Mark Consuelos is known as an American television actor and media personality. He is most famous for his role as Mateo Santos on 'All My Children' and for being the husband of popular talk show host Kelly Ripa.
Mark Andrew Consuelos was born on March 30, 1971 in Zaragoza, Spain. He is the third and last born offspring of his Mexican father, Saul, and his Italian mother, Camilla. Consuelos was brought up in both Lebanon, Illinois and later, Tampa, Florida. After high school, he went to the University of Notre Dame however moved to the University of South Florida where he wrapped up his examinations, graduating with a degree in 1994.
While on All My Children, Consuelos appeared in an assortment of TV and film productions including Friends (2001), Third Watch (2001, 2003), Hope and Faith (2005-2006), the war film The Great Raid (2005), the superhuman satire My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) and Ugly Betty (2008).
Consuelos additionally put on his television show hosting cap, normally guesting with his significant other Ripa, who at this point has become well known as syndicated program co-host with Regis Philbin on Live! with Regis and Kelly (2001-2011) — later named: Live! with Kelly (2011-2012, 2016-2017), Live! with Kelly and Michael (2012-2016) and as of late, Live! with Kelly and Ryan (2017-present).
Consuelos additionally hosted two NBC reality dating shows in 2007: Age of Love and Science of Love and later filled in as a panelist on the fleeting Fridays Live section on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
In the wake of appearing in Law and Order: SVU, Consuelos earned a guest role on American Horror Story: Asylum (2012-2013) as a pedophiliac prisoner called Spivey.
In 2016 he depicted baseball player Oscar Arguella in Fox's new drama Pitch, yet because of poor appraisals, the series was dropped after one season. Yet, the actor would do well the next year when he was given a role as extremely rich Hiram Lodge, the father to character Veronica Lodge on The CW's hit high schooler soap Riverdale.
Playing Mateo Santos on All My Children, the actor met and rapidly became hopelessly in love with co-star Kelly Ripa, who played his love interest, Hayley Vaughan, on the show. After meeting Ripa on set, Consuelos said his future wife was extremely interesting and sharp. He felt that anytime they would get into a spat, she would quickly win. They got married in 1996 and have 3 kids. In 2018, their oldest child, Michael, guest featured as a younger version of Consuelos' Hiram Lodge character on Riverdale.
|Birth Date:||30 Mar, 1971|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||University of South Florida|
|Spouse:||Kelly Ripa [M. 1996]|
|Net Worth 2021:||40 million|