Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an African-American actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Already a successful artist in Southern theater, Perry began to make national celebrity status in 2005 with the release of his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. In 2009, Perry was ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth highest-paid man in Hollywood. He has won critical praise for playing Madea, a mentally strong woman who handles adversity with optimism and happiness; his critically acclaimed portrayal of her in the award-winning "Madea" series has caused him to be one of the most respected black actors in Hollywood. As of July 2009, Perry's films had grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.

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Star Trek (2009)

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The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Eric Bana

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Eric Bana

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Charles McCarter and his wife Helen are about to celebrate their 18th-wedding anniversary when Helen comes home to find her clothes packed up in a U-Haul van parked in the driveway. Charles is divorcing Her. Helen moves in with her grandmother Madea, an old woman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Grant
CAST:  Kimberly Elise  •  Steve Harris  •  Tyler Perry  •  Shemar Moore

Charles McCarter and his wife Helen are about to celebrate their 18th-wedding anniversary when Helen comes home to find her clothes packed up in a U-Haul van parked in the driveway. Charles is divorcing Her. Helen moves in with her grandmother Madea, an old woman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Grant
CAST:  Kimberly Elise  •  Steve Harris  •  Tyler Perry  •  Shemar Moore

Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, are suffering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Blair Underwood  •  Lynn Whitfield  •  Boris Kodjoe

Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, are suffering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Blair Underwood  •  Lynn Whitfield  •  Boris Kodjoe

Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play (2002)

Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee grandmother shows up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Marva King  •  Curtis Blake  •  Tamela Mann

Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee grandmother shows up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Marva King  •  Curtis Blake  •  Tamela Mann

Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns - The Play (2005)

A funeral can be a time for laughter (and lessons) when the kooky Brown family gathers to bury Brown's 107-year-old father. It's a foot-stomping sound-stirring send-off and a great reminder--"Ain't nothin' like family, ain't nothin' like love!"  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  David Mann  •  Tamela Mann  •  Terrell Phillips  •  Terrell Carter

A funeral can be a time for laughter (and lessons) when the kooky Brown family gathers to bury Brown's 107-year-old father. It's a foot-stomping sound-stirring send-off and a great reminder--"Ain't nothin' like family, ain't nothin' like love!"  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  David Mann  •  Tamela Mann  •  Terrell Phillips  •  Terrell Carter

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play (2006)

Madea returns in another hilarious story in which she gets sent to the big house. But regardless of the circumstances, she gives her trademark advice and wisdom to her friends and family as they learn the importance of letting go, moving on, and forgiveness.  (more)

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CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Cheryl Pepsii Riley  •  LaVan Davis  •  Cassi Davis

Madea returns in another hilarious story in which she gets sent to the big house. But regardless of the circumstances, she gives her trademark advice and wisdom to her friends and family as they learn the importance of letting go, moving on, and forgiveness.  (more)

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CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Cheryl Pepsii Riley  •  LaVan Davis  •  Cassi Davis

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - The Play (2011)

When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Shannon Williams  •  Chandra Currelley-Young  •  Alexis Jones

When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Shannon Williams  •  Chandra Currelley-Young  •  Alexis Jones

Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play (2012)

Tyler Perry's new musical stage play starring the infamous Mabel Simmons or "Madea" as her fans know her. When a judge orders Madea to do 20 hours of community service at a local retirement home the residents and staff are not ready for Madea's brand of "the truth" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Patrice Lovely  •  Cheryl Pepsii Riley  •  Chandra Currelley-Young

Tyler Perry's new musical stage play starring the infamous Mabel Simmons or "Madea" as her fans know her. When a judge orders Madea to do 20 hours of community service at a local retirement home the residents and staff are not ready for Madea's brand of "the truth" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Patrice Lovely  •  Cheryl Pepsii Riley  •  Chandra Currelley-Young

Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play (2003)

When Madea shows up for her 50th class reunion, you know it’s going to be a whopper! Between the belly laughs and the soulful songs are life lessons. Thanks to Madea’s wisdom, the message is clear: Learn to forgive and begin with yourself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Cheryl Pepsii Riley  •  David Mann  •  Chandra Currelley-Young

