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Kelly Ripa

Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970) is an American actress, talk show host, and television producer. Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan on the television soap opera All My Children from 1990–2002, is best known as co-host of the popular syndicated morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael. She is also known for her role as Faith Fairfield on Hope & Faith. Additionally, Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos own a New York based production company, Milojo. In 2012, The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the Most Powerful People in Media. Ripa was born in Stratford, New Jersey, the daughter of Esther, a homemaker, and Joseph Ripa, a labor-union president and bus driver. She has a younger sister, Linda, who is a children's book author. She is of Italian and Irish descent. Her father has been the Democratic County Clerk for Camden County, New Jersey since June 2009. She 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. Ripa graduated from Eastern High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, where she became a cheerleader and was later encouraged by

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Michael Strahan -- Blindsided by Ripa Taking Divorce Cheap Shot (VIDEO)

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Michael Strahan -- Leaving 'Live' for Good in Two Weeks

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Michael Strahan's getting the hell outta dodge months earlier than anticipated -- instead of staying at 'Live' through the summer, he'll be gone in just over 2 weeks.  Sources connected to… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- I Got My Apology and Some Respect (VIDEO)

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- 11 days ago
Michael Strahan -- He Was Sick of the Sniping ... He Wanted to Bail on 'Live'

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Jumping ship from 'Live' was an easy call for Michael Strahan ... he wanted to work where his co-host wasn't tormenting him. Sources connected with the production tell us, Michael had his fill of… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- I'm Not Looking Forward to This (PHOTOS)

Kelly Ripa
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- 11 days ago
Andy Cohen -- Michael Strahan Will Be Sorry He Left Kelly Ripa (AUDIO)

Andy Cohen
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Michael Strahan just made the biggest mistake of his career by choosing 'GMA' over "Live! with Kelly and Michael" ... at least according to Andy Cohen. Andy took a stand for his BFF, Kelly Ripa,… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- Back Tuesday After Tough Talk With Disney

Kelly Ripa
Back Tuesday After Tough Talk With Disney

Kelly Ripa will be back Tuesday on 'Live' ... TMZ has learned ... this after her people jawboned it with Disney over the fate of her show and the tenure of her co-host. Our ABC sources say… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- Crew Furious ... Her Boycott Could Cost Us Our Jobs

Kelly Ripa
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Kelly Ripa is alienating lots of people on 'Live,' because they believe she's jeopardizing their jobs by refusing to work. Production sources tell us, some members of the crew believe ABC execs… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Regis Philbin -- Disney Screwed Kelly Ripa (VIDEO)

Regis Philbin
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- 16 days ago

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