Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Highest Rated: 56% The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Babymakers (2012)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1970

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Smart, sexy, and effortlessly funny Aisha Tyler has emerged as a triple threat within Hollywood as well as a bona fide comedian and actress all while earning the respect of critics and the attention of audiences everywhere. Standing at six-feet tall, this multi-faceted phenom also captivated viewers with her supermodel good looks made for runways rather than comedy clubs. Wise beyond her years, Tyler initially looked to comedy as a means to relieve her boredom from her mundane high school studies while cutting classes to attend improv sessions at the J. Eugene McAteer School of the Arts in San Francisco. With a growing passion for comedy, Tyler was still ambitious about her studies as she went on to attend Dartmouth College where she graduated with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Environmental Science. Landing a prestigious job as an advertising exec after college seemed like a great fit for the fresh Ivy League grad, but Tyler had different plans for herself. Quickly realizing that stiff suits and presentations wasn't her cup of tea, Tyler took a big chance by leaving the lucrative world of advertising to travel around the country and pursue a full-time gig as a stand-up comedian. In 1996, Tyler finally made her way to Los Angeles, where she landed her first big break as host of the Emmy Award-winning series "Talk Soup" (E! Entertainment Television, 1991-2002). Not only was Tyler an immediate success with her sassy yet charming comedic presence, but she also made a huge breakthrough as the first African-American female to host the show. With soaring ratings and heightened viewership, it wasn't long until the buzz about the extraordinary Tyler got around to the rest of Hollywood. Tyler went on to host the popular syndicated dating show "The 5th Wheel" (CITY, 2001-04) and slowly transitioned into acting, where she won an NAACP Theater Image Award in 2001 for her role in the highly acclaimed production of "Moose Mating." Tyler landed small but credible roles in films such as "Santa Clause 2" (2002) starring Tim Allen, and "Showtime" (2002) opposite big-timers Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro. In 2003, Tyler had crossed yet another barrier when she was cast alongside a famous group of "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004) as the first recurring African-American love interest of both Ross and Joey. Tyler's role as sexy paleontologist Charlie Wheeler helped catapult her career into the big leagues and establish herself as a star on the rise. Tyler continued doing comedy bits for shows like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ) and "Last Comic Standing" (NBC 2003-2015), where she was called upon as a celebrity talent scout, but the versatile actress also ventured into more serious work with a guest-starring spot on the sizzling series "Nip/Tuck" (FX 2003-2010), where she movingly played a Somali model who was victim to genital mutilation. Tyler's dramatic talents next landed her recurring roles on the primetime shows "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012) and "24" (FOX, 2001-2010) featuring Kiefer Sutherland. Tyler also had a role in the 2008 film "Meet Market," which looked at LA singles trying to find love in their local grocery store. Aside from acting and stand-up comedy, Tyler also proved her talents as an author with "Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl" (Dutton Publishing, 2004), a collection of comic essays. Meanwhile, Tyler landed a regular supporting role on "Ghost Whisperer" (CBS, 2005-2010), playing the best friend of a paranormal investigator (Jennifer Love Hewitt) whose gift for communicating with the earthbound dead helps them to pass to the other side. Further big screen roles came in the family comedy sequel "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" (2006) and the broad comedy "Balls of Fury" (2007). During this period, Tyler began lending her voice to animated series including "The Boondocks" (Adult Swim 2005-2014) and video games such as "Halo: Reach" (2010). This culminated in her co-starring role as sexy but easily annoyed super-spy Lana Kane in the secret agent spoof "Archer" (FX 2009- ), in which she starred opposite H. Jon Benjamin as overconfident lothario Sterling Archer and Jessica Walters as his officious, alcoholic mother, the head of the rogue agency ISIS. In 2011, Tyler joined the cast of "The Talk" (CBS 2010- ), a daily afternoon chat show, replacing original co-host Holly Robinson Peete. A return to scripted live-action television came with a key supporting role in the French-Canadian action thriller "XIII: The Series" (Canal+ 2011-12). She next appeared in a recurring role on the procedural series "Criminal Minds" (CBS 2005- ). In 2013, Tyler took over hosting duties in a revived version of improv series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (CW 2013- ), while her role on "Criminal Minds" was expanded to becoming a member of the main cast. In 2017, she directed her first feature film, "Axis" (2017).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
8% No Score Yet Bad Therapy Roxy (Character) - 2020
27% No Score Yet Friendsgiving Lauren (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stucco Realtor (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kings of Beer Herself (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Axis Director,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary Herself (Character) - 2016
8% 22% The Babymakers Karen (Character) $5.2K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Water Transit Casey Spandau (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 20% Meet Market Jane (Character) - 2008
21% 33% Balls of Fury Mahogany (Character) $32.9M 2007
20% 60% Death Sentence Detective Wallis (Character) $9.5M 2007
No Score Yet 38% .45 Liz (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 64% For One Night Desiree Howard (Character) - 2006
56% 42% The Santa Clause 2 Mother Nature (Character) $139.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Minds Dr. Tara Lewis (Character) - 0

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters at Work Millie Tuskmon (Voice) 2021
90% 85% Archer Lana Kane (Voice) 2010-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway? Host 2013-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys Host 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest,
Host
2020 2011-2018
55% 63% Roswell, New Mexico Director 2020
82% 16% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2020
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Dr. Tara Lewis (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2015-2020
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest,
Host
2019 2015 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2018 New York Comic Con Guest 2018
No Score Yet 29% Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the Mac Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andy Cohen's Then & Now Guest 2017
41% 63% Chelsea Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Name Game Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
88% 50% Supergirl Aisha Tyler (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kocktails With Khloé: An Extra Shot Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kocktails With Khloé Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012-2015
98% 84% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Herself (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best Bars in America Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grace Helbig Show Unknown (Character) 2015
72% 91% The Comeback Herself (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Allison (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Green Live Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mind of a Chef Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hollywood's Greatest Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013-2014
85% 87% Modern Family Wendy (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2013
47% 46% The Millers Herself (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insider Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell Guest 2013
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
71% 71% Glee Jake's Mother (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet XIII Jones (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kilborn File Guest 2010
13% No Score Yet The Forgotten Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
33% No Score Yet The Wanda Sykes Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Million Dollar Password Contestant 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008
86% 79% RENO 911! Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
86% 90% Boston Legal A.D.A. Taryn Campbell (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Higglytown Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Character) 2005-2006
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mia Dickerson (Guest Star) 2004-2005
87% 84% 24 Marianne Taylor (Guest Star) 2005
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Manya Mabika (Guest Star) 2004
78% 95% Friends Charlie Wheeler (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Shaq's Girlfriend (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 95% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1999

QUOTES FROM Aisha Tyler CHARACTERS

Karen says: I read on the internet that guys are totally faking it now days.