Aisha Tyler is an American actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is best known for playing Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer and voicing Lana Kane in Archer. She is a co-host of The Talk and the current host of Whose Line is it Anyway?.


Aisha Tyler was born in San Francisco, the daughter of Robin Gregory and Jim Tyler. Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old. Tyler attended Dartmouth College and earned a degree in environmental policy. After some time focusing on her comedy career, she moved to Los Angeles in 1996.

Tyler hosted Talk Soup and The Fifth Wheel in 2001, then dedicated herself to writing, directing, and acting in the short film The Whipper. She has had roles in many TV shows and films.

In January 2004, Tyler released her first book, Swerve: A Guide to the Sweet Life for Postmodern Girls. She regularly does volunteer work, plays on the World Poker Tour, and is an advocate for the LGBTQ community.

In 1992 Aisha Tyler married Jeff Tietjens, an attorney, who shares Tylers' love for home brewing beer.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Tyler portrayed Doctor Tara Lewis in most episodes of Season Eleven, starting in the premiere The Job. Her role was then upgraded to series regular in Season Twelve.


For a full filmography, see here.


  • Tyler's promotion to a series regular role marks the second time a recurring character has been upgraded to a main role, the first time being Kirsten Vangsness (whose character Penelope Garcia had been a recurring character in Season One).

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