Aisha Tyler is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, New York Times bestselling author, podcaster and entrepreneur. She is an Emmy®-winning television host and multiple award-winning voice actor for FX’s Archer.
Tyler is a star of the Paramount+ hit series Criminal Minds: Evolution, picking up where CBS’ 15-season monster hit Criminal Minds left off. CME is currently prepping a 17th season for the streamer. Tyler is also the host of the improvisational comedy series Whose Line is it Anyway? for the CW, now in its 12th season. She was a writer for The Boys animated spinoff Diabolical for Amazon Prime. Her latest television project is the smash Apple+ TV series The Last Thing He Told Me, based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name.
Tyler has directed multiple hit television shows, including Fear the Walking Dead, Roswell NM, EVIL, The Wonder Years, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Evolution and one of the culminating episodes of the juggernaut series The Walking Dead. She has directed several short films as well as multiple music videos for rock artists Minke, Clutch and Silversun Pickups. Tyler is currently preparing to direct her second feature film as well as developing multiple original series for television.
Tyler’s feature directorial debut, AXIS, won “Outstanding Achievement in Feature Filmmaking” at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival and was chosen “Best of the Fest” at the Sarasota Film Festival. AXIS was released wide in 2018 and is available everywhere on multiple VOD platforms.
Tyler’s second book of comedic essays, Self-Inflicted Wounds, named for the wildly popular segment of her podcast Girl on Guy, debuted on The New York Times bestseller list. She is also the author of Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl, and a contributor to WIRED, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly and Oprah magazines.
She interacts daily with more than 1.5 million followers across her social media. Tyler is an active supporter of many charitable organizations including The International Rescue Committee, The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, Scholarmatch, Planned Parenthood, Family Violence Prevention Fund and Doctors Without Borders.
A San Francisco native, Aisha 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, Aisha’s voice can be heard in the video games “Halo: Reach,” “Gears of War 3” and “Watch Dogs.” Tyler is a bourbon and hard rock fan, a snowboarder and sci-fi obsessive and dedicated to being a force for good in every way she is able.