Tyler Perry might be known for his acting but apart from this, he is also a Screenwriter, Playwriter, Producer, Comedian and, Director. He surely is a man of many skills. He had a difficult life as a child but he never let his past dictate his future. He also told Opera that his childhood was like ‘Living in Hell’. He changed his name to Tyler Perry to distance himself from his father who was very physical with him.
He had to live with a lot of beating, shouting, and name-calling. Even after all these unfavorable circumstances, he has made his name in the list of the most respected and reputed creative artists in the industry. Also, he once topped in the list of highest-paid celebrities in the entertainment industry by Forbes back in 2011.
Tyler Perry Biography and Lifestyle
Full Name: Emmitt Perry Jr.
Born: September 16, 1969, (Age 51 years)
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker, Writer, Producer
Years Active: 1992-Present
Spouse: Gelila Bekele
Children: Amal Tyler Perry
Height: 1.96 m
Weight: 85 kg
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: Size 12 (US)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Net Worth: $700 million
Residence: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles (Worth $17 million)
Cars: Rolls Royce ($250,000), Lamborghini Huracan ($300,000)
Tyler Perry Career
Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. His most successful show is Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, which ran for 8 seasons on TBS. His movie ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ grossed $48 million on box office. The movie budget was $25 million and he took a salary of $12 million. ‘The Star’ grossed $64 million on box office and he took a salary of $3 million whereas the budget was $20 million. ‘TMNT: Out of the Shadows’ grossed $247 million worldwide, having a budget of $135 million and he took a salary of $13 million from the role. Tyler has worked in a string of films and all of them have done wonders on the box office. Some of his latest movies are A Madea’s Christmas 2013, Gone Girl 2014, Madea’s Tough Love 2015, Brain on Fire 2016, etc.
Tyler Perry Awards and Achievements
Throughout his magnanimous career, Tyler Perry has won various awards and nominations. Some of them are:
- People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian (2017)
- Black Movie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting (2005)
- BET Ultimate Icon (2019)
- NAACP Image Award- Chairman’s Award (2011)
- The BET Honors Media Award (2009)
- Quill Award for Humor (2006)
- Quill Award for Book of the Year (2006)
- African-American Film Critics Association (2014 for Gone Girl)
- BET Comedy Awards (2005)
- Boston Society of Film Critics (2009 for Star Trek)