How Did Steven Tyler Kickstart His Daughter Liv Tyler’s Acting Career

Aerosmith lead vocalist Steven Tyler‘s well-known actress daughter Liv Tyler has an exceptional acting career starting from a young age all thanks to his legendary musician father who paved his daughter’s way to Hollywood by giving her the first-ever job as an actress in the music video for the track, ‘Crazy.’ 

As some of you might know, Liv Tyler started her career with modeling at the age of 14 with the help of another model, Paulina Porizkova who took pictures of young Tyler that ended up in Interview magazine. The young model also started appearing in television commercials, however, both career choices didn’t seem to satisfy Tyler as she decided to quit both of her jobs in less than a year to pursue a career in acting.

Liv Tyler instantly became the fresh face of the movie industry towards the ending of the 1990s and at the beginning of the 2000s especially with her portrayals in significant movies such as ‘Silent Fall,’ ‘Heavy,’ That Thing You Do!’ and most importantly, her portrayal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy all of which turned Liv into an icon. However, her acting career didn’t start by coincidence, rather with a little bit of help thanks to his father, Steven Tyler. Let’s take a closer look into the beginning of the story of how Liv turned from only being the daughter of a rock star to a Holywood star on her own.

Liv Tyler First Starred In The Music Video For ‘Crazy’

As many of you might recall, ‘Crazy‘ was a single from Aerosmith’s incredibly successful eleventh studio album ‘Get A Grip’ released on May 3, 1994, peaking at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, as well as finding itself a high place in other charts from numerous countries. The song was a total commercial success as well as earning the band its second Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1994.

The music video for the track conveys the story of two schoolgirls who skip class and run away, driving off in a dark blue Ford Mustang convertible, diving into adventures, and the two schoolgirls were depicted by famous actress Alicia Silverstone who previously appeared in the band’s music video two times, as well as the then-16-year-old daughter of Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler as her career debut.

Due to the fact that the music video for ‘Crazy’ directed by Marty Callner received heavy rotation on MTV, being one of the most highly requested videos of 1994, it turned young Liv Tyler into one of the most wanted actresses of that time literally over a night only with her first major acting gig which was undoubtedly one of the most-watched and significant music videos of mid-’90s MTV, all thanks to his father.

You can watch the music video of ‘Crazy’ down below.