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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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12 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2018 Acrimony (completed)
 2018 The Paynes (TV Series) (post-production)
  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)
 2013-2017 The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series) (50 episodes)
- Railroad (2017)
- An Accident (2016)
- Episode #1.56 (2014)
 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
 2007-2012 House of Payne (TV Series) (102 episodes)
- Do the Hustle (2012)
- Surprise! Part 1 (2009)
- Moving Out (2009)
 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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Show Show Actor (40 credits)
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Show Show Self (115 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Spike Lee's criticism of him] I'm so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, 'this is a coon, this is a buffoon.' I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: 'you vote by what you see,' as if black people don't know what they want to see. See more »

Trivia:

Purchased the shuttered Fort McPherson Army Base (1885-2011) for his "Tyler Perry Studios" operation, a 330-acre complex in southwest Atlanta where his own personal offices are housed in "The Dream Building". With this acquisition Perry becomes the first African-American to own a major film studio outright. See more »

Trademark:

African American themes See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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