Sunday, October 28, 2007


Name: Catherine Zeta Jones
Birth Name: Catherine Jones
Height: 5' 7½
Sex: F
Nationality: British
Birth Date: September 25, 1969
Birth Place: Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Profession: actress
Husband/Wife: Michael Douglas (actor, born on September 25, 1944; married on November 18, 2000; 1 son)
Relationship: Mick Hucknall (musician), Jon Peters (producer), Angus MacFadyen (actor), John Leslie (actor)
Father: Dai Jones (Welsh; runs a candy factory)
Mother: Pat Jones (Irish; a seamstress)
Brother: Lyndon Jones (born in 1972), David A. Jones (an executive at Initial Entertainment group; born in 1967)
Grand Mother: Kathleen Fair (died in June 2001)
Son: Dylan Michael Douglas (born on August 8, 2000 at 5:52 pm; father: Michael Douglas)
Daughter: Carys Zeta Douglas (born on April 21, 2003; father: Michael Douglas)
Claim to fame: as Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Catherine began acting at age 11, playing in a production of Annie and at 13 she starred in a West End production of the musical Bugsy Malone. When Catherine was 16 she took over the lead in David Merrick's 42nd Street. Her first regular television role came in the nostalgic British TV series The Darling Buds of May.

While the U.S. audience was unaware of her work, Catherine was rapidly becoming a star in the UK. In fact, with the popularity of The Darling, Catherine became a mega-star in the UK. Coupled with her role in the four-hour television docu-drama Titanic, Catherine got some attention in the United States. Most importantly, she was noticed by Steven Spielberg, who recommended Catherine for the female lead The Mask of Zorro. She followed up this strong Hollywood debut (which this is now considered despite her appearance in 1986's The Phantom) with the equally successful Entrapment with Sean Connery.Now it seems like everyone knows who Catherine Zeta-Jones is, and will for a good long while if her box-office is any indicator.

2007 Coming Out
2007 Death Defying Acts
2007 No Reservations
2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic
2005 The Legend of Zorro
2004 Ocean's Twelve
2004 The Terminal
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
2003 Intolerable Cruelty
2002 Chicago
2001 America's Sweethearts
2000 High Fidelity
2000 Traffic
1999 Entrapment
1999 The Haunting
1998 The Mask of Zorro
1996 Titanic
1996 The Phantom
1995 Catherine the Great
1995 Blue Juice
1994 The Return of the Native
1994 Catherine Cookson's The Cinder Path
1993 Splitting Heirs
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
1991 The Darling Buds of May: Stranger at the Gates
1991 The Darling Buds of May: A Season of Heavenly Gifts
1991 The Darling Buds of May [TV Series]
1991 The Darling Buds of May: When the Green Woods Laugh
1991 The Darling Buds of May: Oh! to Be in England
1991 The Darling Buds of May: A Breath of French Air
1990 Les 1001 Nuits

2002 Best Supporting Actress Chicago

Broadcast Film Critics Association
2003 Best Supporting Actress Chicago
2002 Best Supporting Actress Chicago

European Film Academy
1999 Best European Actress- People's Choice Award Entrapment

Golden Globe
2002 Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Chicago
2000 Best Supporting Actress Traffic

Screen Actors Guild
2002 Best Supporting Actress Chicago

Tuesday, September 4, 2007



Name: Gwen Stefani
Birth Name: Gwendolyn Renee Stefani
Height: 5' 6"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: October 3, 1969
Birth Place: Anaheim, California, USA
Profession: actress, musician
Education: Cal State Fullerton
Husband/Wife: Gavin McGregor Rossdale (lead singer of the band Bush; born on October 30, 1967; met in 1996; engaged on January 1, 2002; married on September 14, 2002 at St. Paul's Church in London)
Relationship: Tony Kanal (No Doubts band mate; b. on August 27, 1970; dated for eight years)
Sister: Jill
Brother: Eric Stefani (former member of No Doubt; born on June 17, 1967), Todd Stefani
Son: Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (born on Friday, May 26, 2006; by Caesarean section at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; weighed 7 1/2 pounds)
Step daughter: Daisy Lowe (born in 1989; father: Gavin Rossdale)
Claim to fame: Lead singer of the band No Doubt


