Richards was seven years old the first time for a promotional film for the camera. In 1991, she won her first film as a twelve- year-old Price ( Best young actress ) for the TV movie Switched at Birth. A year later she won the award for her role in Locked up again. 1993 Occupied Steven Spielberg them as granddaughter of the inventor Park in Jurassic Park. After attending high school studies followed at Skidmore College in New York. She graduated in drama and art.