Mark Consuelos

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Mark Consuelos
Consuelos in 2023
Mark Andrew Consuelos

(1971-03-30) March 30, 1971 (age 53)
EducationBrandon High School
Bloomingdale High School
Alma materUniversity of South Florida (B.A., 1994)
(m. 1996)

Mark Andrew Consuelos (/kənˈswɛls/;[1] born March 30, 1971)[2] is an American actor. He rose to prominence as a television actor on the ABC soap opera All My Children for his portrayal of Mateo Santos (1995–2002, 2010), and subsequently as Hiram Lodge on The CW drama Riverdale (2017–2023). Consuelos currently co-hosts the daytime talk show Live with Kelly and Mark with his wife Kelly Ripa.

Early life[edit]

Mark Consuelos[3] was born in Zaragoza, Spain, to an Italian mother, Camilla, and a Mexican father, Saul Consuelos.[4][5] He is the youngest of three children: he has one older brother, who is a doctor, and one older sister, who is a lawyer. Consuelos was raised in Italy and the United States since childhood, growing up in Lebanon, Illinois, and later in Brandon, Florida.[3] He attended Bloomingdale Senior 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.[6]


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 the early 1990s, Consuelos was a dancer with the Suncoast Calendar Men, based in Clearwater, Florida. He left in 1995 when he got the part on All My Children.

In February 1995, Consuelos had his breakthrough when he landed the role of Mateo Santos on the soap opera All My Children.[3] 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 was a regular guest co-host. On April 17, 2023, Consuelos became the regular co-host, and the show was renamed Live! with Kelly and Mark.

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.[3] He has been seen on the Lifetime series Missing, with Vivica A. Fox.[3] He also had a part in Ugly Betty.

Consuelos hosted two reality dating shows, Age of Love[3] 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.[3]

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, 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.[7]

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.[8] 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.[citation needed]

Consuelos portrayed Spivey, a recurring character, in American Horror Story: Asylum, the second season of the anthology horror series.[9]

In 2013, Consuelos co-starred as Florida Senator Andy Guzman in Amazon's Alpha House, a political comedy written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.[10] 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.[11]

In 2017, Consuelos was cast in the series regular role of Hiram Lodge on The CW drama Riverdale. His oldest son, Michael Consuelos, plays a younger Hiram Lodge starting on the third season.[12] His final episode as a series regular was the fifth season finale, departing after four seasons.[13]

On February 16, 2023, Consuelos was announced as Ryan Seacrest's successor as co-host of Live.[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

In 1995, Consuelos met Kelly Ripa, his co-star on All My Children.[16] The two eloped on May 1, 1996.[17] The couple have three children: Michael Joseph (born June 2, 1997), Lola Grace (born June 16, 2001) and Joaquin Antonio (born February 24, 2003).[18]

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, Chevy Chase, Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and Stern's radio co-host Robin Quivers.

For many years, Consuelos and Ripa lived on Crosby Street in SoHo, Manhattan. They sold the apartment in 2015 for $20 million and moved to a townhouse on East 76th Street. They had bought the townhouse in 2013, though it was never officially listed on the market, from fashion designer Luca Orlandi and his wife, Oluchi Onweagba, for $27 million, making it the second-most expensive townhouse sold in New York City that year.[19]

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.[6] He also won the Teen's Choice Award for Choice TV Villain in 2018.



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


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 (Mr. Hanson) 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 Mike 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"
2017–2023 Riverdale Hiram Lodge Main cast (seasons 2–5)
Guest role (seasons 6–7), 75 episodes
2017 The Night Shift Dr. Cain Diaz 8 episodes
2019 Broad City Brad Episode: "Bitcoin & the Missing Girl"
2020 Katy Keene Hiram Lodge Episode: "Chapter Thirteen: Come Together"
2022 Only Murders in the Building Mabel's late father Episode: "Flipping the Pieces"
2023 How I Met Your Father Juan Episode: "Ride or Die"
2023-present Live with Kelly and Mark Himself / Host Substitute host and recurring guest
2024 The Girls on the Bus Biff de la Peña Recurring role


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  2. ^ 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.'
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  7. ^ Tell 'Em Steve-Dave! Podcast 4: Keeping Up With Consuelos
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