Liv Tyler biography 2022

Actress Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler biography

Liv Tyler was born July 1, 1977, in Portland, Maine, USA.

Her first name can be traced after her mother, model, and former rock groupie Bebe Buell saw Liv Ullmann on the cover of a TV Guide the week Liv was born.

As for the roots of her last name, Liv always believed that her father was musician Todd Rundgren, with whom her mother had a long-term relationship and helped raise her.

Although her birth certificate stated that Rundgren was indeed her father, a 10-year-old Liv became suspicious after meeting Aerosmith's Steven Tyler at a Rundgren concert and even more suspicious after seeing Tyler's daughter Mia.

The latter could have passed for Liv's twin at an Aerosmith concert. Liv Tyler confronted her mother about the topic, and her mother told her the truth: Steven Tyler was her father (Liv was the product of an 8-month relationship between Tyler and Buell). Liv Tyler made her biological father's name her own at the age of 12, and 2 years later, mother and daughter headed to New York.

While Liv grew into a beauty, Liv claims she was chubby while growing up. But family friend Paulina Porizkova saw the beauty in Liv Tyler and encouraged her to start modeling. Indeed Liv did and appeared in magazines such as Seventeen, YM, and Mirabella. But modeling became boring, and Liv wanted to start acting.

She was offered a part in the 1994 film Silent Fall, which came and went quietly, and she was also cast as Callie in 1995's Heavy. Liv also starred in the 1995 bomb Empire Records set in a record store, but she did attract attention while co-starring with Alicia Silverstone in dad's video for Crazy.

In 1996, she landed the lead role of Lucy in Bernardo Bertolucci's exquisite film about a teen searching for her father and losing her virginity, Stealing Beauty. Although the film was not a moneymaker, it did raise eyebrows in film circles, especially at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

After a starring role in Tom Hanks' film, That Thing You Do!, Liv was cast in 1997's Inventing the Abbotts, in which she co-starred with Joaquin Phoenix, with whom she had a 2-year relationship.

After a small role in U-Turn and an uncredited role in Can't Hardly Wait, Liv starred as Bruce Willis' daughter in the summer blow-up hit Armageddon, featuring Ben Affleck.

In 1999, Liv rounded out a stellar cast in Cookie's Fortune, appeared in Plunkett & Macleane, co-starred with Ralph Fiennes in Onegin, and appeared as herself in the documentary Franky Goes to Hollywood.

Liv starred in the female star-studded Dr. T and the Women (along with Kate Hudson) and can be seen in the comedy, One Night at McCool's as the scheming Jewel Valentine.

And in the film trilogy Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, as Arwen Undomiel.

Liv will be keeping rock 'n' roll in the family and will now be a rocker wife after her 2001 engagement to Royston Langdon, Spacehog's lead singer and bass player, and her steady of 3 years.


last updated October 2022

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