Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Highest Rated: 94% Star Trek (2009)

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

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace Screenwriter Actor Director 2020
12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral Producer Director Madea / Joe / Brian / Heathrow Screenwriter 2019
No Score Yet Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul Actor 2019
66% Vice Colin Powell 2018
24% Nobody's Fool Screenwriter Executive Producer Director 2018
13% Brain on Fire Richard 2018
17% Tyler Perry's Acrimony Director Screenwriter Producer 2018
No Score Yet I'm Coming Home Actor 2018
42% The Star Cyrus $40.5M 2017
4% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Screenwriter $46.7M 2017
19% Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween Screenwriter Producer Director Madea/Joe/Brian $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
87% Gone Girl Tanner Bolt 2014
19% The Single Moms Club Producer Screenwriter Director T.K. $16M 2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors From Hell: The Play Director Madea Executive Producer Producer Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Madea Producer 2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned The Play Screenwriter Executive Producer Producer Director 2014
20% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Director Madea Producer Screenwriter $52.6M 2013
37% Peeples Producer $9.2M 2013
17% Temptation Screenwriter Director Producer $52M 2013
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots Producer Director Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet Tyler Perry: Film Maker, Business Entrepreneur, Entertainment Mogul Actor 2013
11% Alex Cross Alex Cross $25.9M 2012
19% Madea's Witness Protection Producer Director Screenwriter Madea/Uncle Joe/Brian $65.7M 2012
34% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Wesley Deeds Screenwriter Producer Director $35.1M 2012
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea Gets a Job Executive Producer Madea Screenwriter Director Producer 2012
No Score Yet I Don't Want to Do Wrong Screenwriter Director 2012
No Score Yet Aunt Bam's Place Producer Executive Producer Screenwriter Director 2012
37% Madea's Big Happy Family Producer Madea Executive Producer $53.4M 2011
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Madea Executive Producer Director Producer 2011
32% For Colored Girls Producer Director Screenwriter $37.8M 2010
27% Why Did I Get Married Too Producer Director Screenwriter Terry $48.6M 2010
No Score Yet Laugh to Keep From Crying Executive Producer Producer Director 2010
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Executive Producer $47.6M 2009
60% I Can Do Bad All By Myself Producer Madea/Joe Screenwriter Director $51.7M 2009
94% Star Trek Admiral Richard Barnett $257.8M 2009
27% Madea Goes to Jail Madea/Joe/Brian Director Producer Screenwriter $90.5M 2009
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play Executive Producer Producer Director 2009
52% The Family That Preys Screenwriter Director Producer Ben $37.1M 2008
33% Meet The Browns Screenwriter Director Producer Joe/Madea $42M 2008
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's What's Done in the Dark - The Play Director Producer Executive Producer Screenwriter 2008
No Score Yet Marriage Counselor Director 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 Director Screenwriter Madea/Brian/Joe Producer $63.3M 2006
No Score Yet Madea Goes to Jail Producer Madea Screenwriter Director 2006
No Score Yet Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher Actor 2006
16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman Brian/Madea/Joe Producer Screenwriter $50.4M 2005
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns Director Screenwriter Madea/Joe 2005
No Score Yet Madea's Class Reunion Producer Director Madea 2003
No Score Yet I Can Do Bad All By Myself Mabel "Madea" Simmons Director Producer Screenwriter 2002
No Score Yet Madea's Family Reunion Director Actor 2002
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play Director Madea 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Ruthless
2020
Executive Producer Screenwriter Creator Director 2020
No Score Yet If Loving You Is Wrong
2014
Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter Director 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Haves and the Have Nots
2013
Executive Producer Creator Director Producer 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest 2019
2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
2007-2012
Executive Producer Creator Director Producer Madea 2019
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
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
2009-2019
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2017
2016
2014
2012
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest 2017
2016
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
Executive Producer Screenwriter Creator Director Producer 2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
41% 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
29% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2014
2012
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
2003-2018
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2012
2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
2009-2011
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Meet the Browns
2009
Executive Producer Creator Director 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
1999
Appearing 2009
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2006

QUOTES FROM Tyler Perry CHARACTERS

Tanner Bolt says: You two are the most fucked up people I've ever met and I deal with fucked up people for a living.

