Daughter of 'Steven Tyler' of the band Aerosmith and 'Bebe Buell'
(qv), former model (and Playboy Playmate of the Month) and stalwart
of the backstage rock scene of the 1970's, Liv grew up thinking
that rock star 'Todd Rundgren' (qv) was her father. But as she was
growing up Tyler began dropping by to visit, and Liv noticed that
his daughter Mia looked enough like her to be her twin. She
confronted her mother, and was told the truth; by the time she was
12 she had taken her father's name. At 14 she and her mother left
Portland, Maine for New York, where she got her start as a model. A
year was enough of the modeling grind, and she decided to become an
actress. She was offered the part of Callie in _Heavy (1995)_ (qv)
after a single reading, and only three weeks later was cast in
_Silent Fall (1994)_ (qv) - 'James Mangold' (qv), director of
_Heavy (1995)_ (qv), decided to delay shooting until Liv was
available. With seven films in the 1993-96 period her career took
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).