According to Celeb Heights, Aisha Tyler is actually pretty tall measuring in at an estimated 5 foot 11 and a half inches — but in some interviews she’s referred to herself as being six foot. Regardless of her specific height, it’s been somewhat a point of contention in the past, even to the point that it made her feel like an outsider among her peers growing up. “People remark on my height [now] … but I’ve been this tall since, I was like 5 foot 8 inches in the third grade,” she told news site Take Two.
“I’m just a giant from a very young age and I was also the only Black kid in my school,” she continued, adding that she was “the only poor kid” and that she spent most of her childhood in an ashram due to her parents being transcendental meditation devotees.
But having those differences made her a “good observer,” as she notes. “It makes you that kind of steamy, nose-pressed-against-the-glass kind of watching what people are doing,” she continued. “But I’m also incredibly self-deprecating, which also comes from kind of being a little bit of a loner.”