69 Facts About Tyler Perry

1. Tyler Perry says he "never dreamed" of playing Powell, adding, "The first thing I did was call him because there are very few living African-American heroes and he's one, and I wanted to be sure this would honor him.

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2. Tyler Perry says he "never dreamed" of playing Powell, adding, "The first thing I did was call him because there are very few living African-American heroes and he's one, and I wanted to be sure this would honor him.

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3. Tyler Perry says he "never dreamed" of playing Powell, adding, "The first thing I did was call him because there are very few living African-American heroes and he's one, and I wanted to be sure this would honor him.

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4. Tyler Perry has played Made in nine plays and 10 films that have grossed over $500 million worldwide.

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5. Tyler Perry explained to Variety how Madea was truly born one night at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

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6. Tyler Perry said don't put my name in your shenanigans, Mr Gums.

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7. Tyler Perry is apparently not happy that Juelz used his name to delay serving his prison sentence.

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8. Tyler Perry is disputing rapper Juelz Santana's claim that he was scheduled to film a reunion TV show with Tyler in Atlanta.

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9. Tyler Perry has added his own photo to the mix, a picture of Madea in an evening gown, holding four Oscars.

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10. In 2001 Tyler Perry was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for this role.

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11. Tyler Perry played one of the roles, a character named Madea Simmons, himself.

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12. Tyler Perry was becoming a household name in African-American communities across the country.

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13. Tyler Perry was quoted by Zondra Hughes in Ebony as having said, "The things that I went through as a kid were horrendous.

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14. Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 13, 1969.

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15. Tyler Perry had become a playwright when all odds were against him.

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16. Tyler Perry planned to release a film version of Madea's Family Reunion that year, and the phenomenon of urban theater, thanks largely to Tyler Perry, was no longer invisible.

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17. Tyler Perry played three roles: Madea, her brother Uncle Joe, and Helen's cousin Brian.

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18. Tyler Perry continued to hone his Madea act despite the rigors of the role–"I have to talk so high for two hours and the costume is really, really, really hot.

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19. Tyler Perry rented Atlanta's House of Blues for one final try at theatrical success in early 1998.

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20. Tyler Perry continued to hemorrhage money and to edge closer to homelessness.

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21. Tyler Perry agreed on the condition that he write, direct, and produce the play.

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22. Tyler Perry moved to feature films in 2005 by writing, producing, and acting in a screen version of Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

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23. Tyler Perry worked a number of odd jobs to raise money for its first staging, which took place in Atlanta in 1992.

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24. Tyler Perry said his father beat his mother the entire way home.

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25. Tyler Perry appeared as three different characters in the film, including the legendary Madea.

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26. In 1998, Tyler Perry tried one more time to win over theater audiences.

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27. Tyler Perry was born September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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28. Tyler Perry lives and works in Southwest Atlanta where he operates the Tyler Perry film and TV studios.

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29. On July 20, 2009, Tyler Perry sponsored 65 children from a Philadelphia day camp to visit Walt Disney World, after reading that a suburban swim club, the Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, had shunned them.

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30. In 2007, Tyler Perry bought a 17 acre estate in the Paces neighborhood of Buckhead, Atlanta.

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31. Tyler Perry was given an award for "Comedian Most likely to turn up to collect their comedy award", and the black characters in the episode, Token Black and President Obama, express their own disbelief that they can't stop watching his comedy and giving him money.

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32. Tyler Perry was satirized by South Park in the Season Fifteen episode "Funnybot".

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33. In 2015, Tyler Perry acquired the 330-acre former military base Fort McPherson, which he converted to studios.

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34. On January 9, 2014, as part of Tyler Perry's continued partnership with OWN, the network ordered its fourth scripted series based on the feature film, The Single Moms Club, called If Loving You Is Wrong.

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35. Tyler Perry wrote, directed and produced the sitcom Meet the Browns, which premiered on TBS on January 7, 2009 and ended on November 18, 2011.

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36. Tyler Perry directed the film The Single Moms Club, which opened on March 14, 2014.

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37. Tyler Perry released his thirteenth film, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor on March 29, 2013.

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38. Tyler Perry appeared in the stage show Madea's Big Happy Family, which toured the US as a stage play and was released as a movie in 2011, written, directed by, and starring Perry.

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39. In 2009, Tyler Perry teamed with Oprah Winfrey to present Precious, a film based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

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40. Tyler Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012.

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41. Tyler Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s.

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42. Tyler Perry created and performs the Madea character, a tough elderly black woman.

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43. Tyler Perry announces plans for final stage tour as Madea.

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44. Tyler Perry announces tour dates for Madea farewell stage play.

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45. Tyler Perry has as Tuscan style multi-winged mansion on a private 22-acre in the.

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46. Tyler Perry will not return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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47. Tyler Perry is a playwright, producer, director, composer, and actor.

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48. Tyler Perry said in an interview that Madea's Family Funeral had wrapped filming two years ago.

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49. Tyler Perry claims he's ending his long-run as the queen of family reunions, cookouts, prison, witness protection, Halloween and Christmas: Mabel Earlene.

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50. Tyler Perry made the announcement Monday during a Sirius XM interview stating that the fiery, gun-toting grandmother would say goodbye to audiences.

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51. Tyler Perry is saying that in 2019, we're going to see the last of Mabel Earleane Simmons, otherwise known as the beloved "Madea" character.

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52. Tyler Perry is ready to retire his most famous character.

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53. Tyler Perry planning end of Madea movies: 'It's time for me to kill that old bit*h'.

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54. Tyler Perry has announced that A Madea Family Funeral, which comes out next year, will be the final time that he plays the elderly woman on the big screen.

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55. Tyler Perry says he is retiring Madea, the feisty, foul-mouthed grandma that launched his career and made him millions.

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56. Tyler Perry is one of the most successful film makers out there.

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57. Tyler Perry will stop playing Madea after 2019 tour and movie.

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58. Tyler Perry loves to torture rich characters and female characters who put career over love and family, so just one look at the New York apartment of rising ad exec Danica in "Nobody's Fool" makes it apparent.

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59. Tyler Perry explains why Tiffany Haddish is perfect for 'Nobody's Fool'.

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60. Tyler Perry created a pretty one-of-a-kind mashup for his Halloween costume, and it looks like it's gotten quite a lot of attention.

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61. Tyler Perry has several films under his belt, and he's hoping to add another with the help of Whoopi Goldberg.

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62. Tyler Perry is preparing to say goodbye to one of his most popular characters.

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63. Tyler Perry is bringing his famed Madea franchise to a close.

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64. Tyler Perry is saying goodbye to his beloved character Madea.

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65. Tyler Perry has confirmed he's saying goodbye to his Madea franchise.

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66. Tyler Perry owns vacation properties in both Wyoming and the Bahamas.

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67. In September 2017, Tyler Perry purchased a house in Mulholland Estates, a gated community in Los Angeles.

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68. Tyler Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots being its most successful.

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69. On October 2, 2012, Tyler Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network.

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