Fast Facts

  • Favorite authors include Ray Bradbury and J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Studied political science in college and planned on being an environmental lawyer until she attended a live comedy show.
  • Was the first woman to regularly host Talk Soup.
  • Won a 2001 NAACP Theater Image Award for her performance in the play Moose Mating.
  • Won a celebrity edition of The Weakest Link in 2001.
  • Penned a collection of humorous essays titled Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl (2004).
  • Simultaneously played recurring characters on 24 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
  • Lent her voice to the 2010 video game Halo: Reach, and is an avid gamer.


  • Robin Gregory — Mother
  • Jim Tyler — Father
  • Jeff Tietjens — Husband (separated)


  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States (BA in Government, 1992)

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  • Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, TV host, Writer