Ripa began her career on the TV soap opera All My Children; she was a series regular from 1990 to 2002. For a few years, she starred in the sitcom Hope & Faith.
- 2002 - Made cameo appearance as herself in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.
- 2002 - Appeared in Elmo's World: Happy Holidays as a mail carrier.
- 2007 - Appeared in "The Word of the Day" segment in Sesame Street episode 4144