Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

American, Actor
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Tyler Perry

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.

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Tyler Perry was born on 13 September 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. His full name at birth was Emmitt Perry, Jr.. He is best known as an actor. He attended high school at (Dropped Out, G.E.D.). He is considered to be politically left leaning and is affiliated with the Democratic Party (USA). His religion is listed as Christian. He is 6' 5" (196 cm) tall and weighs 225 lbs (102 kg) with an average build. He has dark brown eyes and black hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $600,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign is Virgo.
Full name at birth
Emmitt Perry, Jr.
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Claim to fame
Having created and performed as a fictional character Madea, who is an elderly black woman, and created and produced the TV series, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. He also starred as Madea in the series
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Date of birth
13 September 1969
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Place of birth
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Age
53
Occupation
Actor, comedian, filmmaker, producer, director, screenwriter, playwright, author, writer, songwriter
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Height
6' 5" (196 cm)
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Weight
225 lbs (102 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Tall height
  • Close cropped hairdo
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Net worth
$600,000,000 USD
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High school
(Dropped Out, G.E.D.)
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Talent agency
The Tyler Perry Studios (his own company)
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It takes a week to do a sitcom in Hollywood. I do a show a day in my studio, three or four shows a week.
  • Is the same type of drag performer, a straight man who happens to play a female character, as Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna Everage.
  • His plays often reference The Color Purple (1985), which starred Oprah Winfrey. He credits "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) with inspiring him to write.
  • Before becoming a successful film-maker with Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), he was already the owner of a successful play company that tours the country and caters to African-Americans. His plays are also recorded and sold as DVDs.
  • Has been writing plays since he was 18. As of March 2005, his eight plays have grossed over US$75 million in tickets and DVD sales.
  • Often quotes famous black-focused movies such as What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) and The Color Purple (1985). These two are especially quoted in Madea's Family Reunion (2006).

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