Liv Rundgren Tyler (born Liv Rundgren; July 1, 1977) is an American actress, producer, singer and former model.
She is best known for her portrayal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–03).
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).
Tyler has served as a 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, although she has a very close relationship with her adoptive father Todd Rundgren.
Liv is also a singer, having sung with Howard Shore.
She appeared as guest vocalist on The Lemonheads 2009 album Varshons, on the Leonard Cohen song "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye".
She also appeared on Evan Dando's 2017 bonus disc of his 2003 album Baby I'm Bored on the track "Shots is Fired" and released her debut single "Need You Tonight" in 2011.