Biography

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an African-American actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Already a successful artist in Southern theater, Perry began to make national celebrity status in 2005 with the release of his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. In 2009, Perry was ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth highest-paid man in Hollywood. He has won critical praise for playing Madea, a mentally strong woman who handles adversity with optimism and happiness; his critically acclaimed portrayal of her in the award-winning "Madea" series has caused him to be one of the most respected black actors in Hollywood. As of July 2009, Perry's films had grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an African-American actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Already a successful artist in Southern theater, Perry began to make national celebrity status in 2005 with the release of his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. In 2009, Perry was ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth highest-paid man in Hollywood. He has won critical praise for playing Madea, a mentally strong woman who handles adversity with optimism and happiness; his critically acclaimed portrayal of her in the award-winning "Madea" series has caused him to be one of the most respected black actors in Hollywood. As of July 2009, Perry's films had grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1969-09-13

Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Official Site http://www.tylerperry.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Those Who Wish Me Dead
2019 A Madea Family Funeral as Madea / Joe / Brian / Heathrow
2019 Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul as Himself - Host
2018 Vice as Colin Powell
2017 The Star as Cyrus (voice)
2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween as Madea/Joe/Brian
2017 Carpool Karaoke (1 episode) as Himself
2017 Brain on Fire as Richard
2017 Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run - The Play as Madea
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween as Mabel "Madea" Simmons / Uncle Joe Simmons / Brian Simmons
2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows as Baxter Stockman
2016 Chelsea (1 episode) as Himself
2016 Tyler Perry's The Passion - The Play as Narrator
2015 Taraji's White Hot Holidays (1 episode) as Himself
2015 Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love as Madea / Joe / Brian
2014 Gone Girl as Tanner Bolt
2014 Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell - The Play as Madea
2014 The Single Moms Club as T.K.
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (1 episode) as Himself
2013 A Madea Christmas as Madea
2013 Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play as Madea
2012 Eddie Murphy: One Night Only as Himself
2012 Alex Cross as Dr. Alex Cross
2012 Madea's Witness Protection as Madea / Joe / Brian
2012 Good Deeds as Glen Deeds
2011 A Madea Christmas as Madea
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family as Madea
2010 Madea's Big Happy Family The Play as Madea
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? as Terry
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself as Madea
2009 Star Trek as Admiral Richard Barnett
2009 The Black List: Volume Two as Himself
2009 Madea Goes to Jail as Madea / Joe / Brian
2008 The Family That Preys as Ben
2008 Meet the Browns as Madea
2007 Why Did I Get Married? as Terry
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Himself
2006 Rachael Ray (1 episode)
2006 Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play as Madea
2006 Tyler Perry's House of Payne (1 episode)
2006 Madea's Family Reunion as Madea / Brian / Joe
2005 The Tyra Banks Show (1 episode)
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman as Madea / Brian / Joe
2004 The Tony Danza Show (1 episode)
2003 Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play as Madea / Dr. Willie Leroy Jones
2002 Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play as Mable 'Madea' Simmons
2001 Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play as Daddy Charles / Mable 'Madea' Simmons
1999 Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play as Mable 'Madea' Simmons
1997 The View (2 episodes) as Himself (2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode)
1993 WWE Raw (1 episode)
1993 GMTV (1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (3 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (2 episodes)

Directing

Take My Wife Director
2019 A Madea Family Funeral Director
2018 Nobody's Fool Director
2018 Acrimony Director
2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Director
2017 Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run - The Play Director
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween Director
2014 Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play Director
2014 Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell - The Play Director
2014 The Single Moms Club Director
2013 A Madea Christmas Director
2013 The Haves and the Have Nots (22 episodes)Director
2013 Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Director
2013 Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play Director
2012 Tyler Perry's I Don't Want to Do Wrong - The Play Director
2012 Madea's Witness Protection Director
2012 Good Deeds Director
2011 A Madea Christmas Director
2011 Tyler Perry's The Haves & The Have Nots - The Play Director
2011 Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play Director
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family Director
2010 Madea's Big Happy Family The Play Director
2010 For Colored Girls Director
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? Director
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself Director
2009 Madea Goes to Jail Director
2008 The Family That Preys Director
2008 Meet the Browns Director
2008 Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play Director
2008 Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play Director
2007 Why Did I Get Married? Director
2007 Daddy's Little Girls Director
2006 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married - The Play Director
2006 Tyler Perry's House of Payne (46 episodes)Director
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Director
2004 Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns - The Play Director
2003 Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play Director
2002 Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play Director
2001 Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play Director
1999 Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play Director

Writing

Take My Wife Screenplay
2019 A Madea Family Funeral Writer
2018 Nobody's Fool Writer
2018 Acrimony Writer
2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Writer
2017 Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run - The Play Writer
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween Writer
2014 Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play Writer
2014 The Single Moms Club Writer
2013 A Madea Christmas Screenplay
2013 The Haves and the Have Nots (61 episodes)Writer
2013 Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Writer
2013 Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play Writer
2012 Tyler Perry's I Don't Want to Do Wrong - The Play Writer
2012 Madea's Witness Protection Screenplay
2012 Good Deeds Screenplay
2011 A Madea Christmas Writer
2011 Tyler Perry's The Haves & The Have Nots - The Play Writer
2011 Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play Writer
2010 Madea's Big Happy Family The Play Writer
2010 For Colored Girls Screenplay
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? Writer
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself Writer
2009 Madea Goes to Jail Writer
2008 Meet the Browns Screenplay
2008 Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play Writer
2008 Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play Writer
2007 Why Did I Get Married? Writer
2007 Daddy's Little Girls Writer
2006 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married - The Play Theatre Play
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Theatre Play Writer
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Writer Theatre Play
2004 Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns - The Play Writer
2002 Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play Writer
2001 Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play Writer
1999 Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play Writer

Production

I Am Yours Producer
Take My Wife Producer
2018 Nobody's Fool Producer
2015 Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Producer
2014 Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play Producer
2014 The Single Moms Club Producer
2013 A Madea Christmas Producer
2013 The Haves and the Have Nots (36 episodes)Producer
2013 Peeples Producer
2013 Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Producer
2012 Madea's Witness Protection Producer
2011 For Better or Worse (71 episodes)Producer
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself Producer
2009 Madea Goes to Jail Producer
2008 Meet the Browns Producer
2008 Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play Producer Executive Producer
2008 Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play Producer
2007 Daddy's Little Girls Producer
2006 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married - The Play Producer
2006 Tyler Perry's House of Payne (277 episodes)Producer
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Executive Producer
2004 Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns - The Play Producer
2001 Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play Producer
1999 Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play Producer

Creator

2016 Too Close to Home Creator
2014 Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong Creator
2013 Love Thy Neighbor Creator
2013 The Haves and the Have Nots Creator
2009 Meet the Browns Creator
2006 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Creator

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