Liv Tyler

Actor, Model
Although her career began in modeling, and early press focused primarily on her relationship with her estranged father, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler gradually earned respect as an actress on her own ... Read more »
Born: 07/01/1977 in Portland, Maine, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Sister Cities 2015 (Movie)

Austin (Actor)

The Leftovers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Jamie Marks is Dead 2014 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Space Station 76 2014 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Robot & Frank 2012 (Movie)

Madison (Actor)

Super 2011 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The Ledge 2011 (Movie)

Shana (Actor)

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Smother 2008 (Movie)

Claire Cooper (Actor)

The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredible Hulk 2008 (Movie)

Betty Ross (Actor)

The Strangers 2008 (Movie)

Kristen McKay (Actor)

Reign Over Me 2007 (Movie)

Angela Oakhurst (Actor)

Lonesome Jim 2006 (Movie)

Anika (Actor)

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

Maya (Actor)

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Arwen (Actor)

One Night At Mccool's 2001 (Movie)

Jewel (Actor)

Dr. T And The Women 2000 (Movie)

Marilyn (Actor)

Cookie's Fortune 1999 (Movie)

Emma Duvall (Actor)

Onegin 1999 (Movie)

Tatyana Larin (Actor)

Plunkett & Macleane 1999 (Movie)

Lady Rebecca Gibson (Actor)

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Grace Stamper (Actor)

Franky Goes to Hollywood 1998 (Movie)

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Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

Pamela Abbott (Actor)

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

Girl in Bus Station (Actor)

Heavy 1996 (Movie)

Callie (Actor)

Stealing Beauty 1996 (Movie)

Lucy Harmon (Actor)

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

Faye Dolan (Actor)

Empire Records 1995 (Movie)

Corey (Actor)

Silent Fall 1994 (Movie)

Sylvie Warden (Actor)

The Strangers 2 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Although her career began in modeling, and early press focused primarily on her relationship with her estranged father, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler gradually earned respect as an actress on her own merits. With only a few supporting roles under her belt, the untrained 19-year-old thespian imbued her character in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty" (1996) with a beguiling luminosity that charmed audiences. Hollywood, however, was hard-pressed to find a niche for the nearly six-foot, ethereal beauty. Underused in mainstream fare like "That Thing You Do!" (1996) and the blockbuster "Armageddon" (1998), she fit more comfortably in smaller, ensemble films like Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune" (1999). That all changed with Tyler's portrayal of the warrior elf, Arwen, in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), the first installment of the immensely popular fantasy trilogy. More willing to step outside her personal comfort zone after her "Lord of the Rings" experience, the actress went on to star in such diverse projects as the grim thriller "The Strangers" (2008) and the superhero adaptation "The Incredible Hulk" (2008). Independent film would never be far from Tyler's heart, however, as evidenced by her work in smaller projects like "Super" (2010) and "Robot and Frank" (2012). Clearly more interested in taking on roles that challenged her than in achieving stardom, Tyler grew as an actress in ventures both grand and small in scale.

Relationships

Bebe Buell

Mother
Had eight month romance with Steven Tyler in the midst of her involvement with rocker Todd Rundgren lived with Rundgren c. 1971-79 also had relationships with Rod Stewart and Elvis Costello and was the inspiration for Costello's song "Party Girl" former Playboy centerfold (1974)

Royston Langdon

Husband
Performs with the band Spacehog began dating in fall of 1998 announced engagement in February 2001 married March 25, 2003 in the Caribbean divorced in 2008

Milo Langdon

Son
Born December 14, 2004 in New York father, English rocker Royston Langdon

Joaquin Phoenix Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Inventing the Abbotts" (1997) Broke up fall 1998

Todd Rundgren

Father
Had eight year relationship with Tyler's mother listed as Tyler's father on her birth certificate raised her until 1988

Randy Rundgren

Step-Brother
Son of Todd Rundgren Tyler considered him a brother as they were raised together

Rex Rundgren

Step-Brother
Son of Todd Rundgren Tyler considered him a brother as they were raised together

Coyote Stevens

Step-Father
Born c. 1967 Tyler's mother filed for divorce in 1998 after seven years of marriage co-starred with Tyler in "Empire Records" (1995)

Taj Tallarico

Half-Brother
Born in 1991 parents are Steven Tyler and designer Teresa Barrick

Chelsea Tallarico

Half-Sister
Born in 1989 parents are Steven Tyler and designer Teresa Barrick

Steven Tyler Actor

Father
Born March 26, 1948; lead singer with Aerosmith; had eight-month romance with Tyler's mother Bebe Buell

