Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Highest Rated: 87% Gone Girl (2014)

Lowest Rated: 4% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1969

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Tyler Perry was a powerhouse American actor, director, writer and producer who was best known for creating the immensely popular Madea character, a no-nonsense elderly African-American woman, who was played by Perry in a string of widely successful films from 2005 to 2019. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Perry grew up in an abusive household. His father would often beat him, which sunk Perry into a deep depression as a teenager. In later years, Perry would also reveal that he was sexually abused at the age of 10 by a friend's mother, a deeply traumatic event that only added to his depression. Perry never finished high school but did earn his GED, and in 1990, when he was 20 years-old, he fled New Orleans and moved to Atlanta. It was in Atlanta, while scraping by working in an office, that Perry just happened to catch an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (Syndicated, 1986-2011). Oprah was interviewing a guest who spoke about the healing powers of writing to overcome traumatic events in one's life. Intrigued, Perry picked up a pen and began writing a series of letters to himself which would go on to become his first musical play "I Know I've Been Changed." Perry eventually saved $12,000 to put the play on at a community theater in Atlanta in 1992. The show flopped, however, with Perry failing to recoup his investment. Determined to share his play with a wide audience, Perry spent the next 6 years endlessly rewriting the play until he got it absolutely right. Finally satisfied with the version he came up with, Perry put on the retooled version of "I Know I've Been Changed" at the House of Blues in Atlanta. This time, the play was a hit, and over the next several years Perry gained a devoted following in the African-American community for writing and appearing in a series of popular plays he toured the country with. With the money he earned from touring, Perry decided to write, produce and star in his very first film, 2005's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." That film, which was made for $5.5 million, introduced the Madea character to the world, and was a hit at the box office, making over $50 million. More Madea films followed, including "Madea's Family Reunion" (2006), "Madea's Witness Protection" (2012), "A Madea Family Funeral" (2019). Perry retired the character in 2019, saying "A Madea Family Reunion" would be the last of his films the character would appear in. Throughout his time focusing on the Madea film franchise, the inexhaustible Perry made a name for himself outside the character by acting in numerous films, writing and directing his own projects, and producing various films and TV shows. As an actor, Perry wowed audiences for his impressive work in films like "Alex Cross" (2012), "Gone Girl" (2014), and "Vice" (2018). He also was the producer behind several successful television shows, including "House of Payne" (TBS, 2007-2012), "The Haves and Have Nots" (OWN, 2013- ), and "The Paynes" (OWN/BET, 2018- ). In 2012, Perry's entertainment career came full circle when he signed a partnership deal with the Oprah Winfrey Network to produce scripted shows to OWN. In his partnership with OWN, Perry has produced a number of successful shows like "The Haves and Have Not" and "The Paynes." In 2019 Perry began producing shows for Viacom, including "The Oval" (BET, 2019- ) and "Sistas" (BET, 2019- ). Both shows premiered in the fall of 2019 on BET.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
61% 86% Those Who Wish Me Dead Arthur (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet PAW Patrol: The Movie Unknown (Voice) - 2021
16% 51% Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace Rory (Character),
Director
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on the Rise Protestor Stan (Character) - 2020
11% 30% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral Madea/Joe/Brian/Heathrow (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$73.2M 2019
26% 35% Nobody's Fool Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$31.7M 2018
17% 48% Acrimony Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$43.5M 2018
65% 60% Vice Colin Powell (Character) $47.8M 2018
4% 40% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$47.3M 2017
42% 70% The Star Cyrus (Voice) $40.4M 2017
60% 73% The Passion Unknown (Character) - 2016
13% 67% Brain on Fire Richard (Character) - 2016
38% 46% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Baxter Stockman (Character) $82M 2016
19% 53% Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$73.1M 2016
No Score Yet 84% Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Madea / Joe / Brian (Voice),
Producer
- 2015
18% 58% Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club T.K. (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$16M 2014
87% 87% Gone Girl Tanner Bolt (Character) $167.8M 2014
No Score Yet 86% Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$52M 2013
20% 70% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Madea (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$52.5M 2013
38% 49% Peeples Producer $9.1M 2013
11% 47% Alex Cross Dr. Alex Cross (Character) $25.9M 2012
36% 76% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Wesley Deeds (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$35M 2012
19% 66% Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$65.6M 2012
38% 74% Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Madea/Joe (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$53.3M 2011
27% 68% Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? Terry (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$60.1M 2010
32% 73% For Colored Girls Director,
Screenwriter
$37.7M 2010
61% 81% Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself Madea (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$51.7M 2009
29% 96% Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$90.5M 2009
No Score Yet 90% Tyler Perry's What's Done in the Dark - The Play Director - 2008
53% 61% Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys Ben (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$37M 2008
33% 90% Meet the Browns Madea/Joe (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$41.9M 2008
No Score Yet 100% Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher Unknown (Character) - 2007
26% 81% Daddy's Little Girls Director,
Writer,
Producer
$31.3M 2007
48% 78% Why Did I Get Married? Terry (Character),
Director,
Writer
$55.2M 2007
26% 93% Madea's Family Reunion Madea/Brian/Joe (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Composer
$63.2M 2006
16% 87% Diary of a Mad Black Woman Brian (as Madea) (Character),
Producer,
Writer
$50.4M 2005

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Sistas Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne Unknown (Guest Star),
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director
2020-2021 2008-2012 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haves and the Have Nots Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2013-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Assisted Living Creator,
Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Oval Unknown (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Young Dylan Executive Producer 2020-2021
No Score Yet 40% Tyler Perry's Ruthless Creator,
Executive Producer
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest,
Host
2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020 2018 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2020 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bruh Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Loving You Is Wrong Creator,
Executive Producer
2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2019-2020 2017 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2019-2020 2017 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2016-2020 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2017-2020 2012-2014 2010
82% 16% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2016-2019
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2019 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018-2019 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Praise Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paynes Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jess Cagle Interview Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tinder Takeover Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 20% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017 2014 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Executive Producer 2013-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2012-2017
No Score Yet 50% Too Close to Home Executive Producer 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet T.D. Jakes Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016 2013
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest,
Host
2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2016 2013-2014
29% 55% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2013 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2013 2010 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012-2013 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Next Top Model Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Steve Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2007-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Style Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008

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