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Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry Basic Information

Stage Name: Tyler Perry/ Madea
Real Name: Emmitt Perry Jr.
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director, and Playwright
Date Of Birth/Age: 14 September 1969 (54 Years Old)
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Single
Education: General Educational Development (GED)
Height: 6Ft 5In
Net Worth: $1B

Tyler Perry Biography

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Emmitt Perry Jr., the son of a carpenter named Emmitt Perry Sr. and Willie Maxine Perry (née Campbell), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Perry referred to his early years as a “living hell.” Unlike his father, his mother took him to church weekly, and he felt a sense of safety and contentment there. He legally changed his first name from “Emmitt” to “Tyler” when he was 16 to distance himself from his abusive father.

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Perry received a General Educational Development (GED) diploma despite not finishing high school. In his early 20s, while watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, he overheard someone discussing how writing can occasionally be therapeutic because it helps the author work through their issues. He was motivated by this remark to work hard at pursuing a writing career. He quickly began writing several letters to himself, and these letters inspired the musical “I Know I’ve Been Changed.”

Family

Parents

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Emmitt Perry Sr. and Willie Maxine Perry gave birth to Tyler Perry. Perry would go to church with his mother once a week because she attended. Because of the tense and abusive relationship, he had with his carpenter father, Perry experienced depression as a teenager. Perry’s mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died from an illness on 8 December 2009 at 64. He recently revealed in an interview that he had forgiven his father for the traumatized childhood he had.

Siblings

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His siblings are three. The two sisters are Melva Porter and Yulanda Wilkins, and his brother is Emmbre Perry.

Children

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Tyler Perry has a child called Aman Tyler Perry.

Lifestyle

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A year later, he produced “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and the following year, “Madea’s Family Reunion.” Both of these received favourable feedback. He could advertise his plays during the initial tour thanks to the release of “Madea’s Class Reunion” in 2003. With the release of “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which became an instant hit, Perry made his big-screen debut in 2005.

“Madea’s Family Reunion” was produced by Tyler Perry in 2006, and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” made its television series debut on TBS (Tyler Perry Studios). Later that year, he published his best-selling book, Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life. His 2008 films, “Meet the Browns” and “Daddy’s Little Girls,” were commercially successful enough to be adapted into television sitcoms the following year. Since then, he has produced several films, including “Why Did I Get Married Too?” and “Madea’s Big Happy Family.” Good Deeds, “The Single Moms Club,” “A Madea Christmas,” and most recently, “Acrimony.”

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On 2 October 2012, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey’s Oprah Winfrey Network agreed to an exclusive multi-year partnership (OWN). The partnership aimed to introduce scripted television to OWN because Tyler Perry had prior success in this area. The hour-long soap opera/drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots” and the sitcom “Love Thy Neighbor,” produced by Tyler Perry, were featured on OWN.

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Tyler Perry Accepts The Governor&Rsquo;S Award During The 72Nd Emmy Awards Telecast On Sunday, 20 September 2020, At 8:00 Pm Edt/5:00 Pm Pdt On Abc. (Invision For The Television Academy/Ap)

On 1 October 2019, The award-winning producer and director received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7024 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Girlfriend

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Tyler has never really been “wed,” it was discovered. What he had was a long-term relationship with Gelila Bekele. Tyler and Ethiopian model Gelila first spoke in 2007 at a Prince concert. Tyler claimed that it was a case of “love at first sight.” Even though it was rumoured that Tyler Perry wed Gelila Bekele, the union ended in divorce in 2020.

Net Worth

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Tyler Perry is considered worth between $800 million and $1 billion. He primarily earns money from acting, writing, producing, and directing.

Cars

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Tyler Perry owns more than 15 pricey luxury vehicles. Tyler Perry recently spent $100,000 on a brand-new Toyota Vellfire. Additionally, Tyler Perry owns a Lamborghini Urus valued at more than $620,000. The Porsche Cayenne ($350,000), Land Rover Discovery ($175,000), Bugatti Veyron ($2 million), and Mercedes AMG GT ($1 million) are a few additional vehicles that Tyler Perry owns.

House

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The 12,000-square-foot, $20 million mansion Tyler Perry owns is in affluent California. He owns other real estate properties, including vacation homes in the Bahamas and Wyoming. His 12-acre estate is located outside of Atlanta. He paid $7.6 million for the former Dean Gardens in Johns Creek, Georgia (it had previously been listed for up to $40 million). The property has 58 acres, a golf course, and 1200 feet of Chattahoochee River frontage.

Studios

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For his “Tyler Perry Studios” business, a 330-acre complex in southwest Atlanta where his offices are housed in “The Dream Building,” he bought the abandoned Fort McPherson Army Base (1885–2011). With this purchase, Perry became the first African-American owner of a significant film studio. Ticket sales at movie theatres brought in more than $120 million for Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry earned over $40 million through merchandising agreements and brand endorsements.

Movies & TV Shows

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Tyler Perry, the creator of more than 24 feature films, 20 stage plays, 17 television shows, and two New York Times bestselling books, has established an empire from the Tyler Perry Studios headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, that has attracted audiences and fostered communities worldwide.

In the following 13 years, starting in the theatre, Tyler wrote 13 plays, including “Woman Thou Art Loosed!” and “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” introducing the iconic character Madea. Tyler transitioned to film in 2005 with “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which debuted at number one in the US and helped popularize the stereotype of the gun-wielding, God-fearing grandmother. Then “Madea’s Family Reunion,” “Daddy’s Little Girls,” “Why Did I Get Married?” “Meet the Browns,” “The Family That Preys,” and many other well-known hits appeared.

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Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries On Life And Love, Tyler’s debut book, was published in 2006 and became an eight-week New York Times bestseller. It won the Humor and Book of the Year Quill Awards and introduced Tyler Perry’s distinct brand of motivational entertainment to a devoted new audience.

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With the TBS series “House of Payne,” the highest-rated first-run syndicated cable show ever, which went into syndication after just a year, Tyler expanded his sphere of influence to television in 2007. After “House of Payne,” his follow-up project, “Meet the Browns,” had the second-highest cable debut ever. The hour-long drama “The Haves and The Have Nots,” which debuted in 2013, and the half-hour sitcom “Love Thy Neighbor” were both launched by Tyler and Oprah in late 2012 as part of their partnership to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN. Tyler debuted a brand-new TLC series and political drama called “Too Close to Home” in the fall of 2016.

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In recent years, Tyler has taken breaks from working behind the camera to star in several movies, such as Alex Cross, Gone Girl, and the critically acclaimed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Paramount. “Good Deeds,” “The Single Moms Club,” and most recently “, Acrimony” are some of his other productions that have wowed audiences worldwide.

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