Gwen Renee Stefani born October 3, 1969 is an American singer and the frontwoman of the band No Doubt. Stefani was born in Fullerton, California. Her brother Eric founded No Doubt in 1986 with John Spence, but eventually left the band to pursue a career on "The Simpsons". Gwen became the group's lead singer after original frontman John Spence committed suicide in December of 1987. Following the success of the band's 1995 album Tragic Kingdom, Stefani became highly popular and recognizable; the tension this produced with the other members of the band was touched on by their video for the song "Don't Speak". Many of the album's songs, including "Don't Speak", were inspired by her relationship and breakup with fellow band member Tony Kanal. On September 17, 2002, Stefani married Bush guitarist Gavin Rossdale. Thus far, her solo career has been most recognized for a pair of popular 2001 duets, the "Southside" remix with techno artist Moby and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with rapper Eve. In fact, Stefani became the first artist in history to win both Best Male Video and Best Female Video awards at the MTV VMA's, for "Southside" (credited as "Moby featuring Gwen Stefani") and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (credited as "Eve featuring Gwen Stefani") respectively, both in 2001. Stefani is currently working on a solo record titled Love Angel Music Baby, scheduled for release on November 22nd/23rd in 2004. Gwen created a sucessful fashion line, named L.A.M.B, which showcases clothing which Gwen would wear herself. The line also includes handbags and purses. Girls and young women who imitate Stefani's distinctive and trendsetting style of dress are sometimes referred to as "Gwenabees."


[18 award(s)] [45 nomination(s)]

2006 : Won Meteor Ireland Music Award
category Best International Female

2005 : Won Billboard Music Award
category Digital Song of the Year for "Hollaback Girl"

2005 : Won Billboard Music Award
category New Artist of the Year

2005 : Won American Music Award
category Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

2005 : Won World Music Award
category World's Best Selling New Female Artist

2005 : Won International Dance Music Award
category Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track for "What You Waiting For"

2005 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music Collaboration for "Rich Girl"
shared with Eve

2005 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music Breakout, Female

2005 : Won Much Music Video Award
category Favourite International Artist for "Rich Girl"

2005 : Won ShockWaves NME Award
category Sexiest Woman

2005 : Won Brit Award
category Best International Female Solo Artist

2005 : Won MTV Australian Video Music Award
category Best Dressed Video for "What You Waiting For"

2004 : Won California Music Award
category Outstanding Female Vocalist

2003 : Won California Music Award
category Outstanding Female Vocalist

2002 : Won Grammy Award
category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
shared with Eve

2001 : Won VH1/Vogue Fashion Award
category Rock Style for "Southside"
shared with Moby

2001 : Won MTV Video Music Award
category Best Male Video for "South Side"
shared with Moby

2001 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice R&B/Hip Hop Track for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
shared with Eve


