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: Ariana Clarice Richards

Place of Birth: Healdsburg, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 11, 1979

Ethnicity: Irish, Italian, English, German or Scandinavian

Ariana Richards is an American actress and painter. She is known for her role as Lex Murphy in the 1993 film Jurassic Park. Her maternal grandfather had English, and likely German or Scandinavian, ancestry. Her maternal grandmother was of Italian descent, and was a descendant of famous Italian painter Carlo Crivelli. Ariana also has Irish ancestry.

Ariana’s maternal grandparents were William Otto Garrison (the son of John Erle Garrison and Mamie Enga Peterson) and Alma Giovanna Brogioli (the daughter of Peter Brogioli and Theresa L. Crivelli). William’s father, John, had English ancestry. Based on her surname (Peterson) and birthplace (Wisconsin), it is likely that William’s mother, Mamie, had either German or Scandinavian (i.e. Swedish) ancestry. Alma’s parents were Italian immigrants.

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

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


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