Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Highest Rated: 92% Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009)

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.

Highest rated movies

Gone Girl
Vice Those Who Wish Me Dead
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
The Passion
Don't Look Up
Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys
Why Did I Get Married?

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Jazzman's Blues Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2022
36% 63% Tyler Perry's A Madea Homecoming Madea/Uncle Joe/Young Madea (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2022
55% 78% Don't Look Up Jack Bremmer (Character) - 2021
80% 97% PAW Patrol: The Movie Gus (Voice) $40.0M 2021
62% 86% Those Who Wish Me Dead Arthur (Character) $7.3M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry: Man of Many Faces Self - 2021
15% 50% Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace Rory (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 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
65% 60% Vice Colin Powell (Character) $47.8M 2018
25% 36% Nobody's Fool Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$31.7M 2018
18% 56% Acrimony Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$43.5M 2018
43% 70% The Star Cyrus (Voice) $40.4M 2017
4% 40% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$47.3M 2017
13% 67% Brain on Fire Richard (Character) - 2016
19% 52% Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$73.1M 2016
37% 46% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Baxter Stockman (Character) $82.0M 2016
60% 73% The Passion Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 84% Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Madea / Joe / Brian (Voice),
Producer
- 2015
87% 87% Gone Girl Tanner Bolt (Character) $167.8M 2014
18% 58% Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club T.K. (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$16.0M 2014
20% 70% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Madea (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$52.5M 2013
38% 49% Peeples Producer $9.1M 2013
No Score Yet 84% Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$52.0M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea Gets a Job Madea (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2012
11% 47% Alex Cross Dr. Alex Cross (Character) $25.9M 2012
19% 66% Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$65.6M 2012
36% 76% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Wesley Deeds (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$35.0M 2012
38% 74% Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family Madea/Joe (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$53.3M 2011
32% 73% For Colored Girls Director,
Screenwriter
$37.7M 2010
27% 68% Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? Terry (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$60.1M 2010
92% 81% Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Executive Producer $47.5M 2009
29% 96% Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$90.5M 2009
61% 81% Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself Madea (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$51.7M 2009
53% 61% Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys Ben (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$37.0M 2008
33% 90% Meet the Browns Madea/Joe (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$41.9M 2008
No Score Yet 90% Tyler Perry's What's Done in the Dark - The Play Director - 2008
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
No Score Yet 100% Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher Unknown (Character) - 2007
26% 93% Madea's Family Reunion Madea/Brian/Joe (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
$63.2M 2006
16% 86% 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 Young Dylan Executive Producer 2020-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Sistas Unknown (Character),
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director
2019-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Heart Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Seen Again Self 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Bruh Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2020-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Assisted Living Unknown (Character),
Creator,
Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2020-2022
No Score Yet 80% Tyler Perry's House of Payne Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director
2006 2008-2012 2020-2022
No Score Yet 60% Tyler Perry's Ruthless Creator,
Executive Producer
2020-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Oval Unknown (Character),
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director
2019-2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019 2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009 2018-2019 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013 2016 2019 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2016-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Queen's Men Director 2021
No Score Yet 75% The Haves and the Have Nots Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2013-2021
No Score Yet 75% If Loving You Is Wrong Creator,
Executive Producer
2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008-2009 2017 2019-2020
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2014 2016-2020
82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Paynes Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013 2016 2018
No Score Yet 21% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2012 2014 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke : la série Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Executive Producer 2013-2017
No Score Yet 83% Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2012-2017
No Score Yet 57% Too Close to Home Executive Producer 2016-2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
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 75% The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2010 2012-2013
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012
No Score Yet 68% America's Next Top Model Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
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 87% Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008