Occupation:Actor, Talkshow Host
Birthday:October 2, 1970
Kelly Ripa is an actress, talkshow host, and producer from New Jersey. Ripa started playing piano and doing ballet from a young age. She also performed in various theater productions during her high school years. In 1986 she had her first proper television appearance in the show Dancin' On Air. In 1990 she landed her first major role on television in the soap opera All My Children. She became a household name when she permanently took over as co-host of the Live morning show with Regis Philbin, eventually becoming its main anchor, after Philbin's retirement, and working with co-hosts such as Michael Strahan. She has also hosted on Saturday Night Live and Live from Lincoln Center. Awards she has won include 4 Daytime Emmy Awards and 5 Soap Opera Digest Awards.