Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1969-09-13 (53 years old)

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Biography

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr., September 13, 1969) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the creator and performer of the Madea character, a tough elderly woman. Perry's films vary in style from orthodox filmmaking techniques to filmed productions of live stage plays. Many of his stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as feature films. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. He also developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from 2006 to 2012. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment, earning US$130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. In 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots crime drama being its most successful. The Haves and the Have Nots gave OWN some of its highest ratings during its 8 year series run, the program hailed as "one of OWN's biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs and manipulations."Perry has also acted in films not directed, written or produced by himself, including as Admiral Barnett in Star Trek (2009), the titular character in Alex Cross (2012), Tanner Bolt in Gone Girl (2014), Baxter Stockman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Colin Powell in Vice (2018), Arthur in Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021), and Jack Bremmer in Don't Look Up (2021). Perry has also done voice acting for animated films such as The Star (2017) and PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021). Perry was included in Time's list of the 100 most influential people of 2020. In 2020, he was awarded the Governors Award from the Primetime Emmy Awards and the following year, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Awards. In 2022, he was inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.

Personal Life

Perry is a Christian. He has become good friends with Janet Jackson, Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey. Many of the themes in his work reflect theology and social behavior indicative of the predominantly black church culture, such as the many scenes in both his stage and screen work that feature church settings and worship styles commonly found in predominantly African American churches, including showcases of gospel music and artists.In 2007, Perry bought a 17-acre estate in the Paces neighborhood of Buckhead, Atlanta. In May 2016, he sold the house for $17.5 million, also closing the biggest deal ever for a private home in the Georgia capital. In 2013, his company, ETPC LLC, purchased around 1,100 acres (4.5 km2) in the New Manchester, Georgia area of Douglas County, Georgia.On July 20, 2009, Perry sponsored 65 children from a Philadelphia day camp to visit Walt Disney World, after reading that a suburban swim club, the Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, had shunned them. He wrote on his website, "I want them to know that for every act of evil that a few people will throw at you, there are millions more who will do something kind for them."On December 8, 2009, Perry's mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died at age 64, following an illness. He lives and works in Southwest Atlanta where he operates the Tyler Perry film and TV studios. In August 2010, it was reported that he had purchased Dean Gardens, a 58-acre estate in the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek. He tore down the existing 32,000-square-foot (3,000 m2) mansion and planned, but never built, a new, environmentally-friendly home on the property.On November 30, 2014, Perry's partner Gelila Bekele gave birth to their son. In December 2020, Perry announced that he was a single bachelor.In September 2017, Perry purchased a house in Mulholland Estates, a gated community in Los Angeles.Perry owns vacation properties in both Wyoming and the Bahamas.On March 7, 2021, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex publicly revealed in the television interview Oprah with Meghan and Harry that Perry provided initial security and housing for three months that allowed the couple to safely relocate from Canada to California in March 2020, following the withdrawal of their British royal protection.

Early Life

Perry was born Emmitt Perry Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Willie Maxine Perry (née Campbell) and Emmitt Perry Sr., a carpenter. He has three siblings. Perry once said his father's answer to everything was to "beat it out of you". As a child, Perry once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father's beatings. In contrast to his father, his mother took him to church each week, where he sensed a certain refuge and contentment. At age 16, he had his first name legally changed from Emmitt to Tyler in an effort to distance himself from his father.Many years later, after seeing the film Precious, Perry was moved to reveal for the first time that he had been molested by a friend's mother at age 10; he was also molested by three men prior to this and later learned his own father had molested his friend. A DNA test taken by Perry indicated that Emmitt Sr. was not Perry's biological father.While Perry did not complete high school, he earned a GED. In his early 20s, watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, he heard someone describe the sometimes therapeutic effect the act of writing can have, enabling the author to work out his or her own problems. This comment inspired him to apply himself to a career in writing. He soon started writing a series of letters to himself, which became the basis for the musical I Know I've Been Changed.

