Tyler Perry

  • 06 March 2006

Date of birth

13th September, 1969







Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr., 13.11.1969)
Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer.

Net Worth: In 2014, Forbes published an article claiming that Tyler Perry had a net worth of 400 million USD.

Childhood: Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents were Willie Maxine and Emmitt Perry, Sr., a carpenter. He had a difficult childhood whereby he was persistently beaten by his father and once tried to commit suicide. His attending church every week became his solace. When he was 16, he changed his name to Tyler. He has revealed that he was molested as a child by his friend's mother and three other men. He also discovered that his father abused a friend of his. Though he failed to complete high school, he managed to earn a GED.

Career: Tyler Perry started out his screenwriting career with stage dramas; his semi-autobiographical musical 'I Know I've Been Changed' was first performed in 1992. He was granted a $5.5 million budget for his first movie 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman' which grossed more than ten times its budget. The 2006 sequel 'Madea's Family Reunion' topped the box office on its opening weekend. In 2007, he made the film 'Daddy's Little Girls' starring Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba. He also starred in another of his movies 'Why Did I Get Married?' that same year. Both were box office successes. 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' was released in 2010 featuring Janet Jackson. The next two films that he directed, wrote, produced and acted in were 2008's 'Meet the Browns' with Angela Bassett and 'The Family That Preys' with Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard. His largest box office opening to date came with his movie 'Madea Goes to Jail' in 2009, which grossed $41 million in the first weekend. That year he also had an appearance in J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' movie alongside Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. He also created the sitcom 'Meet the Browns' which premiered in 2009. That year also saw him release his movie 'I Can Do Bad All By Myself' which also starred Taraji P. Henson. He also co-produced the emotionally charged movie about child abuse 'Precious' with Oprah Winfrey. In 2010, he adapted Ntozake Shange's 1975 choreopoem 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf' into a movie entitled just 'For Colored Girls'. In 2012, he appeared as the title character in the film adaptation of James Patterson's 'Alex Cross' which also starred Matthew Fox and Edward Burns. His next film was in 2012's 'Good Deeds' in which he starred as the main character alongside Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union and Eddie Cibrian. In 2013, he released his thirteenth movie 'Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor' based on a play that he did in 2008. He produced a TV show called 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' which ran from 2006 to 2012. 'The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor' is a spin-off from the show which began in 2013. In 2014, Perry directed the film Single Moms Club.

Personal life: Tyler Perry is a Christian and reflects Black church culture in much of his work. In 2007, he bought a 17-acre estate in Atlanta. In 2010, he reportedly bought the Dean Gardens estate in Johns creek, Atlanta. He also apparently owns a house in the Hollywood Hills. In 2009, he sponsored children from a Philadelphia day camp to visit Walt Disney World when they were rejected from a swim club. That year his mother died at the age of 64.

Tyler Perry at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Brooklyn Museum. The Council of Fashion Designers of America honors the best that the fashion world has to offer, and this year honorees included Naomi Campbell and Donatella Versace - New York, New York, United States - Monday 4th June 2018

Tyler Perry on the red carpet at the world premiere for his film 'Acrimony'; a psychological thriller starring Taraji P. Henson and Lyriq Bent - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 27th March 2018

Acrimony Trailer

They were the picture of a perfect relationship for many years. From a chance encounter in the rain at college to their romantic engagement and the most beautiful wedding to follow that. But all relationships have their problems, and Melinda (Taraji P. Henson) and Robert (Lyriq Bent) were the epitome of that sentiment.

By the time 18 years had passed, things had grown stale. They were strangers living in the same house, affection and intimacy had become a thing of the blissful past. Melinda starts to suspect that Robert is cheating on her, and her suspicions are soon confirmed.

Their marriage over, Robert moves in with his new fiance; a beautiful woman named June (Jazmyn Simon) who has everything that Melinda feels she doesn't have, such as youth and a luxurious lifestyle. It doesn't take long for the betrayal and the jealousy to build up a dangerous whirlwind of rage within Melinda; a deadly force that's set to explode come her ex's fateful wedding day.

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Tyler Perry out for dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 3rd August 2017

Tyler Perry in the Press Room for the 2017 People's Choice Awards, held at the Microsoft Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th January 2017

Tyler Perry posing alone and with Oprah Winfrey attending the premiere of 'Boo! A Madea Halloween' at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 17th October 2016

Tyler Perry Shares Video Tribute To Bobbi Kristina Brown

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 06 September 2015

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Director Tyler Perry has shared a video tribute he made for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral last month.

Tyler Perry has shared a video he made which pays tribute to the late Bobbi Kristina Brown. The tribute video was shown at a private memorial ceremony last month but Bobbi Kristina’s family have asked for it to be shared with a wider audience. The video was posted on Perry’s Facebook page on Friday (4th September).

Image caption Tyler Perry at the L.A. premiere of The Single Moms Club in 2014.

Read More: Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Relatives, Except Legal Guardians, Barred From Visiting Her After Photograph Leak.

