Marva King

Born in Flint, Michigan, Marva King is most known for her starring role in the 75 plus million dollar-grossing DVD, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”. This production launched the Massive Mega Million dollar career of its writer/producer Tyler Perry. In Diary, King plays the spurned, attractive, feisty and vengeful housewife Helen. King created her own comedic dialogue in this production. As of August 2010, the former Prince and New Power Generation singer is embarking upon a brand new venture, an entertainment/cooking show for television. Despite the massive success of her stage debut, King has far more to her stellar resume than just Diary. King started her career very early on, performing since the age of four, and became accomplished at quite a young age. She is heard on albums by Phil Collins, Tupac Shakur, Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Cliff, Chaka Khan, and Lionel Richie, just to name a few. She co-wrote the Whispers’ single, “Innocent”, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Hot Singles Chart. “Innocent” sold over 1 Million copies world wide. She has performed live with artists like Lenny Kravitz, Seal, and Will-I-Am, and has toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Prince, and The Isley Brothers.

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

Slave Trade: How Prince Remade the Music Business (2014)

In the mid-1990s reports emerged that Prince had fallen into dispute with his record company. Having signed what was ostensibly a new, 100 million dollar contract just a couple of years before, Prince was now demanding - not unreasonably to most commentators - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliot Riddle
CAST:  Prince  •  Michael Bland  •  Alan Leeds  •  Marva King

In the mid-1990s reports emerged that Prince had fallen into dispute with his record company. Having signed what was ostensibly a new, 100 million dollar contract just a couple of years before, Prince was now demanding - not unreasonably to most commentators - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliot Riddle
CAST:  Prince  •  Michael Bland  •  Alan Leeds  •  Marva King

Prince: 21 Nights in London (2008)

A documentary film about Prince's 21 Night Stand at the O2 Arena in London. England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Stoole  •  Damien Wasylkiw  •  Skip Twitchell
CAST:  Prince  •  Cora Coleman-Dunham  •  Josh Dunham  •  Renato Neto

A documentary film about Prince's 21 Night Stand at the O2 Arena in London. England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Stoole  •  Damien Wasylkiw  •  Skip Twitchell
CAST:  Prince  •  Cora Coleman-Dunham  •  Josh Dunham  •  Renato Neto

Prince: Beautiful Strange (1998)

Listen to this intimate conversation between The Artist Formerly Known As Prince and Mel B. as they cover the subject of musical inspiration, freedom and influences. At home in his Paisley Park Studios, the Artist gives one of his most revealing interviews.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Prince  •  Mel B  •  Chaka Khan  •  Larry Graham

Listen to this intimate conversation between The Artist Formerly Known As Prince and Mel B. as they cover the subject of musical inspiration, freedom and influences. At home in his Paisley Park Studios, the Artist gives one of his most revealing interviews.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Prince  •  Mel B  •  Chaka Khan  •  Larry Graham