Filmography

All 114

Movies 68

TV Shows 46

Self 30

Director 23

Writter 14

Producer 7

Voice 1

Narrator 1

Actor
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (2023)

PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (2023)

Movie
Self
Who's Talking to Chris Wallace? (2022)

Who's Talking to Chris Wallace? (2022)

TV Show
Writer
Zatima (2022)

Zatima (2022)

TV Show
Director / Producer / Writer
A Jazzman's Blues (2022)

A Jazzman's Blues (2022)

Movie
10
Actor
Who's Talking to Chris Wallace? (2022)

Who's Talking to Chris Wallace? (2022)

TV Show
Madea / Uncle Joe / Young Madea
Tyler Perry's A Madea Homecoming (2022)

Tyler Perry's A Madea Homecoming (2022)

Movie
Self
JANET JACKSON. (2022)

JANET JACKSON. (2022)

TV Show
Jack Bremmer
Don't Look Up (2021)

Don't Look Up (2021)

Movie
8.29
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2021)

2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2021)

Movie
Self
Adele One Night Only (2021)

Adele One Night Only (2021)

Movie
Gus
PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)

PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)

Movie
5.82
Self
Hart to Heart (2021)

Hart to Heart (2021)

TV Show
Arthur
Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Movie
2.33
Self
Tyler Perry: Man of Many Faces (2021)

Tyler Perry: Man of Many Faces (2021)

Movie
Writer
Tyler Perry's Assisted Living (2020)

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living (2020)

TV Show
Director
Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play (2020)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play (2020)

Movie
Self
John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero (2020)

John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero (2020)

Movie
Writer
Tyler Perry's Bruh (2020)

Tyler Perry's Bruh (2020)

TV Show
7
Writer
Tyler Perry's Ruthless (2020)

Tyler Perry's Ruthless (2020)

TV Show
Writer
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan (2020)

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan (2020)

TV Show
1
Director
A Fall from Grace (2020)

A Fall from Grace (2020)

Movie
6
Writer
Tyler Perry's Sistas (2019)

Tyler Perry's Sistas (2019)

TV Show
6.13
Writer
Tyler Perry's The Oval (2019)

Tyler Perry's The Oval (2019)

TV Show
5
Self
A Little Late with Lilly Singh (2019)

A Little Late with Lilly Singh (2019)

TV Show
6.67
Himself
The Kelly Clarkson Show (2019)

The Kelly Clarkson Show (2019)

TV Show
9
Self - Guest
Tamron Hall (2019)

Tamron Hall (2019)

TV Show
Madea / Joe / Brian
A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

Movie
1
Self - Host
Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul (2019)

Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul (2019)

Movie
Colin Powell
Vice (2018)

Vice (2018)

Movie
7.36
Director
Nobody's Fool (2018)

Nobody's Fool (2018)

Movie
7.5
Director
Acrimony (2018)

Acrimony (2018)

Movie
5.33
Writer
The Paynes (2018)

The Paynes (2018)

TV Show
Cyrus (voice)
The Star (2017)

The Star (2017)

Movie
6
Madea / Joe / Brian
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

Movie
Self
OBJECTified (2017)

OBJECTified (2017)

TV Show
Self
Carpool Karaoke: The Series (2017)

Carpool Karaoke: The Series (2017)

TV Show
Richard
Brain on Fire (2017)

Brain on Fire (2017)

Movie
6
Director
Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run - The Play (2017)

Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run - The Play (2017)

Movie
Madea / Joe / Brian
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

Movie
6.93
Writer
Too Close to Home (2016)

Too Close to Home (2016)

TV Show
Baxter Stockman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

Movie
6.96
Self
Chelsea (2016)

Chelsea (2016)

TV Show
Narrator
The Passion (2016)

The Passion (2016)

Movie
Himself
Taraji's White Hot Holidays (2015)

Taraji's White Hot Holidays (2015)

TV Show
Himself
Jay Leno's Garage (2015)

Jay Leno's Garage (2015)

TV Show
Self
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)

TV Show
9
Madea / Joe / Brian
Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love (2015)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love (2015)

Movie
Director
Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play (2014)

Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play (2014)

Movie
Tanner Bolt
Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (2014)

Movie
7.58
Writer
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)

Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)

TV Show
10
Director
Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell - The Play (2014)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell - The Play (2014)

Movie
Director
The Single Moms Club (2014)

The Single Moms Club (2014)

Movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV Show
6.26
Madea
A Madea Christmas (2013)

A Madea Christmas (2013)

Movie
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (2013)

Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (2013)

