'Jurassic Park': The Children "Lex" and "Timmy" Today
Many of us who watched Jurassic Park for the first time back in 1993 lived the story through the two young characters: "Lex" and "Tim". What has Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello been up to since?
The Jurassic Park franchise is one of the top 15 highest-grossing franchises of all time. The original film from 1993 was directed by acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and was based on the book by Michael Crichton. The film showcased computer-generated animals like never before and won three Oscars for its sound and visual effects. The movie is now preserved in the United States National Film Registry in the Library of Congress.
Spielberg's movies generally have at least one child in the cast through whom the audience can experience the story whether it be "Short Round", "Elliott" or "Jim Graham". Jurassic Park was no exception. "Lex" is the smart older sister who has a knowledge of computers and "Tim" is very knowledgeable about dinosaurs. The actors who portrayed these kids have, of course, grown-up since they appeared in the movie. Ariana Richards has put giant worms and dinosaurs behind her while her on-screen brother, Joseph Mazzello, has gone on to portray a billionaire and rock-and-roll bass player. For more details, watch the video above.