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Tyler Perry

Highest Rated:   95% Star Trek (2009)
Lowest Rated:   12% Alex Cross (2012)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Boo 2: A Madea Halloween
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2017
21% Boo! A Madea Halloween
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Madea/Joe/Brian
$73.2M 2016
38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  • Baxter Stockman
$82.1M 2016
13% Brain on Fire
  • Richard
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
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • T.K.
$16M 2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned The Play
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors From Hell: The Play
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Madea
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love
  • Madea
  • Producer
2014
18% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
  • Director
  • Madea
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
$52.6M 2013
37% Peeples
  • Producer
$9.2M 2013
15% Temptation
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
$52M 2013
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
2013
No Score Yet Tyler Perry: Film Maker, Business Entrepreneur, Entertainment Mogul
  • Actor
2013
12% Alex Cross
  • Alex Cross
$25.9M 2012
21% Madea's Witness Protection
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Madea/Uncle Joe/Brian
$65.7M 2012
30% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
  • Director
  • Wesley Deeds
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
$35.1M 2012
No Score Yet Aunt Bam's Place
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Madea Gets a Job
  • Madea
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2012
No Score Yet I Don't Want to Do Wrong
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2012
38% Madea's Big Happy Family
  • Producer
  • Madea
  • Executive Producer
$53.4M 2011
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Madea
  • Director
2011
32% For Colored Girls
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$37.8M 2010
26% Why Did I Get Married Too
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Terry
$48.6M 2010
No Score Yet Laugh to Keep From Crying
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2010
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
  • Executive Producer
$47.6M 2009
63% I Can Do Bad All By Myself
  • Director
$51.7M 2009
95% Star Trek
  • Admiral Richard Barnett
$257.8M 2009
29% Madea Goes to Jail
  • Madea/Joe/Brian
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
$90.5M 2009
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
2009
51% The Family That Preys
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Ben
$37.1M 2008
32% Meet The Browns
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Joe/Madea
$42M 2008
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's What's Done in the Dark - The Play
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
2008
No Score Yet Marriage Counselor
  • Director
2008
46% Why Did I Get Married?
  • Screenwriter
  • Terry
  • 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
  • Producer
  • Madea/Brian/Joe
  • Screenwriter
$63.2M 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
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
$50.4M 2005
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns
  • Director
  • Madea/Joe
  • Screenwriter
2005
No Score Yet Madea's Class Reunion
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Madea
2003
No Score Yet I Can Do Bad All By Myself
  • Screenwriter
  • Mabel "Madea" Simmons
  • Producer
  • Director
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
  • Madea
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse
2011-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 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
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
2007-2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Madea
  • Director
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Meet the Browns
2009
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2006

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