Not technically dating
Archer Duchess (official ISIS code name)Slut Chet Manley Rando Randy Randy Magnum Randy Randerson Randy Randleman Lando Calrissiano Cyril Figgis Pirate King Bob Belcher Lickbag Dickbag Butler the Butler Tennessee Tuxedo Mancy Drew Freaky Bigtime Sterling Malory Archer was born in Reggie's Bar in Tangiers, in northern Morocco, Africa, when his mother, Malory Archer, was birthed by Woodhouse.
Woodhouse handed Malory a rattle made of sterling silver for the baby.
The list of Archer's possible fathers include Nikolai Jakov, Len Trexler, and Buddy Rich, as well as an unnamed young man who was gunned down in the streets of Italy and had "blue eyes, full lips, and thick wavy hair".
Sterling spent the first five years of his life being raised by Woodhouse and only seeing his mother a few times per year, such as on Christmas.
Archer has the less than masculine code name of "Duchess" (taken from his mother's beloved Afghan hound, though Malory denies this) and had an on-again, off-again relationship with fellow agent Lana Kane for several years, which makes their working environment tenuous and difficult.
Archer developed a genuine friendship with Lucas Troy (who unknowingly was in love with Archer) but they broke off their friendship when Troy quit to work for ODIN.
It is unknown if the rest of the group, apart from Lana and Cyril as they were present for the confession, is aware of this.
When we first see Sterling Archer, he is in the middle of a KGB torture exercise being run by Crenshaw.
This incident caused him to miss out on varsity lacrosse his freshman year at St. At age 18, he was regarded as the most recruited lacrosse player in America, although an incident with a crazed stalker gut-shooting him cost him both his lacrosse career and a possible scholarship to Johns Hopkins University (although it is implied this would not have happened anyway because of his poor SAT scores).It is also implied that this incident is the first time he drank alcohol.One year, Archer got a brand new bike for his birthday. Malory took it from him without giving it back, thinking it wouldn't be a good lesson to him.At some point as a child, Malory moved without telling Archer's boarding school, leading to him to take a train home alone and eventually ending up in a police station.Malory had to pick him up and continues to view the situation as not her fault, stating that he could have picked up a phonebook.
Archer celebrated his sixth birthday while his mother assisted in overthrowing the government of Guatemala (in reality, the CIA overthrew Guatemala's government over June 18-27, 1954).