29 Facts About Aisha Tyler


Aisha Tyler is known for playing Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, Dr Tara Lewis in Criminal Minds, Mother Nature in The Santa Clause films, and voicing Lana Kane in Archer, as well as recurring roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Talk Soup, and Friends.


Aisha Tyler co-hosted seasons two through seven of CBS's The Talk, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.


Aisha Tyler hosted Ubisoft's E3 press conferences and has lent her voice to the video games Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, and Watch Dogs.


Aisha Tyler's parents separated when she was ten years old, after which her father raised her.


Aisha Tyler pursued an early interest in comedy at McAteer High School in San Francisco, which had a special program called School of the Arts, now named Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts.


Aisha Tyler attended high school with Sam Rockwell and Margaret Cho.


Aisha Tyler had a crush on Rockwell and followed him into acting class one day, leading to her interest in improv and sketch.


Aisha Tyler was a member of The Tabard, a co-ed fraternity.


Aisha Tyler has devoted a significant amount of her time to independent projects, including a role in the play Moose Mating, for which she received an NAACP Image Award.


Aisha Tyler wrote, directed, and starred in the independent short film The Whipper.


Aisha Tyler filmed her own talk show pilot for ABC and a sitcom pilot for CBS, neither of which was picked up.


Aisha Tyler has moved into print media as a regular contributor to Glamour, Jane, and Entertainment Weekly magazines.


Aisha Tyler plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Futures Without Violence charity.


Aisha Tyler made a guest appearance on Kanye West's single "Slow Jamz", which featured Twista and Jamie Foxx.


Aisha Tyler appeared in a nude pictorial, along with other celebrities, in the May 2006 issue of Allure.


Aisha Tyler appears either in-studio or via phone when she is not otherwise committed to one of her acting roles.


Also in 2009, Aisha Tyler performed her stand-up comedy routine live at the Fillmore Theatre.


In October 2011, it was announced that Aisha Tyler would join the cast of The Talk as a permanent co-host, replacing Holly Robinson Peete.


Aisha Tyler is known for being expressive and outspoken on The Talk, especially about African American culture and stereotypes, LGBT rights, and women's rights.


Aisha Tyler presented Ubisoft's press conference at E3 2012 in June, which received some backlash from fans who didn't believe Aisha Tyler was a gamer.


Aisha Tyler appears briefly as herself in the video game Watch Dogs and is featured in the music video for the "Weird Al" Yankovic song "Tacky".


Aisha Tyler was the original voice for the character Daisy Fitzroy in the 2013 video game BioShock Infinite, but her recordings were not used and the role went to Kimberly Brooks.


Aisha Tyler was nominated for Personality of 2014 in Golden Joystick Award 2014.


In June 2015, it was announced that Aisha Tyler landed a recurring role on the eleventh season of Criminal Minds as Dr Tara Lewis.


In 2016, Aisha Tyler started a Kickstarter campaign to fund her directorial feature film debut, Axis.


Aisha Tyler said she would return as a guest host and promote her various projects.


Aisha Tyler married attorney Jeff Tietjens in 1992 or 1994.


Aisha Tyler is a descendant of white 19th-century Texas congressman John Hancock through his son, Hugh Hancock.


Aisha Tyler is a vocal advocate for the rights of the LGBT community.