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      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

      Powerhouse American actor, director, writer and producer Tyler Perry became 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 2022. 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 poster
      Gone Girl
      Vice poster Vice Those Who Wish Me Dead poster Those Who Wish Me Dead Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself poster
      Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
      The Passion poster
      The Passion
      Don't Look Up poster Don't Look Up Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys poster
      Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys
      Why Did I Get Married? poster
      Why Did I Get Married?

      Photos

      Tyler Perry Tyler Perry TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, Tyler Perry, 2016. ph: Jessica Miglio/© Paramount Pictures TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, Tyler Perry,  2016. ph: Jessica Miglio/© Paramount Pictures The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS, Tyler Perry (center), 2013. ©Lionsgate Films TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS, Tyler Perry (center), 2013. ©Lionsgate Films The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX The Passion, Tyler Perry, 03/20/2016, ©FOX NOBODY'S FOOL, DIRECTOR TYLER PERRY, ON SET, 2018. PH: CHIP BERGMANN/© PARAMOUNT NOBODY'S FOOL, DIRECTOR TYLER PERRY, ON SET, 2018. PH: CHIP BERGMANN/© PARAMOUNT TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, Tyler Perry, 2016. ph: Jessica Miglio/© Paramount Pictures TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, Tyler Perry,  2016. ph: Jessica Miglio/© Paramount Pictures ALEX CROSS, from left: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, 2012. ph: Sidney Baldwin/©Summit Entertainment ALEX CROSS, from left: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, 2012. ph: Sidney Baldwin/©Summit Entertainment ALEX CROSS, from left: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, 2012. ph: Sidney Baldwin/©Summit Entertainment ALEX CROSS, from left: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, 2012. ph: Sidney Baldwin/©Summit Entertainment Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys MADEA GOES TO JAIL, from left: Tamela J. Mann, Tyler Perry, David Mann, 2009. ©LionsGate MADEA GOES TO JAIL, from left: Tamela J. Mann, Tyler Perry, David Mann, 2009. ©LionsGate MADEA GOES TO JAIL, Tyler Perry (left), Tamela J. Mann (center), 2009. ©LionsGate MADEA GOES TO JAIL, Tyler Perry (left), Tamela J. Mann (center), 2009. ©LionsGate Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys MADEA GOES TO JAIL, Tyler Perry, 2009. ©LionsGate MADEA GOES TO JAIL, Tyler Perry, 2009. ©LionsGate MADEA GOES TO JAIL, Tyler Perry, Sofia Vergara, 2009. ©LionsGate MADEA GOES TO JAIL, Tyler Perry, Sofia Vergara, 2009. ©LionsGate

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      88% 93% Maxine's Baby: The Tyler Perry Story Self - 2023
      65% 85% A Jazzman's Blues Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2022
      36% 77% 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 17% Love on the Rise Protestor Stan (Character) - 2020
      11% 31% 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% 61% 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% 53% Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween Madea/Joe/Brian (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $73.1M 2016
      37% 47% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Baxter Stockman (Character) $82.0M 2016
      60% 75% The Passion Unknown (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 84% Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love Madea / Joe / Brian (Voice),
      Producer
      - 2015
      88% 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 82% Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $52.0M 2013
      No Score Yet 90% 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% 76% 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,
      Producer
      $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 Creator,
      Executive Producer
      2020-2023
      No Score Yet 93% Tyler Perry's Sistas Unknown (Character),
      Creator,
      Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2019-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Oval Unknown (Character),
      Writer,
      Executive Producer,
      Director
      2019-2023
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2014 2016-2020 2022-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Assisted Living Unknown (Character),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Creator,
      Executive Producer
      2020-2023
      No Score Yet 99% Zatima Executive Producer 2022-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne Madea (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star),
      Writer,
      Executive Producer,
      Director
      2006 2008-2012 2020-2023
      No Score Yet 80% All the Queen's Men Director,
      Writer
      2021 2023
      No Score Yet 90% Tyler Perry's Ruthless Director,
      Writer,
      Creator,
      Executive Producer
      2020-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Bruh Writer,
      Executive Producer,
      Director
      2020-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Seen Again Self 2022
      No Score Yet 34% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's Talking to Chris Wallace? Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 47% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2016-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Heart Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019 2022
      No Score Yet 38% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009 2018-2019 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013 2016 2019 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haves and the Have Nots Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2013-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet If Loving You Is Wrong Creator,
      Executive Producer
      2014-2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008-2010 2017 2019-2020
      82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 62% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 20% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 29% The Daily Show Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 50% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011-2012 2014 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke: The Series 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 62% 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 No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2010 2012-2013
      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 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 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