Tyler Perry - An Entertainment Mogul

The Power of Perry
The Power of Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Madea
Madea
Joe
Joe
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Madea's Family Reunion
Madea's Family Reunion
What's Done in the Dark
What's Done in the Dark
The Marriage Counselor
The Marriage Counselor
Why Did I Get Married
Why Did I Get Married
Daddy's Little Girls
Daddy's Little Girls
Meet the Browns
Meet the Browns
Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life
Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life
Madea's Class Reunion
Madea's Class Reunion
The Family That Preys
The Family That Preys
Ebony Cover
Ebony Cover

TYLER PERRY

Tyler Perry was born on September 14, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tyler Perry is best know for his character Madea. Madea is the female figure that Perry plays in many of his plays and movies and occasionally on his television shows. Madea is a loving terminology in the African American community that is short for Mother Dear. Madea is a strong black woman and the matriarch of the family. Madea is a gun-toting, overbearing, trash-talking brash woman who is very outspoken. Tyler Perry and his Madea character were catapulted into popularity by the movie Diary of Mad Black Woman. Tyler Perry is a writer, director, actor and producer and Tyler Perry Studios is the first African American owned studio in the United States. Tyler Perry attributes his success to an Oprah Winfrey show that helped him to seek healing through writing. Perry turned his writings into plays that helped to start his success and then his plays were turned into movies making him more famous.

MOVIES:

Diary of Mad Black Woman – After 18 years of marriage a husband kicks his wife out of his house so that he can bring in his mistress. The wife seeks refuge with her grandmother Madea. Madea helps her niece to get back on her feet and to find love.

Madea’s Family Reunion – In this movie Madea is court ordered to take care of a little girl, while her nieces struggle with their own personal problems. One niece is being beaten by her fiancé while Madea’s other niece is looking for love. Madea helps her niece to confront her abusive fiancé.

Daddy’s Little Girls – A mechanic is left alone with his three girls by his wife. Later on his wife comes back to try and take the girls. Meanwhile the mechanic takes on a job as a chauffer and falls in love with the lawyer he is driving. The lawyer takes on his case to help him get his girls back.

Why Did I Get Married – A group of friends all married go on a retreat where they find out all of the dirty laundry of each couple.

Meet the Browns – A single mother is invited to attend the funeral of her father only to find that he has a family who is not interested in including her into the family.

The Family That Preys – The relationship between two families that are very different and how their lives intermingle, causing chaos as they try to work together.

Madea Goes To Jail – Madea gets into trouble with the law and has to serve time in jail. Madea is still up to her same antics as a strong and blunt, trash-talking woman.

PLAYS:

I Know I’ve Been Changed – This play is about two adult victims of child abuse and rape and how they deal with their pain.

I Can Do Bad All By Myself – A young woman trying to escape an abusive and cheating husband moves in with her sick grandmother Madea. Things get crazy when Madea’s family comes to her aid.

Diary of Mad Black Woman – Similar plot to the movie.

Madea’s Family Reunion – Similar plot to the movie.

Madea’s Class Reunion – Madea goes to her class reunion with her class mate Mr. Brown and all chaos breaks out as Madea and Brown try to solve different problems.

Why Did I Get Married – Similar plot to the movie.

Meet the Browns – Similar plot to the movie.

Madea Goes To Jail – Similar plot to the movie.

What’s Done in the Dark – Doctors, nurses and patients from the ER are trying to hide all of their indiscretions such as infidelity.

The Marriage Counselor – A hard working accountant tries to take care of his mom and his wife’s mother all in the same house.
TELEVISION:

House of Payne – A day in the life of the Payne Family. The story revolves around CJ Payne and his two kids Malik and Jazmine moving in with their Uncle Curtis and Aunt Ella who has a son named Calvin. They move into their house after their own house is accidentally burned down by Janine, CJ’s wife and the mother of Malik and Jazmine.

Meet the Browns – A day in the life of the Brown Family. Leroy Brown is the best friend of Curtis Payne and the father of Cora Simmons who is said to the be the daughter of Madea.

For Better or Worse – A day in the life of Marcus and Angela Williams. Marcus and Angela are married and have a child together while Marcus has a child through a previous relationship. Marcus' ex is now in a relationship with his business partner. Marcus is a sportscaster while Angela owns her own hair salon.

BOOKS –

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life – Advice from a gun-toting, trash-talking matron figure.

Tyler Perry has had an amazing career and it is far from over. Tyler Perry’s central character of most of his pieces Madea is a throwback from a time gone by when the matriarch controlled the neighborhood. Madea is a figure that is truly missed and really needed in this day and time. Tyler Perry’s plays, movies and shows are funny, entertaining and always have a message of love, strength and God; something that everyone can use.

Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns - Trailer

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys - Trailer

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married - Trailer

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Comments 9 comments

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Nayberry 7 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

I love Tyler Perry. I actually owned most of his movies and plays. Madea is a character who mixes tough love with hard humor. This hub is quite informational and you've covered his work quite well. I haven't seen THE MARRIAGE COUNSELOR and I KNOW I'VE BEEN CHANGED yet, and I can't wait to see the new movie "MADEA GOES TO JAIL". Any one who has not checked out one of Perry's works, really should.

Tootles!!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Nayberry - Thank you so much for your comments. I have a few of his plays and movies here too. I love his work and Madea is such a great character. I hear a few more plays are being made into movies and I can't wait to see them.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I'm amazed that H'wood just won't give Perry his due. I will watch a h'wood info show and they will talk about every movie and never once mention that yet again - Perry just opened number #1 at the box office!

Glad Perry is not trying to be part of the crowd but is doing his own thing. I think he's a great reminder to all of us. To create our own paths - not follow the paths of others.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Bk - I have to agree completely. Perry has stood up for himself by doing his own thing. By refusing to back down and continuing on his journey. He has made amazing strides in everything he has done. I say let him keep getting those number 1's someday soon and hollywood will have to recognize the talent.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

The Madea movies are a hoot! I like Tyler's brand of comedy. Thanks for sharing :D


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Nayberry 7 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

Perry is all about faith. He was homeless for a while before he hit stardom, and he goves credit to GOD for delivering him into the life he has now. That is why he is so committed to staying humble in his work. He's not out for fame- even though he certainly has plenty of it (and money, too). The mansion on Diary of a Mad Black Woman (the movie) is his. He said in an interview that he spent so much time being homeless that he wanted a big house with lots of rooms. There is even a little tour of the house on the DVD's specila features. Makes me wish I'd him when he was poor. He's a talented writer, actor, director, producer, and singer. Plus. he's a hottie!!

As long as he has fans, he doesn't have to worry about the Hollywood crowd thinks.

Tootles!!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I love and admire that man and Madea is wonderful !!! We own the collection and everytime another one comes out on DVD we add to it. All of them have a true story to tell about life, relationships, family, cheating,lying, and honesty. He is a wonderful writer and actor!!! Kling Kling, lock it up!!! Lol Thanks for putting him in the spotlight as he is the best!!!:)


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Cris, I love his comedy as well and that there is a strong message behind that comedy.

Nayberry, I have heard that Perry has actually sold that house because too many people found out where it was and were disturbing it and him. I love that he stands by his beliefs. He refused to give into the television networks when they said that he could not use the word "Jesus" in the show. He stands by his work and his beliefs and gets the job done. He is a true inspiration and a great talent.

AEvans - Thank you for your comments. He is an amazing person and truly talented, I love everything that he has done and have great respect for him too.


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Nayberry 7 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

I guess putting your actual home in a movie and telling what city you live in is a bad idea! He had to learn.

Tootles!!!

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