Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1969-09-13 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

59 Movies · 31 TV shows

Biography

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr., September 13, 1969) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment, earning US$130 million between May 2010 and May 2011.Perry created and performs 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 Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as films.Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which 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. 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 being its most successful. The Haves and the Have Nots has given OWN its highest ratings to date as of 2014, with the series also referred to 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 additionally acted in films not directed 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) and Colin Powell in Vice (2018).Perry is included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

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.

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.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
PAW Patrol: The Movie

PAW Patrol: The Movie

2021
The show was based on the Nick Jr show.
Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those Who Wish Me Dead

4
2021
A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

2020.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
A Fall from Grace

A Fall from Grace

6
2020
A larger conspiracy may be at work when a law-abiding woman gets indicted for murdering her husband, her lawyer discovers.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play

Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play

2020
The final stage tour production of 'Madea's Farewell Play' has been filmed.
Love on the Rise

Love on the Rise

2020
Victoria Worthington is a talented cake decorator who watches life from the sidelines, as she delivers her fancy cakes to weddings, galas, and fabulous parties, while she goes home exhausted. While de...
TV
Tyler Perry's Bruh

Tyler Perry's Bruh

7
2020
The dramedy follows four long standing friends as they navigate life and relationships through the strength of their brother-like bond. In a society where relationships between men of color are often ...
TV
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan

1
2020
Dylan was sent to live with his family. The Wilson family household is turned upside down as lifestyles clash between the aspiring hip hop star and his cousins.

2019.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

2019
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist and she interviews people in thorough meaningful and entertaining conversations.
TV
A Little Late with Lilly Singh

A Little Late with Lilly Singh

6.67
2019
Lilly Singh is a comedian, actress, social media sensation, producer and author of "How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life." She hosts celebrity interviews, talks current events, performs music...
A Madea Family Funeral

A Madea Family Funeral

2019
When Madea and the crew are planning a funeral that might reveal unpleasant family secrets, a family reunion becomes a nightmare.
Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul

Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul

2019
Tyler Perry hosts a tribute to the singer's legendary career, featuring performances from Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys...
TV
Tyler Perry's Sistas

Tyler Perry's Sistas

6.33
2019
There is nothing that bonds a group of single black women together more than sidestepping the land mines of living, working and dating in Atlanta. Friends try to find their Mr in a sea of social media...
TV
Tyler Perry's The Oval

Tyler Perry's The Oval

1
2019
The White House's newest residents are interracial. They tell lies when they open their doors.

2018.

3 Movies
Acrimony

Acrimony

5.33
2018
When she learns that her husband has betrayed her, a faithful wife takes action.
Vice

Vice

7.36
2018
George W. Bush picked Dick Cheney to be his running mate in the 2000 presidential election. Cheney has experience in politics, having served as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defe...
Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool

7.5
2018
A woman who is released from prison and gets to spend time with her sister discovers she is in an online relationship with a man who may be "catfishing" her.

2017.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
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Carpool Karaoke

Carpool Karaoke

2017
Fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised when celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden ...
Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire

6
2017
An up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post is plagued by voices in her head and has a rapid descent into insanity.
The Star

The Star

6
2017
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends are the heroes of the greatest story ever told, the first Christmas.
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

2017
A group of people are outdoors.
Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run - The Play

Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run - The Play

2017
Madea is on the run from the law. She moves in with her friend. The "concerned friend" gag is being used to hide from the police.

2016.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Chelsea

Chelsea

2016
It is not her first talk show, but it is the first of its kind. She is interested in ideas, people and places.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

6.97
2016
After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted cronies, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a plan to take over the world. As the Turtle...
Boo! A Madea Halloween

Boo! A Madea Halloween

6.93
2016
Madea ends up in the middle of chaos when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, supernatural poltergeists, ghosts, and zombies while keeping an eye on a group of teens.
TV
Too Close to Home

Too Close to Home

2016
After a sex scandal derailed her political career, a young woman is forced to return to her trailer park beginnings.
The Passion

The Passion

2016
A two-hour musical event, airing live from New Orleans, tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on earth.

2015.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Taraji's White Hot Holidays

Taraji's White Hot Holidays

2015
Taraji P is a person. There is some holiday magic in the annual music and variety specials.
TV
The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Late Show with James Corden

9
2015
Craig Ferguson will not be on The Late Late Show. The show interviews people. James Corden is the host.
TV
Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno's Garage

2015
The Tonight Show was hosted by Jay Leno. Jay and his guests drive cars, motorbikes, and anything that moves all while meeting new people and exploring the rich motoring history of America and beyond.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love

Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love

2015
Madea was sentenced to community service. Aunt Bam and Uncle Joe were enlisted by Madea to try and save the center. She proves that she is a lot of love when she rallies the local kids.

