Where Is She Now: Ariana Richards (Actress) - Jurassic Park.
Name: Ariana Richards
Born: September 11, 1979, Healdsburg, California
Claim To Fame: She is best known for playing Lex Murphy in the film Jurassic Park.
Family Life: No info found.
Info: Richards first acting role was in a made-for-cable
movie called Into the Homeland (1987). She became well-known for her role as Lex Murhpy in Jurassic Park and the sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and for portraying Mindy Sterngood in the first Tremors film. She reprised this role in the second sequel Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, which went straight to video.
She later went on to appear in some other films and television series, including episodes of The Golden Girls, Empty Nest and Boy Meets World.
Trivia: Her sister, Bethany, is also an actress.
Is of Irish and Italian descent.
Is a descendant of Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli and Irish boxer John L. Sullivan.
Graduated from Skidmore College, earning a degree in Fine Art and Drama.
She also studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Western Oregon University.
Appeared in the 1998 music video "Brick" by Ben Folds Five, portraying a high school student having an abortion.
Released a musical album called First Love in 1993.
Where Is She Now: Richards currently works as an artist. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums and solo shows,
and has been featured in the magazines Art of the West, Southwest Art, and American Artist.
She has won a number of awards, including receiving 1st place in the National Oil Painting Competition sponsored by American Artist magazine, People?s Choice Award at the
Wine Country Exhibition at Napa, and Art of the West?s Award of Excellence in the Western Regional Competition sponsored by Oil Painters of America.
She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Oil Painters of America and is a Mentor Member of the California Art Club.
To view her artwork, visit: http://www.galleryariana.com/
In 2009, she recorded a cover version of David Foster's 'The Prayer' in a duet with Chris M. Allport.
She currently resides in Salem, Oregon.