  • Broke her finger while dressmaking. (May 16, 2006)
  • Her friends treated her to a staggering $35,000 baby shower, two months before her baby is due. (April 22, 2006)
  • Still bears a grudge against the boy she shared her first kiss with on a family trip - because he failed to keep in touch.
  • Denies Madonna's claims that she copied her style. (November 7, 2005)
  • Refuses to attend this year’s MTV Video Music Awards reportedly because she was not asked to perform despite her receiving several nominations for awards. (August 20, 2005)
  • Has been cast in FACTORY GIRL, a movie about Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick. (August 9, 2005)
  • Said that her next solo single ‘Cool’ was inspired by her ex-boyfriend No Doubt bass player Tony Kanal. (June 27, 2005)
  • Has created a new T-shirt to raise cash for the victims of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (May 13, 2005)
  • Has been named the top fashion icon by British magazine Harpers & Queen. (2005)
  • The red vinyl dress she wore on the cover of No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom album has been stolen from the Fullerton Museum Center. (January 14, 2005)
  • Plans to design for the rest of her life. (2004)
  • Has recently found out from her husband, 36-year-old Gavin Rossdale, that he's the father of Pearl Lowe's daughter Daisy, a 15-year-old London model named Daisy Lowe. (2004)
  • Is getting acting tips from Leonardo DiCaprio for her cameo in THE AVIATOR. (March 10, 2004)
  • No Doubt and Blink 182 will team up for a coheadlining U.S. amphitheater tour beginning June 1 in Indianapolis and wrapping June 26 in San Bernardino, California. (February 5, 2004)
  • Her new line of clothes, L.A.M.B., has all the hallmarks of her singing style, which includes bikini tops, Rasta-inspired colors, low-slung pants, even bum flaps. (October 31, 2003)
  • No Doubt recently shot a video for their new single It's My Life at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles -- It was directed by David LaChapelle, who's best known for his racy and provocative photographs of today's hottest stars. (October 21, 2003)
  • While No Doubt enjoys a break after intense touring activity in support of its 2001 Interscope album, Rock Steady, Stefani is busying herself with a variety of endeavors – She’s been collaborating on some tracks on her own with different people; Stefani has previously lent her vocals to hit songs by Moby (South Side) and Eve (Let Me Blow Ya Mind). (April 22, 2003)
  • No Doubt received the keys to Anaheim Friday at Disneyland, which the band mocked in its 1995 hit album Tragic Kingdom -- lead singer Gwen Stefani even confessed she wanted to work at Disneyland and sing songs at the Disneyland Hotel, and admitted she used to come dancing there. (November 25, 2002)
  • Gwen used to date bass player in the band Tony Kanal. When they broke up she wrote the hit single Don't Speak in memory of their relationship.
  • Sometimes Credited As: Gwendolyn Renee Stefani
  • Nickname: Sunshine, G-loc
  • Trade mark: Red Lipstick
  • Was on her High School swim team.
  • Met fiance Gavin Rossdale (Bush) in 1996 at a concert she was playing at with her band No Doubt
  • Inspired by such musicals as The Sound Of Music, and Annie.
  • Eric, her brother, was the keyboardist for No Doubt
  • Has a small dog named Megan
  • Favorite food: spagetti
  • Is Catholic
  • Favorite movie: THE SOUND OF MUSIC
  • Her prom dress was a remake of the movie BEHIND THE REAR WINDOW
  • Gwen and bandmate Adrian used to have a crush on each other.
  • No Doubt opened up for the Ziggy Marley (Bob Marleys son) concert in 1990. During the tour Gwen would come out on stage in different costumes, such as a wedding dress! She built her fans from then.
  • Gwen wrote Simple Kind Of Life the night before they recorded it.
  • Is the only original member who's still in the band.
  • Auditioned for GIRL INTERRUPTED and FIGHT CLUB.
  • Her grandfather is the guy at the register in the Sunday Morning video.
  • On the Just a Girl video, Gwen's shirt that shes wearing is made from boys underwear.
  • Played the Piccolo in her high school marching band.
  • No Doubt is in the Guiness Book for longest singel at #1, Don't Speak for 16 weeks.
  • During high school, Gwen thought she was chubby, so she joined the swim team.
  • Gwen's red vinyl dress from the cover of Tragic Kingdom is enshirned in a Hard Rock Cafe in Newport Beach, CA.
  • Gavin, Gwen's boyfriend of Bush doesn't like her style of clothing much.
  • Every year makes an annual trip to Knott's Berry Farm.
  • Once while jogging in Paris, Gwen got lost and forgot what hotel they were staying at, so she had to call her father who was back in the USA to get the name and number of the hotel she was at.
  • Has been known to check into hotels under the name Daria Blue.
  • In the Sunday Morning video, the guy laying in the driveway at the beginning is Eric Stefani, the guy on the porch is Donnie, at concerts he use to warm up the crowd before the band would preform, the man at the grocery store is Gwen's Grandfather and the house is Gwen's grandparent's.
  • Performed water ballet in high school.
  • Started wearing the Bindi after attending a party with Tony and his mother, where all the women were wearing them.
  • Tony got his nose pierced after loosing a bet to Gwen, but he forced her to watch him get peireced, and she fainted.
  • Thursday, August 30, 2007

