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    This Is What The Kids From "Jurassic Park" Look Like — And Are Up To — Today

    Impressionistic art and Queen are a big part of their 2018 story. Seriously.

    Since 2018 marks the 25-year anniversary of the release of the original Jurassic Park, we thought it’d be fun to check in on everyone’s two favorite characters.


    No, we don't mean Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern...


    We mean your OTHER two favorite characters — and definitely your faves back in the day — the kids.


    First, let's talk about Ariana Richards, who played Lex Murphy and recently posted to her Instagram some amazing personal photos from the set, like this one with the film's legendary director Steven Spielberg.

    Ariana Richards / Via

    Today, Ariana — who recently re-united with Jeff Goldblum at the premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — is still an actor, but she's also a mom and a PHENOMENAL, award-winning painter.

    How phenomenal? Well, feast your eyes on these paintings.

    Ariana Richard / Via, Ariana Richards / Via

    Ariana creates contemporary impressionist art, and — whoa! — can trace her genealogy back to the early Italian Renaissance with Carlo Crivelli, a contemporary of Botticelli.

    Ariana Richards / Via

    As you can see, Ariana's art — which you can check out further on her official website — is seriously impressive.

    Ariana Richards / Via

    Oh, and while you're there you can order an autographed lithograph of a painting Ariana made when she was 15 — one Jurassic Park fans will find very interesting.

    Ariana Richards / Via

    Ariana — on top of the game in 1992 and 2018.

    Ariana Richards / Via Instagram: @arianarichards

    As impressive as Ariana is, her co-star, Joseph Mazello, is no slouch as an adult either.


    Today, Joseph — seen here attending a recent Yankees' game — is a multi-hyphenate in the film business.

    In 2016, he wrote, directed, co-produced, and starred in Undrafted, a feature film based on the life of his brother, a college baseball prospect whose life was turned upside down when he wasn't selected in the Major League baseball draft.

    joe_mazzello / Via

    And he's continued to act in other people's films, like 2010's The Social Network — that's him sandwiched between Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg.


    Perhaps most exciting, though? He will co-star as Queen bassist John Deacon in Bohemian Rhapsody, this winter's eagerly awaited bio-pic about Freddie Mercury and the rock bank Queen.

    20th Century Fox

    That's Joseph, third from the left.

    Joe — killing it then, and killing it now.

    Universal/Joseph Mazzello / Via

    Nice work, Ariana and Joseph! We definitely see you!


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