Tanner Bolt says: Whatever they found, I think it's safe to assume that it is very bad.

T.K. says: Divorced 4 years. We're good people, just not good together.

Brian says: Hey Madea!

Madea says: Hey Brian, Hey Brian

Uncle Joe says: I don't know why you leave the toilet seat up Mabel!

Brian says: Hey Daddy!

Uncle Joe says: Don't I know you?

Brian says: I'm past 18 now stop pretending you don't know me because of paying child support!

Uncle Joe says: Hey son great to see you. Love you so much!!!

Uncle Joe says: Hey son great to see you. Love you so much!

Madea says: You want something to eat i'm making sandwich for Joe.

Madea says: You want something to eat, i'm making sandwich for Joe.

Uncle Joe says: I wouldn't eat that son I wouldn't eat that at all. I believe she's trying to kill me for my insurance money!

Madea says: You ain't got no insurance money!

Uncle Joe says: In that case i'm going to eat this sandwich Mabel made

Madea says: I ain't trying to kill you for the insurance money i'm killing you because I want you dead, completely dead, no life in you just not breathing just maggot food!

Uncle Joe says: Here son try this for me.

Brian says: I'm not tasting that thank you!!

Brian says: I'm not tasting that thank you!

Alex Cross says: He won't stop. I've seen his face. I've heard his voice. I will meet his soul at the gates of hell before I let him take a person that I love away from me.

Tommy Kane says: Hey, Monny, what's with that kneecap shot of yours?

Monica Ashe says: Up yours!

Alex Cross says: It's like working with sixth graders with you two.

Alex Cross says: My wife's dead because of you. And soon you'll be dead because of me.

Madea says: You gunna wish the sprem did a back stroke when it saw the egg tht created you

Madea says: You're gonna wish that sperm did a backstroke when it met the egg that made you.

Uncle Joe says: her butt must be hungry cause its chewing that dress alive

Uncle Joe says: Her butt must be hungry because it's chewing that dress alive.

Madea says: Excuse me while I do my Tyra Banks.

Madea says: Oh...um, if Randy or Jermaine or Tito call...Tell them I just can not talk right now. Imma have to call them laTer.

Uncle Joe says: You look like a big...bottle of Pepto Bismol

Jake says: You look like a bag of skittles.

Madea says: Yeah well when i come back up here and you still in bed you gonna tasted the rainbow.

Madea says: SHUT UP. rectum.

Madea says: SHUT UP rectum.

Madea says: These here are my cousins. They have a pigmentation problem. CAN'T TALK NOW HONEY, GOTTA GET THEM TO THE DOCTOR!

George Needleman says: Do you have chicken wings?

Madea says: 30 DAMN DOLLARS A WING? OH NO HONEY THEY COME IN A PACK, 20 FOR A DOLLA 99 DOWN AT ROSCO I CANT HAVE THIS HONEY NO IM NOT GUNNA, IMA STARVE IN THIS HOTEL!

Madea says: These white folks are gonna stick out here more than I would stick out at a Republican convention!

Alex Cross says: He won't stop. I've seen his face. I heard his voice. I will meet his soul at the gates of hell before I let him take a person that I love from me.

Alex Cross says: There is not one scenerio that you have thought of that he has already figured out.

Alex Cross says: He won't stop. I've seen his face. I've heard his voice. I will meet his soul at the gates of hell before he takes a person that I love away from me.

Madea says: If I come back up these stairs and you still in this bed I'm gonna get completely naked and get up in there with you and spoon!

Madea says: If I come back up these stairs and you still in this bed I'm gonna get completely naked and get up in there with you and spoon!

George Needleman says: Okay, I'm up!!!

George Needleman says: Okay, I'm up!

Uncle Joe says: You look like a big bottle of Pepto Bismol.

