Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler

Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Ledge (2011)

Birthday: Jul 1, 1977

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Liv Tyler was an American film and television actress who was best known for her roles in "Armageddon" (1998), "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-03), and the HBO series "The Leftovers" (HBO, 2014-17). Although it's common knowledge that Liv Tyler's father was the Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler grew up thinking her birth father was 70s rocker Todd Rundgren. Her mother was Bebe Buell, a model and former Playboy Playmate who was in a relationship with Rundgren throughout the 1970s. Buell had a brief affair with Steven Tyler in the mid-1970s and got unexpectedly pregnant. She gave birth to Tyler's daughter, Liv, in East Harlem, New York on July 1, 1977. Although Liv was not his child by birth, Todd Rundgren decided to care for her like a father and even signed her birth certificate, thus giving her the name Liv Rundgren. Liv grew up thinking that Todd Rundgren was her Dad until a chance meeting with Steven Tyler at the age of 10 made her suspect that the Aerosmith frontman was in fact her father. Her mother, Bebe Buell, ultimately admitted to the fact that Tyler was her birth father, and after forming a close bond with Tyler, Liv officially changed her surname to match hi. Throughout it all, however, Liv maintained a close and loving relationship with her adoptive father, Todd Rundgren. After her family business was sorted out, Tyler began modeling professionally at the age of 14. She quickly grew bored with modeling, however, and turned her attention exclusively to acting. Tyler first became known to TV audiences for her role in the music video for the Aerosmith song "Crazy." Tyler starred alongside Alicia Silverstone in the video, which received heavy airplay on MTV upon its premiere in 1994. After the success of "Crazy" Tyler turned her attention to film acting, and earned widespread praise for her roles in films like "Heavy" (1995), "Empire Records" (1995), and "That Thing You Do!" (1996). Then in 1998 Tyler landed her breakout performance in Michael Bay's action film "Armageddon." Tyler played the love interest of Ben Affleck's character in the film, which would go on to become the highest grossing film of 1998. With her career on the upswing, Tyler nabbed another breakout role in 2001 when she was cast in director Peter Jackson's fantasy epic "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001). Tyler played the elf maid Arwen in the film, and went on to reprise her role as the character in both sequels, released in 2002 and 2003, respectively. After "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy ended in 2003, Tyler continued building her reputation as a respected actress with commendable roles in films "Reign Over Me" (2007), "The Incredible Hulk" (2008), and "Robot & Frank" (2012). In 2014 Tyler made her first foray into TV with a role on the HBO mystery series "The Leftovers." The series was a critical darling, and ran for three seasons on the premium cable network. After "The Leftovers" ended Tyler was cast on the period series "Harlots" (Hulu, 2017- ), and additionally nabbed a supporting role alongside Brad Pitt in the space drama "Ad Astra" (2019). In October of 2019 it was announced that Tyler would be starring in the drama series "9-1-1: Lone Star" (Fox, 2020- ). The series, which was a spin-off of Fox procedural series "9-1-1" (Fox, 2018- ), premiered on the network in early 2020, and also starred veteran film and TV actor Rob Lowe.

Highest rated movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
That Thing You Do!
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Robot & Frank
Cookie's Fortune
Heavy
Ad Astra

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 40% Ad Astra Eve (Character) $50.2M 2019
71% 40% Wildling Ellen Cooper (Character),
Producer
- 2018
68% 30% Space Station 76 Jessica (Character) - 2014
59% 45% Jamie Marks Is Dead Linda (Character) - 2014
47% 36% Mademoiselle C Self - 2013
86% 75% Robot & Frank Madison (Character) $3.3M 2012
14% 48% The Ledge Shana (Character) $5.2K 2011
49% 56% Super Sarah Darbo (Character) $322.2K 2010
67% 70% The Incredible Hulk Betty Ross (Character) $134.5M 2008
48% 48% The Strangers Kristen (Character) $52.5M 2008
38% 20% Smother Clare Cooper (Character) - 2007
64% 81% Reign Over Me Angela Oakhurst (Character) $19.7M 2007
60% 57% Lonesome Jim Anika (Character) $154.1K 2005
42% 48% Jersey Girl Maya (Character) $25.3M 2004
93% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Arwen (Character) $377.8M 2003
95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Arwen (Character) $342.6M 2002
91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Arwen (Character) $315.5M 2001
33% 39% One Night at McCool's Jewel (Character) $6.3M 2001
57% 20% Dr. T & the Women Marilyn (Character) $13.1M 2000
86% 65% Cookie's Fortune Emma Duvall (Character) - 1999
48% 72% Onegin Tatyana Larina (Character) $183.8K 1999
24% 68% Plunkett & Macleane Lady Rebecca Gibson (Character) $471.4K 1999
38% 73% Armageddon Grace Stamper (Character) $201.6M 1998
31% 51% Inventing the Abbotts Pamela Abbott (Character) $5.9M 1997
61% 62% U-Turn Girl in Bus Station (Character) $6.6M 1997
93% 78% That Thing You Do! Faye Dolan (Character) $25.9M 1996
51% 75% Stealing Beauty Lucy (Character) $4.6M 1996
86% 68% Heavy Callie (Character) $985.7K 1995
31% 83% Empire Records Corey Mason (Character) - 1995
22% 39% Silent Fall Sylvie Warden (Character) $2.7M 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary McCartney Serves It Up! Guest 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
77% 57% 9-1-1: Lone Star Michelle Blake (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2011 2015 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014 2019
97% 90% Harlots Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunpowder Anne Vaux (Character) 2017
91% 90% The Leftovers Meg Abbott (Character) 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet 100% Who Do You Think You Are? Self 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet FABLife Guest 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2011 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2013
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2013
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013
No Score Yet 70% Project Runway All Stars Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008