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Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler (born July 1, 1977) is an American actress born in Portland, Maine, USA to Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, and Bebe Buell, a model, and as of 2003 was already a highly regarded and high profile actress, her most famous part to date being that of Arwen in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Although it was her blockbuster appearance in Armageddon that made her known to a very wide public, she has proven herself in more sophisticated acting challenges such as Onegin (based on the 19th century Russian novel Eugene Onegin by Pushkin), where she convincingly portrayed the character of Tatyana Larina, and two movies directed by Robert Altman: Cookies Fortune and Dr. T & the Women.

Having grown up with the understanding that rock star Todd Rundgren was her natural father, she only found out the truth about her parentage at age 11, after noticing that Steven Tyler's daughter Mia looked like her twin. She then changed her name from Liv Rundgren to Liv Tyler. Regarding her first name, she is named after actress Liv Ullmann.

After starting a career as a model, she quickly changed into acting. Having been cast almost simultaneously for Silent Fall and Heavy, the filming of Heavy was delayed until she became available. By age 20, had been starring in several successful movies, including Stealing Beauty, That Thing You Do and Inventing the Abbotts.

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