Mark Consuelos

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Mark Consuelos
Mark Consuelos by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Consuelos in 2018
Born Mark Andrew Consuelos
(1971-03-30) March 30, 1971 (age 47)
Zaragoza, Spain
Nationality American
Education Bloomingdale High School
Alma mater University of South Florida
Spouse(s)
Kelly Ripa (m. 1996)
Children 3

Mark Andrew Consuelos (born March 30, 1971)[1] is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Consuelos[2] was born in Zaragoza, Spain, to an Italian mother, Camilla, and a Mexican father, Saul Consuelos.[3][4] He is the youngest of three children: he has one brother, a doctor, and one sister, a lawyer. Consuelos has lived in Italy and the United States since childhood. He grew up in Lebanon, Illinois, and later in Tampa, Florida.[2] He attended Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida, and then went to University of Notre Dame before transferring to and graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in marketing in 1994.[5]

Career[edit]

Consuelos had a starring role in the educational serial Connect With English, which aired on public television stations as part of the Annenberg/CPB Project.[citation needed]

In February 1995, Consuelos had his breakthrough when he landed the role of Mateo Santos on the soap opera All My Children.[2] There, he fell in love with his on-screen love interest Kelly Ripa, and secretly married her in Las Vegas, in May 1996. At the time, he lived on co-star Winsor Harmon's sofa; Harmon was one of the few to know that co-stars Ripa and Consuelos were not only dating, but married.

Ripa and Consuelos continued to tape episodes of All My Children until 2002, when Ripa wished to focus more on her other job: taking over for Kathie Lee Gifford as host of what then became Live! with Regis and Kelly (later known as Live! with Kelly, and subsequently as Live! with Kelly and Michael and even later became "Live with Kelly and Ryan"). Consuelos is a regular guest co-host.

Since leaving All My Children, Consuelos has starred in the feature film The Great Raid, which debuted in theatres in 2005. In 2006, he appeared in the movies My Super Ex-Girlfriend, as Steve, and Wedding Daze.[2] He has been seen on the Lifetime series Missing, with Vivica A. Fox.[2] He also had a part in Ugly Betty.

Consuelos hosted two reality dating shows, Age of Love[2] and Science of Love, both airing on NBC in 2007. He guest-starred on Third Watch, Friends, American Family, Fortune Hunter, SeaQuest and Hope & Faith.[2]

A weekly live episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show premiered in the show's 23rd season with a panel consisting of Mark Consuelos, Ali Wentworth, Oprah Winfrey, and Gayle King. The panel discussed the week's news and highlighted events in the media and on the show. In the 2009–10 season, Winfrey hosted this segment on her own. Fridays Live did not return for the show's 25th season.

In 2010 Mark Consuelos attended the Cop Out premiere in New York where he had a pleasant conversation with Bryan Johnson in view of a spying Walt Flanagan.[6]

In 2012 Consuelos guest-starred on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit titled "Justice Denied". He played Michael, the prime suspect in a brutal rape during Fleet Week.[7] Consuelos is not new to the Law & Order franchise, he had guest-starred in the sixth-season episode "Albatross" of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as the U.S. Attorney involved in a case where the judge's life is threatened.

Consuelos portrayed Spivey, a recurring character, in American Horror Story: Asylum, the second season of the anthology horror series.[8]

In 2013, Consuelos co-starred as Florida Senator Andy Guzman in Amazon's Alpha House, a political comedy written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.[9] Along with John Goodman, Consuelos plays one of four Republican senators living together in a house on Capitol Hill. He has spent the summer of 2014 filming the second season.

In 2016, Consuelos landed a role on a new FOX series, Pitch, as Oscar Arguella.[10]

In 2017, Consuelos was cast in the series regular role of Hiram Lodge on The CW drama Riverdale.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In 1995, Consuelos met Kelly Ripa, his co-star on All My Children. The two eloped on May 1, 1996. The couple have three children: Michael Joseph Consuelos (born June 2, 1997), Lola Grace Consuelos (born June 16, 2001), and Joaquin Antonio Consuelos (born February 24, 2003).

