Kelly Ripa is an American actress and talk show host best known for serving as the co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, alongside Regis Philbin, since February 2001.
She is also known for her acting roles on the soapie All My Children (1990-2002) and on the sitcom Hope & Faith, from 2003-2006.
Ripa won five Soap Opera Digest Awards for playing Hayley on All My Children, in 1996, 1998 & 2000.
She has been nominated for 8 Daytime Emmy Awards. Three of these nominations were for playing Hayley on All My Children, and 5 were for performing hosting duties alongside Regis.
In April 2006, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special for co-hosting the 2005 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade with Regis Philbin and Ryan Seacrest.