Kelly Ripa, host of the popular syndicated morning talk show "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly," has one of the most sought-after seats in television, and recently celebrated her tenth anniversary as co-host of the show. After ten consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host with partner Regis Philbin, the duo recently was honored as co-winners of the 2011 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for "LIVE." Also during her tenure, the show has been nominated for nine Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show, has received two TV Guide Award nominations for Favorite Daytime Talk Show and multiple People's Choice nominations for Favorite Talk Show Host.

Ripa ventured into primetime in 2003 on "Hope & Faith," starring with Faith Ford in the half-hour sitcom, which ran for three seasons on ABC. In 2002, Ripa concluded a 12-year stint as Hayley Vaughan on ABC’s "All My Children." She won three Soap Opera Digest Awards for her work, two for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress and one for Hottest Romance, which she shared with her real-life husband and co-star, actor Mark Consuelos. Ripa also received three Daytime Emmy nominations, two for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

She had a recurring role on the hit NBC series "Ed," appeared in the telefilm "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie," and won acclaim for her turn in late night TV's most coveted role: hosting "Saturday Night Live." Her voice could be heard as a guest star on the popular animated series "Kim Possible" and "Duck Dodgers." In 2007, Ripa hosted the TV Land Awards and the "50 Funniest Women Alive" special on the Oxygen network. Ripa also hosted the annual ABC special "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade" for nine years, eight of them with Philbin. They received a 2006 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special for their hosting duties, and again were nominated in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the same category.

Best known for her television work, Ripa also has several feature films to her credit. Most recently, she was part of the voice cast of the computer-generated animated feature "Fly Me to the Moon." In addition, Ripa appeared in the acclaimed Miramax feature "Marvin's Room" in 1996, and in 1999 won the Best Actress award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for her work in "The Stand-In."

Ripa and Consuelos also oversee their SoHo-based production company, Milojo Productions. Their first effort, the feature documentary "The Streak" for ESPN, told the compelling story of a Florida high school wrestling team with an extraordinary 34-year winning streak. It premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for a Sports Emmy in the category of Outstanding Sports Documentary. In addition, Milojo had a first-look development deal with TLC and Discovery, and premiered its first docu-series "Masters of Reception" in 2009. Following that, the company launched a country-wide search for female inventors and premiered "Homemade Millionaire" on TLC in Fall, 2010, hosted by Ripa. This year they also premiered the film "Off the Rez" at the Tribeca Film Festival, and then aired it on TLC. In addition, the company recently premiered "Jersey Cheer" for Lifetime. Milojo currently is in production on "Dirty Soap" for E! with Machete Productions. They also sold their first scripted project to ABC this past year, entitled "Port Love," and are currently developing more in the scripted arena. They have several other non-scripted projects in development as well.

Ripa and Consuelos met on the set of "All My Children" and married in 1996, a year before their characters married onscreen. The couple lives in New York with their three children, Michael, Lola and Joaquin.

- courtesy of Disney/ABC Domestic Television

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