    Beyonce Knowles


    Name: Beyonce Knowles
    Birth Name: Beyonce Giselle Knowles
    Height: 5' 6"
    Sex: F
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: September 4, 1981
    Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
    Profession: actress, musician
    Education: High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Houston, Texas
    Relationship: Jay-Z (musician; born on December 4, 1969)
    Father: Matthew Knowles (Destiny's Child's manager)
    Mother: Tina Knowles (designs outfits for all Destiny's Child members)
    Sister: Solange Knowles (musician; born on June 24, 1986)
    Claim to fame: member of Destiny's Child


    Beyonce Knowles is one of the most popular artist from the West. She is one who does not want to be just recognized as a pop artist rather wants her recognition as an artist. This music diva was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, USA. Her efforts showed its worth in the block buster album "Dangerously in Love" - This album was strong both in terms of music and its lyrics too.

    "Dangerously in Love" is everything you'd expect from Beyonce and more than you could have hoped for. Another side of someone we've loved for years, Dangerously In Love is equally divided between seductive mid-tempos, lush ballads and fiery club bangers, providing a sharp focus on who Beyonce is right now: as a performer, as a woman, and as a creative force to be reckoned with. The vibe is more mature, more playful, more deeply passionate and sexually aggressive. Dangerously In Love is the sound of a grown woman clearly staking her claim in the world and, in the process, redefining expectations of who she is.

    Beyonce Knowles became the first African-American woman and the second woman ever to receive the honor to recieve the 2001 ASCAP Pop Songwriter Of The Year Award for Destiny's Child. Destiny's Child is one of the biggest selling female acts of all time. With many of the group's hit songs co-written and co-produced by Beyonce, Destiny's Child has sold more than 33 million records worldwide. Destiny's Child burst on the scene in 1997 with their multi-platinum single, "No, No, No," from their self-titled album. That success was dwarfed when Destiny's Child's The Writing's On The Wall was released in 1999. The album would go on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide, driven in part by three Top 10 hits: "Jumpin, Jumpin," "Say My Name" and "Bills, Bills, Bills," which spent 9 weeks at #1 on the Billboard RandB singles chart.

    In 2000 the group recorded Survivor, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Survivor was certified double platinum four weeks after its release and has gone on to sell more than nine million copies worldwide. In 2001 Destiny's Child took home two Grammy awards: Best RandB song ("Say My Name") and Best RandB performance by a Duo or Group ("Say My Name"). Destiny's Child has won numerous other awards, among them Billboard Artist of the year, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards, Nickelodeon Kid's Choice and The Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year at the Soul Train Awards. The group has toured worldwide and performed at many high profile events including The Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Concert Special and the Concert For New York City.

    Beyonce shares co-executive producer credits on Dangerously In Love with her father and manager Mathew Knowles. She took an active role in all aspects of the album: from writing and choosing material to producing, mastering and mixing the tracks. Beyonce pays tribute to her father on the hidden bonus track, "Daddy," which was produced by Beyonce and Mark Batson.

    The sexy first single, "Crazy In Love," featuring Jay-Z, was co-produced by Beyonce and Rich Harrison. Jay-Z returns the favor for Beyonce's part on his hit "Bonnie and Clyde 03." "Crazy In Love" is about that moment when you realize you're falling into love and looking crazy but you simply don't care. The abandon continues on "Speechless," produced by Fanatic.

    Laced with an Arabic ambience, fused with a ghetto-fied edge and encompassing a sample from Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby," "Naughty Girl" is uptempo and party perfect: a sexy fantasy about having that one night where you lose all your inhibitions, head to theclub and work it like a naughty girl.Also sexy is the dancehall-Arabic flavored "Baby Boy," featuring the red hot Sean Paul.

