Tyler, Aisha 1970–

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TYLER, Aisha 1970–


Full name, Aisha N. Tyler; born September 18, 1970, in San Francisco, CA; daughter of Jim Tyler (a photographer) and Robin Gregory (a teacher); married Jeff Tietjens (a corporate attorney), c. 1992. Education: Dartmouth College, B.A.

Addresses: Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—ROAR, 2400 Broadway, Suite 330, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Career: Actress, producer, director, and writer. Performer of standup comedy in the Los Angeles area and on tour, 1991–. Worked for an environmental land buyer and conservation firm in San Francisco, CA.

Awards, Honors: Image Award, theatre category, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2002, for Moose Mating; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice female breakout star on television, 2003, for Friends.


Television Appearances; Series:

Host, Talk Soup, E! Entertainment Television, 2001–2002.

Host, The 5th Wheel, syndicated, 2002.

Charlie Wheeler, a recurring role, Friends, NBC, 2003.

Celebrity talent scout, Last Comic Standing (also known as Last Comic Standing: The Search for the Funniest Person in America), NBC, 2003.

Mia Dickerson, a recurring role, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 2004–2005.

Marianne Taylor, a recurring role, 24, Fox, 2005.

Andrea Moreno, Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2005.

Also appeared in Off Limits.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First girl, Grand Avenue, HBO, 1996.

Woman with weave, Dancing in September, HBO, 2001.

Desiree Howard, For One Night, Lifetime, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Totally Tube, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Los Angeles host, Survivor: Africa Pre-game Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Los Angeles host, Survivor: Africa Post-game Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher After Party, ABC, 2001.

Panelist, Super Commercials: A Mental Engineering Special, PBS, 2002.

Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men, AMC, 2002.

Interviewee, 100 Sexiest Artists (also known as VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists), VH1, 2002.

Host, VH1 Big in '03, VH1, 2003.

Maxim Hot 100, NBC, 2003.

Hostess, Spike 52: Hottest Holiday Gifts, Spike, 2003.

VH1 Divas Duets, VH1, 2003.

G-Phoria 2004, G4, 2004.

"Hollywood Home Game 1," World Poker Tour, Travel Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Reporter, "High Impact," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1996.

Angela Somerset, "PTB," The Pretender, NBC, 1999.

"Comedians Special," Weakest Link, NBC, 2001.

Shaq's girlfriend, "Shaq," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001.

Hollywood Squares, 2002.

"Incubus & Aisha Tyler," Player$, G4, 2002.

Jamie, "Purity Test," The Sausage Factory, MTV, 2002.

District Attorney Janet Medrano, "Body Count," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Title role, "Manya Mabika," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2004.

Bride, Mad TV, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

The GQ Men of the Year Awards (also known as Spike TV Presents the GQ Men of the Year Awards), Spike, 2003.

Host, The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards, The WB, 2003.

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, The WB, 2004.

Presenter, The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, The WB, 2005.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 2001.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2001, 2003.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.

The New Tom Green Show, MTV, 2003.

Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2004.

On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005.

Dennis Miller, CNBC, 2005.

Inside Dish with Rachael Ray, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Panelist, The List, VH1; also appeared in episodes of CNN Live, Cable News Network; Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC; and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.

Television Appearances; Other:

Interviewee, I Love the '80s (miniseries), VH1, 2002.

Melanie, Aisha (pilot), CBS, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Josie, Moose Mating, 2001.

Mother Nature, The Santa Clause 2 (also known as The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause and SC2), Buena Vista, 2002.

Alexis, One Flight Stand (short film), 2003.

Nancy, Never Die Alone, Fox Searchlight, 2004.

Jane, Meet Market, Presto Productions, 2004.

.45, Falcon Media, 2005.

Film Work:

Producer and director, The Whipper (short film), 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Moose Mating, 2001.



"Slow Jamz," Kanye West: College Dropout—Video Anthology, Universal Music & Video Distribution, 2004.

Appeared in the music video "Slow Jamz" by Twista, 2003.


Film Scripts:

The Whipper (short film), 2000.

Television Scripts:

Host, The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards, The WB, 2003.


Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl (essays), Dutton, 2004.

Contributor to books, including This Day in the Life of American Women. Contributor to magazines, including Glamour, Honey, Rosie, Self, Vibe, and Jane.



Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 36, Gale, 2002.


Time Out New York, October 4, 2001, p. 168.

TV Guide, January 30, 2005, p. 10.

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