Liv Tyler appears alongside Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon in Robot & Frank, out this week. Tyler plays the daughter of an ex-convict who develops a special relationship with a humanoid robot. Langella interacting with a robot sounds interesting enough, but Tyler is worth checking out too. For now, here's a bio-gallery.
Tyler was born in New York to Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and Playboy Playmate Bebe Buell.
She started modeling at 14 and soon moved on to television commercials.
She transitioned to film in 1994 with her debut role in Silent Fall.
Tyler gained international renown when she appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001. She played the elf Arwen, and learned to speak the Elvish language for the role. Hot.
She maintains a close relationship with her rock star father, despite the fact that she believed Todd Rundgren was actually her biological father until she was eight. Her mother, Buell, had been living with Rundgren for five years before Liv was born, and claimed she lied about her daughter's parentage because she didn't want her interacting with Steven, who was heavily addicted to drugs at the time. Oh, famous people. So zany.
Tyler is a reformed vegan, who presumably realized the splendors of meat at some point and came back over to the light side.
She has dated Joaquin Phoenix, and was married to Royston Langdon, singer of Bowie-influenced rock outfit Spacehog. So all you have to do to date her is be famous and kind of an oddball. No problem.