That’s pretty much what happened. Although she’d been on the comedy circuit for years and briefly hosted E!’s Talk Soup, Tyler’s career truly exploded after she guest-starred onFriends. She played Charlie Wheeler, a paleontologist being pursued by both Ross and Joey, who was also one of the notoriously whitewashed sitcom’s first recurring African-American characters.
Tyler has never been afraid to venture into new spaces or forge a path where one didn’t exist before. She’s presently a master of many, many mediums. First, there’s her work in television, which includes cohosting The Talk, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and perhaps her most well-known role of all: voicing international superspy and all-around badass Lana Kane on FX’s Archer, which concludes its sixth season tonight.