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Tyler Perry

Born: Sep 13, 1969

Birthplace: New Orleans

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Tyler Perry

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1969
Birth Place : New Orleans

Tyler Perry is an American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, theatre director, theatre producer, playwright, television director, television producer, television writer, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment; he earned $130 million between May 2010 and 2011. Perry is known for both creating and performing as the Madea character, a tough elderly woman. Perry also creates films, some produced as live recordings of stage plays, and others professionally filmed using full sets and locations with full editing. Perry is estimated to have earned around $75 million by 2008. Many of Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as professional films. Perry has also created several television shows, his most successful of which is Tyler Perry's House of Payne, a show that ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network.


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Author
  • Television producer
  • Playwright
  • Songwriter
  • Theatre Director
  • Television Director

Also known as

  • Emmitt R. Perry, Jr.
  • Emmitt Perry, Jr.
  • Emmitt Perry Jr.


  • Willie Maxine Perry
  • Emmitt Perry, Sr.

Awards Won

  • Razzie Award for Worst Actress
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
  • Quill Award for Book of the year
  • NAACP Image Award – Chairman''s Award
  • Black Movie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting
  • Quill Award for Humor
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