Aisha Tyler

by ethnic on March 25, 2010

Aisha Tyler

Birth Name: Aisha N. Tyler

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 18, 1970

Ethnicity: African-American, distant English and Scottish

Aisha Tyler is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. She is known for her roles on the series Friends and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Aisha’s maternal grandparents were Eugene Chandler Gregory (the son of Thomas Montgomery Gregory and Hugh Ella “Huella” Hancock) and Elaine Graham. Thomas Montgomery Gregory was a dramatist, educator, activist, and social philosopher; he was the son of James Monroe Gregory, a Professor of Latin and Dean at Howard University, and of Fannie Emma Hagan. Aisha’s great-grandmother Hugh was the daughter of Hugh Berry Hancock and Susie E. James.

Aisha’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (2016) stated that her great-great-great-grandfather was John Hancock, who was a member of the Texas House of Representatives (1860-1861), and served as a United States Congressman from Texas, from 1871 to 1877, and from 1883 to 1885. John was white, and had English and Scottish ancestry.

Sources: Genealogies of Aisha Tyler (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Aisha’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Montgomery Gregory and Hugh Ella “Huella” (Hancock) Gregory – http://www.findagrave.com

Information about Aisha’s maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Montgomery Gregory – http://www.aaregistry.org

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andrew January 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

genealogy of Aisha’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Montgomery Gregory and Hugh Ella “Huella” Hancock: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102277586

Thomas was a noted dramatist, educator, social philosopher, and activist. His mother is described as being of Madagascan descent
http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/thomas-montgomery-gregory-broke-ground-black-theater

Thomas’ father, James Monroe Gregory, was a Professor, and a member of Republican Party
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Monroe_Gregory

Aisha is also related to astronaut Frederick D. Gregory

cdonorab April 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Correction. On Who do you think you are they traced her ancestry to her third great grandfather a white man named John Hancock who was a representative for the state of Texas. He had English and Scottish ancestry.

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