Ariana Richards

06/12/2018 – Ariana Richards – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Arianna Clarice Richards

Place of Birth: Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 11, 1979

Ethnicity: Italian (one quarter), English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, Norwegian

Ariana Richards is an American painter, actress, and singer. She is known for her roles in the films Jurassic Park, Prancer, Tremors, Spaced Invaders, Timescape, and Angus.

Ariana is the daughter of Darielle and Gary Richards. She is married to Mark Aaron Bolton, with whom she has a daughter. Mark is a stunt performer, and was a soldier of the Irish Defence Forces.

Ariana’s paternal grandfather was Paul Daniel Richards (the son of William Sherman Richards and Clara Elizabeth Sullivan). Paul was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California. William was born in St. Libory, Howard, Nebraska, the son of Daniel Richards and Isabelle/Isabell/Isabel Brooks. Clara was born in Ottawa County, Kansas, the daughter of Daniel Sullivan, who was Irish, and of Mary Maloney, who was born in Ohio, to Irish parents. Daniel was said to be a relative of boxer John L. Sullivan, known as “Boston Strong Boy.”

Ariana’s paternal grandmother was named Irene Marjory Koch (the daughter of Albert Koch and Christena/Christina). Irene was born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota. Albert was born in Iowa, to German parents. Christena was born in Iowa, to Swiss parents.

Ariana’s maternal grandfather was William Otto Garrison (the son of John Erle/Earl Garrison and Mamie Peterson). William was born in Delta, Delta Co., Colorado. John was born in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, the son of James Garrison and Nancy R. Mamie was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Otto Peterson, who was Norwegian, and of Anna O. Nielson/Nelson.

Ariana’s maternal grandmother was Alma Giovanna Brogioli (the daughter of Peter/Petro Brogioli and Theresa/Teresa L. Crivelli). Alma was born in Ross, Marin, California, to Italian parents. Alma was said to be a descendant of painter Carlo Crivelli.


Genealogy of Ariana Richards –

Ariana’s paternal grandmother, Irene Marjory Koch, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Ariana’s maternal grandfather, William Otto Garrison (through William’s brother) (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Ariana’s maternal grandmother, Alma Giovanna (Brogioli) Garrison –


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