On October 3, 2008 he performed the marriage ceremony for Howard Stern and model/actress Beth Ostrosky at the Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. The two couples had grown close, which was why Stern asked Consuelos to officiate. Consuelos agreed, and took it upon himself to seek ordination to make it an official ceremony for Stern and Ostrosky. The guest list for the wedding included Joan Rivers, Barbara Walters, Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and Stern's radio co-host Robin Quivers.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1998 and 1999, Consuelos won the American Latino Media Arts Award for "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera." Consuelos won "Hottest Romance" along with Ripa in 1997 at the Soap Opera Awards.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Last Place on Earth Party Toast
2002 Pride & Loyalty Bill the Cop
2005 The Great Raid Cpl. Guttierez
2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend Steve Velard
2006 Wedding Daze Morty
2008 Husband for Hire Bo/Normando
2008 For the Love of Grace Steve Lockwood
2010 Cop Out Manuel
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones Reuben
2016 All We Had Vic
2016 Nine Lives Ian Cox

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995–2010 All My Children Mateo Santos 104 episodes
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Romance (share with Kelly Ripa)
ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama
Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama (1999–2002)
1997 Road Rules Himself Episode: "Road Rules on All My Children"
1997 Connect With English Alberto Mendoza 8 episodes
2001 Third Watch Daddy Episode: "Childhood Watch"
2001 Friends Policeman #1 Episode: "The One with Chandler's Dad"
2002 American Family Eduardo 2 episodes
2003 Third Watch Detective Ramon Valenzuela Episode: "Everybody Lies"
2003 Beautiful Girl Adam Lopez Television movie
2004–2006 Missing Antonio Cortez 37 episodes
Nominated—Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2005–2006 Hope & Faith Gary Gucharez 10 episodes
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent US Attorney Berner Episode: "Albatross"
2007 Age of Love Himself / Host 8 episodes
2008 Ugly Betty Detective Averaimo Episode: "Crimes of Fashion"
2011 The Protector Chuck Wyatt Episode: "Bangs"
2012 I Hate My Teenage Daughter Alejandro Castillo 2 episodes
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Matt Martinez Episode: "Justice Denied"
2012–2013 American Horror Story: Asylum Spivey 5 episodes
2013 The New Normal Chris Episode: "Gaydar"
2013 Guys with Kids Andy Episode: "The Will"
2013–2014 Alpha House Andy Guzman 21 episodes
2015 Kingdom Sean Chapas 5 episodes
2016 Pitch Oscar 10 episodes
2016 Queen of the South Teo Aljarafe 7 episodes
2016 Difficult People Joey Episode: "Italian Piñata"
2016 Nightcap Himself Episode: "Babymaker”
2017–present Riverdale Hiram Lodge 22 episodes
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain
2017 The Night Shift Dr. Cain Diaz 8 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toomey, Alyssa (April 1, 2015). "Mark Consuelos Reveals 44th Birthday Present From Wife Kelly Ripa, Calls It the Best Gift I've Ever Received". E! News. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 'My wife got me a plaque on one of the park benches.' The [birthday-present] plaque read 'Daddy Cool, est. March 30, 1971,' and as Consuelos explained, 'That's what she calls me. ...That's the best gift I've ever received.' 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Mark Consuelos". Age of Love official website (NBC). Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  3. ^ Atkins, Ace (February 25, 1996). "TV role brings dream to life". St. Petersburg Times. 
  4. ^ "Mark Consuelos Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TV Guide. 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  5. ^ a b "Mark Consuelos". ABC. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  6. ^ Tell 'Em Steve-Dave! Podcast 4: Keeping Up With Consuelos
  7. ^ Rizzo, Carita (March 5, 2012). "Law & Order: SVU: Mariska Will Be Back, A Tense New Case and More!". TV Guide. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ Stack, Tim (July 16, 2012). "'American Horror Story': Mark Consuelos joins season 2". Entertainment Weekly. 
  9. ^ Goodman, Tim (14 November 2013). "Alpha House: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 26, 2016). "Mark Consuelos Nabs Key Role in Fox Baseball Drama 'Pitch' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (April 25, 2017). "Mark Consuelos Joins 'Riverdale' For Season 2; 'Suits' Casts Dulé Hill". Deadline. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 

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