Liv Tyler

Ancestry of
Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress


Who is Liv Tyler?

Liv Tyler is an American television and movie actress who has also served as a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador. Although her career consists mostly of feature films, she made the crossover into television as part of the regular cast for the HBO series The Leftovers.

Liv Tyler was originally named Liv Rundgren and was told that she was the daughter of rock musician Todd Rundgren. When she was about nine years old, she learned that she was actually the daughter of rock musician Steven Tyler of the rock band Aerosmith. The truth was apparently kept from her to shield her from Steven's addiction to drugs. Six years later, she changed her name to Tyler and kept Rundgren as her middle name.

Famous Kin

Liv Tyler has U.S. Presidential kin including Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, and both Presidents Bush. Some of her more historically famous kin include Clara Barton (founder of the American Red Cross), Eli Whitney (inventor of the cotton gin), Johnny Appleseed (aka John Chapman), John Brown (abolitionist), Sir Winston Churchill (Prime Minister of the U.K.), and Edgar Rice Burroughs (author of Tarzan).

In addition to her famous father Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler has a number of famous celebrities in her family tree. These include television and Hollywood stars Richard Gere, Humphrey Bogart, Oliver Platt, Lucille Ball, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Henry and Jane Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Jodie Foster, and Kim Kardashian.

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Liv Tyler photo by Daniel Dormann (CC BY 3.0)