Aisha Tyler Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameAisha Naomi Tyler
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Aisha Tyler is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, New York Times bestselling author, podcaster and activist. She is an Emmy-winning television host and multiple award-winning voice actor for Archer (2009).

Aisha's feature directorial debut, Axis (2017), was shot in just seven days on location in Los Angeles in 2015 on a crowdfunded budget. It won Outstanding Achievement in Feature Filmmaking at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival and was chosen "Best of the Fest" at the Sarasota Film Festival. Scene Magazine said of AXIS, "the directorial debut of Aisha Tyler is a revelation... brilliant in every way." And Paste Magazine wrote: "to make a film this experimental, this compelling, your first time out as a director is just extraordinary." AXIS was released wide in 2018 and is available everywhere on multiple VOD platforms.

Aisha has directed several episodes of television, including Fear the Walking Dead (2015), Roswell, New Mexico (2019), and Criminal Minds (2005), where she made her television directing debut. She has also directed several short films as well as multiple music videos for rock artists Minke, Clutch, and Silversun Pickups. Aisha voices superspy Lana Kane on F/X's Emmy-winning hit Archer (2009). In 2013 Aisha took over for Drew Carey as host of the rebooted improvisational comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013) for the CW.

Ms. Tyler is the founder of Courage+Stone, a line of premium ready-to-drink cocktails. Debuting in January 2020, the company donated a significant portion of its online to bar and restaurant workers put out of work during the coronavirus lockdown. She is one of just a handful of women of color founders in the spirits category.

Ms. Tyler's second book of comedic essays, Self-Inflicted Wounds, named for the popular segment of her podcast Girl on Guy, debuted on The New York Times bestseller list in 2013. She is also the author of Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl

Ms. Tyler is a supporter of many charitable organizations, including The International Rescue Committee, Family Violence Prevention Fund, The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, the LA Mission and Doctors Without Borders.

A San Francisco native, Ms. Tyler graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government and Environmental Policy. An avid gamer and passionate advocate of inclusion in the gaming community, Aisha's voice can be heard in the video games Halo:Reach; Gears of War 3, and Watch Dogs. Aisha is a whiskey lover, a hard rock fan, a snowboarder and sci-fi obsessive, and confounding to all who know her.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: scamp bell

Family (4)

Spouse Jeff Tietjens (21 May 1994 - 17 May 2017)  (divorced)
Children None (no children)
Parents Jim Tyler
Relatives Feri Tyler (sibling)

Trivia (16)

Graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science and a minor in environmental policy.
Moved to Los Angeles from her native San Francisco in 1996.
Minored in environmental policy at Dartmouth College. A fellow Dartmouth student was Connie Britton.
Her parents divorced when she was 10, and she and her sister, Feri Tyler, were raised by their father, Jim Tyler.
Is a stand-up comic.
Named #72 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
Was featured as #61 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
Was raised in a strictly veggie home.
Worked with Scott Rockett while performing at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. They also were both working at E! Entertainment Television at the same time; she was the the host of Talk Soup (1991), and he was a producer on E! True Hollywood Story (1996).
She is a regular contributor to Glamour and Jane magazines.
Also plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Childhelp USA charity.
She is of both African American and Native American descent.
Has her own podcast called "Girl on Guy With Aisha Tyler," and regularly invites comedian friends to be guests.
Tearfully admitted on The Talk (2010) that after many years of trying, she and her husband Jeff Tietjens have stopped trying to conceive a child.
Appeared in the music video for the song "Tacky" by 'Weird Al' Yankovic.
Attended high school in San Francisco with Sam Rockwell.

Personal Quotes (4)

Shit will blow up.
People often ask, "What's it like being a stand-up comedian?" This is like asking someone with a compulsive disorder, "What's it like washing your hands 93 times a day?" Like comedy, it may feel wonderful as you lather up, but in the end all you have is chapped skin and a deep sense of foreboding. I can tell you this: Stand-up is not glamorous. People are used to seeing celebrities on the red carpet, lip gloss poppin' like a backup dancer in a Gucci Mane video. They are less accustomed to seeing celebrities in line at Starbucks with a murderous cowlick, or stumbling through the Detroit airport with a four-alarm hangover, moaning like a zombie on the hunt for brains.

Yet this is what life on the road is like: inedible room service, inoperable gym equipment, banshee infants braying next door, an interminable parade of fart-noising Morning Zoos. It is not for the faint of heart, or for those who don't find fart noises hilarious.
Stick your finger in the hole.
[on doing voice-over work on Archer (2009)] It's a workplace comedy. And even though all the characters are extreme and they're spies and they've killed people and they're all drunk and they're incredibly sexually unscrupulous, it's a dynamic everybody recognizes. The show doesn't underestimate its audience or speak down to its audience. It's incredibly literate, it's incredibly smart, and it doesn't assume that the audience won't get the references.

Salary (1)

The Talk (2010) $500,000 per year (2013-2014)

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