Aisha Tyler voices the beautiful and ambitious daughter of the kindly chief and queen of Mitimotu, Princess Lanaluakalani, who has relegated her parents to a mostly ceremonial role. Eager to throw off the French yoke, Lanaluakalani has been secretly courting agents of both Japan and Germany who are on the island for mysterious reasons.
In addition to her voice work on FXX’s Archer, Aisha Tyler is a series regular on CBS’s hit drama Criminal Minds and host of the comedy improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? She also hosted CBS’s Emmy®-winning daytime show The Talk for six seasons, departing in September 2017 to focus on directing in addition to acting.
Tyler’s directorial feature film debut, the action-thriller Axis, premiered in 2017, winning outstanding achievement in filmmaking at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It played at various festivals around the country and had a theatrical run at Landmark Theaters in New York, Arclight in Hollywood, and Drafthouse in Austin, garnering rave reviews.
Tyler’s award-winning podcast, Girl on Guy, taped its last episode in December 2016, but continues to reach Top Ten comedy podcasts lists for previous episodes. 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 2013. Based on a recurring element of her podcast, the book is 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 early 2018, 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 to 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 also a member of the board of Planned Parenthood and has done charitable work for Trust for Public Land, Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project and so many other organizations, in addition to teaching self-esteem workshops for girls.