Liv Rundergren Tyler was born at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, July 1, 1977. She is the only daughter of Bebe Buell who was a model, singer, and former PlayboyPlaymate, and Steven Tyler who was the lead singer of Aerosmith. Her mother named her after Liv Ullmann,Norwegian actress, after seeing Ullmann on the cover of the March 5, 1977 issue of TV Guide. She is of Italian, German, Polish, and English ancestry on her father’s side and German ancestry on her mother’s side. Tyler has three half-siblings: Mia Tyler , Chelsea Anna Tallarico , and Taj Monroe Tallarico. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothea Johnson, founded the Protocol School of Washington.
In 1998, Tyler began dating British musician Royston Langdon of the band Spacehog. She and Langdon became engaged in February 2001,and they married in Barbados on March 25, 2003.On December 14, 2004, she gave birth to a son.His name is Milo William Langdon. On May 8, 2008, the couple confirmed through representatives that they would be separating but remain friends. In an interview with the Australian Daily Telegraph, Tyler revealed that her separation from Langdon led her to move to Los Angeles, explaining that it was hard to be in the Manhattan home that they had shared. In June 2010, Tyler stated she was “far too sensitive” for casual dates, adding “I fall in love once in a blue moon.”
Tyler is an active supporter of the charitable United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United States in 2003. In November 2004, she hosted the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake in New York City. Tyler also served as spokesperson for the 2004 Givenchy Mother’s Day promotion, in support of UNICEF’s Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) campaign.
Tyler began a career in modeling at the age of 14 , she received her first modeling job with the assistance of Paulina Porizkova, who took pictures of her that ended up in Interview magazine, but after less than a year, she decided to focus on acting. Tyler first became known to television audiences when she starred alongside Alicia Silverstone in the music video for Aerosmith’s 1993 song “Crazy”.After her film debut Silent Fall (1994), she appeared in supporting roles in Empire Records (1995), Heavy (1996) and That Thing You Do! (1996). Tyler later achieved critical recognition in the leading role in Stealing Beauty (1996). She followed this by starring in supporting roles including Inventing the Abbotts (1997) and Cookie’s Fortune (1999).
Tyler had her breakthrough role in Stealing Beauty (1996), in which she played Lucy Harmon, an innocent, romantic teenager traveling to Tuscany, Italy, intent on losing her virginity.
Later, she appeared in That Thing You Do! (1996), a movie about a fictional one-hit wonder rock band called The Oneders, following their whirlwind rise to the top of the pop charts, and just as quickly, their plunge back to obscurity.
Tyler next appeared in Armageddon (1998), where she played the daughter of Bruce Willis’ character and love interest of Ben Affleck’s character.
She was then cast in the drama Onegin (1999), a film based on the 19th century Russian novel of the same name by Alexander Pushkin, in which she portrayed Tatyana Larina and co-starred with Ralph Fiennes.
She later had her roles in two films directed by Robert Altman, Cookie’s Fortune (1999) and Dr. T & the Women (2000).