantine
2003
90% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
  • Herself
2002
No Score Yet Elmo's World - Happy Holidays!
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Stand-In
  • Jennifer
1999
80% Marvin's Room
  • Amber/Coral
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Appearing
  • Actor
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Herself
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet All My Children
1970-2013
  • Hayley Vaughn
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Herself
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Herself
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
92% Nashville
2012
  • Herself
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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