Tyler Perry

Highest Rated: 94% Star Trek (2009)
Birthday: Sep 13, 1969
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
As an actor, writer, producer, and director of films and stage plays, the New Orleans-born Tyler Perry began his career as a dramatist in 1992. When inspired by Oprah Winfrey to channel his creativity through writing, Perry put pen to paper as a method of healing the wounds that lingered from a painful childhood. His first production, entitled I Know I've Been Changed, hit the stage to rapturous reviews in 1997, and following a collaborative period with Bishop T.D. Jakes that resulted in the plays Woman, Thou Art Loosed and Behind Closed Doors, Perry flew solo to create cantankerous 68-year-old grandmother Mabel "Madea" Simmons (whom Perry played, in full drag) in I Can Do Bad All by Myself around 2000 A slew of Madea-based projects were quick to follow, and shortly thereafter Perry joined Grammy Award-winner Kelly Price for the play Why Did I Get Married?. His plays garnered countless fans thanks to Perry's trademark practice of releasing them on home video. Throughout this period, many credited Perry with resuscitating (and reinventing) African-American theater; in the process, Perry's first eight plays reportedly earned a cumulative gross of over 75 million dollars in ticket and video sales.Perry didn't fully enter the public spotlight, however, until he cropped up in mid-2005 with the oddball A-lister Diary of a Mad Black Woman, self-adapted from his own hit play. This story of an African-American woman Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) struggling to rebound after a painful separation, whose life is invaded (in more ways than one) by the obnoxious, loudmouthed, chainsaw-wielding (!) Madea, Diary -- a bizarre combination of domestic melodrama, violent, racially-oriented farce, and Christian proselytizing -- understandably left many critics running for the exit, but, of course, ticket buyers prevailed. The film scored with its intended African-American audience and grossed a healthy 50 million dollars (it ranked as number one at the box office during February 2005), leading to an early 2006 sequel, Madea's Family Reunion, this one written and directed by Perry. Either because Perry's talent had matured within a year or because the press had grown accustomed to the playwright-cum-filmmaker's defiantly unconventional style, critics were slightly kinder about the sophomore Madea outing, which benefits from finely-felt supporting turns by the legendary Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou. Like its predecessor, Reunion struck box office gold, and even topped Diary's net, reeling in an estimated 63.3 million dollars in international grosses. Perry then scrapped the Madea character for a tertiary cinematic outing, Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls. This romantic dramedy concerns Monty (Idris Elba), a financially strapped African-American mechanic who loses custody of his children to his drug-pushing ex-wife, and then falls in love with the beautiful attorney (Gabrielle Union) whom he hires to get the children back. Increasingly prolific on stage and screen in the following years, Perry continued packing fans into theaters with Madea Goes to Jail (2009), I Can Do Bad All By Myself (also 2009), Good Deeds (2012) and Madea's Witness Protection while simultaneously making a mark on television as creator of the hit sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Perry also began to take some acting roles in films that he didn't write/direct/producer, like the titular character in Alex Cross (2012) and a supporting role in David Fincher's Gone Girl (2014).

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral Actor Screenwriter Director 2019
66% Vice Colin Powell 2018
26% Nobody's Fool Screenwriter Executive Producer Director 2018
13% Brain on Fire Richard 2018
19% Tyler Perry's Acrimony Screenwriter Director 2018
No Score Yet Acrimony Screenwriter Director Producer 2018
No Score Yet I'm Coming Home Actor 2018
44% The Star Cyrus $40.5M 2017
5% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Director $46.7M 2017
20% Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween Screenwriter Madea/Joe/Brian Producer Director $73.2M 2016
37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Baxter Stockman $82.1M 2016
60% The Passion Narrator 2016
No Score Yet Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute Actor 2015
88% Gone Girl Tanner Bolt 2014
19% The Single Moms Club Director Producer Screenwriter T.K. $16M 2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Producer Madea 2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned The Play Director Producer Executive Producer Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors From Hell: The Play Director Producer Screenwriter Madea Executive Producer 2014
20% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Producer Madea Director Screenwriter $52.6M 2013
37% Peeples Producer $9.2M 2013
15% Temptation Director Producer Screenwriter $52M 2013
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots Director Executive Producer Producer 2013
No Score Yet Tyler Perry: Film Maker, Business Entrepreneur, Entertainment Mogul Actor 2013
12% Alex Cross Alex Cross $25.9M 2012
20% Madea's Witness Protection Screenwriter Producer Director Madea/Uncle Joe/Brian $65.7M 2012
30% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Screenwriter Wesley Deeds Producer Director $35.1M 2012
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea Gets a Job Madea Executive Producer Director Screenwriter Producer 2012
No Score Yet Aunt Bam's Place Screenwriter Executive Producer Director Producer 2012
No Score Yet I Don't Want to Do Wrong Director Screenwriter 2012
37% Madea's Big Happy Family Executive Producer Madea Producer $53.4M 2011
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Executive Producer Director Producer Madea 2011
32% For Colored Girls Screenwriter Director Producer $37.8M 2010
27% Why Did I Get Married Too Producer Screenwriter Director Terry $48.6M 2010
No Score Yet Laugh to Keep From Crying Director Producer Executive Producer 2010
No Score Yet 82nd Annual Academy Awards Actor 2010
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Executive Producer $47.6M 2009
63% I Can Do Bad All By Myself Director Screenwriter Madea/Joe Producer $51.7M 2009
94% Star Trek Admiral Richard Barnett $257.8M 2009
28% Madea Goes to Jail Producer Madea/Joe/Brian Screenwriter Director $90.5M 2009
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play Director Executive Producer 2009
52% The Family That Preys Director Ben Producer Screenwriter $37.1M 2008
33% Meet The Browns Producer Director Screenwriter Joe/Madea $42M 2008
No Score Yet Marriage Counselor Director 2008
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's What's Done in the Dark - The Play Screenwriter Director Executive Producer Producer 2008
46% Why Did I Get Married? Terry Screenwriter Director $55.2M 2007
No Score Yet Black Men: The Truth Actor 2007
26% Daddy's Little Girls Director Producer $31.4M 2007
No Score Yet Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher Actor 2007
25% Madea's Family Reunion Producer Screenwriter Director Madea/Brian/Joe $63.3M 2006
No Score Yet Madea Goes to Jail Director Madea Producer Screenwriter 2006
No Score Yet Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher Actor 2006
16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman Brian/Madea/Joe Screenwriter Producer $50.4M 2005
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns Screenwriter Director Madea/Joe 2005
No Score Yet Madea's Class Reunion Madea Director Producer 2003
No Score Yet I Can Do Bad All By Myself Producer Screenwriter Mabel "Madea" Simmons Director 2002
No Score Yet Madea's Family Reunion Actor Director 2002
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play Madea 2001

TV

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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
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  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Haves and the Have Nots
2013-2018
Director Creator Producer Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015-2018
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Paynes
2018
Screenwriter Director Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet If Loving You Is Wrong
2014
Screenwriter Director Creator Executive Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
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  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Harry
2016
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse
2011-2015
Screenwriter Director Creator Producer Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
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  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
38% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Too Close to Home
2016-2017
Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2011
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
2007-2012
Madea Director Creator Producer Executive Producer
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Meet the Browns
2009
Director Creator Producer Executive Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2006

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