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

Andy Cohen
Strahan Will Be Sorry He Left Kelly

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 >

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 >

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

Kelly Ripa
Crew Furious Her Boycott Could Cost Us Our Jobs

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 >

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

Regis Philbin
Disney Screwed Kelly Ripa

Regis Philbin still has Kelly Ripa's back ... he says his old co-host got the shaft in the whole Michael Strahan deal. Regis spoke to photogs in NYC and made it clear Kelly should've gotten a… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- She Won't/Can't Leave 'Live' -- It's a Money Thing

Kelly Ripa
She Won't/Can't Leave 'Live' It's a Money Thing

Kelly Ripa may be saber-rattling -- boycotting the show and even threatening to leave -- but sources connected with the production don't believe she's going anywhere, because of her paycheck… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- Emerges with War Book (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Kelly Ripa
Emerges with War Book

Kelly Ripa is up for an epic fight with ABC ... at least that's what we're reading into what she's reading. Kelly and hubby Mark Consuelos left their Upper East Side townhouse Thursday, as she… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- Everybody and Their Brother Wants Strahan's Job

Kelly Ripa
Everybody and Their Brother Wants Strahan's Job

Kelly Ripa has suitors lining up, because we've learned just about every agent in Hollywood and New York has gotten calls from male clients saying they'd be a perfect replacement… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Oprah -- Kelly Ripa Shouldn't Have Been Told That Way (VIDEO)

Oprah
Kelly Ripa Shouldn't Have Been Told That Way

Oprah Winfrey was shocked that Kelly Ripa was blindsided by the big announcement Michael Strahan's leaving her, and the queen thinks it's just plain wrong. Oprah didn't know the details, so our… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- Furious at Michael Strahan ... You Betrayed Me

Kelly Ripa
Furious at Michael Strahan You Betrayed Me

Kelly Ripa believes Michael Strahan stabbed her in the back by not telling her he was bailing on her. Sources connected to Kelly and 'Live' tell us, although Michael was under strict orders… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- No-show On 'Live' (VIDEO)

Kelly Ripa
No-show On 'Live'

Kelly Ripa did not show up for her TV show Wednesday ... and our ABC sources say this may just be the first in a string of absences. Our sources tell us Kelly made the decision shortly after she… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago

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