    The same growth as music is evident in Beyonce's burgeoning acting career. In 2001 she starred in MTV's "Carmen." In 2002 she appeared as Foxy Cleopatra in "Austin Powers in Goldmember." This year she will co-star with Cuba Gooding Jr. in "The Fighting Temptations." She has two more features currently in production and can also be seen on the small screen in a series of Spike Lee-directed commercials for Pepsi-Cola. She is also the spokesperson for L'Oreal.


    * The Pink Panther ( 2005 )

    * The Fighting Temptations ( 2003 )

    * 46664 - The Event ( 2003 )

    * Austin Powers in Goldmember ( 2002 )

    * Charlie's Angels ( 2000 )


    Black Reel Awards
    Year : 2004
    Category : Film: Best Song
    For : The Fighting Temptations

    Bet awards
    Year : 2004
    Category : best actress, best r&b female, best collaboration & video of the year

    ASCAP Award
    Year : 2002
    Category : Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
    For : Charlie's Angels



    Name: Jay-Z
    Birth Name: Shawn Corey Carter
    Height: 6' 1"
    Sex: M
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: December 4, 1969
    Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Profession: actor, musician
    Education: Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn
    George Westinghouse High School in Downtown Brooklyn
    Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey (did not graduate)
    Relationship: Beyonce Knowles (musician, actress; born September 4, 1981)
    Father: Adnes Reeves (left the family when Jay-Z was 12 years-old)
    Mother: Gloria Carter (founder of Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund)
    Claim to fame: debut album Reasonable Doubt (1996)


    Shawn Corey Carter, 4 December 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of the Notorious B.I.G. He first started releasing records in the late 80s, part-financing his music by hustling. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("Can I Get Open'), and later scored an underground hit single with 1995"s "In My Lifetime". Drawing on Jaz's dealings with mercenary labels, Jay-Z set-up his own Roc-A-Fella imprint in 1996 with entrepreneur Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. His debut set, Reasonable Doubt, went on to achieve gold sales and produced the US number 50 pop single "Ain't No Nigga"/"Dead Presidents", featuring future rap star Foxy Brown. The album, which reached US number 23 in July, attracted fans with a mixture of hard-hitting street lyrics and rhymes, epitomized by the collaboration with Notorious B.I.G. on "Brooklyn's Finest'. The follow-up In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 was released in the aftermath of Notorious B.I.G.'s murder, and debuted at US number 3 in November 1997. Featuring guest appearances from Puff Daddy, Lil" Kim, Too Short, BLACKstreet and DJ Premier, this sombre and intensely personal album included the stand-out tracks "You Must Love Me" and "Where I'm From".

    Although in demand as a guest artist, Jay-Z found the time to write, produce, and direct the semi-autobiographical short Streets Is Watching. The gold-selling soundtrack introduced several of Roc-A-Fella's rising stars, including Memphis Bleek, Rell and Diamonds In The Rough, and featured the hit single "It's Alright". Jay-Z then became a major star with the hit singles, "Can I Get A ... " and "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)", the latter built around a line from the musical Annie. One of the more bizarre samples to be used on a hip-hop track, the single nevertheless became an international hit (UK number 2, December 1998/US number 15, March 1999). The album of the same name featured hotshot producer Timbaland, in addition to the usual team of Ski and DJ Premier. Guest rappers included DMX, Foxy Brown and Too Short, on a package that diluted Jay-Z's hard-hitting lyrical edge in an attempt to corner the crossover market. Vol. 2 " Hard Knock Life easily succeeded in its aim, staying at US number 1 for five weeks before finally being deposed by Alanis Morissette's new album. Despite a hectic schedule as a guest producer/writer and rapper, Jay-Z still found the time to enter the studio and record tracks for his new album. Released in December 1999, Vol. 3. Life And Times Of S. Carter confirmed his status as one of hip-hop's most popular artists when it topped the album charts the following month. The following year's The Dynasty: Roc La Familia 2000, another US chart-topper, was originally planned as a supergroup collaboration with fellow Roc-A-Fella rappers Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and Amil. Jay-Z's remarkable roll continued with 2001's The Blueprint, another stellar work putting him out front as the current leader of the genre. The same December he was sentenced to three years probation for stabbing record producer Lance "Un" Rivera at a New York nightclub two years previously.

