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Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager. In 1991, he was working an office job, when he ... See full bio »

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13 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Gone Girl
Gone Girl Tanner Bolt
Madea's Family Reunion
Madea Goes to Jail


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 2018 The Paynes (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- A Payneful Night (2018)
- The Waiting Game (2018)
 2013-2018 The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series) (50 episodes)
- Exhausted (2018)
- Railroad (2017)
- An Accident (2016)
  Love Thy Neighbor (TV Series) (28 episodes, 2013 - 2018) (television director - 1 episode, 2014)
- Drew and Sam (2018)
- Episode #2.0 (2014) ... (television director)
- Love Thy Self (2013)
- Love Thy Courage (2013)
 2014-2017 If Loving You Is Wrong (TV Series) (34 episodes)
- A Mother's Love (2016)
- Joey & Faun (2015)
- Out of Control (2015)
 2016-2017 Too Close to Home (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Blurred Lines (2017)
- Mercury (2017)
- The Evil Dragon (2016)
- Hard Feelings (2016)
 2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween (directed by)
 2013-2014 For Better or Worse (TV Series) (59 episodes)
- I Want Half (2014)
- What About Kids? (2014)
 2012 I Don't Want to Do Wrong (Video)
 2012 Good Deeds
 2011 A Madea Christmas (Video)
 2011 Laugh to Keep from Crying (Video)
 2010 Madea's Big Happy Family (Video)
 2009-2010 Meet the Browns (TV Series) (17 episodes)
- Meet Your Match (2010)
- Meet Career Day (2009)
- Meet the Class (2009)
 2008 What's Done in the Dark (Video)
 2006 Madea Goes to Jail (Video)
 2006 Why Did I Get Married? (Video)
 2004 Meet the Browns (Video)
 2003 Madea's Class Reunion (Video)
 2002 Madea's Family Reunion (Video)
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I've never been one to knock on the door and say, "Please let me in". I have always tried to make my own way. I do not think change comes from asking people to let you in. I think change comes by becoming owners of studios, owners of projects, owners of content. See more »


Purchased the shuttered Fort McPherson Army Base (1885-2011) for his "Tyler Perry Studios" operation, a 330-acre complex in southwest Atlanta where his own personal offices are housed in "The Dream Building". With this acquisition Perry becomes the first African-American to own a major film studio outright. See more »


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