Mia Tyler

Half-Sister
Born in 1978 daughter of Steven Tyler and model Cyrinda Foxe

Theo Wenner

Companion
Son of Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner reportedly dating as of April 2011

EDUCATION

York Prepatory School

New York , New York
Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side

Milestones

2008

Cast as Betty Ross opposite Edward Norton in "The Incredible Hulk"

2008

Costarred with Scott Speedman in the horror thriller "The Strangers"

2007

Played a psychiatrist in Mike Binder's "Reign Over Me"

2006

Starred in Steve Buscemi's "Lonesome Jim" opposite Casey Affleck

2004

Cast opposite Ben Affleck in director Kevin Smith's "Jersey Girl"

2001

Starred as Arwen in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings; filmed in 1999-2000 and scheduled for successive Christmas releases in 2001 ("The Fellowship of the Ring"), 2002 ("The Two Towers") and 2003 ("The Ret

2001

Was the object of infatuation for three men (Matt Dillon, John Goodman and Paul Reiser) in "One Night at McCool's"

2000

Re-teamed with Altman for the ensemble film, "Dr. T & the Women"

1999

Portrayed Tatyana opposite Ralph Fiennes in "Onegin" an adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's novel Eugene Onegin; directed by her co-stars' sister, Martha Fiennes'

1999

Won raves for her turn as the rebellious tomboy member of an eccentric southern family in Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune"

1998

Played Bruce Willis' daughter in the blockbuster, "Armageddon"; Aerosmith provided the film's theme song

1997

Starred as the nicest Abbott sister in Pat O'Connor's "Inventing the Abbotts"

1996

Breakthrough screen role as the virginal Lucy in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty"

1996

Nabbed the female lead in Tom Hanks' directorial debut, "That Thing You Do!"

1996

Had small role in Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You"; cut from final version

1996

Ceased being managed by mother; replaced with Peter Hoffman (godfather)

1995

Played a pizza waitress opposite Shelley Winters and Deborah Harry in the low-budget "Heavy"

1994

Appeared in the Aerosmith video "Crazy" with Alicia Silverstone

1994

Feature film debut, Bruce Beresford's "Silent Fall"

1991

Received first modeling job with assistance of Paulina Porizkova who took photos that ended up in Interview magazine

1989

Moved with mother to NYC's Greenwich Village at age 12

1977

Born and raised in Maine

Photographed for Seventeen and Mirabella magazines; also starred in commercials for Pantene shampoo and Bongo jeans

Bonus Trivia

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About the masturbation scene in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty": "It was always in the script that (Lucy) was restless and couldn't sleep, and she tossed and turned in the bed and ended up on the floor with the pillow between her legs, but I didn't get it at all. Then one night, we were having wine and sitting by the fire, and Bernardo says, 'So, you know this scene tomorrow - you are very uncomfortable, very restless.' He couldn't say it. And I was like, 'What, you want me to have a wank?' And he says, 'Well, yes.' And I went, 'Bernardo, you're kidding me.'" Gamely, she did the deed, which was juxtaposed with a scene where the voyeuristic Jeremy Irons character sniffs Lucy's hand when he returns her cigarette lighter. "I never put it together before, because we shot the scenes on completely different days. But I just saw it recently, and I went, 'That fuckin' dirty c*nt! He sniffed my finger!'" - Tyler to Lucy Kaylin in GQ magazine, August 1998

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On working on the blockbuster "Armageddon": "It was really hard. My first week was all the emotional stuff in mission control while they're in space, and it's like two-second snaps of me reacting to things. I'd never done that kind of acting before. You just never walked away feeling good about it. I don't think I ever really came to terms with who my character was." - Tyler in GQ magazine, August 1998

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Regarding her cameo cut from Woody Allen's quasi-musical 'Everyone Says I Love You' "He (Allen) wrote me a letter, which I keep on my desk and look at occasionally, saying that he was really sorry and it was nice to work with me and we would work again. But he's never asked me again. And he wouldn't even hear me sing and I love to sing. So I guess maybe he doesn't like me so much. I may have to camp out on his doorstep." - Tyler quoted in the London Times April 1, 1999

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On her decision to do 'Armageddon,' "I turned it down twice. It was a very hard decision. I didn't have it in my heart, but it was a big picture and a six-month shoot and in the end I thought, 'I want to have that experience under my belt.'" - Tyler to the London Times Aug. 12, 1999

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