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Kelly Ripa joined All My Children, in the role of Hayley Vaughan, in November 1990.
Kelly, who sees a little bit of herself in Hayley, had been attending Camden Community College in New Jersey and had performed in local theater productions, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Wizard of Oz, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, before coming to the show.
Her entry into acting came suddenly. After performing in her senior high school play, The Ugly Duckling, she was approached by her current manager, Cathy Parker, and encouraged to pursue acting. Kelly, who has one sibling, 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."
In the late 1980s, Kelly was a regular on the USA cable network's Dance Party USA.
In 2001, Ripa was named permanent co-host to Regis Philbin on Philbin's Live. Ripa had sat in on numerous occasions as a temporary co-host.
In the summer of 1996, Kelly married her on-screen sweetheart Mark Consuelos (Mateo Santos) in a very hush-hush wedding. The news of the couple's marriage did not surface for several months after the said their "I Do"s. Then on June 2, 1997, Kelly and Mark welcomed their first child -- Michael Joseph Consuelos. On Saturday, June 16, 2001, the couple welcomed their second child, Lola Grace weighing in at 8lbs 3oz.
Hope & Faith
2003 to 2006
Live! With Regis and Kelly
February 2001 to Present
Live! With Regis
January to February 2001
ABC's Men You Love at Pleasure Island
June 29, 1996
All My Children
November 1990 to December 18, 2002
; January 4-5 2010
Dance Party USA
Fly Me to the Moon 3D
Nat's Mom (voice)
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
Dr. Roxanne 'Rocky' Ballantine (voice)
Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1999, 2002)
Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (1993)
Soap Opera Digest Awards
Winner, Outstanding Younger Lead Actress (2000)
Soap Opera Digest Awards
Winner, Hottest Romance (Mateo Santos and Hayley Vaughan; 1998)
Appeared in 1999 Jockey underwear ad campaign along with other ABC Daytime stars.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Stratford, New Jersey
BIRTHDATE: October 2, 1970
HAIR: Blonde (Naturally Brown)
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Mark Consuelos
[May 1, 1996 to Present]
CHILDREN: Son, Michael Joseph Consuelos [Jun 2, 1997]; Daughter, Lola Grace [Jun 16, 2001; 8lbs 3oz.]; Son, Joaquin Antonio [Feb 24, 2003; 8lbs 5oz.]
: Ripa, former agent battle in court. [May 25, 1998]
: Ripa earns second and first Emmy nominations. [Mar 14, 1999]
: Ripa reportedly wants a break from AMC. [May 3, 1999]
: Lucci wins Emmy and Ripa tells her to keep on talking. [May 23, 1999]
: Y&R star beats two AMC actresses for Emmy. [May 21, 1999]
: Kelly Ripa chosen as Regis' new sidekick. [Feb 6, 2001]
: Pair of Emmy noms for real-life AMC couple. [Mar 13, 2002]
: Ripa says she's staying in Pine Valley. [Aug 26, 2002]
: Consuelos, Ripa expecting their third child. [Sep 16, 2002]
: Guiding Light star rumored up for role as Hayley. [Jun 2, 2008]
: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos inventing a new reality series. [Jun 8, 2009]
: Ripa, Consuelos developing sitcom for ABC. [Oct 21, 2010]
: Consuelos, Ripa developing primetime sitcom. [Oct 14, 2013]
: Kelly Ripa to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame [Feb 23, 2015]
: Kelly Ripa receives Hollywood Walk of Fame star, despite having “no experience” [Oct 13, 2015]
: AMC alum Kelly Ripa taking heat after announcement of co-host's departure [Apr 20, 2016]
: Kelly Ripa and Susan Lucci reunite as AMC's Hayley and Erica [May 29, 2016]
: Bravo TV's Andy Cohen thanks AMC's Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos for saving his life [Dec 3, 2016]