Tyler Perry

Emmitt "Tyler" Perry Jr. is an American filmmaker, actor, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the creator and performer of the Madea character, a tough elderly woman. Perry's films vary in style from orthodox filmmaking techniques to filmed productions of live stage plays. Many of his stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as feature films. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. He also developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from 2006 to 2012. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment, earning US$130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. In 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area.

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Tyler Perry Offers to Buy Future FDA Lab Near Studios to Prevent Pollution

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Kerry Washington To Exec Produce, Star In Tyler Perry’s Netflix WWII Pic ‘Six Triple Eight’; Sam Waterston, Susan Sarandon & Oprah Winfrey Among Others Set

Harry would 'roll a joint' while Meghan and Archie slept in Tyler Perry's home

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Tyler Perry reveals past suicide attempts to help others after death of Stephen 'tWitch' Boss

Tyler Perry Recalls Past Suicide Attempts in Wake of tWitch's Death

Tyler Perry Reveals Past Suicide Attempts After Learning of Stephen “tWitch” Boss' Suicide, Shares Key Insight Into Pain

Tyler Perry Revealed That Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Made Him Their Daughter’s Godfather

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Tyler Perry Joins Celebrities Buying Out Performances of Broadway Play ‘Ain’t No Mo’ The media mogul also took the opportunity to voice his criticism of 'A Strange Loop,' a Broadway musical in which he's negatively portrayed.

Tyler Perry Reveals He's Godfather to Meghan, Harry's Daughter Lilibet

How Tyler Perry Reacted Becoming Godfather of Prince Harry's Daughter

Tyler Perry Reveals He Is Godfather to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Daughter Lilibet Diana

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Tyler Perry: Why I Almost Turned Down Position as Lilibet's Godfather

Tyler Perry Refused to Attend Goddaughter Lilibet's Christening in the UK with Royal Family

Tyler Perry Opens Up About His Own Suicide Attempts as He Remembers Stephen 'tWitch' Boss

Tyler Perry Could ‘Hear The Fear’ In Meghan Markle When She Asked For Help: She Was ‘Abused’

Tyler Perry will direct Six Triple Eight for Netflix detailing all-Black, female troop in WWII