Tyler Perry

Actor + Screenwriter and Director
Born Sep 13, 1969
Age 46
Hometown City of New Orleans
Nationality American
Other Names Emmitt Perry, Jr.

Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. He is known for creating, and performing in drag, the Mabel "Madea" Simmons character, a tough, vindictive, and overreactive elderly woman. He has created many feature films, starting with Diary of a Mad Black Woman, in 2005, featuring Madea.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born in 1969.
1975 6 Years Old Perry directed a film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which was released in theaters November 5, 2010.


1990 21 Years Old Around 1990, Perry moved to Atlanta, where two years later I Know I've Been Changed was first performed at a community theater, financed by the 22-year-old Perry's $12,000 life savings. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old In 1998, at age 28, he succeeded in retooling the play and restaging it in Atlanta, first at the House of Blues, then at the Fox Theatre. … Read More


2005 36 Years Old In 2005, Forbes reported that he had sold "more than $100 million in tickets, $30 million in videos of his shows and an estimated $20 million in merchandise", and "the 300 live shows he produces each year are attended by an average of 35,000 people a week". … Read More
2006 37 Years Old On its opening weekend, February 24–26, 2006, Perry's film version of Madea's Family Reunion opened at number one at the box office with $30.3 million. … Read More
Perry's next Lionsgate project, Daddy's Little Girls, starred Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba and was released in the United States on February 14, 2007. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Perry's 2008 film, Meet the Browns, released on March 21, opened at number 2 with a $20.1 weekend gross. … Read More


Madea Goes to Jail opened at number one on February 20, 2009, grossing $41 million and becoming his largest opening to date. … Read More
He appeared in the stage show Madea's Big Happy Family, which toured the U.S. as a stage play and was released as a movie in 2011, written, directed by, and starring Perry. … Read More
2012 43 Years Old The film opened on October 19, 2012, and received praise from critics and audiences for his performance.
…  Perry released his thirteenth film, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (based on his 2008 play of the same name) on March 29, 2013. … Read More
His performance in Alex Cross gained the attention of director David Fincher, who subsequently cast Perry in his 2014 thriller Gone Girl, co-starring with Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Neil Patrick Harris.
2015 46 Years Old 1 More Event
His first animated movie Madea's Tough Love was released on DVD January 20, 2015.
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