When Madea shows up for her 50th class reunion, you know it’s going to be a whopper! Between the belly laughs and the soulful songs are life lessons. Thanks to Madea’s wisdom, the message is clear: Learn to forgive and begin with yourself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Cheryl Pepsii Riley  •  David Mann  •  Chandra Currelley-Young

Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion - The Play (2002)

The fireworks begin when Madea’s family gathers for her granddaughter’s wedding. As usual, Madea rules the roost, as she and her neighbor, the wacky Mr. Brown, deliver nonstop laughs. Live, love, rejoice...it’s Madea’s Family Reunion!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry  •  Elvin Ross
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  D'atra Hicks  •  Terrell Phillips  •  Tamela Mann

The fireworks begin when Madea’s family gathers for her granddaughter’s wedding. As usual, Madea rules the roost, as she and her neighbor, the wacky Mr. Brown, deliver nonstop laughs. Live, love, rejoice...it’s Madea’s Family Reunion!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry  •  Elvin Ross
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  D'atra Hicks  •  Terrell Phillips  •  Tamela Mann

Gone Girl (2014)

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With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Tyler Perry  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play (2008)

Stage and screen multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry returns to the helm for this lively tale of emergency room bedlam that finds a group of doctors, nurses, and patients desperately struggling to keep their secrets in the dark. Unfortunately for this crew, these things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  David Mann  •  Terrell Carter  •  Chantell D. Christopher  •  Chandra Currelley-Young

Stage and screen multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry returns to the helm for this lively tale of emergency room bedlam that finds a group of doctors, nurses, and patients desperately struggling to keep their secrets in the dark. Unfortunately for this crew, these things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  David Mann  •  Terrell Carter  •  Chantell D. Christopher  •  Chandra Currelley-Young

A Madea Christmas (2013)

Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Anna Maria Horsford  •  Tika Sumpter  •  Eric Lively

Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Anna Maria Horsford  •  Tika Sumpter  •  Eric Lively

The Single Moms Club (2014)

A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Tyler Perry  •  Ryan Eggold  •  Amy Smart

A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Tyler Perry  •  Ryan Eggold  •  Amy Smart

Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jill Scott  •  Sharon Leal

Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jill Scott  •  Sharon Leal

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family - The Play (2010)

Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective with a hilarious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Cassi Davis  •  Chandra Currelley-Young  •  Cheryl Pepsii Riley

Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective with a hilarious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Cassi Davis  •  Chandra Currelley-Young  •  Cheryl Pepsii Riley

Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

For years, mild-mannered Wall Street banker George Needleman has meandered through life oblivious to his family's dysfunction and his company's malfeasance, but he's forced to wake up when he learns that he's been framed in a mob-backed Ponzi scheme. Placed under ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Eugene Levy  •  Denise Richards  •  Doris Roberts

For years, mild-mannered Wall Street banker George Needleman has meandered through life oblivious to his family's dysfunction and his company's malfeasance, but he's forced to wake up when he learns that he's been framed in a mob-backed Ponzi scheme. Placed under ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Eugene Levy  •  Denise Richards  •  Doris Roberts

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Kim Kardashian West  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Brandy Norwood  •  Jurnee Smollett

A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Kim Kardashian West  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Brandy Norwood  •  Jurnee Smollett

The Black List: Volume Two (2009)

THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2 profiles some of today's most fascinating African-Americans. From the childhood inspirations that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they helped define, to the importance of preserving a unique cultural identity for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Angela Davis  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Tyler Perry  •  Maya Rudolph

THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2 profiles some of today's most fascinating African-Americans. From the childhood inspirations that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they helped define, to the importance of preserving a unique cultural identity for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Angela Davis  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Tyler Perry  •  Maya Rudolph

Alex Cross (2012)

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Rachel Nichols  •  Jean Reno  •  Matthew Fox

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Rachel Nichols  •  Jean Reno  •  Matthew Fox
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