Tyler Perry: Wiki, Bio, Age, Movies, Career, Wife Net Worth, House, Actor

Tyler Perry: Wiki, Bio, Age, Movies, Career, Wife Net Worth, House, Studios, American actor, Height, Weight, Children, Family: Tyler Perry, whose original birth name was Emmitt Perry Jr. was born on 13 September 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a very popular American actor and director along with a great producer and screenwriter. He is a multi-talented personality. Tyler is also one of the highest-paid American actors. Recently famous TV Personality Stephen twitch Boss died of Suicide, reflecting on which Tyler talks about the times he thought of committing suicide himself. Get to know all about him in the article below.

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Birthday, Age, Zodiac, Birthplace

Tyler Perry’s original birth name is Emmitt Perry Jr. He was born on 13 September in the year 1969.  He was born and brought up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tyler is currently 53 years old. Born on 13th September, his Sun sign or Zodiac sign is Virgo.

Tyler Perry Parents, Siblings

His mother’s name was Willie Maxine Perry and she was primarily from Campbell. His father’s name was Emmitt Perry Sr who was a carpenter by profession and very aggressive and dominating by nature. According to Tyler Perry, once in his childhood, he even tried to attempt suicide to escape from his father’s beatings and hence had lifelong complexes. However, Tyler’s mother was a calm and spiritual lady. They used to go to church regularly. Years later after distancing himself from his father by changing his title to Tyler, Perry got to know that Emmitt was not his real father and therefore, he was so cruel to him.

Tyler Perry School, Sexual Abuse, Suicide Attempts

Tyler used to study in a local high school however he never finished his studies and doesn’t have a high school graduate degree. However, he earned a general educational Development. As a child, he was frequently physically abused by his stepfather. He was also sexually abused by one of his friend’s mom and was also abused by a few men before that. As such, Tyler developed a trauma and also attempted suicide a few times.

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Career, Theatre

Initially, Tyler Perry wanted a career in writing because he was convinced that writing can have a therapeutic effect on writers and helps them calm their mind, heart, and soul, so he used to write letters to himself as a teenager. Later, in 1990, Tyler shifted to Atlanta where he started performing in community theatres, a show named “I know I’ve been changed”, this show revolved around the things which he wrote in the letters to himself. He was 22 years at that time and used his life savings for his career.

Having had a rough childhood, he was very sensitive to the topic of forgiveness, love, self-worth, and dignity. Then he started giving musical performances for the next 6 years and grew very famous. He grew a large and devoted African-American audience by the year 2005. He was ranked as the highest-paid man in the entertainment industry by Forbes in 2011, earning US$ 130 Million between 2010-2011.

Tyler Perry Films, Books

After a few years of his stardom, Tyler Perry opened his own film and music studio under the name of Tyler Perry Studios which was a former 330-acre military base in Atlanta. As a director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, he has given birth to many inspiring, touching, and great films and music albums of all time. Some of the films are”Diary of a Mad Black Woman” in 2005, “Gone Girl” in 2014 where he acted as Tanner Bolt,  “Madea’s Family Reunion” in 2006, and “Madea Goes to Jail” in 2009.

He has also produced and directed many TV Shows including House Of Payne, Meet the Browns, For Better or Worse, The Haves and The Have Nots, Love The Neighbor, If Loving You Is Wrong, Too Close To Home, The Passion, The Paynes, The Oval, Sistas, Young Dylan, Bruh and so on. Tyler published his first book “Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life”, which sold 30,000 copies and the hardcover reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. It was voted Book of the Year, and Best Humor Book at the 2006 Quill Awards. His second book “Higher is Waiting” became number 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Tyler Perry Films

  • Daddy’s Little Girls
  • Why did I get married
  • Meet The Browns
  • The Family That Preys
  • I can Do Bad All By Myself
  • Why Did I Get Married Too
  • Good Deeds
  • Alex Cross
  • Peeples
  • The Single Moms Club
  • Gone Girl
  • Brain on Fire
  • Nobody’s Fool
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie
  • A Madea Homecoming

Tyler Perry Wife, Children, Friends

Perry is a Christian and he is good friends with Janet Jackson, Will Smith, and Oprah Winfrey. He was in a committed relationship with model Gelila Bekele since 2009. In 2014 the couple had their son, whom they named Aman Tyler Perry. However, after spending 11 years together the couple broke up in 2020. Several speculations have floated about the cause of the break-up and their relationship in general. While some people believe that they actually got married secretly, some say that they were never married and were in a committed long-term relationship. It appears that by 2020, the couple was in an on-and-off relationship with each other and finally decided to break up.

In 2021 when Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex came to settle in California, Tyler provided them with security and housing after their Royal protection ceased. He is also the Godfather of Harry and Meghan’s daughter, Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.

Tyler Perry Height, Weight, Nationality, Religion

Tyler is 6 feet 4 inches tall, which is equivalent to 1.96 meters and 196 centimeters. He weighs 102 Kg or 224 lbs. About his body measurements, his chest measures 45 inches, his waist measures 36 inches, and his biceps measure 15.5 inches. He has black hair and eyes and is a huge man. He is American by nationality and is a strong believer in the Christianity religion.

Here is the full Bio of Tyler Perry, his family/ mother/ father/ brother name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, girlfriends, wife, spouse, address, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, school, his/her Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, earning /income/net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Date Of Birth, Height, Weight and more.

Tyler Perry Information Table

Real Name Tyler Perry
Nickname N/A
Gender Male
Profession Actor, Producer, Director
Height (approx.) feet inches 6’ 4”

meters- 1.96 m

centimeters- 196 cm

Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 102 kg

in lbs- 224 lbs

Figure Measurements (approx.) Chest: 45 in

Waist: 36.6 in

Bicep: 15.5 in

Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth 13 September 1969
Age 53
Birth Place New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Nationality American
Hometown New Orleans, Louisiana
School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Black
Caste Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies/Interests Writing
Marital Status Married(unconfirmed)
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Known
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: Emmitt Perry Sr.(stepfather)

Mother: Willie Maxine Perry

Siblings Emmbre Perry, Yulanda Wilkins, Melva Porter (unconfirmed)
Husband/Wife/Spouse Gelila Bekele
Children Aman Tyler Perry
Net Worth 100 crores USD

Social media Accounts of the Producer




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Some lesser-known facts about the Actor

  • Tyler Perry loves to eat burgers and cookies.
  • His favorite singer is Tim McGraw.
  • As a child, Tyler Perry loved to play with remote-controlled airplanes.
  • As a kid, he had suffered from Asthma.
  • Tyler Perry has been a constant supporter of the Feeding America Foundation and has opened around 200 food banks.
  • At the age of 16, he changed his name legally from Emmitt to Tyler to break links from his father in any way.

FAQs on Tyler

1)How old is he?

He is currently 53 years old.

2)Was he married to Gelila Bekele?

It is not clear whether he was married to her or not, but they were in a committed relationship for a long time.

3)Is he friends with Prince Harry and Meghan?

He is obviously in close relation with them as he is the Godfather of their daughter.

4)Who was his original father?

The name of his original father was not known.

5)Did he attempt suicide?

He used to think of committing suicide when he used to get beaten by his father and later on when he had a particular low in his life.


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