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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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  Mabel (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2022 A Jazzman's Blues (written by) (post-production)
  Ruthless (TV Series) (created by - 43 episodes, 2020 - 2022) (written by - 43 episodes, 2020 - 2022)
- Episode #2.19 (2022) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.17 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.18 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.16 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.15 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Bruh (TV Series) (written by - 43 episodes, 2020 - 2021) (created by - 27 episodes, 2020 - 2021) (Created by - 16 episodes, 2020)
- Episode #2.18 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.17 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.16 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.15 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #2.14 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Young Dylan (TV Series) (created by - 34 episodes, 2020 - 2021) (written by - 14 episodes, 2020)
- Episode #2.20 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.19 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.18 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.17 (2021) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.16 (2021) ... (creator)
  The Oval (TV Series) (created by - 47 episodes, 2019 - 2021) (written by - 47 episodes, 2019 - 2021)
- Doomsday (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Powerful Hands (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Skies Have Eyes (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Nine Lives (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Like a Boss (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Sistas (TV Series) (created by - 55 episodes, 2019 - 2021) (written by - 54 episodes, 2019 - 2021)
- Little White Lies (2021) ... (creator)
- Protecting Myself (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Chase (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Being a Boy (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Just a Talk (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
  The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series) (created by - 190 episodes, 2013 - 2021) (written by - 153 episodes, 2013 - 2021) (creator - 25 episodes, 2014)
- Dark Intentions (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Trouble Man (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Trespassing (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Pink Unicorns (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Hidden Bones (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Tyler Perry's Assisted Living (TV Series) (created by - 31 episodes, 2020 - 2021) (written by - 25 episodes, 2020 - 2021)
- Funny Bidness (2021) ... (creator)
- Driving Miss Crazy (2021) ... (creator)
- Bait and Snitch (2021) ... (creator)
- The Triangle (2021) ... (creator)
- Best Laid Plans (2021) ... (creator)
  House of Payne (TV Series) (created by - 273 episodes, 2006 - 2021) (written by - 35 episodes, 2008 - 2021) (story - 15 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (creator - 13 episodes, 2008 - 2012)
- Woman Of The Night (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Ya' Hearrrd Me (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Parenting 101 (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Give and Take (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Big Game (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2020 Madea's Farewell Play (TV Movie)
  If Loving You Is Wrong (TV Series) (written by - 102 episodes, 2014 - 2020) (created by - 81 episodes, 2014 - 2020) (creator - 21 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Boom (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- I Need A Hero (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Pardon (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- An Old Skeleton (2020) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Jennifer (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
  The Paynes (TV Series) (1 episode, 2018) (created by - 38 episodes, 2018) (written by - 38 episodes, 2018)
- Payneful Choices (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Giraffe and A Bull (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Social Media'd (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Payneful Partnership (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Payneful Proposition (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2018 Nobody's Fool (written by)
 2018 Acrimony
  Love Thy Neighbor (TV Series) (1 episode, 2018) (created by - 118 episodes, 2013 - 2016) (written by - 118 episodes, 2013 - 2016)
- Drew and Sam (2018)
- Danny's Absence (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Cure for Sweat (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Last Night (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Make Up or Make Out (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2017 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (written by)
  Too Close to Home (TV Series) (created by - 16 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (written by - 16 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Blurred Lines (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Mercury (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Game of Chess (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Car Trouble (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Happy Invasion (2017) ... (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")
 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)
 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) (created by - 8 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) / (written by)
 2008 What's Done in the Dark (Video)
 2007 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? (play) / (written by)
 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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Play: "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 23 Articles | See more »

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Height:

6' 5½" (1.97 m)

Parents:

Willie Maxine Perry | Emmitt Perry Jr. | Willie Maxine (Campbell) Perry | Emmitt Perry Sr.
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Personal Quote:

Hollywood is finally waking up to the fact that people who go to church also go to the movies. I'm not sure what took them so long to see that or how long they will keep it up. See more »

Trivia:

Has a 12-acre estate outside Atlanta. He bought the former Dean Gardens in Johns Creek, Georgia for $7.6 million (previously listed as high as $40 million). The property has 1200 feet adjoining the Chattahoochee River, a golf course and is 58 acres. See more »

Trademark:

His films/TV series take place in Atlanta, Georgia or Louisiana See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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