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Tyler Perry

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Birthday
13, 1969
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA

About

Producer, playwright, filmmaker, director, and actor who was dubbed the highest paid man in entertainment by Forbes magazine in 2011.

Before Fame

His first work consisted of letters to himself that he adapted into the musical I Know I've Been Changed.

Trivia

He wrote the 2006 version of Madea's Family Reunion and produced Diary of a Mad Black Woman in which he acted as Madea in drag.

Family Life

His father beat him regularly and molested one of his friends. He attempted suicide as a child to avoid his father's attacks. His mother Willie Maxine Perry died in 2009. In December 2014, he welcomed a son named Aman with longtime partner Gelila Bekele.

Associated With

He was inspired to begin writing after watching an episode of Oprah Winfrey's talk show where a writer discussed the therapeutic effects of creating fiction.

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