Ariana Richards is an American actress who portrayed Lex Murphy in Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park Franchise

Ariana Richards played Lex Murphy in the 1993 movie Jurassic Park. Four years later Ariana had a cameo appearance as Lex Murphy in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Since then, she has been involved with other Jurassic Park related media.

Jurassic Park

In Jurassic Park Ariana Richards played the role of Lex Murphy when she was 12. Her favorite scene was the Kitchen Scene.

Because Jurassic Park had popularised dinosaurs the surnames of its main actors were used to make the species name of the Tianchisaurus genus. The species name has become nedegoapeferima, in which the part ri are the first two letters of Richards.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

In 1997 Ariana made a cameo appearance as Lex Murphy in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park III interview

In 2001, Richards hosted a video clip interviewing crew members and gave behind the scene looks at Jurassic Park III.[citation needed]


Arianna Richards on the Blu-ray release.

When the three movies were remastered and released on Blu-ray Disc, together with the Limited Edition Blu-ray Trilogy gift set Ariana Richards appeared in a lot of interviews. She also answered a lot of questions from fans.

Selected Filmography

  • Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001) (V) .... Mindy Sterngood
  • Race Against Fear: A Moment of Truth Movie (1998) (TV) .... Mickey Carlyle
  • The Princess Stallion (1997) (TV) .... Sarah Stewart
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) .... Lex Murphy
  • Born Free: A New Adventure (1996) (TV) .... Val Porter
  • Angus (1995) .... Melissa Lefevre
  • Jurassic Park (1993) .... Lex Murphy
  • Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992) .... Hillary Wilson
  • Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (1992) (TV) .... Nancy
  • Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (1991) (TV) .... Kelly Gallagher
  • Switched at Birth (1991) (TV) .... Kimberly Mays, Age 9-11
  • Spaced Invaders (1990) .... Kathy
  • The Incident (1990) (TV) .... Nancy
  • Tremors (1990) .... Mindy Sterngood
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ... Lex Murphy
  • Prancer (1989) .... Carol Wetherby
  • Face of the Enemy (1989) .... Voice Over
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) .... Little Girl
  • Into the Homeland (1987) (TV) .... Ember Swallow (age 5 & 7)

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Jurassic Park Actors
Sam NeillLaura DernJeff GoldblumRichard AttenboroughBob PeckMartin FerreroJoseph MazzelloAriana RichardsSamuel L. JacksonB. D. WongWayne KnightGerald R. MolenMiguel SandovalCameron ThorChristopher John FieldsJophery C. BrownWhit HertfordDean CundeyTom MishlerGreg BursonAdrian EscobarRichard KileyBrad M. Bucklin
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Actors
Jeff GoldblumJulianne MoorePete PostlethwaiteArliss HowardRichard AttenboroughVince VaughnVanessa Lee ChesterPeter StormareRichard SchiffThomas F. DuffyHarvey JasonThomas Rosales Jr.Ariana RichardsJoseph MazzelloCamilla BelleCyd StrittmatterRobin SachsGeno SilvaColton JamesBernard ShawDavid Koepp
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