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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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 2018 The Paynes (TV Series) (creator) (pre-production)
  The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series) (44 episodes, 2013 - 2017) (creator - 25 episodes, 2014)
- A Broken Mirror (2017)
- Railroaded (2017)
  If Loving You Is Wrong (TV Series) (1 episode, 2017) (creator - 21 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (created by - 12 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (written by - 12 episodes, 2014 - 2015)
- A Mother's Love (2016) ... (creator)
- Randal's Wicked Web (2016) ... (creator)
- Out of Control (2015) ... (creator)
- Time for a Cigar (2015) ... (creator)
  Too Close to Home (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2017) (created by - 8 episodes, 2016) (written by - 8 episodes, 2016)
- Blurred Lines (2017)
- Mercury (2017)
- The Evil Dragon (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- In My Sister's Shoes (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Hard Feelings (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween (written by)
 2015 Madea's Tough Love (based on the characters created by)
 2013-2014 For Better or Worse (TV Series) (59 episodes)
- I Want Half (2014)
- What About Kids? (2014)
 2013 A Madea Christmas (based on the stage play "A Madea Christmas" written by) / (screenplay by)
 2013 Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (screenplay) / (stage play "The Marriage Counselor")
 2013 Love Thy Neighbor (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Love Thy Self (2013)
- Love Thy Courage (2013)
- Love Thy Boss (2013)
- My First Love (2013)
 2012 I Don't Want to Do Wrong (Video) (written by)
 2012 Madea's Witness Protection (based on characters created by) / (written by)
 2012 Good Deeds (screenplay)
  House of Payne (TV Series) (story - 15 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (creator - 13 episodes, 2008 - 2012)
- Do the Hustle (2012) ... (creator)
- Where's the Payne? (2009) ... (creator)
- Recurring Paynes (2009) ... (creator)
- Surprise!: Part 2 (2009) ... (creator)
- Surprise! Part 1 (2009) ... (creator)
 2011 A Madea Christmas (Video)
 2011 Laugh to Keep from Crying (Video)
 2011 Madea's Big Happy Family (based on the stage play by) / (screenplay)
 2010 Madea's Big Happy Family (Video) (play "Madea's Big Happy Family") / (screenplay)
 2010 For Colored Girls (screenplay)
 2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? (screenplay)
  Meet the Browns (TV Series) (creator - 28 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (story - 10 episodes, 2009)
- Meet the Church Board (2010) ... (creator)
- Meet the Wills (2010) ... (creator)
- Meet the Tension (2009) ... (creator)
- Meet the Christmas Spirit (2009) ... (creator)
- Meet the Naked Truth (2009) ... (creator)
 2009 I Can Do Bad All by Myself (play "Dear God, Are All Men Dogs?: I Can Do Bad All by Myself") / (screenplay)
 2009 Madea Goes to Jail (based on the stage play by) / (written by)
 2008 The Family That Preys (writer)
 2008 Meet the Browns (play)
 2008 What's Done in the Dark (Video)
 2007 Why Did I Get Married? (play)
 2007 Daddy's Little Girls (written by)
 2006 Madea Goes to Jail (Video)
 2006 Why Did I Get Married? (Video)
 2006 Madea's Family Reunion (play) / (written by)
 2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman (play) / (written by)
 2004 Meet the Browns (Video)
 2003 Madea's Class Reunion (Video)
 2002 Madea's Family Reunion (Video)
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Other Works:

Book: "Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings", 2006 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 21 Articles | See more »

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Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

His plays often reference The Color Purple (1985), which starred Oprah Winfrey. He credits The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) with inspiring him to write. See more »

Trademark:

Sets his film/TV productions in Atlanta, Georgia or Louisiana See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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