2014.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

6.26
2014
Jimmy was Jay Leno's replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles, the program was brought back to New York.
Gone Girl

Gone Girl

7
2014
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it is suspected that he may not be innocent.
The Single Moms Club

The Single Moms Club

2014
A group of single moms come together after an incident.
Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play

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

2014
A successful, single woman is able to pay for her baby sister's wedding. Her best friend says the only thing missing is the love of a good man. Her life spirals out of control after a friend convinces...
Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell - The Play

Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell - The Play

2014
When a foster mother moves in with her kids, Madea's neighborhood takes a turn for the worse. Madea has the power to take justice into her own hands. Madea uses her unique wit and wisdom for great res...
TV
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong

Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong

10
2014
A group of people live and love on the same street. The lives of the neighbors include raising children, dealing with exes, and keeping romance in their relationships. They have built something that i...

2013.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots

Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots

6
2013
There is a complicated relationship between the Cryer family and their hired help.
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

2.67
2013
A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
TV
Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

2013
A sitcom has been given to a gun-toting grandma. She dishes out justice with love at the Love Train diner.
Tyler Perry's The Haves & The Have Nots - The Play

Tyler Perry's The Haves & The Have Nots - The Play

2013
The family of grandma is poor and trying to save her home. The family has a lot of money. The financial worries of Rose and Frank are over when they go to work. But when Mrs. Both families are aware o...
A Madea Christmas

A Madea Christmas

2013
Madea gives up her holiday spirit in rural town when she helps a friend pay for her daughter's surprise visit to the country for Christmas.
Peeples

Peeples

6
2013
The story follows what happens when a child psychologist surprises his girlfriend by showing up at her political family's annual get-together at their Sag Harbor vacation home only to find them desper...

2012.

7 Movies
Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play

Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play

2012
Stewart had a court-ordered visit with his children. Stewart is able to connect with his children because of his new wife. Gloria was drunk. It will take Madea's partner-in-crime to tame this situatio...
Tyler Perry's I Don't Want to Do Wrong - The Play

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

2012
She is waiting for her husband. She has to move back home with her parents. It will take a lot of love to keep the family together.
Madea's Witness Protection

Madea's Witness Protection

2012
A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.
Good Deeds

Good Deeds

6
2012
Lindsey is a single mother who works in his office building.
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only

Eddie Murphy: One Night Only

2012
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only will pay homage to Murphy's journey from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian, to the record-breaking Raw, which remains the highest grossing stand-up film of all time, to his ...
Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play

Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play

2012
Tyler Perry's new musical stage play starring the infamous Mabel Simmons or "Madea" as her fans know her. When a judge orders Madea to do 20 hours of community service at a local retirement home the r...
Alex Cross

Alex Cross

3
2012
Alex Cross, a detective in Washington DC, vows to find the murderer after learning that a family member has been murdered. She wasn't his first victim.

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
For Better or Worse

For Better or Worse

6
2011
Follow the ups-and-down of Marcus Williams, a former professional football player who has recently joined forces with Richard and Joseph Jetson on a new sports news program called "C-Sports Now."
Madea's Big Happy Family

Madea's Big Happy Family

2011
She has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and it's difficult to get them all together. In steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's...
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - The Play

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - The Play

2011
When a family gathers for Christmas, there can be arguments and secrets. A real down-to-earth family can save a holiday.

2010.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Conan

Conan

8.14
2010
O'Brien hosted the show.
For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls

2010
From the point of view of 20 black females, it's about existence. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact ...
Why Did I Get Married Too?

Why Did I Get Married Too?

1
2010
Four couples are going on a vacation to analyze their marriages. Their week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex- husband who is trying to win back his wife.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family - The Play

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family - The Play

2010
She has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and it's difficult to get them all together. In steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's...

2009.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
I Can Do Bad All By Myself

I Can Do Bad All By Myself

6
2009
When she caught the young delinquents stealing from her home, Madea decided to take matters into her own hands and deliver them to their aunt. A singer who lives off of Raymond wants nothing to do wit...
Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play

Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor - The Play

2009
Roger Jackson sacrificed so his wife, Judith, could become a marriage counselor. The most disastrous relationship of Judith's career could be the one she shares with her husband.
Madea Goes to Jail

Madea Goes to Jail

7.5
2009
Madea is back in Tyler PERRY's Madea Goes to Jail. America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is behind bars trying to get her freedom.
Star Trek

Star Trek

6.09
2009
The fate of the universe is not certain. James Kirk is a farm boy. Spock was raised in a society that rejected all emotion. With fiery instinct clashing with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful p...
TV
Meet the Browns

Meet the Browns

2009
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is an American sitcom created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolves around a senior family living under one roof in Decatur, G...
The Black List: Volume Two

The Black List: Volume Two

2009
The list is called The Black List. Some of today's most fascinating African-Americans are profiled. From the childhood inspiration that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they ...

