Aisha Tyler is an acclaimed talk show host hailing from California, United States of America. She is a multi-talented personality with acting, comedy, writing, directing, and producing being her work interests. She was born in San Francisco, California to James Tyler and Robin Gregory. When she was 10, her parents had a divorce by mutual consent and her father raised her. She developed an early interest in comedy and enrolled herself in an exclusive program at McAteer High School, San Francisco. She attended high school with Margaret Cho and
Sam Rockwell. She graduated in 1992 from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Aisha married Jeff Tietjens in the same year. She moved to Los Angeles in 1996.
She debuted as a television show host in 2001 on “Talk Soup” and reality dating show “The Fifth Wheel.” Her role in the play “Moose Mating” fetched her NAACP Image Award. She starred in a short film “The Whipper” which was written and directed by her. Moving towards acting, she played the role of Dr. Charlie Wheeler in the concluding seasons of popular sitcom “
Friends”. During 2004-2005, she guest starred in “CSI: Miami” and “Nip/Tuck”. She was also part of the series “24” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. CBS series “
Ghost Whisperer” cast her as a series regular during its first season. The first book by her was released in January 2004, was known as Swerve: A Guide to the Sweet Life for Postmodern Girls.
Later, we saw her appear in several films, including “Balls of Fury,” “0.45,” and the series of Santa Clause. She then was seen as a guest film critic in some episodes of “At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper”. Aisha has actively volunteered for American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
The Trust for Public Land, and International Rescue Committee. May 2006 issue of “Allure” saw Tyler appear in a nude pictorial alongside other celebrities to raise money to fight skin cancer. “The Aisha Tyler Show,” her talk show was announced by ABC for a pilot in May 2009. Tyler launched her audio podcast “Guy on Girl” in July 2011. For the podcast, she interviewed celebrities while discussing their lives and careers.
It was a successful venture for her with the podcast surpassing 4 million downloads in 2012. In October 2011, Tyler replaced Holly Robinson Peete as a permanent co-host on “The Talk”. Viewers appreciated her liberal views on the show about LGBT rights, African-American culture, and women’s rights. Following “The Talk”, she was confirmed as the new host of the American version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway”. Her second book based on “Girl on Guy”, that was called “Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation”, was released in July 2013. She also appeared as herself in the video game “Watch Dogs”.
In June 2015, Tyler bagged a recurring role on Season 11 of “
Criminal Minds” and was later upped to a main cast member for Season 12. Her directorial debut feature film “Axis” is due for release in 2017. According to court documents, Tyler separated from Tietjens in January 2015 and filed for divorce in April 2016. She has an avid fan base with 464k followers on Twitter, and her popularity is on the rise.