about tara

Dr. Tara Lewis is a character from the television series Criminal Minds, and is portrayed by Aisha Tyler. She is an FBI agent assigned to the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) and she is a forensic psychologist who has interviewed serial killers for over a decades.

Tara joined the BAU to help catch the serial killers she interviews. She brings insight and strength to the team. Her experience interviewing these individuals gives her a close look at how their minds work and applies this to current cases.

Tara's personal life intersects with her professional one, when an at-large serial killer targets her by way of her brother. Much of her past comes to light when she has to open up to the team about her family, childhood, and relationship with her brother.