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Tyler Perry

Crew | * 09/13/1969 (49) | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million USD between May 2010 and May 2011. Perry created and performs the Madea character, a tough elderly black woman. Perry's films vary in style from orthodox filmmaking techniques to filmed productions of live stage plays. Perry is estimated to have earned around US$75 million by 2008. Many of Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as films. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to the OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves..."> ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Talk-Shows

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Tyler Perry

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award

Movies with Tyler Perry as Actor(40)

as Madea / Joe / Brian / Heathrow2019 A Madea Family Funeral
as Colin Powell2018 Vice
as Cyrus (voice)2017 The Star
as Richard2017 Brain on Fire
as Madea/Joe/Brian2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
as Narrator2016 The Passion
as Mabel "Madea" Simmons / Uncle Joe Simmons / Brian Simmons2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween
as Madea / Joe / Brian2015 Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love
as Tanner Bolt2014 Gone Girl
as Madea2013 A Madea Christmas
as Dr. Alex Cross2012 Alex Cross
as Madea / Joe / Brian2012 Madea's Witness Protection
as Glen Deeds2012 Good Deeds
as Madea2011 A Madea Christmas
as Admiral Richard Barnett2009 Star Trek
as Madea / Joe / Brian2009 Madea Goes to Jail
as Madea2008 Meet the Browns
as Madea / Brian / Joe2006 Madea's Family Reunion
as Madea / Brian / Joe2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman
as Madea / Dr. Willie Leroy Jones2003 Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play
as Daddy Charles / Mable 'Madea' Simmons2001 Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play

TV Shows/Series with Tyler Perry as Actor(13)

Movies with Tyler Perry as Crew(87)

Directing/Director2019 Take My Wife
Writing/Screenplay2019 Take My Wife
Production/Producer2019 Take My Wife
Directing/Director2019 A Madea Family Funeral
Writing/Writer2019 A Madea Family Funeral
Production/Producer2019 I Am Yours
Directing/Director2018 Nobody's Fool
Writing/Writer2018 Nobody's Fool
Production/Producer2018 Nobody's Fool
Directing/Director2018 Acrimony
Writing/Writer2018 Acrimony
Directing/Director2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Writing/Writer2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Writing/Writer2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween
Directing/Director2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween
Production/Producer2015 Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love
Directing/Director2014 The Single Moms Club
Writing/Writer2014 The Single Moms Club
Production/Producer2014 The Single Moms Club
Directing/Director2013 A Madea Christmas
Writing/Screenplay2013 A Madea Christmas
Production/Producer2013 A Madea Christmas
Production/Producer2013 Peeples
Directing/Director2012 Madea's Witness Protection
Production/Producer2012 Madea's Witness Protection
Writing/Screenplay2012 Madea's Witness Protection
Directing/Director2012 Good Deeds
Writing/Screenplay2012 Good Deeds
Directing/Director2011 Madea's Big Happy Family
Directing/Director2011 A Madea Christmas
Writing/Writer2011 A Madea Christmas
Directing/Director2010 Why Did I Get Married Too?
Writing/Writer2010 Why Did I Get Married Too?
Directing/Director2010 For Colored Girls
Writing/Screenplay2010 For Colored Girls
Directing/Director2010 Madea's Big Happy Family The Play
Directing/Director2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Writing/Writer2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Production/Producer2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Directing/Director2009 Madea Goes to Jail
Writing/Writer2009 Madea Goes to Jail
Production/Producer2009 Madea Goes to Jail
Production/Producer2008 Meet the Browns
Directing/Director2008 Meet the Browns
Writing/Screenplay2008 Meet the Browns
Directing/Director2008 The Family That Preys
Directing/Director2007 Why Did I Get Married?
Writing/Writer2007 Why Did I Get Married?
Production/Producer2007 Daddy's Little Girls
Directing/Director2007 Daddy's Little Girls
Writing/Writer2007 Daddy's Little Girls
Production/Executive Producer2006 Madea's Family Reunion
Directing/Director2006 Madea's Family Reunion
Writing/Writer2006 Madea's Family Reunion
Writing/Theatre Play2006 Madea's Family Reunion
Writing/Theatre Play2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Writing/Writer2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman

TV Shows/Series with Tyler Perry as Crew(6)

Production/Producer2013 The Haves and the Have Nots
Writing/Writer2013 The Haves and the Have Nots
Directing/Director2013 The Haves and the Have Nots
Production/Producer2011 For Better or Worse
Directing/Director2006 Tyler Perry's House of Payne
Production/Producer2006 Tyler Perry's House of Payne

Additional Information

Full Name: Tyler Perry
Born: 09/13/1969 in New Orleans (current age: 49)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Juilliard School
Net worth estimate: 400,000,000 USD
Partner (current/former): Gelila Bekele
Other names for Tyler Perry (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Emmitt Perry Jr."
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2081, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/13/2019