Tyler is the daughter of Steven Tyler, the lead
singer of Aerosmith, and Bebe Buell, a model and singer.
Having grown up with the understanding that rock star
Todd Rundgren was her biological father, she only found
out the truth about her parentage at age 11, after
noticing that Steven Tyler's daughter Mia Tyler looked
like her twin. She then changed her name from Liv
Rundgren to Liv Tyler. Liv's mother named her after
Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann.
After starting a career as a model, she quickly moved into acting. Having been cast almost simultaneously for Silent Fall and Heavy, the filming of Heavy was delayed until she became available. By the age of 20, she had already starred in several successful movies, including Stealing Beauty, That Thing You Do! and Inventing the Abbotts.
Although it was Liv Tyler's appearance in Armageddon (which was released on her 21st birthday) that made her known to a very wide public, she has proven herself in more sophisticated acting challenges such as Onegin (based on the 19th century Russian novel Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin), in which she convincingly portrayed the character of Tatyana Larina, and two movies directed by Robert Altman: Cookie's Fortune and Dr. T & the Women.
On March 25, 2003, Liv Tyler married British musician Royston Langdon of the band Spacehog. On December 14, 2004, she gave birth to a son, Milo William Langdon, in a New York hospital.
Liv Tyler's paternal grandfather was Italian. Her other ancestry includes Russian, Native American, German and Norwegian.
- Coin Locker Babies (2006) (currently in pre-production)
- Lonesome Jim (2005) as Anika
- Jersey Girl (2004) as Maya
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Arwen Undómiel
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as Arwen Undómiel
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as Arwen Undómiel
- One Night at McCool's (2001) as Jewel
- Dr. T & the Women (2000) as Marilyn
- Onegin (1999) as Tatyana Larina
- Cookie's Fortune (1999) as Emma Duvall
- Plunkett and MacLeane (1999) as Lady Rebecca Gibson
- Armageddon (1998) as Grace Stamper
- U Turn (1997) as Girl in Bus Station
- Inventing the Abbotts (1997) as Pamela Abbott
- That Thing You Do! (1996) as Faye Dolan
- Stealing Beauty (1996) as Lucy Harmon
- Empire Records (1995) as Corey Mason
- Heavy (1995) as Callie
- Silent Fall (1994) as Sylvie Warden