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A Week In Movies: Red Carpets Draw Stars In Los Angeles And New York, While Two Film Crews Hit The Streets Of Brooklyn And New Trailers Drop For Three Festival Favourites

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 May 2015

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Reese Witherspoon and Diane Keaton are out for premieres of their new films in L.A. and New York, respectively. Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Megan Fox are spotted filming on location in Brooklyn. And there are new glimpses of the acclaimed comedy-drama Tangerine and the docs What Happened Miss Simone and The Look of Silence...

Image caption Tyler Perry reportedly attended Brown at her bedside.

Another friend, Magic Johnson, called attention to Brown at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday, by asking for 10 seconds of silence in Brown’s honour.

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Video - Aretha Franklin And Tyler Perry Pose On The Red Carpet For The 'Selma' New York Premiere

The New York premiere of 'Selma' took place at the Ziegfeld Theatre. The red carpet in New York was graced by the likes of Aretha Franklin, and American actor, director and screen/playwright, Tyler Perry.

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Gone Girl Review

By Rich Cline


Those who have read the blockbuster novel may be disappointed to know that author Gillian Flynn hasn't changed anything in adapting it to the big screen, so there aren't any surprises along the way. But they'll be glad to see the story so faithfully and skilfully adapted, with snaky direction from David Fincher and actors who add layers of new meaning to the characters. And non-readers are in for a thrillingly twisty experience as a mysterious conundrum shifts into a full-on thriller and then something much more intensely personal.

When Nick (Ben Affleck) discovers that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) is missing on their fifth wedding anniversary, he has no idea what has happened. As recounted in Amy's journal, their marriage has been a whirlwind of sexy highs and dark lows, as both writers lost their jobs in New York and moved to rural Missouri to take care of Nick's terminally ill mother. As a result, their marriage ran aground, and Nick increasingly turned to his twin sister Margot (Carrie Coon) for support. As two police officers (Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit) investigate Amy's disappearance, the media circus begins to paint Nick as a villain, led by rabid tabloid-TV host Ellen Abbott (Missi Pyle). So while he suspects Amy's stalker-like ex (Neil Patrick Harris), Nick has little choice but hire a high-powered lawyer (Tyler Perry) to defend himself.

Even at nearly two and a half hours, this film races along breathlessly as events and revelations continually shift the perspective. It's clear from the start that neither Nick nor Amy (in diary-entry flashbacks) are particularly reliable narrators. Both are a bundle of secrets, although Nick remains far more sympathetic. Affleck gives one of his most textured performances in years as a nice guy who struggles to look "nice" for the cameras. His isolation and confusion are hugely involving, which contrasts strongly to Amy's far too confident point of view. Pike manages to bring out the peeling onion of Amy's personality beautifully, offering telling glimpses of the real woman beneath the characters she seems to always be playing. And the supporting cast add details that twist their roles as well. Dickens and Fugit are a terrific double act, while Coon and Harris constantly offer surprising hints about their characters beneath the bravado and concern.

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Tyler Perry: "I Wouldn't Have Done 'Gone Girl' If I Knew Who Fincher Was"

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 August 2014

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Tyler Perry had no idea who was directing 'Gone Girl'.

Tyler Perry, the American actor, director and producer, who appears in David Fincher's Oscar-tipped movie Gone Girl, says he would have walked away from the movie had he known the filmmaker's body of work. At this point we should remind readers that Fincher - arguably one of the greatest directors of his generation - has helmed Se7en, Fight Club, Panic Room, The Game, Benjamin Button, Zodiac, The Social Network and the entire first season of House of Cards.

Image caption Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'

Nevertheless, Perry - known for Meet the Browns, or, something else - admitted: "I probably would have walked away from it. If I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work, or if I'd known the book was so popular, I would have said, No.And my agent knew that! He didn't tell me until after I signed on!"

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Gone Girl Trailer

Nick Dunne finds himself at the fore of a police investigation when his wife Amy mysteriously goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. He has mixed emotions about the whole thing as he enlists volunteers to help find her; their marriage has been on the rocks after he lost his job and dragged Amy away from New York to open a new business. Their relationship was often volatile, further implicating his involvement in her disappearance. A part of him is not so worried about her; he knows how manipulative and deceitful she can be, but unfortunately his lack of visible devastation on TV goes solidly against him for those who are sure he's killed her. As it turns out, he's not so honest either and things come to a head when it turns out that every person in this story has a secret.

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Gone Girl Trailer

Nick and Amy Dunne are a couple whose marriage is struggling following the loss of Nick's journalism job and their subsequent move away from New York City. Nick sets up a new business to support them, but nothing seems to be cutting the tension between them as their relationship gets more and more fractured. When Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary, a series of suspicious circumstances point him out as the prime suspect in a possible murder investigation; though he denies any involvement in her disappearance, we are left questioning everything he says when his true, deceitful nature starts to shine through. However, it soon becomes clear that he's not the only dishonest character in this tale as nobody is quite what they're making out to be.

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