Tyler Perry

American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter

Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969 in New Orleans) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, whose work plays are usually for encouragement to African Americans. Having started writing plays at age 18, Perry created a successful touring theater company, videos of whose performances were sold on DVD.[1] As of March 2005, the plays had grossed over $75 million in ticket and DVD sales. He is well known for his plays on Madea.[2][3] At age 16, he had his first name legally changed from Emmitt to Tyler in an effort to distance himself from his father.[4]

Tyler Perry
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Perry at the 82nd Academy Awards
(March 7, 2010)
Born
Emmitt Perry, Jr.

(1969-09-13) September 13, 1969 (age 53)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • author
  • playwright
  • producer
  • director
  • screenwriter
Years active1992–present
WebsiteOfficial website

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman No Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe / Brian
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe / Brian
2007 Daddy's Little Girls Yes Yes Yes No
Why Did I Get Married? Yes Yes Yes Yes Terry Bob
2008 Meet the Browns Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe
The Family That Preys Yes Yes Yes Yes Ben
2009 Madea Goes to Jail Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe / Brian
Star Trek No No No Yes Admiral Barnett
I Can Do Bad All By Myself Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe
Precious No No Yes No
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? Yes Yes Yes Yes Terry Bob
For Colored Girls Yes Yes Yes No
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe
2012 Good Deeds Yes Yes Yes Yes Wesley Deeds
Madea's Witness Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe / Brian
Alex Cross No No No Yes Alex Cross
2013 Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Yes Yes Yes No
Peeples No No Yes No
A Madea Christmas Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
2014 The Single Moms Club Yes Yes Yes Yes TK
Gone Girl No No No Yes Tanner Bolt
2015 Madea's Tough Love No No Yes Yes Madea / Joe / Brian
2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows No No No Yes Dr. Baxter Stockman
Brain on Fire No No No Yes Richard
Boo! A Madea Halloween Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe / Brian
2017 The Star No No No Yes Cyrus the Camel (voice)
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween[5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe / Brian
2018 Acrimony Yes Yes Yes No
Nobody's Fool[6][7] Yes Yes Yes No
Vice No No No Yes Colin Powell
2019 A Madea Family Funeral[8][9] Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea / Joe / Brian / Heathrow
2020 A Fall from Grace Yes Yes Yes Yes Rory Garraux
2021 Those Who Wish Me Dead No No No Yes Officer Arthur Phillip
PAW Patrol: The Movie No No No Yes Truck Driver (voice)
Don't Look Up No No No Yes Jack Bremmer
2022 A Madea Homecoming Yes Yes Executive Yes Madea / Joe
A Jazzman's Blues Yes Yes Yes No

Television workEdit

Year Show Credited as
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
2007–2012; 2020–present House of Payne Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
2009–2011 Meet the Browns Yes Yes Yes No
2011–2017 For Better or Worse Yes Yes Yes No
2013–2021 The Haves and the Have Nots Yes Yes Yes No
2013–2017 Love Thy Neighbor Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
2014–2020 If Loving You Is Wrong Yes Yes Yes No
2016–2017 Too Close to Home Yes Yes Yes No
2016 The Passion: New Orleans No No No Yes Host/Narrator
2018 The Paynes Yes Yes Yes No
2019–present The Oval Yes Yes Yes No
2019–present Sistas Yes Yes Yes No
2020–present Young Dylan[10] Yes Yes Yes No
2020–present Ruthless Yes Yes Yes No
2020–present Bruh Yes Yes Yes No
2020–present Assisted Living Yes Yes Yes No
2021–present All the Queen's Men Yes Yes Yes No

ReferencesEdit

  1. Christian, Margena A. (October 2008). "Becoming Tyler: bill collector turned billion-dollar media mogul was molded from pain, promise and persistence". Ebony. p. 4. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  2. Pomerantz, Dorothy. "The Highest-Paid Men In Entertainment". Forbes.
  3. "Tyler Perry Biography – Inspired by Oprah..." 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010. J Rank's biography website article
  4. Tyler Perry Biography, 2010, archived from the original on August 16, 2010, retrieved January 16, 2010 Biography.com listing for Tyler Perry
  5. "Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween (2017)". Movie Insider. March 9, 2017.
  6. McNary, Dave (March 5, 2018). "Tiffany Haddish to Star in Tyler Perry Comedy 'The List'".
  7. McNary, Dave (March 26, 2018). "Whoopi Goldberg Joins Tiffany Haddish in Tyler Perry's Comedy 'The List'".
  8. "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral Gets a Release Date". ComingSoon.net. June 1, 2018.
  9. Busch, Anita (June 1, 2018). "'Madea Family Funeral' From Lionsgate Moves To 2019".
  10. Petski, Denise (January 23, 2020). "Tyler Perry's Young Dylan Nickelodeon Series Sets Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 15, 2020.

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