Birth Name: Aisha N. Tyler
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Birth: September 18, 1970
Ethnicity: African-American, distant Malagasy, English, Scottish, and Irish
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, whose grandparents were free blacks; and of Fannie Emma Hagan. Aisha’s great-grandmother Hugh was the daughter of Hugh Berry Hancock and Susie E. James.
Aisha’s great-great-grandmother Fannie Hagan’s mother, Margaret A. Mahammitt, was said to be the daughter of Jeremiah/Ali Mahomet, from Madagascar.
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 U.S. Congressman from Texas, from 1871 to 1877, and from 1883 to 1885. John was white, and had English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
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
Information about Aisha’s Gregory family – http://www.pbs.org
Informtaion about Aisha’s Malagasy ancestry – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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