Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry

at the 82nd Academy Awards
(March 7, 2010)
Born Emmitt Perry, Jr.
September 13, 1969 (1969-09-13) (age 45)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor, author, screen and playwright, producer, director, songwriter
Years active 1992–present
Website
Official website

Tyler Perry (born September 13, 1969 in New Orleans) is an African American playwright and actor, 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]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film work[change | change source]

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 Brock
2008 Meet the Browns Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea, Joe (cameo)
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 Brock
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
The Marriage Counselor Yes Yes Yes No
I, Alex Cross No No No Yes Alex Cross

Play work[change | change source]

Year Play Credited as
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
1999 I Know I've Been Changed Yes Yes Yes Yes Joe
2000 I Can Do Bad All By Myself Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
2001 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Daddy Charles / Madea
2002 Madea's Family Reunion Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
2003 Madea's Class Reunion Yes Yes Yes Yes Dr. Willie Leroy Jones / Madea
2004 Why Did I Get Married? Yes Yes Yes No
2005 Meet the Browns Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea (Voice)
2006 Madea Goes to Jail Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
2007 What's Done in the Dark Yes Yes Yes No
2008 The Marriage Counselor Yes Yes Yes No
2009 Laugh to Keep from Crying Yes Yes Yes No
2010 Madea's Big Happy Family Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
2011 A Madea Christmas Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
Aunt Bam's Place Yes Yes Yes No
I Don't Want To Do Wrong! Yes Yes Yes No
The Haves And The Have Nots Yes Yes Yes No

Television work[change | change source]

Year Show Credited as
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
2006-2011 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Yes Yes Yes Yes Madea
2009-present Meet the Browns Yes Yes Yes No
2011-present Tyler Perry's For Better Or Worse Yes Yes Yes Yes Therapist

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