Tamela Mann

Highest Rated: 57% Sparkle (2012)
Lowest Rated: 27% Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Multifaceted performer Tamela Mann began life as the youngest of 14 children in a Fort Worth, TX, family. Significantly, she grew up in a household firmly rooted in the Christian faith, which paved the way for Mann's own devotion to the gospel as an adult. In time, this dovetailed with the young woman's preternatural gifts as a vocalist (which first revealed themselves during stints in her local church choir). She teamed up with the powerhouse worship ensemble Kirk Franklin and the Family during the early '90s, and attained fame alongside them, ultimately evolving into one of the most sought-after gospel recording artists of the early 21st century. Mann's later efforts as a soloist only heightened her popularity and visibility and included collaborations with artists such as Al Green, Mary J. Blige, Bono, and Celine Dion.During the mid-2000s Mann smoothly expanded her repertoire to include film roles via a series of collaborations with her husband, theater actor David Mann. The two frequently worked in tandem and made the majority of their appearances under the aegis of writer/director/star Tyler Perry, in whose stage plays they had starred. Efforts that featured the Manns included Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (2008) and Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2009).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet In The Meantime Minnie 2013
57% Sparkle Ms. Sara Waters $24.4M 2012
27% Madea Goes to Jail Cora $90.5M 2009
33% Meet The Browns Cora Brown $42M 2008
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's What's Done in the Dark - The Play Cora 2008
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns Cora Brown 2005
No Score Yet Madea's Class Reunion Actor 2003
28% Kingdom Come Lady No. 2 $22.6M 2001
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play Actor 2001


No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
  • 2014
No Score Yet Meet the Browns
Cora Brown
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
Cora Brown
  • 2007