Aisha Tyler as Lana Kane | Archer on FXX


Aisha Tyler

Lana Kane

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Voiced by Aisha Tyler, Lana’s marriage to Robert is over, but a divorce proceeding keeps him in the picture. Losing a husband, gaining a new boss and having AJ back from boarding school is all becoming a bit too much for Lana. Her philosophy these days is to just keep her head down and do the work. A job is a job, and right now Lana needs to let her career take a backseat as she straightens out her personal life. The only problem is: Archer is in that backseat too, and he’s tired and wants a juice box.

Career Highlights

Tyler is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, bestselling author, podcaster and activist. In addition to her work on Archer, Tyler wrote an episode for Amazon’s 2022 animated series The Boys: Diabolical, for which she also voiced a character. She also voices a role in the animated series Monsters at Work for Disney+. Tyler has a robust television and film directing career and has directed multiple episodes in The Walking Dead Universe, including Fear the Walking Dead, in which she also played the role of “Mickey.”

Tyler was a series regular on the long-running CBS show Criminal Minds, for which she directed two episodes. She continues to host the CW’s improv show, Whose Line is it Anyway?, now in its 10th season and will star in the upcoming Apple+ limited series The Last Thing He Told Me alongside Jennifer Garner and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Tyler was a co-host for seven seasons of CBS’ Emmy®-winning daytime show The Talk, which she departed in September 2017 to focus on directing. She then hosted her own nighttime talk show, Unapologetic on AMC, which turned a razor-sharp comedic lens on gender concerns, particularly informed by current social and political climates.

Tyler is remembered for Friends, where she was the first African-American to have a long-running character arc 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. It was admitted to 10 prestigious film festivals, winning several other awards before landing on multiple streaming platforms. She continues to direct, with multiple television and film projects currently in active development.

Tyler is a New York Times bestselling author. Her 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.

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Chris Parnell

as Cyril Figgis

Cyril has a love/hate relationship with the new bosses at IIA.