The beautiful, brainy, funny Aisha Tyler will join Criminal Minds for season 11. Tyler will play Dr. Tara Lewis, a psychologist with a PhD who will apply her formidable intelligence to criminal justice. She’s also former FBI. Tyler will easily galvanize the attention of Criminal Minds fans missing the departed Jennifer Love Hewitt, who made her mark in a single season on the show.
Aisha Tyler’s a smart choice to play smart. She has an Ivy League degree from Dartmouth and some experience playing the PhD type too. She once played the too-smart-for-Ross-Geller paleontologist Charlie Wheeler in nine memorable episodes of Friends.