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Tyler Perry wearing full dress costume as Medea Simmons           short profile

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        Tyler Perry wearing tuxedo at red carpet event

In 2009, Tyler Perry was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the sixth highest-paid man
in Hollywood, and as-of July 2009, his films grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.


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official Tyler Perry website
Tyler Perry Studios [est. 10/2008] in Atlanta, GA
Tyler Perry entry at Wikipedia
Tyler Perry's credits [since 2001] at Internet Movie Database
browse Tyler Perry on DVD catalog at Amazon


Tyler Perry has received:
two B.E.T. Comedy Awards, 2005
a Black Movie Award for Best Script, 2005
five Black Reel Awards nominations, 2006-2008
five Image Awards nominations, 2007-2010
the Chairman's Award at the Image Awards, 2010

Plays  &  Movies  of  Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry's credits [since 2001] at Internet Movie Database
browse Tyler Perry on DVD catalog at Amazon
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Tyler Perry 4-Pack DVD Collection box set  Tyler Perry 4-Pack DVD Collection" DVD Box Set [2005]
LionsGate color DVD set [9/2005] 4 disks for $29.49
contains 4 feature-length filmed plays written by & starring Tyler Perry: "I Can Do Bad All By Myself"
[2000], "Madea's Family Reunion" [2002], "Madea's Class Reunion" [2003], and "Meet The Browns"
[2004]]; extras include Tyler Perry bio, commentary, photo galleries, trailers, bonus footage, blooper reel & deleted/alternate scenes
Tyler Perry 3-Pack DVD Collection box set  "Tyler Perry 3-Pack DVD Collection" DVD Box Set [2006]
LionsGate color DVD set [9/2006] 3 disks for $31.99
contains 3 feature-length filmed plays written by & starring Tyler Perry: "Diary of A Mad Black Woman" [2001], "Why Did I Get Married?" [2004], and "Madea Goes To Jail" [2005]; extras include Madea quiz, blooper reel, trailers, featurettes
Tyler Perry seven plays DVD box set  "Tyler Perry: The Plays" DVD Box Set [2007]
LionsGate color DVD set [12/2007] 7 disks for $59.99
contains seven feature-length filmed plays written by & starring Tyler Perry: "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" [2000], "Diary of A Mad Black Woman" [2001], "Madea's Family Reunion" [2002], "Madea's Class Reunion" [2003], "Meet The Browns" [2004], "Why Did I Get Married?" [2004], and "Madea Goes To Jail" [2005]; extras include commentary, photo galleries, trailers, featurettes, bonus footage, blooper reel & deleted/alternate scenes

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"I Know I've Been Changed" [stageplay 1998]

"I Can Do Bad All By Myself" [stageplay 1999]

"Diary of A Mad Black Woman" [stageplay 2001]

"Madea's Family Reunion" [stageplay 2001]

"Madea's Class Reunion" [stageplay 2003]

"Why Did I Get Married?" [stageplay 2004]

"Meet The Browns" [stageplay 2004–2005]

"Diary of A Mad Black Woman" [Feb 2005]

"Madea Goes To Jail" [stageplay 2005–2006]

"Tyler Perry's House of Payne" TV series [TBS 2006-2008] /tt0773264/

"What's Done In The Dark" [stageplay 2006–2007]

"Madea's Family Reunion" [2006]

"Daddy's Little Girls" [Feb 2007], starred Gabrielle Union and Idris

"Why Did I Get Married?" [Oct 2007]

"The Marriage Counselor" [stageplay 2008–2009]

"Meet The Browns" [March 2008] /tt1047494/

"The Family That Preys" [Sept 2008] /tt1142798/

"Laugh To Keep From Crying" [stageplay 2009]

"Madea Goes To Jail" [Feb 2009] /tt1142800/

"Meet The Browns" TV series [TBS 2009] /tt1319598/

"Precious" [co-producer 2009] /tt0929632/
http://www.amazon.com/Precious-Based-Novel-Push-Sapphire/dp/B002VECM4A/

"I Can Do Bad All By Myself" [Sept 2009] /tt1385912/

"Madea's Big Happy Family" [stageplay 2010]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1647476/

"Why Did I Get Married Too?" [April 2010] /tt1391137/
http://www.whydidigetmarriedtoomovie.com/

"For Colored Girls" [Lionsgate/34th Street Films Nov 2010]
For Colored Girls feature film by Tyler Perry  Feature film set in Atlanta, with much of Ntozake Shange's poetry intact; the seven color names are dropped, and the 20 characters have regular names; Perry's direction is superb, and the performances in the soliloquies are astounding. Co-produced, written & directed by Tyler Perry; adapted from Ntozake Shange's 1974 stageplay; starring Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad & Whoopi Goldberg
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site
"for colored girls" playscript by Ntozake Shange  "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf: A Choreo-poem" [1975] by Ntozake Shange
Scribner movie tie-in 8½x5½ pb [11/2010] for $7.20
Scribner 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/2010] for $15.64
Bantam Books mass pb [12/81] out of print/used
Shameless Hussy Press hardcover illustrated by Wopo Hilip [1/75] out of print/used

stageplay entry at Wikipedia

"Madea's Big Happy Family" [LionsGate April 2011]
Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family  Medea's niece Shirley learns that her cancer is back, and she wants to gather her three children and their families to tell them; but the baggage and infighting of the unhappy group carries the day until Medea & Aunt Bam intervene. Co-produced, written & directed by & starring Tyler Perry; also starring Loretta Devine, Cassi Davis, Shannon Kane, Isaiah Mustafa, Natalie Desselle Reid, Rodney Perry, Tamela J. Mann, David Mann, Shad 'Bow Wow' Moss, Teyana Taylor & Lauren London
Lionsgate widescreen color Blu-ray [8/2011] for $20.99
Lionsgate widescreen color DVD [8/2011] for $17.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"A Madea Christmas: The Play" video release
[LionsGate Nov 2011]
A Madea Christmas, The Play by Tyler Perry video release  A family gathering at Cape Cod is saved by Medea's meddling.
Co-produced, written & directed by and starring Tyler Perry; also starring Zuri Craig, Chandra Currelley-Young, Cassi Davis, Tamar Davis, Tony Grant, Alexis Jones, Maurice Lauchner, Jeffery Lewis, Patrice Lovely, Cheryl Pepsii Riley & Shannon Williams
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2011] for $15.99
LionsGate widescreen color DVD [11/2011] for $11.49
full credits at IMDb

