Light of Liv
Soft spoken, luscious lipped, blue-eyed sensation Liv Tyler may have never taken acting lessons, but natural talent abounds within her soul. Daughter of Rock legend Steven Tyler (lead singer of Aerosmith), Liv became a legend herself with such roles as Grace Stamper in Armageddon (1998), Emma Duvall in Cookie's Fortune (1999) and Arwen in the brilliant Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Carving a different life, Liv shed the legacy of wild parents to become a behaved lady while keeping focus on that which is important, life. She is married to British Rocker Royston Langdon and just added motherhood to her life since giving birth to baby Milo.
Liv is beautiful and talented. Fans and critics like her and she has not lost herself in the waves of fame. She seems wise beyond her years, yet possesses an innocent aurora, full of light. Having been named by many as one of the most beautiful people of the world, Liv Tyler seems to deserve the title. When one considers that the name Liv often means "life", Liv Tyler may just own her name.
"I don't know if you ever get used to fame." Liv Tyler
"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?" Liv Tyler
Rock Star Daughter
Childhood and Family:
Although Liv Rundgren's (Liv Tyler) birth certificate stated her parents were Bebe Buell (model, Playboy Playmate) and Todd Rundgren (Rock Star), her biological father was actually Steve Tyler (Rock Star, lead singer of Aerosmith). Born on July 1, 1977 in Portland, Maine, lovely Liv (nicknamed Liver) was raised by both Bebe and Todd until 1988. At a young age Liv discovered the truth about her biological father.
"I have these slumber parties with my father and when we can't sleep we stay up all night trading beauty tips. He knows all about the good creams and masks." Liv Tyler
"Those smells that remind me of home. I can smell my dad (Steven Tyler) from a mile away. I can smell it whenever he's worn my clothes. He has this ambery smell that just melts into him." Liv Tyler
On December 14, 2004 Liv Tyler started her own family after
giving birth to Milo (which means merciful) William Langdon. She and her
husband, Royston Langdon (British, musician with band Spacehog), started dating
in late 1998 and married on March 25, 2003.
Lord of the Rings' Arwen
Liv Tyler started her career as a model, but within a year's time decided she wanted to become an actress. Although not possessing formal training in the art, Liv soon found herself cast in the movies Silent Fall (1994) and Heavy (1995). Other roles soon followed in the films Empire Records (1995), Stealing Beauty (1996), That Thing You Do! (1996, directed by Tom Hanks), Inventing the Abbotts (1997), U Turn (1997) and an uncredited part in the movie Can't Hardly Wait (1998).
In 1988, Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and a star studded cast ventured into outer space to save Earth from a massive asteroid and the blockbuster hit Armageddon (1998) was born. Liv's role as Willis' daughter and the movie's love interest (Ben Affleck) shot her into the fame spotlight. More roles soon followed in Plunkett & Macleane (1999), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Onegin (1999), Dr. T & the Women (2000) and One Night at McCool's (2001).
In 2001 the first of the amazing trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released with Liv starring in the coveted role of Arwen, elf daughter of Elrond (played by Hugo Weaving) and the love of hero Aragorn (played by Viggo Mortensen). The movie slammed box office expectations and the remaining two films The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) followed in suit. Liv played the role of Arwen in all three fantastic films.
Besides raising baby Milo, Liv Tyler can also be seen in 2004's Jersey Girl and 2005's Lonesome Jim.
"It wasn't until I came back home after such a long time away that I realized how much hype there was about this. I get to play someone 3,000 years old. I'm 23,so that's quite an acting challenge." Liv Tyler on Lord of the Rings
- Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Best Acting Ensemble, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2004)
- Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2004)
- National Board of Review: Best Ensemble Performance, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)
- Russian Guild of Film Critics Award: Best Foreign Actress, ONEGIN (1999)