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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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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 >

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

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Kelly Ripa Shouldn't Have Been Told That Way

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Furious at Michael Strahan You Betrayed Me

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Kelly Ripa -- No-show On 'Live' (VIDEO)

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Kelly Ripa -- Ballistic Over Strahan Shocker

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Ballistic Over Strahan Shocker

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Michael Strahan -- Blindsided Kelly Ripa ... No Warning

Michael Strahan
Blindsided Kelly Ripa ... No Warning

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Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos -- We've Been Booted! (PHOTO)

Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
We've Been Booted!

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Regis Philbin -- Michael Strahan's the Black Me

Regis Philbin
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