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Liv Tyler Biography

Liv Tyler in The Lord of the Rings.
Courtesy of New Line.
Rippin' through the forest!
Courtesy of New Line.

Birthdate: July 1, 1977

Liv Tyler - The Early Years

Liv Tyler was raised as Liv Rundgren by her mom Bebe Buell and rock artist Todd Rundgren. She learned later in her life that her biological father was actually Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. When Liv was 14 she moved with her mom from Portland, Maine to New York City where she began modeling when she was 15. She quickly tired of modeling and decided to give acting a shot.

Liv Tyler Takes On Hollywood

Liv Tyler started her career with a starring role in her dad's music video Crazy with Alicia Silverstone. Her big screen break came easily when she landed a leading role in 1995's Empire Records. From there she snagged roles in Silent Fall (1995), Stealing Beauty (1996) and Inventing the Abbotts (1997.) Liv Tyler got her fair share of press when she dated (her co-star from Inventing the Abbotts) actor Joaquin Phoenix for almost three years.

Liv Tyler's Big Break

Liv Tyler starred as Ben Affleck's love in the Bruce Willis action hit Armageddon. Her dad, Steven Tyler got in on the flick when Aerosmith contributed the love theme. Liv Tyler's biggest movie role has got to be her part as the elvin princess, Arwen, in the mythical fantasy trilogy based on The Lord of the Rings books.

Liv Tyler - Did U Know?

  • Liv Tyler was named after actress Liv Ullmann, who was on the cover of TV Guide the week Liv Tyler was born.
  • Liv Tyler married Royston Langdon, the lead singer of Spacehog, in March of 2003.
  • Liv Tyler has slumber parties with her dad, Steven Tyler, and they trade beauty secrets.
Liv Tyler Says...

"I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too."

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