Tyler Perry Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is best known for creating and portraying the prominent Madea character, a lofty and thuggishly tough elderly woman, in drag. Perry is an accomplished director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and actor from the United States. Since the 1990s, Perry has written and produced numerous shows. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne is one of his many television series. Several of Ty6ler’s stage-play films have been adapted for the big screen. Perry had an exclusive multi-year deal with the Oprah Winfrey Network to bring scripted programming to the network.

Tyler Perry’s Childhood and Education

Tyler Perry was born Emmitt Perry, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 13, 1969. He shared a home with his Carpenter father Emmitt Perry, Sr., Willie Maxine Perry, and three siblings. Tyler’s father was a ruthless man who frequently beat his children. He attempted suicide once to get away from his father’s beating. Tyler legally changed his name from Emmitt to Tyler when he was 16 years old in order to distance himself from his father. Tyler later confirmed that he was molested as a child by a friend’s mother and three other men when he was 10 years old.

Later, he discovered that his own father had abused his friend. Tyler took a DNA test recently and discovered that Emmitt Sr. is not his biological father. He has a GED but does not have a high school diploma.

Tyler Perry’s Professional Career

Inspired by the Oprah Winfrey Show, he began writing a series of letters to himself, which later became the foundation for the musical I Know I’ve Been Changed. After moving to Atlanta in 1990, he performed I Know I’ve Been Changed at a community theater two years later. It was a catastrophic and financially disastrous failure. Tyler retooled and restaged the play in Atlanta’s House of Blue Theatre when he was 28 years old. Then he went to the Fox Theatre and did the same thing. Tyler had become extremely well-known by 2005, with Forbes reporting that the play had grossed more than $100 million in ticket sales, $30 million in video sales, and $20 million in merchandise.

Perry signed a deal with Lions Gate Entertainment, which is responsible for co-producing and distributing his films. Under the corporate name Very Perry Films, Perry retains full copyright ownership. Perry’s first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, had a budget of $5.5 million and grossed $50.6 million in the United States.

He then went on to produce Daddy’s Little Girl, which was released on February 14, 2007 and grossed more than $31 million. Tyler then starred in the film Why Did I Get Married?, which was released on October 12, 2007. He wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the film. Next, on September 12th, 2008, “The Family That Preys” was released.

Following that, he acted as Starfleet Academy commandant Admiral Barnett in Star Trek at director J.J. Abrams’ request. Tyler wrote, directed, and starred in I Can Do Bad All By Myself, which was released in 2009. The sequel to “Why Did I Get Married?” was released on April 2, 2010, and it was titled “Why Did I Get Married Too?”


Tyler then directed a film adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 poem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enough, which was released on November 5, 2010. After that, he released “Good Deeds,” a film in which he wrote, directed, and starred.

Tyler’s thirteenth film, Temptation: Confession of a Marriage Counselor, was released on March 29, 2013. After that, he directed The Single Moms Club, which was released on March 14, 2014.

Perry created the television series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, which aired for eight seasons beginning on June 21, 2006. On January 7, 2009, TBS premiered the sitcom Meet the Browns.

Tyler debuted his drama series The Haves and the Have Nots and the sitcom Love Thy Neighbor after signing an exclusive multi-year deal with The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on October 2, 2012. On February 14, 2014, The Haves and the Have Nots became the most-watched program on cable television.

At the 2006 Quill Awards, Perry’s first book, Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earring: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life, won Book of the Year Best Humor Book.

Tyler Perry’s Salary And Net Worth

Tyler Perry’s net worth is currently $600 million. His yearly salary is estimated to be around $80 million. In 2011, Forbes named him the highest-paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million between May 2010 and 2011. Perry paid $13.5 million for Avec Chateau between the years of 2 and 13.

Tyler won two BET Comedy Awards for his work in Diary of a Mad Black Woman, for both acting and writing. He has received numerous MTV Award, Image Award, Black Reel Award, and Black Movie Award nominations.

Wife, Son, and Relationship of Tyler Perry

Tyler began dating Gelila Bekele, a 15-year-younger woman, in 2007. Perry announced in early 2014 that he and his girlfriend Gelila were expecting a child. On November 30, 2014, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Aman Tyler Perry. They’ve been together for a long time and still have a strong bond. He now lives and works in Southwest Atlanta, where he runs Tyler Perry Productions and his television studio.

Tyler Perry’s sexuality is straight, but he is frequently mistaken for gay due to his cross-dressing black woman character Madea. Tyler has one of the most masculine bodies of any African American actor when he is shirtless. Janet Jackson, Will Smith, and Oprah Winfrey are among Perry’s close friends. His works primarily focus on theology and social behavior, with a focus on Black church culture and child abuse.

Perry purchased a 17-acre estate in Buckhead, Atlanta in 2007, and his company purchased 1100 acres in Manchester, Georgia in 2013. Perry sponsored 65 children from Philadelphia to attend a day camp at Walt Disney World. Tyler’s mother died on December 8, 2009, at the age of 64, from an illness.

Perry purchased Dean Gardens, a 58-acre estate in Atlanta, in August 2010. Perry has only three women in his dating history, one of whom is a rumor. Tyler started dating Tasha Smith, who is two years his junior. Tyler and Tyra Banks were then seen dining out together in 2006, sparking rumors of a romance. Both parties denied it, but the “hanging out together” and the rumors continued.

Tyler Perry’s Height and Age

Tyler Perry’s height is 6′ 5″ tall (1.96 m).

He is of African descent and of black ethnicity.

Perry is 49 years old as of 2019.

Facts of Tyler Perry
Date of Birth:1969September-13
Age:52 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
Height:6 Feet 5 Inch
NameTyler Perry
FatherEmmitt Perry
Birth Place/CityNew Orleans, Louisiana
EthnicityBlack Ethnicity
ProfessionAmerican actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter
Net Worth$600 Million
Salary$80 million
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Face ColorBlack
Famous forDirector
Affair withGelila Bekele
GirlfriendGelila Bekele
Married to
AwardsBET Comedy Awards
Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
MoviesDiary of a Mad Black Woman
TV ShowTyler Perry’s For Better or Worse
SiblingsEmmbre Perry