Hop@Home: Live Chat with Aisha Tyler '92

Live Chat with Aisha Tyler ’92

Actor, Director, TV Star, Comedian and Force of Nature
May 14, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop@Home season. This is an archived view.

Sit down for a nightcap with this stereotype-busting, award-winning, multi-disciplinary artistic force.


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Aisha Tyler is an award-winning director, actor, voiceover artist, comedian, bestselling author, podcaster and activist.  She voices superspy Lana Kane on F/X's Emmy-winning hit animated comedy Archer, the winner of four back-to-back Television Critics' Choice Awards. She was a series regular on the hit CBS show Criminal Minds, which aired its series finale in February 2020, and for which she also directed two episodes.  She continues to host the CW's hit improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and is recording a main character voice for the upcoming Disney+ series Monsters at Work, based on the popular film Monsters, Inc. In addition, Tyler is an entrepreneur, launching a line of premium, bottled cocktails she personally created and developed, called Courage+Stone, in 2019.

Tyler was a co-host for seven seasons of CBS's Emmy-winning daytime show The Talk, which she departed in September 2017 to focus more on acting and directing. She hosted her own nighttime talk show Unapologetic on AMC, which focused on female-centric issues, particularly informed by the current social and political climates. She 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 2017, and the won the Outstanding Achievement in Feature Filmmaking award at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival. Currently, she is attached to direct the new Irwin Winkler written and produced action thriller Vigilante.

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, her 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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