Aisha N. Tyler, born September 18, 1970,[1] is a 47-year-old American actress, stand-up comedian and author.

She is known for her regular role as Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, voicing Lana Kane in Archer, as well as her recurring roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Talk Soup and on Friends as Charlie Wheeler. She is also a co-host of The Talk and guest starred on Glee in 2012.

Personal life

Tyler was born in San Francisco, California to Jim Tyler and Robin Gregory.[1] Tyler attended McAteer High School in San Francisco, which had a special program called McAteer School of the Arts, where she attended improv and theater classes.,[2] and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Political Science.[1] She co-founded and sang in the Dartmouth Rockapellas, an all-female a cappella group devoted to spreading social awareness through song.[3]

She married Jeff Tietjens in 1992.[4] Tyler revealed that she struggles with infertility, she even tired IVF however her doctor told that "I just don’t think this is going to happen for you," prompting her to stop the treatment, on September 10, 2013.[4] In 2016, Tietjens would file for divorce with it being granted in May 2017.


Tyler hosted Talk Soup (renamed The Soup) and The 5th Wheel for a year till 2002. She appeared in The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2002 and 2006.

Tyler had a recurring role in Friends in 2003, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for a year till 2005, recurring role in 24 in 2005, and a recurring role in Ghost Whisperer for a year till 2006.

She has a recurring voice-role in Archer since 2009 and appeared in XIII: The Series for a year till 2012, guest-starred on Glee in 2012, and is co-hosting The Talk since 2011.

Tyler's book, "Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation," was released in July 2013.[5]

Tyler appeared in an episode ("Spring-A-Ding-Fling") on Modern Family. She will portray Wendy, a former law school classmate of Mitchell, who runs the legal aid society where he gets a job. The episode aired in early March 2014.[6]

Tyler was announced in June 2015 to have joined the cast of Criminal Minds for the eleventh season. She will portray Dr. Tara Lewis and it will be a recurring role.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Grand Avenue Girl #1 TV movie
Nash Bridges Reporter ("High Impact")
1999 The Pretender Angela Somerset ("PTB")
2000 Dancing in September Woman with Weave
2001 Curb Your Enthusiasm Shaq's Girlfriend ("Shaq")
Moose Mating Josie
Off Limits Cast
2002 The Santa Clause 2 Mother Nature
MTV's Now What? Jamie ("Purity Test")
2003 Friends Charlie Wheeler (9 episodes)
One Flight Stand Alexis short
CSI: Miami District Attorney Janet Medrano ("Body Count")
2004 Nip/Tuck Manya Mabika ("Manya Mabika")
My Life, Inc. Melanie Haywood TV movie
Never Die Alone Nancy
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mia Dickerson 2004 - 2005 (12 episodes)
2005 24 Marianne Taylor (7 episodes)
Ghost Whisperer Andrea Marino 2005 - 2006 (23 episodes)
2006 For One Night Desiree Howard TV movie
.45 Liz
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Mother Nature
2007 The Boondocks Luna ("Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch")
The Trap Angela short
Balls of Fury Mahogany
Death Sentence Detective Wallis
Boston Legal A.D.A. Taryn Campbell ("Trial of the Century")
2008 Bedtime Stories Donna Hynde
Reno 911! Befany Dangle ("Dangle's Secret Family")
Meet Market Jane
2009 Black Water Transit Casey Spandau
Archer Lana Kane 2009 - (62 episodes)
2010 Halo: Reach Female Trooper 2 voice and video game
The Forgotten Lydia Townsend ("Designer Jane")
Committed short
Open Books Lydia TV movie
2011 Herd Mentality Selena TV movie
XIII: The Series Jones 2011 - 2012 (15 episodes)
2012 Ladies Remember Whitney Houston Lady short
The Babymakers Karen
Glee Jake's Mother ("Glee, Actually")
2013 Whose Line Is It Anyway Hostess ("Kyle Richards")
Hawaii Five-O Savannah Walker ("Imi Loko Ka 'Uhane")
Team Unicorn Myra ("For the Win")
2014 Modern Family Wendy ("Spring-A-Ding-Fling")
CBS Cares ("Episode #14.1")
BoJack Horseman Sextina Aquafina voice ("Prickly Muffin")
Watch Dogs Aisha Tyler voice (video game)
Two and a Half Men Allison ("The Ol' Mexican Spinach")
Madam Secretary Aisha Tyler uncredited ("Pilot")
The Comeback Aisha Tyler ("Valerie Faces the Critics")
2015 Crimnal Minds Dr. Tara Lewis recurring role


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