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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.



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Tyler Perry Asks Media To Stop Speculating Bobbi Kristina’s Condition


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Tyler Perry, the director of The Single Moms Club and Alex Cross, has spoken out in support of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family. Writing on his official Facebook page on Friday (17th July), the 46-year-old asked media outlets to be respectful when covering stories about Bobbi and her condition.

Tyler PerryTyler 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


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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara led the charge as their new action comedy 'Hot Pursuit' premiered in Los Angeles this week. It's about an uptight policewoman trying to protect the colourful widow of a drug kingpin as they are chased by corrupt cops and mob killers. It opens this weekend in America and in July in the UK. 

More: Check out pictures of the LA Premiere for 'Hot Pursuit' here

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Vigil for Bobbi Kristina Brown will Be Open to the Public


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As Bobbi Kristina Brown continues to fight for her life at Emory University Hospital, her family remains at her side in a solemn vigil. On Sunday, Cissy Houston was spotted heading in, as was family friend Tyler Perry.

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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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20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

Tyler Perry - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th January 2015

20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

Tyler Perry - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 15th January 2015

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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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New York premiere of 'Selma' - Arrivals

Tyler Perry - Shots of a variety of stars as they took the the red carpet for the premiere of the movie drama 'Selma' which was held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 14th December 2014

New York premiere of 'Selma'

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Gone Girl Review


Extraordinary

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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52nd New York Film Festival Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere Of Gone Girl

Tyler Perry - 52nd New York Film Festival Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere Of Gone Girl - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 26th September 2014

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'Gone Girl' Premiere - Which Celebs Attended The New York Film Fest Opening?


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The opening of the New York Film Festival on Friday (26th September) was attended by many of the great and the good from the acting community. Check out the pictures from the red carpet!

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Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl.

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


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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.

Gone GirlBen 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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Ben Affleck Is Creepy And Questionable In First Trailer For David Fincher's "Gone Girl"


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The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl is out. The last bit of news about the Gillian Flynn adaptation came out months ago, so the trailer provides a helpful reminder that A. The project is still moving ahead and B. It looks quite good at this point. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, whose wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. Nick soon ends up as the primary suspect in the police investigation  and has to find his wife to prove his innocence.

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The first trailer gives us very little to go on.

The new trailer emphasizes the investigation and the pressure that Affleck’s character feels as the suspicion falls squarely on him. It also seems to feature Amy’s lifeless body, meaning that Nick will face a murder investigation at some point in the film. The trailer also plays up the barrage of media attention that Nick and the investigation attract, so this will probably be a prominent subject in the film.

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Tyler Perry

Date of birth

13th September, 1969

Occupation

Director; Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.96