Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970) is an American actress, dancer, talk show host, and television producer.
Ripa first became known for her portrayal of Hayley Vaughan on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children, between 1990 and 2002. She is best known as the co-host of the syndicated morning talk show, Live! with Kelly, in various formats since 2001. She also is known for her role as Faith Fairfield on the ABC sitcom, Hope & Faith, from 2003 to 2006. Additionally, Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, own a New York-based production company, Milojo.