    BET Awards
    Year : 2004
    Category : Best Male hip hop artist

    Vibe Awards
    Year : 2003
    Category : Coolest collaboration
    For : Crazy in Love (2004) - with Beyonce Knowles

    BET Awards
    Category : Best Collaboration
    For : Crazy in Love (2004) - with Beyonce Knowles

    Vibe Awards
    Category : TuBig Award

  • Is No. 1 on Forbes' list of 'Hip-Hop Cash Kings.' (August 2007)
  • Has reportedly proposed to long-term love Beyoncé Knowles during a romantic getaway to Cannes, and the singer-and-actress said yes. (June 5, 2007)
  • Jay-Z and Beyonce were named the sexiest couple by Victoria's Secret. (April 20, 2007)
  • Is teaming up with General Motors to bring out a concept sports utility vehicle (SUV). (January 9, 2007)
  • On his ‘Jay-Z Hangar’ tour on November 18, 2006, he’ll play seven gigs in seven cities on one day to promote his new album ‘Kingdom Come.’ (November 17, 2006)
  • Sued by publishing company Bridgeport Music over allegations he used samples illegally on his 2003 song “Justify My Thug.” (November 14, 2006)
  • Insists his return to performing does not signal the end of his executive involvement with Def Jam Records. (October 30, 2006)
  • Anheuser-Busch has hired Jay-Z as its new co-brand director for Budweiser Select, banking on his celebrity and entrepreneurial expertise to help lift its beer brand. (October 20, 2006)
  • Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles were forced to charter an extra plane to cope with their excess baggage on a trip to South Africa recently. (October 18, 2006)
  • Has announced plans to release a new album, “Kingdom Come,” in November, ending his three-year retirement from making music. (September 15, 2006)
  • Plans to ban all Cristal champagne products from his personal life and that of his many businesses after the company managing director Frederic Rouzaud said he was curious about the rap community's obsession with Cristal. (June 16, 2006)
  • Has officially signed former rap rival Nas to Def Jam. (January 24, 2006)
  • Jay-Z and Nas ended their longtime feud and promoted peace on-stage during a radio station-sponsored concert in New Jersey. (October 29, 2005)
  • Named GQ’s Man of the Year in 2005.
  • Spent more than $1million on a diamond ring and watch for fiancee Beyonce Knowles' 24th birthday. (September 7, 2005)
  • Jay-Z was a high school friend of the Notorious B.I.G.
  • He first financed his music by hustling.
  • At age 9, he shot his brother in the shoulder (for stealing his ring).
  • He was one of the first in the industry to start his own record label...Roc-A-Fella records.
  • Before he started dropping albums, he worked as a cashier at a Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  • Met Memphis Bleek at KFC.
  • In the video of Hard Knock Life, the girl sitting beside Jigga is Peter Gunz' daughter.
  • In his video of Can I Get A ..., there was a special appearance by Jermaine Dupri.
  • Jigga got the Hard Knock Life chorus from the Broadway play ANNIE.
  • Likes to make pancakes when he's at home.
  • Got his name because he always dressed nice and his friends said he was jazzy.
  • Nominated for Best Movie Song at MTV Movie Awards for RUSH HOUR (1999)
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    Liv Tyler


    Name: Liv Tyler
    Birth Name: Liv Lundgren
    Height: 5' 10
    Sex: F
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: July 1, 1977
    Birth Place: Portland, Maine, USA
    Profession: actress, model
    Education: York Prep, New York City, New York High School
    Husband/Wife: Royston Langdon (former Spacehog frontman-bassist ; born on May 1, 1972; began dating fall 1998; married on March 25, 2003)
    Relationship: Joaquin Phoenix (actor; born on October 28, 1974; together from 1995 to November 1998), Johnny Whitworth (together from 1994 to 1995)
    Father: Steven Tyler (lead singer of Aerosmith; born on March 26, 1948)
    Mother: Bebe Buell (former model; born on July 14, 1953)
    Half Sister: Chelsea Tyler (born in 1988), Mia Tyler (model; born on December 22, 1978; daughter of Steven Tyler and model Cyrinda Foxe)
    Half Brother: Rex Rundgren and Randy Rundgren
    Step Father: Coyote Stevens (musician; married in June 1992; filed for divorce in 1998), Todd Rundgren (musician; born on June 22, 1948; raised her until 1988)
    Step Mother: Cyrinda Foxe (model; born in 1952; died on September 7, 2002)
    Son: Milo William Langdon (born on December 14, 2004 in Manhattan; weighed in 8 lb; father: Royston Langdon)
    Claim to fame: as Grace Stamper in Armageddon (1998)

