Mark Consuelos

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Mark Consuelos
BornMark Andrew Consuelos
(1971-03-30) March 30, 1971 (age 43)
Zaragoza, Spain
Spouse(s)Kelly Ripa (1996–present)
Children3
 
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Mark Consuelos
BornMark Andrew Consuelos
(1971-03-30) March 30, 1971 (age 43)
Zaragoza, Spain
Spouse(s)Kelly Ripa (1996–present)
Children3

Mark Andrew Consuelos (born March 30, 1971) is a Spanish-born American television and film actor.

Personal life[edit]

Consuelos was born in Zaragoza, Spain,[1] to an Italian mother, Camilla, and a Mexican father, Saul Consuelos.[2][3] He is the youngest of three children, he has a brother, who is a doctor, and a sister, who is a lawyer. Consuelos has lived in Italy and the United States since childhood. He grew up in Lebanon, Illinois, and later in Tampa, Florida.[1] 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.[4] During his time at the University of South Florida he worked as a male stripper to pay for his education.

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 (born June 2, 1997), Lola Grace (born June 16, 2001), and Joaquin Antonio (born February 24, 2003).

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.[1] 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 then, Live! with Kelly and now, subsequently Live! with Kelly and Michael. 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 movie My Super Ex-Girlfriend as "Steve", and in 2007 he appeared in Wedding Daze.[1] He has been seen on the Lifetime series Missing, with Vivica A. Fox.[1] He also had a part in Ugly Betty.

Consuelos hosted two reality dating shows, Age of Love[1] 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.[1]

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 perform the wedding ceremony. 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.

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

In 2013, Consuelos co-starred as Florida Senator Andy Guzman in Amazon's Alpha House, a political comedy written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.[8] 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.

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.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002The Last Place on EarthParty Toast
2002Pride & LoyaltyBill the Cop
2005The Great RaidCpl. Guttierez
2006My Super Ex-GirlfriendSteve Velard
2006Wedding DazeMorty
2008For The Love Of GraceSteve Lockwood
2010Cop OutManuel

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995-2010All My ChildrenMateo SantosTV series (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)
1997Road RulesHimselfTV series (1 episode: "Road Rules on All My Children")
1997Connect With EnglishAlberto MendozaTV series (8 episodes)
2001Third WatchDaddyTV series (1 episode: "Childhood Watch")
2001FriendsPoliceman #1TV series (1 episode: "The One with Chandler's Dad")
2002American FamilyEduardoTV series (2 episodes)
2003Third WatchDetective Ramon ValenzuelaTV series (1 episode: "Everybody Lies")
2003Beautiful GirlAdam LopezTelevision movie
2004-2006MissingAntonio CortezTV series (37 episodes)
Nominated-Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2005-2006Hope & FaithGary GucharezTV series (10 episodes)
2007Law & Order: Criminal IntentUS Attorney BernerTV series (1 episode: "Albatross")
2007Age of LoveHimself / HostTV series (8 episodes)
2008Ugly BettyDetective AveraimoTV series (1 episode: "Crimes of Fashion")
2011The ProtectorChuck WyattTV series (1 episode: "Bangs")
2012I Hate My Teenage DaughterAlejandro CastilloTV series (2 episodes)
2012Law & Order: Special Victims UnitMatt MartinezTV series (1 episode: "Justice Denied")
2012-2013American Horror Story: AsylumSpiveyTV mini-series (5 episodes)
2013The New NormalChrisTV series (1 episode: "Gaydar")
2013Guys with KidsAndyTV series (1 episode: "The Will")
2013Alpha HouseAndy GuzmanAmazon TV series – Main cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Mark Consuelos". NBC. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  2. ^ Atkins, Ace (February 25, 1996). "TV role brings dream to life". St. Petersburg Times. 
  3. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/mark-consuelos/bio/192015
  4. ^ a b "Mark Consuelos". ABC. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  5. ^ Tell 'Em Steve-Dave! Podcast 4: Keeping Up With Consuelos
  6. ^ Rizzo, Carita (March 5, 2012). "Law & Order: SVU: Mariska Will Be Back, A Tense New Case and More!". TV Guide. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/07/16/american-horror-story-mark-consuelos/
  8. ^ Goodman, Tim (14 November 2013). "Alpha House: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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