Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry wearing white shirt with black vest.

Emmitt Perry Jr. is better known as Tyler Perry, who is one of the most infamous movie directors in the film industry.

He was born on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his childhood, he was one of four children and was abused by his father, who was a carpenter.

Perry was inspired by watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and how someone elaborated on the therapeutic effect, which was how someone can write about their issues of life and how writing can help someone to better cope with those issues.

Perry began his career as an entrepreneur and actor, to name a few. He started out presenting plays in churches from around the world.

Perry produced, directed, and starred in the musical "I know I've Been Changed." In 2000, Perry starred as Madea in the play "I Can Do Bad All by Myself."

He resides and works in Southwest Atlanta, GA where he functions and runs the Tyler P. TV studios and movies.

Perry collaborated with Oprah Winfrey and the Oprah Winfrey Network on October 2, 2012.

In addition, Perry has two more series on the Oprah Own Network, which is " The Haves and the Have Nots", and " Love Thy Neighbor".

Tyler Perry as Madea wearing a red dress, pearl necklace, and glasses.

"The Have and The Have Nots" ratings are steady increasing while "Love Thy Neighbor" ratings have declined.

His films are distributed and co-produced by Lionsgate Entertainment.

On April 11, 2006, Perry's first novel " Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life" was released and there were 30,000 books sold.

The book (hardcover) was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list, which was number one for 12 weeks.

In 2006, at the Quill Award the book was voted Best Humor Book and Book of the Year.  

Pictures retrieved from www.mrsgrapevine.com & www.hollywood.com

Tyler Perry

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