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Tyler Perry

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 saw an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) discussing the therapeutic nature of writing. This inspired him to begin writing and he worked through his bad experiences by writing letters to himself. He adapted his letters into a play, "I Know I've Changed", about domestic abuse. Unfortunately, after renting a theater in Atlanta to put on the play, he failed to attract audiences.He took on a series of odd jobs and found himself living in his car. But, in 1998, he was given a second chance to stage his play and, this time, he was more business-savvy with his marketing. The play was sold-out and drew attention from investors.Tyler has gone on to established a successful career as a writer, director and producer for stage, television and film.


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Born:
Sep 14, 1969 In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
23
First Appeared:
In the series 20/20 1978-06-06
Latest Project:
Series If Loving You Is Wrong 2014-09-09

11 wins & 35 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Poster of The Colbert Report
Poster of Survivor
Poster of WWE Raw
Filmography
If Loving You Is Wrong Unknown 2014-09-09
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Love Thy Neighbor Unknown 2013
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Haves and the Have Nots Unknown 2013-05-28
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Oprah Prime Unknown 2012-01-01
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind None 2011-08-28
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Meet the Browns Unknown 2009-01-07
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
House of Payne Unknown 2006-06-21
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
America's Next Top Model Unknown 2003-05-20
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
Survivor Unknown 2000-05-31
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
20/20 Unknown 1978-06-06