Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler


7/1/1977, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Liv Rundgren



Also Known As

Liv Rundgren, Liv Tyler-Langdon
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Liv Tyler, daughter of rock star legend Steven Tyler, is an American film actress most known for playing the role of Arwen Undomiel in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. People also remember her from her earlier work in the 1995 cult hit Empire Records and in…more


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    • Liv: (revealing she struggled with the love scene with Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk) There were points when I was like, "Wait! We cannot do this love scene because his body looks so much more beautiful than mine!

    • Liv: Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment.

    • Liv: I give my heart completely to the experience and I really connect with people and make friends. I fall in love and then it's painful to move on. I say to myself, 'Maybe I should be more guarded and protect my heart', but I just can't do it. I'd rather live 100 per cent and fully feel the sadness and loss than not have lived at all.

    • Liv: I work incredibly hard, and I would say the nature of being an actor involves a lot of studying. Every time you're playing a part you're preparing and you're researching and you're studying and you're working with various types of teachers and actors and directors...I think I was 15 or 16 when I made my first film, so my training in a way, sort of schooling, was on the set and doing the real thing.

    • Liv: I am amazed I have any fans at all! It makes me feel so good to know that I do. It makes me feel really good inside to know that there are some people out there who seem to understand me in some ways even though they don't know me in the flesh.

    • Liv: 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: (on the credibility of the Academy Awards) I just think it's really funny and entertaining. I mean, I don't necessarily take them really seriously, I don't even think a lot of really good films get seen. But I don't think that's what it's about. I mean, how amazing was Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream? Especially as she was acting with herself most of the time. I don't understand how a performance like that can't win. I was so affected by that movie that I had to turn it off. I felt as if I was on drugs and my heart was about to leap out of my body.

    • Liv: I guess what I like most about NY is that it feels like home to me. I was born here in 1977 and have lived here, on and off, my whole life. I feel very connected to NY. I love how much it has to offer, though it still feels small and cozy. There are so many amazing things to see here: incredible art, just about every film, amazing music, all kinds of interesting people. I like to ride my bike on the Hudson River . I like that I can walk my dog around two blocks and he meets about 20 other dogs to play with. I like that I can get a turkey sandwich at 4 in the morning if I want to. A beautiful night out in NYC can be any night because anything can happen. It is spontaneous and surprises you all the time.

    • Liv: I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight... But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.

    • Liv: I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.

    • Liv: The people I care about are by far the most important thing. I would kill for them. They make my life worth living.

    • Liv: When I started acting, the press would describe me as 'ex-supermodel Liv Tyler'. But I was never a supermodel! Let me make this very clear. I did Seventeen magazine. I didn't do anything major, ever.

    • Liv: Clothes have become too important and films are saturated with fashion. So you find yourself wearing designer clothes that aren't relevant to your character. I'm always so intrigued by Christopher Guest and his movies, like Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. He hires the actors and they all come up with the story and the concept, improvise. And they are all responsible for their own hair and make-up. They buy their own clothes, are in control of creating their characters. I would love to do that.

    • Liv: Subtlety is my favorite thing in cinema. It lets you dream. When everything is on the nail and on show, it leaves no questions in your mind. I find that so boring.

    • Liv: I would love to do a musical - like on Broadway. That's like the dream of my whole life. I always wanted to be a singer. Or get to sing. I haven't been able to do that, and I would love to do that.

    • Liv: I don't live a very posh life. There are no drivers waiting or people doing everything for me. I pretty much live like a normal person... It's not good to have a life without responsibilities, you know?