2008.

3 Movies
Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play

Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play

2008
In this lively tale of emergency room bedlam that finds a group of doctors, nurses, and patients desperately struggling to keep their secrets in the dark, Tyler Perry returns to the helm. These things...
Meet the Browns

Meet the Browns

2008
A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing h...
The Family That Preys

The Family That Preys

6
2008
A Christian woman raised her two daughters while working at a diner. Her daughter graduated from Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister worked in the diner. Chris is...

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

9.5
2007
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
Why Did I Get Married?

Why Did I Get Married?

2007
Maintaining a solid relationship in modern times is the subject of the film. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend go to Colorado for their annual week-long reunion, but the mood cha...
Daddy's Little Girls

Daddy's Little Girls

6
2007
Monty is raising his daughters while trying to make ends meet. Monty is desperate to get his daughters back. Monty and Julia are not the same, but a flame ignites and sparks love and conflict.

2006.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

2006
On September 18, 2006 the United States and Canada saw the debut of The Rachael Ray Show, an American talk show starring Ray that is syndicated in the United States and Canada. It was filmed in New Yo...
TV
House of Payne

House of Payne

8
2006
The show centered around a multi-generational family living under one roof in Atlanta.
Madea's Family Reunion

Madea's Family Reunion

2006
The adventures of Southern matriarch Madea continue in Madea's Family Reunion. She has to organize her family reunion after she was ordered to be in charge of a runaway, her nieces are in a relationsh...
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married - The Play

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

6
2006
There is a new stage play about love, faith, and the joys of marriage. When a sexy young temptress threatens an already troubled marriage, a close-knit family rallies together to examine their own mar...
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play

6
2006
There is a funny story about Madea going to the big house. She gives her trademark advice and wisdom to her friends and family as they learn to let go and move on.

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Tyra Banks Show

The Tyra Banks Show

5.5
2005
The Tyra Banks Show, also known as and shortened to Tyra or The Tyra Show, is an American talk show hosted by Tyra Banks. The last new episode aired on Friday, May 28, 2010. The show featured many spe...
Meet The Browns - The Play

Meet The Browns - The Play

2005
When the Brown family gathers to bury Brown's father, it can be a time for laughter and lessons. A great reminder is that "Ain't nothin' like family, ain't nothin' like love!"
Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

2005
Helen found a U-Haul van in the driveway with her clothes in it. Charles is divorcing her. An old woman named Madea doesn't take no for an answer. Helen is helped by Madea.

2004.

1 TV show
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that premiered on September 13, 2004 in syndication and was distributed by Buena Vista Television.

2003.

1 Movie
Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play

Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play

2003
When Madea shows up for her 50th class reunion, it will be a whopper. The message is that you must learn to forgive and begin with yourself.

2002.

3 Movies
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play

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

5.5
2002
Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon. Her mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee grandmother shows up with a gun. Experience his most famous morality tale, now a ...
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play

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

2002
When Madea gets sick, her family comes to her aid. They don't know that they need her help. Madea's cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play

Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play

4.33
2002
The family is at Madea's granddaughter's wedding. The two people that rule the roost are Madea and Mr. Brown, give a lot of laughs. It is Madea's family reunion.

1997.

1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...

1993.

3 TV shows
TV
GMTV

GMTV

1993
GMTV is the name of the national Channel 3 breakfast television contractor/licensee, broadcasting in the United Kingdom from 1 January 1993 to 3 September 2010. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of ...
TV
WWE Raw

WWE Raw

6.58
1993
A regularly scheduled, live, year-round program features some of the biggest wrestlers in the world.
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...

1988.

1 TV show
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.

1953.

1 TV show
TV
The Oscars

The Oscars

1953
The film industry is honored. A copy of the Oscar statuette is given to the various category winners. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was where the first awards were held.

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
Don't Look Up

Don't Look Up

After discovering that a meteorite will hit the Earth in six months, two low-level astronomer will go on a media tour to warn the world, but they will find a lot of unreceptive and unbelieving people....
Sister Act 3

Sister Act 3

There isn't a known plot.
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