Liv Tyler

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Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler at first start of film "The Incredible Hulk"
Born Liv Rundgren
July 1, 1977 (1977-07-01) (age 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active 1994–present
Spouse Royston Langdon

Liv Tyler (born July 1, 1977) is an American actress and former model. She is best known for her roles of Grace Stamper in Armageddon and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. She is the daughter of Aerosmith's singer, Steven Tyler.

Tyler was born Liv Rundgren at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York.[1] She is the first born daughter of Bebe Buell, a model, singer, and was the Playboy Playmate of the month Miss November 1974, and Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith.[2] Her maternal grandmother, Dorothea Johnson, founded the Protocol School of Washington.[3] Her mother named her after Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann. At birth, Bebe Buell claimed that rock star Todd Rundgren was Tyler's biological father. Tyler spent most of her childhood living with that understanding, only finding her true parentage at age nine, after meeting Steven Tyler at a Rundgren concert in Boston. Also, when Tyler was growing up, Steven Tyler started coming to visit. Then at another meeting in 1988, seeing that Steven Tyler's other daughter, Mia, looked very similar to herself, she asked her mother. The truth about Tyler's paternity did not become public until 1991, when she changed her name from Rundgren to Tyler, but kept the old one as a middle name. Buell's reason for the decision was that Steven Tyler was too heavily addicted to drugs at that time. Since knowing the truth about her paternity, Liv and Steven Tyler have had a close relationship. They have even made their careers intertwine when Liv performed in Aerosmith's video "Crazy" and when Aerosmith wrote and performed many of the songs in Liv's movie Armageddon.

Tyler went to the Congressional School of Virginia, Breakwater Elementary and Wayneflete schools (in Portland, Maine) before returning to New York City with her mother at the age of twelve. She went to York Prep in NYC for Junior High and High School, graduating in 1995. One month later Tyler set off for Italy, to star in Stealing Beauty.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes and Awards
1994 Silent Fall Sylvie Warden
1995 Heavy Callie
Empire Records Corey Mason
1996 Stealing Beauty Lucy Harmon
That Thing You Do! Faye Dolan
1997 Inventing the Abbotts Pamela Abbott
U Turn Girl in Bus Station Cameo appearance
1998 Armageddon Grace Stamper Nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
1999 Plunkett & Macleane Lady Rebecca Gibson
Cookie's Fortune Emma Duvall
Onegin Tatyana Larina Won Russian Guild of movie Critics Award for Best Foreign Actress
2000 Dr. T & the Women Marilyn
2001 One Night at McCool's Jewel
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Arwen Undómiel Nominated for SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast
Won Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Arwen Undómiel Nominated for SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast
Won Online movie Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Won Phoenix movie Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Arwen Undómiel Won SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast
Won BFCA award for Best Acting Ensemble
Won National Board of Review award for Best Acting by an Ensemble
Nominated for Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
2004 Jersey Girl Maya
2005 Lonesome Jim Anika
2007 Reign Over Me Dr. Angela Oakhurst
2008 The Strangers Kristen
The Incredible Hulk Betty Ross
Smother (movie) Clare Cooper

References[change | change source]

  1. Buell, Bebe; Bockris, Victor (2002). Rebel Heart: An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 164. ISBN 978-031230155-2 .
  2. http://www.filmreference.com/film/81/Liv-Tyler.html
  3. Morris, Bob (2004-11-21). "Manners in the Time of Flu". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/21/fashion/21AGE.html.

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