Before becoming an Assistant Professor of Theatre in 2009, Tyler was a professional television and stage actress for over 25 years including seven seasons at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Some of her favorite roles there include Callie in Stop Kiss, Cressida in Troilus and Cressida, Brooke in Noises Off, Joan of Arc in Henry VI part one, Cherie in Bus Stop and Izzy in Rabbit Hole.  In her four seasons at The Utah Shakespeare Festival her favorite roles are Celia in As You Like It, Dolly in You Never Can Tell, Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest and Mrs. Manningham in Gaslight.  Other favorite theatres are The Milwaukee Rep where she played Catherine in The Foreigner, Colorado Shakespeare Festival where she played Isabella in Measure for Measure, and Freeport Shakespeare Festival where she played Olivia in Twelfth Night.  She lived in Los Angeles for four years acting on television. Some of her television credits include recurring roles on Ellen and Charmed and the series lead on USA Network’s Silk Stalkings. Now, she continues to act occasionally but has fallen madly in love with teaching acting for the stage and the camera.

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Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Acting from The University of California-Irvine

Bachelors Degree in Theatre from the University of Alabama