LIV TYLER (Betty Ross) starred as Arwen in the blockbuster hit trilogy The Lord of the Rings. She was most recently seen in the films Lonesome Jim, starring Casey Affleck and Steve Buscemi, who also directed the film, and Reign Over Me, starring Don Cheadle and Adam Sandler. She will next be seen in May 2008’s suspense-thriller The Strangers, as well as in the upcoming film 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 has been seen in Robert Altman’s Cookie’s Fortune, alongside Glenn Close, Julianne Moore and Charles S. 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 with the leading role in Silent Fall, directed by Bruce Beresford, opposite Richard Dreyfuss. After another lead in Empire Records, she 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.
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.