From Daytime TV To Motherhood, Kelly Ripa Can Do It All

She Didn’t Have A Clear-Cut Path

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Though Ripa began attending Camden County College after high school, she eventually left to move to New York City to pursue acting. In 1986, she was a regular dancer on Dancin’ On Air and at age 19, she was on Dance Party USA. She also worked as a demo girl for Nerf footballs to make ends meet.

“There was never any clear-cut path… [In the entertainment industry,] it’s really 90 percent luck, 5 percent opportunity, and 5 percent skill,” she told Redbook.