Celebrity Speaker Tyler Perry began writing plays as a therapeutic response to his abusive childhood, and moved to Atlanta to bring his plays to the stage. After struggling initially, Perry found an audience for his work and began touring his plays around the country. In 2000, his play I Can Do Bad All By Myself introduced audiences to the character Madea, the star of many of his later films. In 2005, Tyler Perry made his big screen debut with Diary of a Mad Black Woman, in which he wrote, produced, and played three different characters, including Madea.
Celebrity Speaker Tyler Perry continued to portray Madea in 2006’s Madea’s Family Reunion, which grossed more than $63 million. Tyler Perry continues to use his movies and plays as a platform to express his views on the value of a strong moral family, and the ability to overcome difficulties in one’s life. Perry has found a loyal audience for his real-life portrayals of issues that people struggle with every day. “House of Payne”, the 2007 TBS sitcom, and “Meet the Browns” the 2009 series, launched Tyler Perry onto the small screen. Tyler Perry’s loyal fan base and continued hits compelled Forbes magazine to name him 2011’s highest paid man in entertainment. His latest success comes from 2015’s Madea’s Tough Love and his appearance in the 2014 film Gone Girl alongside Ben Affleck. Perry continues to produce plays, movies, and sitcoms under his own Atlanta-based production label. Tyler Perry is available for speaking engagements, infomercials, and personal appearances.
APPEARANCES: Madea’s Big Happy Family, Why Did I Get Married Too?, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Star Trek, The Family That Preys, Meet the Browns, House of Payne, Why Did I Get Married?, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Mo’Nique Show, Conan, Lopez Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, 60 Minutes The View, Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, 20/20
BOOKS: Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life
TO WORK WITH TYLER PERRY: Celebrity Speaker Tyler Perry can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as public speaker, autograph signings, SMT’S, and public relation campaigns.