CSI, Criminal Minds, FRIENDS and Ghost Whisperer. Who has been on all of these hit shows? That’s right! Aisha Naomi Tyler. Born on the 18th of September, 1970, she’ll be turning 50 this year. She is an American comedian, actress, director, and talk show host.
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Aisha Tyler Career Details
She’s known all over the world for many of her roles but is most famous probably for playing Ross’s (David Schwimmer) girlfriend, Charlie, in the renowned 90s TV sitcom FRIENDS. I myself am an avid fan of the series! Tyler is also the former co-host of CBS’s The Talk, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award. Currently, she hosts the famous show Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Tyler’s television career began with Talk Soup and The Fifth Wheel during 2001. She worked on a solo project alongside these jobs, and it won an NAACP Image Award. Her directing career started with the independent motion picture The Whipper. As an actress, she featured briefly in FRIENDS as Dr. Charlie Wheeler during the show’s last two seasons. In May 2009, it was announced that ABC had given Tyler her talk show, The Aisha Tyler Show. The talk show went on to be one of the biggest of all time.
On the 15th of June, 2017, on an episode of The Talk, Tyler announced that she would be leaving the show at the end of the seventh season because of her jam-packed schedule balancing three other television roles and film directions. She really is one of the busiest actresses in all of Hollywood!
Aisha Tyler Bio: Parents, Early Life
Tyler spent most of her childhood in San Francisco, California. She is the daughter of Robin Gregory and James Tyler. Tyler always had a knack for comedy acts and began to pursue it early on during her years at McAteer High School, at a distinctive program that is currently titled the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. In her time there, she assisted in creating an all-female musical group that focuses on awareness of social and global issues, called “Dartmouth Rockapellas”. After finishing her studies, Tyler graduated from Dartmouth College in 1992, with a stellar track record.
Aisha Tyler Body Measurements
Her height is 1.83 m, or 6 feet tall, and her weight is 55 kg, or 121 lbs.
Aisha Tyler Net Worth
As of 2020, Tyler’s net worth has been an estimated $10 Million. This significant value only makes sense when you think of all the different work she takes on, including (but not limited to) acting, talk show hosting, film directing, and much more. Recently, Tyler has bought a 2013 Tesla Model S, a known eco-friendly car. She has, according to her, gone green. In the process, an electric car seemed natural.
Aisha Tyler Marriage And Divorce With Ex-Husband Jeff Tietjens
In between all the work, however, her personal life has taken a devastating hit. In 2015, Tyler sadly announced that she and her husband, Jeff Tietjens, were filing for divorce, after two decades of a fruitful marriage. Jeff asked for a whopping $2 Million in spousal support, but as far as we know, it was a mutually agreed amount. Publicly, the two of them parted amicably, and there have been no dramatic disputes between them as yet.
However, it looks as though her love life is finally rising from the ashes, as Tyler reveals a bright, loving, and same-sex relationship with her co-star Emily Bett Rickards. In a cute post on her Instagram account that Tyler captioned “True Love”, we see a black-and-white photo strip of the two of them smiling, kissing, and looking generally dopey-in-love.
Suffice to say that it was an extremely low-key yet exciting reveal! The two of them didn’t exactly hide their relationship from then on and are still together. After all the emotional baggage that Tyler has had to carry after a 25-year relationship went down in the dumps, it is a refreshing change to see her jovial and lighter in the shoulders. She and Rickards make a truly wonderful couple!