"For Better or Worse" TV series [T.B.S. Dec 2011]
Announced 4/2011: 'Dramedy' series based on Perry's “Why Did I Get Married?” films; starring Michael Jai White
{as television anchor Marcus} & Tasha Smith {salon owner Angela}, Cocoa Brown, Teka Brandon & Kent Faulcon;
added 2/2013: Oprah Winfrey Network bought the two-season series from T.B.S. for reruns, plus greenlighted
filming of a third season; the series is top favorite on cable of Afro-American households • latest info at IMDb

"Good Deeds" [LionsGate Feb 2012]
Good Deeds movie by Tyler Perry  Romantic drama (melodrama, actually) set in San Francisco; principal filming in Atlanta began April 2011; a very successful business executive who is about to get married suddenly finds himself more interested in a down-on-her-luck single mother who works nights as a janitor than in his uptown fiance.
Co-produced, written & directed by and starring Tyler Perry; also starring Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Eddie Cibrian, Brian White, Jordenn Thompson & Phylicia Rashad
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Madea’s Witness Protection" [LionsGate June 2012]
Madea’s Witness Protection starring Tyler Perry  "Believe it or not, they know too much" When a New York City investment company goes belly up due to embezzling, an executive and his family are put in witness protection, and forced to move from a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood to Madea’s home in the South. Co-produced, written & directed by & starring Tyler Perry; also starring Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Romeo Miller, Doris Roberts, Devan Leos, Tom Arnold & Danielle Campbell
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2012] for $22.99
LionsGate widescreen color DVD [10/2012] for $17.95
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

trailers for "Madea’s Witness Protection" at YouTube
4/2012 teaser trailer [1:12]5/2012 full trailer [2:31]6/2012 teaser trailer [1:01]

"Alex Cross" [Q.E.D./Summit Oct 2012 release]  
third Alex Cross movie; loosely based on a novel by James Patterson; to be directed by Rob Cohen; draft script by
Patterson & Kerry Williamson, polish by Marc Moss; starring Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns,
Jean Reno & John C. McGinley • latest info at IMDb

Announced 10/2012: Oprah's network O.W.N. signed Tyler Perry to write, direct & exec-produce two new scripted series:
the drama "The Haves and The Have Nots", and the multicamera comedy "Love Thy Neighbor", set at Love’s Diner.

"Temptation: Confessions of A Marriage Counselor"  
[LionsGate March 2013? release]
Announced 10/2011: co-produced, written & directed by Tyler Perry; based on
his stage play "The Marriage Counselor" • latest info at IMDb

"A Madea Christmas" [LionsGate Nov 2013? release]  
A Madea Christmas feature film from Tyler Perry  Medea is persuaded to help a friend pay a surprise visit on her daughter in a small town.
Produced, written & directed by and starring Tyler Perry; also starring Chad Michael Murray, Kathy Najimy, Larry the Cable Guy, Eric Lively, Lisa Whelchel, Tika Sumpter, Jonathan Chase, Lisa M. Barfield, Michael H. Cole & Noah Urrea
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"Single Mom’s Club" [LionsGate May 2014? release]  
Announced 11/2012: A group of single mothers from varying backgrounds are brought together via an incident at the school their children attend,
leading to the creation of a support group that helps all of them overcome personal obstacles; co-produced, written, directed by & starring Tyler Perry;
William Levy & Wendi McLendon-Covey are signed • latest info at IMDb



Tyler Perry's  Empire

official Tyler Perry website

Tyler Perry Studios [est. 10/2008] in southwest Atlanta, Georgia
The 200,000 square-foot movie studio complex includes production office buildings, five sound stages, and a 400-seat theater.
On 1 May 2012, the facility suffered a four-alarm fire; the extent of damage has yet to be reported.

LionsGate Entertainment Corp. announced in August 2011 plans for a new cable TV channel called Tyler TV, anchored by
Tyler Perry; no details then, no news items since. {Given Perry's late 2012 deal with Oprah Winfrey's channel, the LionsGate deal is dead.}



Books  by  Tyler Perry

Don't Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings book by Tyler Perry   "Don't Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings:
Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries On Love & Life"
[2006 NY Times bestseller] by Tyler Perry

Riverhead Trade 8¼x5¾ pb [2/2007] for $8.85
Thorndike Press hardcover [4/2006] out of print/used
Penguin audio CD read by Tyler Perry [2/2007] for $13.57



Works  About  Tyler Perry

11-minute 2009 '60 Minutes' segment about Tyler Perry  "60 Minutes: Tyler Perry" [aired Oct 2009]
11-minute segment hosted by Byron Pitts; featuring
Tyler Perry & Oprah Winfrey

C.B.S. DVD-R [11/2009] for $17.95
full credits at IMDb


Links
official Tyler Perry website
Tyler Perry Studios [est. 10/2008] in Atlanta, GA
Tyler Perry entry at Wikipedia
Tyler Perry's credits [since 2001] at Internet Movie Database

browse Tyler Perry on DVD at Amazon
search Tyler Perry movie posters at Amazon



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