Tyler Perry Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Actor, Salary, and Net Worth

Tyler Perry is an American Actor/Playwright/Author/Songwriter/Philanthropist/Entrepreneur known for Madea character, a tough elderly woman.

Tyler Perry Profile

Tyler Perry is an American Actor/Playwright/Author/Songwriter/Philanthropist/Entrepreneur and is the creator and performer of the Madea character, a tough elderly woman. He also wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Tyler Perry Age/How old is Tyler Perry?

Perry was born on September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States as Emmitt Perry Jr. He is therefore 53 years old as of 2022.

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Tyler Perry Height/How tall is Tyler Perry?

Perry stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 5 inches tall.

Tyler Perry Family

Perry was born Emmitt Perry Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana to his loving and caring parents, Willie Maxine Perry(née Campbell), mother, and Emmitt Perry Sr., father. His father was working as a carpenter. Perry was raised alongside his three siblings and once said that his father’s answer to everything was to “beat it out of someone.” When he was a child, he once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father’s beatings.

While in contrast to his father, his mother took him to church each week. There, he sensed a certain refuge and contentment. When he was about 16 years old, he had his first name legally changed from Emmit to Tyler in an effort to distance himself from his father.

Later on, after seeing the film Precious, he was moved to reveal for the first time that he had been molested by a friend’s mother at the age of 10. Perry was unfortunately molested by three men and later learned that his own father had molested his friend. After a DNA test was taken by Perry, it was indicated that Emmit Senior was not Perry’s biological father.

Tyler Perry Wife/Is Tyler Perry gay?

Perry was previously in a relationship with his girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, an Ethiopian beauty. He had been in a relationship with his partner between the years 2009 and 2020. The duo are proud parents to their son named Aman Tyler Perry who was born on the 30th of November 2014.

Tyler Perry Son

He is a proud father to his son named Aman Tyler Perry who was born in the year 2014. He, however, manages to keep more information regarding his son away from the limelight. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.

Tyler Perry’s Net Worth/How much is Tyler Perry worth?

Perry has an estimated net worth of around $800 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Actor/Playwright/Author/Songwriter/Philanthropist/Entrepreneur.

Tyler Perry Career

Perry happens to be an American actor/playwright/author/songwriter and philanthropist. He happens to be the creator and performer of the Madea character, a tough elderly woman. His films vary in a different styles from orthodox filmmaking techniques to filmed productions of live stage plays. Most of his stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as feature films. An interesting fact about Perry is that he did not complete his high school studies but earned a General Educational Development (GED).

He produced and wrote many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. Perry also developed several television series most notably Tyler Perry’s House of Payne which ran for about eight seasons on TBS between the years 2006 and 2012. The year 2011 saw Forbes list him as the highest-paid man in entertainment, earning US $130 Million betwee the month of May 2010 and May 2011.

Back in the year 2012, he struck an exclusively multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network(OWN). This partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to OWN. This was based on Perry’s previous success in the area. Asides from this, he created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots crime drama being it’s most successful.

The series, The Haves, and the Have Nots gave OWN some of its highest ratings during its 8-year series run. This program is hailed as “one of OWN’s biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, and manipulations.”

Asides from this, Perry also acted in films not directed, written, or produced by himself which include Admiral Barnett in Star Trek in the year 2009, Tanner Bolt in Gone Girl in the year 2014, Colin Powell in Vice in 2018, Baxter Stockman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows in the year 2016.

He was also featured on Jack Bremmer in Don’t Look Up in 2021, Alex Cross in 2012, and Arthur in Those Who Wish Me Dead in 2021. He also did voice acting for a number of films such as The Star in 2017 and PAW Patrol: The Movie in the year 2021.

Asides from this, he was included in Time’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2020. Back in the year 2020, he was awarded the Governor’s Award from the Primetime Emmy Awards. The following saw him receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Awards. Back in the year 2022, he was inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.

Tyler Perry Books

Asides from his acting career, he is also an author and has written a number of books. His first book was titled Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life. He was released on the 11th of April 2006. This book sold about 30,000 copies. The hardcover reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for 12 weeks. Asides from this, it was voted Book of the Year, and Best Humor Book at the 2006 Quill Awards. Later on, he wrote his second book, Higher Is Waiting was published on the 14th of November 2017. This film debuted at number 5 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Tyler Perry Website

Perry has a website of his own where he posts photos of his films and awards that he has won. Asides from this he posts some of his latest movies on his website. Click HERE to view his website.

