Aisha Tyler is popular for several reasons. Not only is she an American author, but she is also described as a talk show host, actress, director, producer, and even comedian – in 2009 she did stand-up comedy, live at the Fill More Theatre.
Tyler took her social work to a whole new level when she appeared nude in the May 2006 issue of Allure magazine in an attempt to fight skin cancer along with a number of other celebrities.
Aisha Tyler Biography
Aisha Tyler was born on 18 September 1970; she grew up in San Francisco, California. As a child, her family lived in Ethiopia for a year, after which she moved back to the United States.
It was only during her high school years that she developed her interest in comedy at McAteer High School in San Francisco. She took advantage of a special program called the School of Arts, now called the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. Aisha then attended her high school with such outstanding names as Sam Rockwell and Margaret Cho.
It was no secret that Aisha had a crush on Rockwell, and as fate would have it, one day she followed him to an acting class, which then led to her developing an interest in the craft. She continued her education and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1992.
As a student, she was a member of a fraternity called The Tabard. She was the co-founder and lead singer of an all-female a cappella group that was particularly dedicated to spreading social awareness through song and song. Aisha worked for a short time for an advertising agency in San Francisco but soon left them to pursue a career in show business.
Her career in television did not begin until 2001 when she began hosting Talk Soup and the reality dating series The Fifth Wheel. The Fifth Wheel was canceled the following year, so Aisha left her interest in other things. She soon switched to acting when she wrote and directed an independent short film called The Whipper.
She also starred in Friends as Dr. Charlie Wheeler and in Joey as Ross’ girlfriend. She then underpinned this with guest appearances in CSI: Miami and Nip/Tuck. In the first season of the CBS series “The Ghost Whisperer”, Tyler was also able to secure a spot in the series “CBS Series the Ghost Whisperer”. After that, she quickly switched to the print media, where she worked regularly for Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, and Jane magazines.
Aisha Tyler’s Parents
Aisha Tyler is the daughter of Robin Gregory, a teacher who reconciled her life as a mother and her desire to make a career. Her father James “Jim” Tyler was a photographer.
The couple divorced when Aisha was just 10 years old. Their parents divorced amicably, without any legal wrangling over custody. Custody of the child was shared, her father got custody of her, and her sister was raised by her mother. Aisha’s parents nevertheless found a way to maintain a warm friendship after the divorce.
Husband and Divorce
Aisha Tyler married the lawyer Jeff Tietjens sometime between 1992 and 1994. They had one of the longest marriages in Hollywood until their bitter separation in 2015 ended their union, which had survived for more than two decades.
There have been rave reports that their marriage broke up when they decided not to have any more children in 2013 after years of unsuccessful fertility treatments.
She also once discussed her divorce quite emotionally in The Talk when she told her co-host that even though they were separated, all she wanted for him was joy and fulfillment in everything he wanted to do with his life. She also promised to help him in any way she could.
Her Net Worth
Aisha Tyler is a stand-up comedienne, author, and actress with an astonishing net worth of $8 million. But her earnings took a hit when Tyler was ordered to pay her husband $31,250 a month for spousal support plus an additional lump sum of $500,000 for the next four years, bringing the total to over $2 million. In addition, the couple was to split their assets in half and her husband was to receive the lion’s share of the assets.
Other Facts About Aisha Tyler
1. According to Aisha her best friend is a guy, she was the “best friend” at his wedding She never told his name;
2. She’s a big fan of Korean music and movies;
3. Tyler speaks fluent French;
4. She loves peanut butter, she once revealed that she makes sure she gets it every day.