Actress, Comedian, Podcaster & Video Game Aficionado
Though she may not look the part, Aisha Tyler's nerd credentials are impressive. Aside from being an actor, comedian, director, author and activist, she is an avid video game player. For the past two years she has fronted the Ubisoft press conference at the annual e3 expo, the only woman to ever do so, and she has lent her voice to several video games, including Halo:Reach and Gears of War. She is also a reigning Celebrity Jeopardy champ.
Tyler currently co-hosts of the hit CBS daytime talk-show The Talk, which has been nominated for multiple Emmys, and she took over for Drew Carey as host of the comedy improv show Whose Line is it Anyway. Tyler also voices superspy Lana Kane on the edgy hit comedy Archer, which has won the Television Critics' Choice Award for best animated show two years in a row. Tyler's other acting credits include starring roles in The Ghost Whisperer, as Ross' love interest on Friends, and as host of E! Entertainment's Talk Soup.
In addition to acting, Tyler is 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 has been nominated for Stitcher and Webby awards. The show has surpassed 7 million downloads.
Tyler's second book, Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation, is named for the wildly popular segment of her podcast and recounts a series of epic mistakes and hilarious stories of crushing personal humiliation, along with her own personal insights and authentic wisdom. She is also the author of Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Post-Modern Girl, a collection of hilarious essays on pop culture, and has contributed articles to Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, and Oprah magazines.
Tyler 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.
A San Francisco native, Tyler 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.
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