Kelly Ripa (b. 1970) is a daytime TV talk show host and actress. She has co-hosted with Regis Philbin on Live from 2001 to 2011, and Michael Strahan from 2012 to 2016. In the interims between those periods, Ripa has hosted the show with guest co-hosts. Kermit and Miss Piggy have guested on the show during Ripa's tenure.
Ripa began her career on the TV soap opera All My Children; she was a series regular from 1990 to 2002. For a few years, she starred in the sitcom Hope & Faith.
In 2002, Ripa made a cameo appearance as herself in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. A year later, she played Mail Carrier Kelly in the direct-to-video special, Elmo's World: Happy Holidays! She later appeared on Sesame Street in "The Word of the Day" sketch in Episode 4144.