LIV TYLER (Kristen McKay) 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 the upcoming action-adventure The
Incredible Hulk, as well as in the 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. She also serves as National
Ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
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
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