Tyler Perry is an established American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author and philanthropist. Tyler started his career writing plays, many of which later became the inspiration for his film projects and included the introduction of the iconic character, Madea. Tyler’s first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, debuted at number one nationwide in 2005. In the decade since, the 18 films directed by Tyler have all been met with massive commercial success and grossed nearly $2 billion. He has also stepped
on the other side of the camera for other directors including David Fincher for Gone Girl, Rob Cohen for Alex Cross, Dave Green for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows, and helped release Academy Award-nominated Precious as Executive Producer.
Tyler has also made an indelible mark in the television space. In 2007, he debuted the TBS series “House of Payne” which broke cable rating records, and later launched the equally successful “Meet the Browns” on the same network. In late 2012, Perry partnered with Oprah Winfrey to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN, with For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor, If Loving You is Wrong, The Paynes, and The Haves and The Have Nots, which continues to break ratings. In July 2017, Perry continued to grow his empire by announcing a mega multiyear content partnership with Viacom covering TV, film, and short form video projects. In addition to currently working on his television series, in Fall 2017, Tyler released a book, Higher is Waiting, and the feature film sequel to his box
office hit Boo! A Madea Halloween, which took top spot at the box office on opening weekend. Next up, Perry is set to release Nobody’s Fool starring Tiffany Haddish with Paramount and A Madea Family Funeral with Lionsgate which will bring his popular character back to the big screen. Perry also recently completed production on Adam McKay’s untitled feature film about Dick Cheney, in which he will play “Colin Powell.”