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Ariana Richards

Ariana Richards

Ariana Richards is perhaps best known as the young female lead of Steven Spielberg's mega-blockbuster Jurassic Park.

Born in the Sonoma Valley town of Healdsburg, California, Richards began her career as a child model, and quickly landed her first acting role in the long running television series The Golden Girls.

She went on to star in a number of series, including a regular role opposite Richard Chamberlain in Island Son. She starred with Walter Matthau in the Emmy Award winning telefilm The Incident, and with Bonnie Bedelia in the riveting mini-series Switched at Birth, for which she won acclaim for her portrayal of a child who discovers she belongs, biologically, to another family.

Additional screen credits include starring roles in Tremors, Disaster in Time, Prancer and Spaced Invaders, which was directed by Patrick Read Johnson.

On stage, she appeared opposite Alan Alda and Kathy Bates in the West Coast production of Neil Simon's Jake's Women.At fifteen, she's a professional graphic artist when she's not filming and spends free time in competitive jumping with her Hanovarian Thoroughbred, Sundancer. She is a sponsor for the Starlight Foundation for children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Ariana Richards Facts

Birth NameAriana Clarice Richards
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1979 (43)
BirthplaceHealdsburg, California, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Ariana Richards compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Jurassic Park Collection: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Trilogy
Tremors: Attack Pack
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Tremors Anthology
Tremors 3: Back To Perfection
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