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Sunday, February 5, 2012

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BGN Girl: Aisha Tyler





Aisha Tyler is a self-proclaimed nerd who got her first break in Hollywood as the host of E! Entertainment's Talk Soup in 2001.  She was the first woman and African-American host on the Emmy award winning show.  She's appeared in a plethora of TV and Films and also had her own stand-up show on Comedy Central.

Here's another geeky fact about Aisha, she's an avid video gamer and in early May 2010 she presented Bungie's "Welcome to the Beta" video for Halo: Reach. She has also begun work as a voice actor for the upcoming game Halo: Reach.  Aisha is a celebrated author, releasing the successful Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Post-Modern Girl, a collection of hilarious essays on pop culture, in 2004. She is a frequent contributor to Glamour magazine, with several pieces about the media’s unrealistic portrayal of feminine beauty, and is a comedic columnist for Entertainment Weekly.

Aisha is deeply dedicated to charity and volunteerism, serving on the board of Planned Parenthood, directing a film to benefit returning wounded warriors, acting as spokesperson for the American Red Cross, teaching Dove self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, consulting with the trust for public land’s parks for people project, and fund-raising for doctors without borders, futures without violence, and the international rescue committee.

Shout out to AT for expressing who she truly is as a proud black girl nerd.  This video below says it all...check it out!


6 comments:

  1. Atomic Kommie ComicsMarch 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Aisha is no latecomer/wannabe to fandom/nerddom.

    The lady has considerable cred as a performer (live action & animated voice-overs) in genre movies/TV/games as seen here...
    http://femmesfantastique.blogspot.com/2010/11/aisha-n-tyler-tietjens.html

    Did you catch her on Talking Dead last week?
    She knows more about Walking Dead than a number of guys I know who claim to be "serious" fans!

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  2. BlackFemaleCodersMarch 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    LOVE her. She's been in the Hollywood game for awhile now and it seems only recently she has been getting the credit she is due.

    --BlackFemaleCoders http://blackfemalecoders.tumblr.com/

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  3. tu es très ravissante Agent Johns....

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  4. I like everything about her except for her stand-up.

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  5. She's also a '92 Dartmouth alum!

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  6. I love how she voices Lana Kane on Archer!

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