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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 »

Known For

Gone Girl
Gone Girl Tanner Bolt
(2014)
Madea Goes to Jail
(2009)
Madea's Family Reunion
(2006)

Filmography

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 2013-2018 The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series) (50 episodes)
- Exhausted (2018)
- Railroad (2017)
- An Accident (2016)
 2018 The Paynes (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- An Impasse (2018)
- Girl Talk (2018)
- Episode #2.4 (2018)
- Episode #2.3 (2018)
 2018 Acrimony
  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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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

Did you know you can't say 'Jesus' in a sitcom? They told me that and I was like, You gotta be kiddin' me. If you don't want my God here, you don't want me here either. God has been too good to me to go and try to sell out to get some money..It ain't gonna happen. See more »

Trivia:

His mother, Willie Maxine Perry, passed away on December 8, 2009 at age 64. She was a preschool teacher who worked at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center for most of her life. See more »

Trademark:

African American themes See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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