Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2021

Speaker Aisha Tyler

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Aisha Tyler

Award Winning Director, Actor, Comedian, Bestselling Author, Podcaster, Activist and Entrepreneur

Aisha Tyler is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, bestselling author, podcaster, activist and entrepreneur.  She has voiced the character of Lana Kane on F/XX’s Emmy-winning animated comedy Archer, for twelve seasons, and is host of Amazon’s weekly show Prime Rewind, an after-show for its hit series The Boys. She continues as host of CW’s long-running improv show, Whose Line Is It Anyway. Aisha was a series regular on the CBS hit Criminal Minds, for which she also directed two episodes.  

Aisha launched a line of premium, ready to drink bottled cocktails she personally created and developed, called Courage+Stone, in 2020.  The company has grown more than 600% in its first year.

A co-host for seven seasons of CBS’s Emmy-winning daytime show The Talk, Aisha 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.

Aisha 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, then had a theatrical run at Arclight Hollywood, Landmark NYC and Drafthouse, Austin, Texas.

Currently, she is directing several television projects.

A San Francisco native, Ms. 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, Aisha’s 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.

Aisha is a bourbon and hard rock fan, a snowboarder and sci-fi obsessive.

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