Aisha Tyler voices the sultry and seductive lounge singer “Lana Kane,” who is the main attraction at Mother’s nightclub, Dreamland. Lana possesses a captivating stage presence, but she’s also well versed in using her wits and curves to get what she wants. Recently, Lana has been taking pleasure in leading Archer around like a lovesick puppy. Or is he leading her? No, she’s leading him.
In addition to voicing the role of “Lana,” Aisha Tyler is host of CBS’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated The Talk, a series regular on CBS’ hit drama Criminal Minds, host of the comedy improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and creator and host of her own podcast Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler. She also directed her first feature film in 2016, the action-thriller Axis, which was shot in Los Angeles.
Tyler is also a best-selling author, her current book Self-Inflicted Wounds, Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation debuting on the New York Times Best Seller list in July of 2013. Based on a recurring element of her podcast, it’s a series of hilarious comic essays about times in her life she found herself in the middle of spectacularly humiliating incidents, entirely of her own making.
In Spring 2017, Tyler will add yet another job to her resume, debuting a line of bottled premium cocktails under the brand Courage+Stone. Inspired by her love of craft cocktails, Tyler has carefully overseen the development and production of the line and is excited about the first three cocktails that will debut.
Tyler’s first big break was as host of E! Entertainment’s Talk Soup, which she was the first woman and African-American to captain. After leaving Talk Soup, she moved into television and film roles, enjoying another first — the first African-American to play an extended character arc on Friends. She co-starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the CBS hit Ghost Whisperer, had extended roles on two of television’s top dramas — CSI and 24 — and has made numerous guest appearances on other top television series. Tyler also co-starred with Stuart Townsend in the action-adventure TV series, XIII, based on the internationally best-selling graphic novel of the same name.
In 2009, Tyler returned to her stand-up comedy roots, starring in a one-hour special for Comedy Central, Aisha Tyler is Lit: Live at the Fillmore. Tyler’s feature film credits include Bedtime Stories, Death Sentence opposite Kevin Bacon, Balls of Fury with Christopher Walken, .45 opposite Milla Jovovich, and Santa Clause III with Tim Allen.
People Magazine honored Tyler as one of the women featured in 2012’s “Most Beautiful” issue. Esquire called her “sweetly wicked,” designating her one of its “Women We Love.” TV Guide called her one of television’s “In Crowd.” Maxim anointed her one of its “Hot 100” two years in a row.
In her spare time, Tyler is an avid video gamer and has voiced characters in "Halo Reach" and "Watch Dogs". She is a member of the board of Planned Parenthood and has done charitable work for Trust for Public Land and taught self-esteem workshops for girls.