    Liv was born on July 1, 1977, in Portland, Maine. She is the daughter of Steven Tyler, the famous front man of the band Aerosmith. At the age of fourteen, Liv moved to New York to begin a modeling career and decided after a year to become an actress. At just over five-foot-ten, endowed with blazing blue eyes and flawless porcelain skin, Liv has a unique natural sultry sophistication about her. Within a few months of the photos, Liv began decorating such fashion magazines as Seventeen and Mirabella.

    While shooting a commercial on location in the stifling Amazon the following year, Liv decided she wanted to pursue acting. Ironically, a cinema agent read about the intriguing Liv in an article by The New York Times concerning children of the rich and famous, and officially "discovered" her. Liv's first feature role was as the older sister of an autistic boy in the Bruce Beresford straight-to-video drama "Silent Fall". Liv was the hit of the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where "Stealing Beauty" was entered in competition, and French critics ooh-la-laed over the young actress. In 1997, Liv was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. With this extravagant exposure, Liv became an instant sex symbol video vixen.

    Liv's next acting triumphs came in Tom Hanks's directorial debut, That Thing You Do!, in which she played the groupie-girlfriend of a small-town band circa 1964, and in Pat (Circle of Friends) O'Connor's Inventing the Abbotts, in which she played another small-town sweetheart. She gamely entered the big-budget arena in 1998, co-starring with Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in Disney's Armageddon. 1999 brought roles in Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune, in which she engaged in small-town slapstick romance with Chris O'Donnell, and in Plunkett & MaCleane, which positioned her as the aristocratic inamorata of a highwayman. She finished out the year on a more serious note, playing opposite typically and terrifically brooding romantic Ralph Fiennes in the Alexander Pushkin adaptation Onegin. The year 2000 brought a role in the Robert Altman film Dr. T and the Women. Also starring as Arwen in the mega-box-office hit "Lord of the Rings- Trilogy".

    2008 The Incredible Hulk
    2007 Reign Over Me
    2007 The Strangers
    2007 Smother
    2007 August Rush
    2005 Lonesome Jim
    2004 Jersey Girl
    2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    2001 One Night at McCool's
    2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2000 Dr. T & The Women
    1999 Onegin
    1999 Cookie's Fortune
    1999 Plunkett & Macleane
    1998 Armageddon
    1997 Inventing the Abbotts
    1997 U-Turn
    1996 That Thing You Do!
    1996 Stealing Beauty
    1995 Heavy
    1995 Empire Records
    1994 Silent Fall