TV Show
5
Director / Writer
Tyler Perry's The Haves & The Have Nots - The Play (2013)

Tyler Perry's The Haves & The Have Nots - The Play (2013)

Movie
Writer
Love Thy Neighbor (2013)

Love Thy Neighbor (2013)

TV Show
Writer
Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots (2013)

Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots (2013)

TV Show
6
Producer
Peeples (2013)

Peeples (2013)

Movie
6
Director
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

Movie
2.67
Himself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only (2012)

Eddie Murphy: One Night Only (2012)

Movie
Director / Writer
Tyler Perry's I Don't Want to Do Wrong - The Play (2012)

Tyler Perry's I Don't Want to Do Wrong - The Play (2012)

Movie
Alex Cross
Alex Cross (2012)

Alex Cross (2012)

Movie
3
Madea / Joe / Brian
Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

Movie
Director / Writer
Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play (2012)

Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play (2012)

Movie
Director
Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play (2012)

Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play (2012)

Movie
Wesley Deeds
Good Deeds (2012)

Good Deeds (2012)

Movie
6
Self
Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)

Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)

TV Show
Producer
For Better or Worse (2011)

For Better or Worse (2011)

TV Show
6
Director
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - The Play (2011)

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - The Play (2011)

Movie
Director
Laugh to Keep from Crying (2011)

Laugh to Keep from Crying (2011)

Movie
Madea / Joe / Tyler Perry
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

Movie
Madea
Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family - The Play (2010)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family - The Play (2010)

Movie
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV Show
8.14
Director
For Colored Girls (2010)

For Colored Girls (2010)

Movie
Terry
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

Movie
1
Madea / Joe
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

Movie
6
Admiral Richard Barnett
Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009)

Movie
6.16
Himself
The Black List: Volume Two (2009)

The Black List: Volume Two (2009)

Movie
Madea / Joe / Brian
Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

Movie
7.5
Director / Producer / Executive Producer / Writer
Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play (2009)

Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play (2009)

Movie
Writer
Meet the Browns (2009)

Meet the Browns (2009)

TV Show
Director
The Family That Preys (2008)

The Family That Preys (2008)

Movie
6
Madea / Joe
Meet the Browns (2008)

Meet the Browns (2008)

Movie
Director
Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play (2008)

Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play (2008)

Movie
Terry
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

Movie
Self
The Graham Norton Show (2007)

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

TV Show
9.5
Director
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

Movie
6
Rachael Ray (2006)

Rachael Ray (2006)

TV Show
Madea
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play (2006)

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play (2006)

Movie
6
Director
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married - The Play (2006)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married - The Play (2006)

Movie
6
Writer
House of Payne (2006)

House of Payne (2006)

TV Show
8
Madea / Brian / Joe
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

Movie
Self
Made in Hollywood (2005)

Made in Hollywood (2005)

TV Show
The Tyra Banks Show (2005)

The Tyra Banks Show (2005)

TV Show
5.5
Director
Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns - The Play (2005)

Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns - The Play (2005)

Movie
Madea / Brian / Joe
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Movie
7
Self
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

TV Show
6.08
The Tony Danza Show (2004)

The Tony Danza Show (2004)

TV Show
Madea / Dr. Willy Leroy Jones
Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play (2003)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play (2003)

Movie
Director
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (2002)

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (2002)

Movie
Director
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play (2002)

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play (2002)

Movie
5.5
Mable "Madea" Simmons
Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play (2002)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play (2002)

Movie
4.33
Self - Guest / Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
WWE Raw (1993)

WWE Raw (1993)

TV Show
6.58
Self
GMTV (1993)

GMTV (1993)

TV Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV Show
5.75
Self - Guest
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV Show
Self - Presenter
Kids' Choice Awards (1987)

Kids' Choice Awards (1987)

TV Show
Self
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

TV Show
8
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV Show
Producer
Help

Help

Movie
Producer
I Am Yours

I Am Yours

Movie
Producer
Sister Act 3

Sister Act 3

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.88
Based on 2.87 Million movie and tv ratings over time
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2013
2009
2022
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1969-09-13 (53 years old)

Birth name
Emmitt Perry Jr.

Place of birth
New Orleans, United States of America

Height
77-inch

Net worth
$600000000

Relationships
Gelila Bekele

Siblings
Emmbre Perry

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
타일러 페리

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award, Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress

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