Kelly was born and raised in New Jersey, Stratford. She is the daughter of Esther, a homemaker and Joseph Ripa who is a Labor-Union President and bus driver. She is the first daughter to the family and has one younger sister Linda, who is an author of children’s book. In the early age she studied ballet, and plays piano too. Kelly Ripa Graduated from Eastern High School in New Jersey. In the School she became cheerleader and she also took part in drama classes. Later on she was highly influenced and motivated by her drama teacher to pursue her acting dream. Later on she joined Camden County College but she was dropped out and then she moved to the New York City to focus on her acting.
Though she came New York to do acting but faith has something different at the first point. She gets her first TV exposure in the year 1986 on Dancer Party USA where she appeared as a regular dancer. Her career goal at that time was to be the newscaster and later she got that opportunity too. Kelly Ripa got her first major acting role in the year 1990 on All My Children as Hayley Vaughan who is a troubled party girl. She continues the series for 12 years and made a significant appearance in 2010 just to celebrate Soap Opera’s 40th Anniversary. She made her debut in many fields like in acting, spokesperson, she also opens the Production Company and she is also actively involved in charity things. Kelly Ripa is also known as the one of successful spokesperson who has given her voice to several international companies. In the past she tied up with Tide, 7 Up, Pantene, TD Bank, and she currently involved with the two company Ryka who deals with the footwear and fashion wear and Electrolux who produce different kinds of electronic goods to maintain healthy life style. In the year 2007 Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos established Milojo, which became the highly successful SoHo-based Production Company. With the cooperation of the team they had successfully created many helpful and successful documentaries as well as good films. She is also actively involved in charity program with her spokesperson company Electrolux to avoid and cure ovarian cancer. She is also ans active member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
In her personal life she eloped with the Mark Consuelos whom she met on the set of All My Children. After dating for a year Ripa and Kelly Ripa husband Mark went to Las Vegas. Kelly Ripa kids are amazing which were born on the year 1997 Michael Joseph and Lola Grace and Joaquin Antonio in the year 2001 and 2003. Kelly Ripa family currently resides in their luxurious house with no disputes.