  • Will be playing Hulk's co-researcher and love interest Dr. Betty Ross in THE INCREDIBLE HULK. (May 7, 2007)
  • Said she spent her entire life worrying about her weight - until she became a mother.
  • Wants to quit acting and open a health spa in a quiet life in the countryside. (April 14, 2006)
  • Names her newborn son Milo William Langdon. (December 20, 2004)
  • When she was pregnant, she was convinced her baby's a girl - because her nose went wide.
  • Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, and director Kevin Smith co-hosted the JERSEY GIRL screening on March 4 to raise money for the Kenny Gordon Foundation, which grants scholarships and runs a summer camp for inner-city kids. (March 6, 2004)
  • Was amazed at the number of people who turned up to watch Ben Affleck arrive on the set of their new film JERSEY GIRL. (December 11, 2003)
  • Says photographers always pick the worst times to track down celebrities and snap their picture.
  • Was inspired to become an Ambassador for children's charity Unicef by Angelina Jolie and her idol Audrey Hepburn. (December 5, 2003)
  • Is risking her Hollywood career by refusing to lose weight – She’s been told by movie bosses she risks missing out on top film roles unless she reduces the size of her shapely figure, but Liv insists she is happy with her weight and doesn't want to diet. (November 14, 2003)
  • Was among the rock stars, supermodels and Hollywood sensations who arrived by ferry on a Scottish island Friday, where dozens of paparazzi have camped to wait for fashion designer Stella McCartney, Paul McCartney's daughter, to tie the knot. (August 30, 2003)
  • Tyler's parents Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler were not invited to her Caribbean wedding to rocker Royston Langdon – Tyler and Buell are said to be distraught at the snub; however, the newlyweds are said to be planning a private reception for family and friends next month in New York. (April 14, 2003)
  • Liv Tyler's luscious lips are the most sought-after celebrity body part, according to an annual survey conducted by the Beverly Hills Institute For Aesthetic And Reconstructive Surgery in Los Angeles. (February 6, 2003)
  • Liv's mother named her after Liv Ullmann because she was on the cover of TV Guide the week Liv was born.
  • A cameo role in EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU (1996), a musical directed by Woody Allen was cut; Allen was impressed enough by her performance to write a personal letter explaining that her part was cut in editing.
  • Her half-sister, Mia Tyler, is a fashion model for Lane Bryant.
  • ARMAGEDDON (1998) opened on her 21st Birthday.
  • Aerosmith's video for Crazy, in which Liv co-starred with Alicia Silverstone, was voted #23 in VH1's top 100 music videos of all time.
  • Rebelled against her wild parents - by growing up to become a well-behaved good girl.
  • Was particularly grateful when the 15-month long LORD OF THE RINGS shoot wrapped - because she could get her curves back.
  • Her secret to a successful relationship is spending time apart.
  • During filming of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS (2001), she left her pair of prosthetic ears on the dashboard of her car. When she returned they had melted.
  • Liv Tyler wore shoulder pads in her bra during filming of ONE NIGHT AT MCCOOL'S (2001).
  • She had trouble with her lines in Elvish and was unable to film a whole scene in one go, instead having to learn the dialogue one line at a time (THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS (2001)).
  • Was nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress - Sci-Fi in 1999 for ARMAGEDDON.
  • Nickname: Liver
  • Never took acting lessons
  • Cut her hair short in 1998 for COOKIE's FORTUNE
  • Dyed her hair red in 1999 for ONE NIGHT AT MCCOOL'S
  • Did several commercials including: Bongo Jeans, Pantene Shampoo, Lux Shampoo and others
  • Started smoking cigarettes at the age 15, and quit smoking at the age of 25
  • Says she likes tall, skinny guys with messy hair
  • Is taller than her boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend
  • Her mom Bebe Buell was a famous model and a Rock & Roll groupie. She used to hang out with many Rock & Roll stars, and in fact she's a Rock & Roll singer herself.
  • Eye color: blue
  • Her grandmother Dorothea Johnson (Bebe's mother) is an etiquette consultant and manages an etiquette school in Washington. And she was a model too!
  • Turned down twice the role in Armageddon
  • Her half-sister Mia is a plus-size model
  • Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. (1997)
  • Is dyslexic.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Godmother to Keith Richards' son Marlon Richards
  • Hates piercings and tattoos.
  • Voted the 6th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
  • Raised by her mother and rock musician Todd Rundgren, who she thought was her father until age 8, when she learned Steven Tyler was her biological father
  • Was offered a part in HEAVY but a few weeks later was cast in SILENT FALL which caused a scheduling conflict. HEAVY Director James Mangold wanted Liv for the part so much, he postponed filming until she was available.
  • Owns a 1954 jukebox
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture at Screen Actors Guild Awards for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2003)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture at Screen Actors Guild Awards for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2002)
  • Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for ARMAGEDDON (1999) - shared with Ben Affleck
  • Nominated for Best Female Performance at MTV Movie Awards for ARMAGEDDON (1999)