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Liv Tyler

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Liv Tyler Biography

Liv was born on July 1, 1977, in Portland, Maine. She is the daughter of Steven Tyler, the famous front man of the band Aerosmith. At the age of fourteen, Liv moved to New York to begin a modeling career and decided after a year to become an actress. At just over five-foot-ten, endowed with blazing blue eyes and flawless porcelain skin, Liv has a unique natural sultry sophistication about her. Within a few months of the photos, Liv began decorating such fashion magazines as Seventeen and Mirabella. Read Full Bio >>

Liv Tyler Awards

2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller The Strangers (2008). Nominated
2005 Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Jersey Girl (2004). Nominated
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Won
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Won
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress - Drama/Action Adventure The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Nominated

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Liv Tyler Trivia

  • Liv's mother named her after Liv Ullmann because she was on the cover of TV Guide the week Liv was born.
  • Liv was chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. in the year 1997.
  • A cameo role in Everyone Says I Love You (1996), a musical directed by Woody Allen, was cut; Allen was impressed enough by her performance to write a personal letter explaining that her part was cut in editing.
  • Her half-sister, Mia Tyler, is a fashion model for Lane Bryant.
  • Armageddon (1998/I) opened on her 21st birthday.
  • Liv is dyslexic.
  • Aerosmith's video for "Crazy", in which Liv co-starred with Alicia Silverstone, was voted #23 in VH1's top 100 music videos of all time.
  • During filming for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), she left her pair of prosthetic ears on the dashboard of her car. When she returned, they had melted.
  • Wears a size 10 shoe.
  • She hates piercings and tattoos.
  • Quit smoking after starting at age 14. [2002]
  • She voted the 6th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine (September 2002).
  • Measurements: 34B-25-38 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
  • She did not meet her father until 1988.
  • Her name Liv means 'life' in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.
  • Learned swordfighting for her role as Arwen in the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). But the script was changed and she never got to use her skills.
  • She was nicknamed Liv Taylor by film critics and the media when she first began acting because her dark hair and striking blue eyes reminded them of Elizabeth Taylor.
  • The decision to cast her in the video for "Crazy" was based on seeing her Pantene commercial, with absolutely no knowledge her father was in the band.
  • She dated Joaquin Phoenix [1996-1998].
  • Was born at 6:08 a.m.
  • Shares a birthday with Pamela Anderson, Dan Aykroyd and Claire Forlani.
  • She is a spokesperson for Givenchy Perfume and Cosmetics.
  • Has three half-siblings: Chelsea Tallarico, Taj Tallarico and Mia Tyler.
  • She got married in Barbados.
  • Voted #2 in TheAge.com's Top 100: Natural Beauties of all time. (Audrey Hepburn took the top spot)
  • Ex-sister-in-law of Dave Buckner.
  • Gave birth to an 8-lb. son named Milo William Langdon on December 14, 2004, in Manhattan.
  • Her son Milo was born on the same day as the release of the Platinum Series Special Extended Edition of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (December 14, 2004).
  • She has never taken acting lessons.
  • On a TV documentary about the making of the "Lord of the Rings" movies, she said she really liked delivering her lines when they were in the fictional Elvish language.
  • Her father is of Cherokee Indian, Russian and Italian descent, and her mother is of French descent.
  • Used to be a vegetarian.
  • Has a liking for the English food called Yorkshire pudding and apparently makes them herself.
  • She recorded a song for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), but because Peter Jackson didn't feel the song was right for the intended scene, he put it into the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Since then, Liv has stated how much she enjoyed singing and recording and how she has always felt a strong relationship towards music.
  • Good friend of Kate Hudson.
  • Godmother of Marlon Richards's (Keith Richards's son) children.
  • Granddaughter of etiquette books author Dorothea Johnson.
  • She is only eight years younger than Cate Blanchett, but plays her granddaughter in The Lord of the Rings.
  • She and her Lord of the Rings cast mate, John Rhys-Davies, have both appeared in films about the "Incredible Hulk". Rhys-Davies plays "Wilson Fisk", AKA The Kingpin, in The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) (TV), while Tyler played "Betty Ross" in The Incredible Hulk (2008). Daredevil and Kingpin have also been played by her Armageddon (1998/I) cast mates, Ben Affleck and Michael Clarke Duncan.
  • Friends with Orlando Bloom.
  • Was in a relationship with actor Johnny Whitworth. (1994-1995).

Liv Tyler Photos

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    4th Annual David Lynch Foundation Gala - Arrivals

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    Stella McCartney Soho Store Opening - Arrivals

  • Bebe Buell and Liv Tyler

    "The Ledge" New York City Screening Hosted by the Cinema Society & Grey Goose - Arrivals

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    2011 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

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    2011 CFDA Fashion Awards - Cocktails

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    "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Arrivals

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