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Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler starred as Arwen in the Academy Award-winning, blockbuster-hit trilogy Lord of the Rings. She was most recently seen in Lonesome Jim, a film starring and directed by Steve Buscemi and Casey Affleck.

Tyler recently completed work on Strangers, a suspense thriller about a couple forced to defend themselves from three masked intruders. The film is slated for an October 2007 release and co-stars Scott Speedman. She is currently in Los Angeles filming Smother with Diane Keaton.

Tyler's other film credits include Kevin Smith's Jersey Girl, co-starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez; a starring role in the Bernardo Bertolucci film Stealing Beauty, opposite Jeremy Irons; Pat O'Connor's Inventing the Abbotts, with Joaquin Phoenix and Billy Crudup; and Michael Bay's Armageddon, opposite Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck. More recently, she was seen in Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune, alongside Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, and Charles Dutton; the Jake Scott-directed Plunkett & Macleane; Onegin, co-starring Ralph Fiennes; and One Night at McCool's, opposite Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser and John Goodman.

Tyler made her film debut opposite Richard Dreyfuss with the leading role in Silent Fall, directed by Bruce Beresford. After another lead in Empire Records, Tyler portrayed a waitress in a local diner in James Mangold's Heavy, a favorite at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.

Tyler is the face for Parfums Givenchy, the first celebrity to be connected to the designer since Audrey Hepburn more than 40 years ago. She also serves as National Ambassador for the US Fund for UNICEF.

Born in New York, Tyler was raised in Portland, Maine until the sixth grade, when her family returned to Manhattan. She began modeling at age 14 and was seen in numerous print ads and television commercials before moving into acting. Tyler recently gave birth to her first child, a son, Milo. Tyler and her family currently reside in New York City.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Liv Tyler Facts

Birth NameLiv Lundgren
BirthdayJuly 1, 1977 (44)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Liv Tyler compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Jersey Girl (2004) as Maya
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Arwen
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) as Arwen
One Night at McCool's (2001) as Jewel
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as Arwen
Dr T and the Women (2000) as Marilyn
Onegin (2000) as Tatyana Larina
Cookie's Fortune (1999) as Emma
Armageddon (1998) as Grace Stamper
Inventing the Abbotts (1997) as Pamela Abbott
Stealing Beauty (1996) as Lucy (breakthrough)
That Thing You Do! (1996) as Faye
Empire Records (1995) as Corey Mason
Heavy (1995) user recommendation as Callie
Silent Fall (1994) as Sylvie Warden
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