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Liv Tyler
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Liv Tyler at first start of film "The Incredible Hulk"
Born
Liv Rundgren

July 1, 1977 (1977-07-01) (age 42)
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Royston Langdon
(m. 2003-2008, divorced)
Partner(s) David Gardner (2014-present)
Children 2 sons
Parent(s) Steven Tyler, Bebe Buell
Relatives Mia Tyler (half-sister)
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2003 LOTR: The Return of the King

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.

Early Life

Tyler was born Liv Rundgren at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, New York. She is the first born daughter of Bebe Buell, a model and singer and Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothea Johnson, founded the Protocol School of Washington. Her mother named her after Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann.

Tyler spent most of her childhood not knowing Steven Tyler was her father. At age ten or eleven Liv met Steven Tyler and figured out he was her father.

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.

Career

Tyler began a career in modeling at age 14. She later decided to focus on acting, and made her film debut in Silent Fall (1994). She went on to achieve critical recognition with roles in Heavy, Empire Records (both 1995), That Thing You Do!, and Stealing Beauty (both 1996). She then appeared in films such as Inventing the Abbotts (1997), Armageddon (1998), Cookie's Fortune, Onegin (both 1999), Dr. T & the Women (2000), and One Night at McCool's (2001).

Following the success of Lord of the Rings, Tyler has appeared in a variety of roles, including the films Jersey Girl (2004), Lonesome Jim (2005), Reign Over Me (2007), The Strangers, The Incredible Hulk (both 2008), Super (2010), Space Station 76 (2014), and Wildling (2018).

Outside of film, she played the part of Meg Abbott on HBO's The Leftovers (2014–2017), and has since starred in the BBC series Gunpowder (2017), and the ITV/Hulu series Harlots (2018).

Other Activities

Tyler has served as a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador for the United States since 2003, and as a spokesperson for Givenchy's line of perfume and cosmetics. She is the daughter of Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell.

Personal life

Tyler dated her Inventing the Abbotts co-star Joaquin Phoenix from 1995 to 1998.

In 1998, Tyler began dating British musician Royston Langdon of the band Spacehog. They became engaged in February 2001, and married in Barbados on March 25, 2003. In December 2004, she gave birth to a son. On May 8, 2008, the couple confirmed through representatives that they would be separating.

In 2014, Tyler met David Gardner, a British sports and entertainment manager. They have two children together, a son born in February 2015, and a daughter born in July 2016. She later moved to London shortly after her birth.

Tyler is a former vegan.

Tyler learned transcendental meditation in New York City. In December 2012, she participated in a charity gala for the David Lynch Foundation to provide transcendental meditation to disadvantaged sections of society. At the event, she said, "it helps me make better decisions and be a better mother, and just deal with the daily stress of the modern world that we live in. It helps with everything."

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