Liv Rundgren Tyler is an American actress and former child model. She is the daughter of Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, and model Bebe Buell. 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 began a career in modeling at the age of 14 but, after less than a year, she decided to focus on acting. Tyler later achieved critical recognition in the leading role in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty (1996), playing a teenage girl visiting her deceased mother’s artist friends in Italy. Tyler achieved international recognition as a result of her portrayal of Elf maiden Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003).
She has served as a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador for the United States in 2003 and as a spokesperson for Givenchy’s line of perfume and cosmetics. In 2014, Tyler made her television debut on the HBO series The Leftovers in a recurring role.