Madea says: [whispering] You better get your ass out this bed.

Wesley Deeds says: That would make me predictable.

Madea says: Sit down you black leprechaun looking like you're out of a damn box of chocolate, lucky charms.

Madea says: Now I got silver hair, but I got silver bullets, too. Do you want one?

Joe says: 1-800 CHOKE DAT HOE!

Wesley Deeds says: I'm moving to Africa.

Wesley Deeds says: My life is perfect.

Joe says: Haha, you was a hoe back in the day.

Cora says: Who's my daddy Madea?!

Madea says: Well, Charlie Brown ain't yo daddy.

Joe says: Well yo daddy was..

Madea says: Joe.. You ain't in this, don't say nothin.. You don't know nothin'

Cora says: No, Joe can tell me who my daddy is... Who's my daddy, Uncle Joe??

Brown says: Yeah, say somethin' Uncle Joe.

Brown says: Ya'll laughin' but I think I see the light!

Joe says: I think I see it too, All them colors u got on.. You ARE the light.

Madea says: Taste The Rainbow!!

Madea says: U on sit down so much.. When u die tell those people to bury u on ur stomach to give ur ass a break

Madea says: Just stay right where you at. Just plant your ass right there in that chair. Every time I come here, you sittin' in that chair. People waitin' on their cars, you sittin' in that chair. You supposed to be changin' the oil, you sittin' in that chair. Supposed to be changin' the windshield wiper blades, you sittin' in that chair. Supposed to wash the car, you sittin' in that chair. Let me tell you something: when you die, tell them people to bury you on your stomach to give your ass a break!

Brown says: Ya'll all be laughin, but I think I see the light!

Joe says: I see the light too, hell with all them colors you got on, you are the light.

Joe says: Abort, abort! Evacuate the building! Aarrrrr! Arrrrrr!

Joe says: Abort, abort! Evacuate the building!

Madea says: It will look like you got legs running up your back, when I get done wooping your ass .

Madea says: See, y'all Christians is somethin'... y'all go pull out that Bible, but y'all don't know which prescripture to use for which situation. You got to find the right prescripture. There's a prescripture that says, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so." Have you been redeemed by the Lord?

Madea says: See, y'all Christians is somethin'... y'all go pull out that Bible, but y'all don't know which prescripture to use for which situation. You got to find the right prescripture. There's a prescripture that says, 'Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.' Have you been redeemed by the Lord?

Shirley says: yes,

Shirley says: Yes.

Madea says: That's right, so if you've been redeemed by the Lord, and somebody does something to you that you don't like, even yo' kids, you can beat the hell outta them and just say, "So?" So that's what I'm'a do. I'm'a beat the hell outta them and say, "So?" And I'm'a bring them over here 'cause you've been redeemed, aight. It makes perfect sense, don't it? Halleluyer! Halleluyer!

Madea says: That's right, so if you've been redeemed by the Lord, and somebody does something to you that you don't like, even yo' kids, you can beat the hell outta them and just say, 'So?' So that's what I'm'a do. I'm'a beat the hell outta them and say, 'So?' And I'm'a bring them over here 'cause you've been redeemed, aight. It makes perfect sense, don't it? Halleluyer! Halleluyer!

Madea says: I keep me a piece of steel, Once you got a piece of steel you will have peace! Load your steel Thank you Jesus!

Madea says: These stretch marks is a road map to heaven, hell if you follow this GPS it's gon' take you some where you ain't never been befo'

Madea says: These stretch marks is a road map to heaven, hell if you follow this GPS it's gon' take you some where you ain't never been befo'.

Madea says: you look like you cam outta a box of chocolate lucky charms.

Madea says: You look like you came out of a box of chocolate Lucky Charms!

Joe says: 1-800-CHOKE THAT HOE

Joe says: 1-800-CHOKE THAT HOE.

Madea says: Helurrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!

Madea says: Helurrrrrr!

Madea says: Hallelujarr!

Madea says: When a lady walk in you say "hellur!" Hellur?!