Tyler Perry Biography

Updated On Nov 28, 2017 Published On Nov 02, 2015
Facts of Tyler Perry
Date of Birth: 1969 , September-13
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
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In 2009, he was in a romantic love affair with Gelila Bekele. She is one of the famous models from Ethiopia. She is also known to be a humanitarian and social activist. Once there was also rumor about them getting married and they were each other loving spouse but that was just the rumor. They are still together and they also have a child from their relationship.

Tyler Perry was a fan of movies since his childhood days. He was not that good in his studies as he was inclined toward acting and he even didn't complete his formal studies. He began his acting career since 1998 and that was from the stage show "I Know I've Been Changed". Till now he has appeared in more than twenty movies and he even has produced, directed the movies he has acted in.

Tyler has a number of recognizable works to his name such as Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Daddy's Little Girls, Precious, Good Deeds, Gone Girl, and so on. In the year 2018, he will appear in the movies, Backseat, and A Madea Famly Funeral.

His salary is high and his net worth is estimated to be $600 Million as of 2017. In the year 2015, he had a net worth of $400 million and within two years Tyler has added a whopping sum of $200 million,


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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana

September 13 , 1969

Tyler Perry was from the humble background born as Emmitt Perry Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America to Willie Maxine Perry and Emmitt Perry, Sr.. He is an America and is of black ethnicity.

Began his acting career


His childhood days were full of hardship. There were not the single days; he was not beaten by his father. When he was in his late teens, he went to Atlanta and began his acting career. He began his acting career since 1998 and that was from the stage show I Know I've Been Changed.

Played his first movie role


After he gained some fame and success from his stage work he also desired to put his hand in the movie. After raising some funds from his previous stage works, he worked on this first movie in 2005 and the title of the movie was Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Rose to prominence


It been more than a decade he has dedicated himself in acting and movie making. He began his professional career since 1998 and he gained massive amount of name and fame only from 2011. He rose to prominence after portraying his role in the The Haves and the Have Nots. 

Began dating Gelila Bekele


He is having romantic love affairs with Gelila Bekele since the start of 2009. Gelila Bekele is one of the famous models from Ethiopia. She is also known to be a humanitarian and social activist.

First child, Aman Tyler Perry

November 30 , 2014

He became father for the first time in his life in 2014. He and his girlfriend, Aman Tyler Perry welcomed their first child together on 30th of November and it was a son and they named him Aman Tyler Perry. He was in good health when he was born. 

His mother died

December 8 , 2009

Tyler Perry was born to Willie Maxine Perry and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His childhood days was full of hardship, his father used to torture him a lot while his mother was opposite in behavior she used to take him to the church every week and love him a lot. She died an unfortunate death in 2009. 

Won Black Movie Awards


Black Movie Awards is one of the prestigious awards for the black actors and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. In 2005, he was nominated in this award for Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Achievement in Writing. He won this award from his later nomination. 

Won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards


He has also been honored with Boston Society of Film Critics Awards once in his life and that was in 2009. That year, he got his one and only nomination in this award and that was for Best Ensemble Cast. 

Won Image Awards


It was 2007, when he got his first nomination in Image Awards. That year he was nominated from two different categories but he was not honored with both of them. He won this award for the first time in 2010. He also won this award in 2011. 

Honored by EW


Besides being nominated in lots of prestigious awards and being honored with them, he has also been listed in lots of listings of renowned magazines. In 2007, he was listed in the listings of EW's as The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.