Lana Kane, voiced by Aisha Tyler, is living her best life as her career is going smoothly, her daughter is getting the best education in the world, and she’s happier than she’s ever been. So why is Lana worried about Archer’s return? Whatever the reason, her therapist is sure to hear a lot about it.
Tyler is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, bestselling author, podcaster and activist. In addition to her work on Archer, she voices a character in the animated series Monsters at Work for Disney+. She was a series regular on the long-running CBS hit show Criminal Minds, of which she directed two episodes. Tyler continues to host the CW’s hit improv show, Whose Line is it Anyway?, and is also an entrepreneur who recently launched a line of premium, bottled cocktails she personally created and developed called Courage+Stone.
Tyler was a co-host for seven seasons of CBS’ Emmy®-winning daytime show The Talk, which she departed in September 2017 to focus more on acting and directing. She then hosted her own nighttime talk show, Unapologetic on AMC, which focused on female-centric issues, particularly informed by current social and political climates.
Tyler is well-remembered for her character arc on Friends, where she was the first African-American to have a long-standing role on the show.
Her feature film directing debut, the thriller AXIS, premiered in 2017 and won the Outstanding Achievement in Feature Filmmaking award at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival, then had a theatrical run at Arclight Hollywood, Landmark NYC and Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. Currently, she is attached to direct Vigilante, a new action thriller with a female lead, written and produced by Irwin Winkler.
Tyler is a New York Times bestselling author whose most recent book, Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation, continues to be a critical and popular success.
A San Francisco native, Tyler graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government and Environmental Policy. An avid gamer and passionate advocate (and occasional adversary) of the gaming community, Tyler’s voice can be heard in the video games “Halo: Reach,” “Gears of War 3” and “Watch Dogs.” She is a board member of Planned Parenthood and is an advocate for causes including the International Rescue Committee, Family Violence Prevention Fund, Doctors Without Borders and more.
Tyler is a bourbon and hard rock fan, a snowboarder and sci-fi obsessive.