Tyler Perry Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


21st October 2016

Quote: "Kim is a professional. A lot of people don't know this about Kim. Kim is very, very professional. She's on time, she's prompt, she does what she's supposed to do. She was really great to work with." Actor/filmmaker Tyler Perry has nothing but great things to say about Kim Kardashian after casting the reality TV star in his 2013 movie Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.


11th January 2016

Fact: Actor/filmmaker Tyler Perry has built up an impressive collection of large remote controlled planes. The Gone Girl star showed off a photo of himself posing beside his latest addition, a model of the A380 Airbus, during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (08Jan16), explaining, "I got it bad man. It started off like a nice little hobby, now it's like cocaine, I can't stop!"


24th April 2015

Fact: New dad Tyler Perry has joined the cast of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. The actor/director will play scientist Baxter Stockman in the new movie, which will also feature returning stars Will Arnett and Megan Fox, and newcomer Stephen Amell.


6th February 2015

Quote: "Tyler (Perry)'s been really close to the family. Tyler was really supportive of Whitney when she had her troubles and he intervened and tried to help her, and I know that he's been instrumental in trying to help Bobbi Kristina too... There aren't any words right now... It's a sad time, what a tragic thing." Media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey is heartbroken by the hospitalisation of Whitney Houston's only child as her filmmaking pal Tyler Perry does all he can to help. The Gone Girl star gave Bobbi Kristina's father, singer Bobby Brown, access to his private jet so he could fly to Georgia following her medical emergency last weekend (31Jan15), when she was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub at the home she shares with her partner Nick Gordon.


16th December 2014

Quote: "(Changing diapers is) hard and difficult for me because I have very big hands, so I'm not that comfortable at it yet. He's very small. I need him to get a little bit bigger, then I'll be better... He's peed on me, but it's all good." Tyler Perry opens up about fatherhood after welcoming a son on 30 November (14).


1st October 2014

Quote: "We're very excited about it, very happy. Mummy's happy, I'm happy. It's an exciting time. I get an opportunity to share all the love and joy that I never had growing up from my father; I get to share with this beautiful bundle of joy. So I can't even tell you how excited I am." Filmmaker/actor Tyler Perry is overjoyed about the impending arrival of his first child with girlfriend Gelila Bekele.


8th September 2014

Tweet: "For my 45th birthday which is next weekend I wanted to do a 45 mile bike ride. I Did It!! 45 miles today." Actor/director Tyler Perry celebrates an early birthday by achieving a personal fitness goal.


16th December 2013

Quote: "I know I wouldn't make a great husband, I know that. I love to work." Director/actor Tyler Perry wants to have children, but does not want to get married.


15th December 2013

Quote: "I started running again. I just want to be healthy. My mother had diabetes and she passed at 64 and I just want to do what I can to stay as fit as I can... Here's the key to running long distances - park your car far away and run away from it, and you have to run back to it." Moviemaker Tyler Perry on his new-found love for running.


9th December 2013

Quote: "He was one of the three people I wanted to meet in my life and I got a chance to meet him. And this is about the celebration of his life for me... Almost a third of his life in prison, and to come out and to forgive the people that put you there and rise to power and not use that power against them, that is a wonderful person who is a lesson to all humanity. We're very fortunate to be on the planet the same time he was." Actor/director Tyler Perry pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week (begs02Dec13) at the age of 95.


29th May 2013

Fact: Tv titan Oprah Winfrey surprised the hosts of U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly And Michael on Tuesday (28May13) by joining her director pal Tyler Perry onset for an interview. On a previous visit to the New York-based programme, the filmmaker attempted to call Winfrey live on air, only for it to go to voicemail.


6th August 2012

Fact: R&B star Alicia Keys has signed up to be a mentor on the upcoming season of America's Next Top Model. Moviemaker Tyler Perry will also set an acting challenge for contestants, while actress Shenae Grimes serves as a celebrity photographer on the show, which premieres in the U.S. on 24 August (12).


2nd July 2012

Quote: "I have three huskies and a German Shepherd and today was supposed to be 104 degrees. I had never had them shaved and Oprah said, 'You've gotta shave the dogs'... The huskies' coats are so thick and they were having trouble... I had somebody come and do it because I wouldn't know how much to take off... If you cut them too close, I find that they sun burn." Tyler Perry takes dog grooming tips from pal Oprah Winfrey.


1st July 2012

Quote: "I have not had a drink in three months now. I just stopped... I was partying too much. I grew up in New Orleans, so, you know, at five years old, they're like, 'Get that boy a beer and shut him up,' so I just stopped for a while. Clean living is good." Actor/director Tyler Perry is taking a break from his favourite cocktails.


17th February 2012

Quote: "Kim did a great job. I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised. I think that all of the heartache that I went through with the fans, I think they're going to understand once they see it." Moviemaker Tyler Perry is confident Kim Kardashian will show critics he was right to cast her in his film The Marriage Counselor.


16th February 2011

Fact: Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence have invited Tyler Perry to reprise his famous character Madea for a cameo in their new cross-dressing movie Skankrobbers.


16th April 2010

Quote: "I got sick one day. I'm allergic to nuts so that was not good. But the food was good." Filming Tyler Perry's new movie WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO? in the sunny Bahamas was no vacation for actor Malik Yoba.


13th April 2010

Fact: Filmmaker Tyler Perry wears a women's U.S. size 17 shoe (U.K. size 14.5) to play his cross-dressing role as sharp-tongued movie matriarch Madea in films like Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea Goes To Jail.


8th September 2009

Quote: "I was emotional, I needed a man to love, and then I leaned in for the kiss and Tyler (Perry) shouts, 'Cut! Where did the kiss come from?' And I'm like, 'Huh? You mean the kiss isn't in this scene?!'" Oscar nominee TARAJI P. HENSON admits she was eager to lock lips with her co-star Adam Rodriguez in new Tyler Perry movie I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF.


3rd April 2009

Fact: Tyler Perry has packed the cast of his upcoming film I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF with Grammy Award winners. Seven-time honouree Gladys Knight and gospel performance winner MARVIN WINANS join MARY J. BLIGE, the proud owner of nine Grammys. Perry's cast own a total of 17 coveted gramophone statuettes.


19th February 2009

Quote: "There's a special place in hell (for me)." Moviemaker Tyler Perry on casting THE COSBY SHOW's sweetheart Keshia Knight Pulliam as a hooker in his new film MADEA GOES TO JAIL.


17th February 2009

Fact: Filmmaker Tyler Perry has sent out a TV plea for soul star Diana Ross to be in his next movie. Perry made the appeal during an interview with U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight.


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