Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Brief Biography

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer, 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 US$130 million between May 2010 and 2011. With new shows lined up, along with older successful shows, his net worth in 2017 is estimated to be $600 million.

Perry is known for both creating and performing as the Madea character, a tough elderly black 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 US$75 million by 2008. Many of Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as professional films.

Tyler Perry News

• The Almanac for September 13, the 256th day of 2019
• 'Us' tops weekend movie box office with $70.3 million
• 'Captain Marvel' tops weekend movie box office with $153 million
• Aretha Franklin tribute special to feature Celine Dion and John Legend

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