aisha tyler is an actor, comedian, director, author and activist. she is currently co-host of the hit cbs daytime talker the talk. aisha joined in season two, for which the show was nominated for three emmy awards. the talk just launched its third season to series-high ratings.
aisha also voices superspy lana kane on f/x’s edgy hit comedy archer, which recently won a television critics’ choice award and comedy award in quick succession. critics consistently hail it as one of the best animated shows on television. archer is in production on its fourth season, set to debut on f/x in January 2013.
aisha is also the creator, producer and host of the hit podcast girl on guy with aisha tyler. “a show about stuff guys love brought to you by the ultimate guy’s girl,” girl on guy was named a “best new comedy podcast for 2011” by itunes and surpassed four million downloads in its first year. the show launched its second season in september 2012.
aisha also recently filmed in toronto and paris on the action-thriller series xiii alongside stuart townsend for exec producer luc besson and canal+. the fast-paced cia action thriller made its debut on the reelzchannel in june 2012 to record numbers for the network.
as an actress her work is varied and includes television shows such as e! entertainment’s talk soup, friends, csi:crime scene investigation, 24, ghost whisperer, nip/tuck, and many others. aisha has had prime roles in several movies, including adam sandler’s bedtime stories, the thriller death sentence with kevin bacon, the comedy balls of fury with christopher walken, black water transit, with laurence fishburne and karl urban, .45 opposite milla jovovich, and the santa clauses 2 and 3 with tim allen. she can be seen now in the comedy babymakers from broken lizard’s jay chandrasekhar, opposite olivia munn and paul schneider.
aisha’s second book, self-inflicted wounds, was named for the wildly popular segment of her podcast, and is due from it books/harper collins imprint in spring 2013. she is also the author of swerve: reckless observations of a post-modern girl, a collection of hilarious essays on pop culture, and a contributor to glamour, entertainment weekly, and oprah magazines. aisha’s razor wit has made her a favorite on the tonight show, late night with david letterman, the late late show with craig ferguson, the today show, politically incorrect, jimmy kimmel live, cnn and many more. aisha tours nationwide year-round and is at work on a second one-hour special.
aisha is deeply dedicated to charity and volunteerism, serving on the board of planned parenthood, directing a film to benefit returning wounded warriors, acting as spokesperson for the american red cross, consulting with the trust for public land’s parks for people project, and fund-raising for doctors without borders, futures without violence, and the international rescue committee.
aisha is an avid video game player. she was named to the exclusive halo council and voiced a character for the latest installment of the massive halo franchise, halo: reach. she’s also a reigning celebrity jeopardy champ.
critical acclaim for aisha is effusive. esquire called aisha “sweetly wicked,” designating her one of its “women we love”. US Weekly called her “swiss watch perfect.” maxim anointed her one of its “hot 100” two years in a row. the hollywood reporter calls her “wonderful” and MSN called her “smart, sexy and effortlessly funny.” she is a bit too modest to agree.
a san francisco native, aisha graduated from dartmouth college with a degree in government and environmental policy. she loves french food, action movies, video games, snowboarding, zombie lore, and korean pop. and, on occasion, a nice old bourbon, neat.