American actress and model Liv Rundgren Tyler was born on July 7, 1977 in New York City. She is the daughter of model and singer Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith. She attended the Congressional School of Virginia, Breakwater Elementary and Waynflete schools and graduated from New York Prep. She began her career as a model, appearing in commercials and magazines. She became bored with the job and then turned to acting, without having any formal lessons.
Liv Tyler’s film debut was in the 1994 thriller Silent Fall. She was then cast the next year in Heavy, and by the age of 19, she already starred in several successful films. She had her breakthrough role in 1996’s Stealing Beauty, and was cast in the cult classic Empire Records. She was also in That Thing You Do!, written and directed by Tom Hanks. She can be seen as Pamela Abbott in the 1997 romantic drama Inventing the Abbotts. Liv Tyler gained more popularity when she appeared alongside Ben Affleck in Michael Bay’s Armageddon. In 1999, she was given a role in the film adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s novel Onegin, which also starred Ralph Fiennes. She also appeared in the Robert Altman films Cookie’s Fortune and Dr. T & the Women.
Her most notable role was as the immortal elf princess Arwen in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. For the film, she recorded a song used in the extended DVD of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. She was also asked to learn J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictitious Elvish language, as well as be trained in swordfight. In 2004, she starred as Maya in Jersey Girl, which was followed by Lonesome Jim in 2005. She was also given a role in Reign Over Me and Smother, both in 2007. The next year, she was cast in the horror film The Strangers, which co-stars Scott Speedman. She was also given the role of Betty Ross in the comic book adaptation The Incredible Hulk, where she stars alongside Edward Norton.
-As a child, Liv was obsessed with horror movies. However, she considered stopping watching films from the horror genre after seeing Texas Chain Saw Massacre for the first time.
-Liv is a vegetarian.
-Liv Tyler was named after Liv Ullman who appeared on the cover of TV Guide Magazine the week that Tyler was born.
Won - Russian Guild of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Actress on Onegin
That Thing You Do!
Inventing the Abbotts
Plunkett and Macleane
Dr. T and the Women
One Night at McCool's
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Reign Over Me
The Incredible Hulk
Liv's nicknames are Liver and Livy. She was nicknamed "Action Pants" on the set of Incredible Hulk (2008) because her flimsy pants got ripped several times during filming.
-Subtlety is my favorite thing in cinema. It lets you dream. When everything is on the nail and on show, it leaves no questions in your mind. I find that so boring.
-Life excites me. I'm not talking about appearing in movies or doing interviews, but just little, normal, everyday things. Getting out of bed. Getting dressed. Making food. I find it all exciting, you know ?
-Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment.
-I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight... But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.