By Akash Gokhe
June 26, 2022
Emmitt Perry Jr., who we now know as Tyler Perry, was born on September 13, 1969, in New Orleans.
He dropped out of high school where he had been a classmate of the rapper Mystikal.
His relationship with his father was problematic, as Perry frequently faced physical abuse.
He even tried to kill himself as a kid so he wouldn't have to endure his father's abuse.
His favourite films are Aliens, The Wiz, The Color Purple, and The Illusionist, while his favourite music is R&B, Jazz, and Gospel.
Janet Jackson, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Oliver Ripley, Jennifer Hudson, and Gayle King are all fans of his.
Madea was inspired by Perry's own family, including his mom, aunt, and Eddie Murphy's The Klumps.
Madea's Family Reunion (2006) was his first film as director.
His debut book, "Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings," was a success. Book of the Year, Best Humor Book.
He's one of the highest-paid actors and has a $400 million net worth.
Perry lives with his girlfriend Gelila Bekele and has a kid, Aman Tyler Perry.