Mark Consuelos is a well-known actor in the United States who is currently worth $40 million. It is important to emphasize that the majority of Mark’s wealth is due to the success of his wife, the television personality Kelly Ripa.
The roles of Mateo Santos on the ABC serial opera “All My Children” (1995–2001) and the evil Hiram Lodge on The CW’s “Riverdale” are what brought Consuelos the most recognition (2017–present).
Mark has appeared in more than 40 films, including “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” (2006), “Wedding Daze” (2006), and “Cop Out.” He also has a number of other acting credits on his CV (2010).
In addition, he has appeared as a guest on a number of television shows, such as “Friends” (2001), “Hope & Faith” (2005–2006), “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2012–2013), and the “Riverdale” spin-off “Katy Keene” (2020). In addition, he has had regular roles on the crime drama “Missing” (2004–2006), and the political satire “Alpha House” (2013– (2016).
His Early Life
Mark Consuelos’s birthdate is March 30th, 1971 in Zaragoza, Spain, making him 47 years old. His Italian mother Camilla and Mexican father Saul are the parents of this mixed-race boy. Mark is the youngest of three children; his older siblings grew up in Italy, Illinois, and Florida, and he performed in a play of “Hello, Dolly!” at the Looking Glass Playhouse in Lebanon, Illinois.
After graduating from Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida, he first attended the University of Notre Dame before transferring to the University of South Florida, where he earned a degree in marketing in 1994.
Before his casting on “All My Children” in 1995, Consuelos was a dancer with Suncoast Calendar Men in the early 1990s. Mark starred as Mateo Santos for 104 episodes, and his future wife Kelly Ripa portrayed his on-screen love interest, Hayley Vaughan. As the sitcom celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010, Consuelos returned to the part he made famously and won multiple honors for.
In the early 2000s, Mark and Kelly departed “All My Children” when Kelly Ripa decided she wanted to focus on her job at “Live! with Regis and Kelly,” and Consuelos appeared as a guest co-host on his wife’s morning show more than ninety times. In addition to his role on “All My Children,” Mark has been in guest roles on NBC’s “Friends” and “Third Watch” (both in 2001) and the children’s show “Connect With English” (1997).
Consuelos made his film debut in 2002’s “The Last Place on Earth.” He had supporting roles in two episodes of the PBS series “American Family” and the film “Pride & Loyalty” in the same year. In addition to starring with Marissa Jaret Winokur and Fran Drescher in the ABC Family movie “Beautiful Girl” the following year, he also made a return appearance as a guest star on “Third Watch” (in a different character).
Mark joined the cast of the Canadian series “Missing” in 2004, appearing in 37 episodes as FBI Agent Antonio Cortez. In 2005, he made his acting debut in the war film The Great Raid and made his first appearance as a guest role on Kelly Ripa’s ABC sitcom “Hope & Faith,” where he played baseball player Gary “The Gooch” Gucharez, a romantic interest for Ripa’s character.
Since then, Mark has hosted the 2007 reality dating series “Age of Love” and made appearances in the 2006 films “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” and “Wedding Daze.” Consuelos appeared on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2007) and “Ugly Betty” (2009) as a guest star, and she also starred in the films “Husband for Hire” (2008) and “For the Love of Grace” (2008) throughout the subsequent years (2008). He appeared in Kevin Smith’s “Cop Out” (2010) alongside Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis.
Mark’s collaboration with Ryan Murphy began in 2012 when he appeared in five episodes of “American Horror Story: Asylum” and continued in 2013 when he guest-starred on an episode of NBC’s “The New Normal.”
Consuelos portrayed Republican senator/presidential candidate Andy Guzman on all 21 episodes of Amazon Studios’ “Alpha House” in 2013 and 2014, and he soon made appearances in “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “All We Had,” and “Nine Lives,” all of which came out in 2016, and multiple episodes of “Kingdom” (2015) and “Queen of the South,” both of which came out in 2015. (2016). Mark had a prominent part on “Pitch” in 2016, portraying the general manager of the San Diego Padres.
In 2017, Consuelos played crime boss Hiram Lodge on “Riverdale,” a popular show for teenagers, and appeared in eight episodes of NBC’s “The Night Shift.” Unlike the Hiram Lodge of the Archie comics, the real-life Hiram Lodge of Riverdale has been imprisoned for fraud and embezzlement, runs the drug trade in town, and has been accused of framing his daughter’s lover, Archie Andrews, for murder.
In the third season episode “The Midnight Club,” Mark’s son Michael played a younger version of Hiram.
His Personal Life
On May 1, 1996, Mark wed Kelly Ripa, who starred beside him in “All My Children.” A boy named Michael was born on June 2, 1997, a daughter named Lola was born on June 16, 2001, and a son named Joaquin was born on February 24, 2003.
The couple had eloped in Las Vegas. After Howard Stern invited Mark Consuelos to officiate at his wedding to Beth Ostrosky in 2008, Mark decided to pursue ordination as a minister and eventually received his license.
Consuelos is fluent in Italian and travels to that country once every year. He also enjoys the sports of soccer and softball, and he is an avid supporter of the New York Jets.
His Awards And Nominations
As a result of his efforts on “All My Children,” Consuelos received five ALMA Award nominations and won the award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera in 1998 and 1999. In 1996, he was named Outstanding Male Newcomer by Soap Opera Digest, and in 2000, he was named Outstanding Younger Lead Actor of the Year.
In 1998, he and his wife got the award for Hottest Romance. Mark was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2002, an Imagen Foundation Award in 2005 (for “Missing”), and a Teen Choice Award in 2015 for his role as the villain on “Riverdale” (for “Alpha House”)
Mark and Kelly are the proud owners of multiple houses spread out across the United States. They made a profit of $3 million after selling a home in New York City that they had purchased in 2005 for $9 million and which had 6,700 square feet. Consuelos and Ripa sold another one of their properties in New York City in May of 2014 for a price of $24.5 million. Their current principal abode is a townhouse in New York City that has five bedrooms and is estimated to be valued at least $30 million.
The elevator in the five-story house provides access to a rooftop garden and terrace that is exclusively for the residents’ use. They like spending their time off in either their ski home in Telluride, Colorado or their beach home in the Hamptons. In 2004, the couple paid $2.35 million for the purchase of their house in the Hamptons.
There is a good chance that this house is worth between $10 and $15 million at the present time. At least $45 million is represented in total value across all of their real estate holdings.