Tyler Perry The Oval/Ruthless

Perry is the producer, creator, writer, and director of the political drama and soap opera, The Oval. This show premiered on the 23rd of October 2019 on BET+ Television. This series chronicles the lives of a family placed in the White House by people o power. This is while highlighting the personal side of the everyday lives of the staff who run its inner workings. Later on, a streaming spin-off, Ruthless premiered on the 19th of March 2020 on BET+

Tyler Perry Madea

Perry was a cast member in the film, Madea where he was playing the role of Mabel “Madea” Earlene Simmons. He is the creator and portrayer of the role. In the film, Madea is portrayed as a tough, street-smart elderly African-American woman.

This film is based on Perry’s mother and his aunt. In his words, Madea is “exactly the PG version of her mother and her aunt. He stated that he loved having an opportunity to pay homage to them. He stated that she would beat the hell out of someone but make sure the ambulance got there in time to make sure they could set the arm back.

Tyler Perry Bruh

Perry was among the cast members of the Bruh Television series. This series premiered on the 7th of May 2020 on BET+. This series was written, produced, directed, and created by Tyler Perry.

Tyler Perry Sistas

Perry was among the cast members of the series Sistas which premiered in the year 2019 on BET+. There, he plays the role of Tyler Perry. In the series, best friends Karen, Sabrina, and Danni navigate the ups and downs of their love lives, career, and friendship.

Tyler Perry Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

This romantic drama film was written, produced, and directed by Terry Perry. It was adapted from Perry’s play The Marriage Counselor, with several changes. The film premiered on the 29th of March 2013.

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne

This is a sitcom television series created and produced by Tyler Perry. It was released on the 21st of June 2006.

Tyler Perry A Jazzman Blues

This is Perry’s tale of forbidden love and family drama unravels 40 years of secrets and lies against a soundtrack of juke-joint blues in the Deep South. The film was written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry. This series premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on the 11th of September 2022 and was released on the 23rd of September 2022, by Netflix.

Tyler Perry House/New House

His Mansion Sets Atlanta Record. It has taken a while but his vast Georgia mansion was listed in 2015 at $25 million. He recently sold to an out-of-town buyer for $17.5 million, breaking the record for Atlanta area real estate sales. Perry also purchased the yet unimproved 17 acres in 2005 for about $9 million. He already had his sights set on a newly acquired 1,000 acres in suburban Atlanta where he is building his next masterpiece.

Tyler Perry Plays

Perry has been featured in a number of plays which include:

  1. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors From Hell (Play) of the year 2014
  2. Madea’s Farewell Tour (Stage Play) of the year 2020
  3. Tyler Perry’s What’s Done in the Dark – The Play of the year 2008
  4. Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned The Play of the year 2014
  5. Laugh to Keep from Crying (Stage Play) of the year 2011
  6. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion – The Play of the year 2002
  7. I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Stage Play) of the year 2002
  8. Tyler Perry’s Aunt Bam’s Place (The Play)
  9. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns – The Play of the year 2008
  10. Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselour – The Play of the year 2013
  11. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas – The Play of the year 2011

Tyler Perry Movies and TV Shows

  1. All The Queen’s Men of the year 2023
  2. Tyler Perry’s Ruthless year 2023
  3. Never Seen Again of the year 2022
  4. Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan of the year 2022
  5. If Loving You Is Wrong of the year 2020
  6. Love Thy Neighbor of the year 2017
  7. Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse of the year 2017
  8. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns of the year 2011
  9. Why Did I Get Married?
  10. Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  11. Laugh to Keep From Crying
  12. Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job
  13. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors From Hell
  14. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming


In the course of his career, he has also directed a number of films which include:

  1. Tyler Perry’s Ruthless
  2. Tyler Perry’s The Oval of the year 2023
  3. Tyler Perry’s Sistas of the year 2022
  4. Assisted Living of the year 2022
  5. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne of the year 2022
  6. The Haves and the Have Nots of the year 2021
  7. The Paynes of the year 2018
  8. Love Thy Neighbor of the year 2017
  9. If Loving You Is Wrong of the year 2015
  10. Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots
  11. Daddy’s Little Girls among others
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