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The Best of Tyler Perry

Updated on March 3, 2014

From Rags To Riches

We all have a story to tell. Tyler Perry's story is a story of a person rising from hardship to triumph. Tyler Perry was born in the year of 1969 in New Orleans. He suffered years of childhood abuse at the hands of his father. Tyler dropped out of high school as a result of his fathers abuse and managed to later get a GED.

Tyler worked odd jobs and decided to start a career as a screen play writer, actor, and producer.He managed to save up 12,000 and brought to life the musical, " I know I've Been Changed" which he starred in, directed, and produced. The play won a small audience of about thirty people and only lasted one weekend. Tyler did not stop there. He continued to work odd jobs and staged the show in other cities but still did not have much success.

By this time, Tyler was broke and living out of his car but he still knew that there was a plan for his life. In 1998 Tyler tried one last time to win over the theater by renting out The House of Blues in Atlanta for another production of "I Know I've Been Changed". This time he managed to capture the audience and sell out shows moving to larger theater audiences.

In 2000 Tyler brought to life the character Madea in the stage play "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" after feeling like he wanted to do something different and admiring the work of Eddie Murphy as he had previously starred in similar characters. Madea was suppose to be a one time shot but because of the success of the character Madea has truly become a real person in our lives.

Tyler Perry continues to write, direct, star, and produce films and his road to success only gets longer. He has written a best selling book and has built an empire so huge that he is able to employ, bring entertainment to this world and prove to most people that our past does not have to determine our future and with hard work and determination anything is possible!

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Staying Focused!

Do you allow hardships in life to deter you?

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    • VictoriaSheffield profile imageAUTHOR

      Author Victoria Sheffield 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      He is such an inspiration!

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      LaZeric Freeman 

      5 years ago from Hammond

      I wish Tyler received more respect from his peers. His appearance last week on Steve Harvey's talk show was very inspiring.

    • VictoriaSheffield profile imageAUTHOR

      Author Victoria Sheffield 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      He has a powerful story!

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      Rodric Anthony Johnson 

      5 years ago from Peoria, Arizona

      My wife and I are going to see Tyler Perry's movie on a date The Counselor. I am a big Tyler Perry fan. He help introduce me to a part of Black Culture that I had avoided for years.

    • VictoriaSheffield profile imageAUTHOR

      Author Victoria Sheffield 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      I just love him!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I am such a fan of Tyler Perry he has done very well and is a creative actor with so many ideas.

    • VictoriaSheffield profile imageAUTHOR

      Author Victoria Sheffield 

      5 years ago from Georgia

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