Ariana Richards Biography (1979-)

Full name, Ariana Clarice Richards; born September 11, 1979, in Healdsburg, CA; daughter of Gary and Darielle (a film producer, manager, and public relations representative) Richards; sister of Bethany Richards (an actress). Addresses: Agent: Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Contact: SDB Partners, Inc., 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 902, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Birth Details
September 11, 1979
Healdsburg, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Little girl, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, United Artists, 1988
  • Carol Wetherby, Prancer, Orion, 1989
  • Face of the Enemy, 1989 Tri Culture, 1990
  • Kathy Hoxly, Spaced Invaders, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Mindy Sterngood, Tremors, Universal, 1990
  • Alexis "Lex" Murphy, Jurassic Park (also known as JP), Universal, 1993
  • Melissa Lefevre, Angus (also known as Angus--Voll Cool), New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Alexis "Lex" Murphy, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Universal, 1997
  • Mindy Sterngood, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Universal Family and Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Ember Swallow at ages five and seven, Into the Homeland, HBO, 1987
  • Nancy, The Incident (also known as The Incident at Lincoln Bluff), CBS, 1990
  • Nancy, Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore, CBS, 1992
  • Hillary Wilson, Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (also known as Disaster in Time, The Grand Tour, and Timescape), Showtime, 1992
  • Kelly Gallagher, Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (also known as Other Side of Love), CBS, 1992
  • Val Porter, Born Free: A New Adventure, ABC, 1996
  • Sarah Stewart, The Princess Stallion, Showtime, 1997
  • Mickey Carlyle, Race against Fear (also known as Broken Silence and Sin of Silence), NBC, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Lisa, "And Then There Was One," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1987
  • Phoebe Swenson, "Harry Snubs Laverne," Empty Nest, NBC, 1989
  • Shelly, Walter & Emily, NBC, 1991
  • Voice of President Bush's granddaughter, "If It's Wrong to Love, I Don'tWant to Be a Rat," Capitol Critters (animated), ABC, 1992
  • Arsenio Hall, 1993
  • In a Minute, USA Network, 1994
  • American Journal, 1994
  • Waratte Litorno, [Japan], 1995
  • Good Morning America, ABC, 1995
  • Kidsongs, 1995
  • Claire Ferguson, "Dangerous Secret," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1996
  • Karen Dieboldt, "Who's Poppa?" Total Security, ABC, 1997
  • Also appeared in Hollywood Kids, [Australia], My Sister Sam, CBS, and The Di Palma Forum at UNLV, PBS.
  • Specials
  • Presenter, The 7th Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1994
  • Host, Late Night Halloween Party, ABC, 1994
  • The People's Choice Awards, 1994
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Tess Delaney, Island Son (series), CBS, 1989
  • Kimberly Mays, ages nine through eleven, Switched at Birth (miniseries), NBC, 1991
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Provided additional voices for the animated series Capitol Critters, ABC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as Beth, Little Women, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City;and as young Molly, Jake's Women.
  • Albums
  • First Love (includes the song "You're the Reason"), Canyon International, 1993
  • Videos
  • Appeared in the music video Brick, by Ben Folds Five.
  • Song
  • Coauthor of lyrics to the song "You're the Reason."

Further Reference


    • Ariana Richards, http://www. Richards, July 17, 2001

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