At age 10, she began racing go-karts in her home state of Wisconsin.
After original co-host Regis Philbin left in 2011, there was a string of celebrity fill-ins that included Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris, and Howie Mandel.
In 2016, however, he announced he was leaving Live! Unsurprisingly, Ripa has been hosting the show solo ever since.
Lea Thompson stands out in that quorum of great actresses with memorable roles in classics such as Back to the Future and its sequels.