Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author, and philanthropist.  He started his career writing plays, many of which became the inspiration for his films, including the legendary “Madea.” The Madea franchise has grossed over $1 billion at the box office and Tyler’s entertainment enterprise has raked in over $2 billion. Tyler Perry has produced over 1,600 episodes of television and directed, written, and produced 28 feature films. In 2019, Perry celebrated the historic opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.  He received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2021 Oscars, and the Governors Award at the 2020 Emmys. 
In September 2022, Mr. Perry released his 27-year in the making passion project, A Jazzman’s Blues, with Netflix where the film spent several weeks on the US and global top ten list. In October 2023, Perry announced a multiyear first-look deal with Netflix to write, direct, and produce eight features for the streamer. Perry released Mea Culpa, starring and produced by Kelly Rowland, with Netflix in February of 2024, and in the same month announced that he would be expanding his deal with Netflix, adding a first look TV series deal to the mix, with Black In Beauty being the first series coming to the streaming platform. His latest collaboration with Netflix, Six Triple Eight, tells the inspiring true story of the only all-Black, all-female battalion during World War II, and features an all-star cast including Oprah Winfrey, Ebony Obsidian, and Kerry Washington who is also an executive producer of the film. Mr. Perry is also in business with Amazon, setting a four-movie deal with the streaming giant, where he released his documentary, Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story with Amazon Prime in 2023, and will bring Divorce in the Black and Black, White, and Blue to Amazon Prime in 2024.
Through his philanthropic endeavors, Tyler gives from a personal place, aiding people and charities that help others overcome the obstacles that he, too, once faced. He has been intimately involved and donated generously to civil rights causes and also strongly supports charities that focus on helping the homeless, such as Global Medical Relief Fund, Charity Water, Feeding America, Covenant House, and Hosea Feed the Hungry, Project Adventure, among many others. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tyler stepped in to help those in need, including purchasing groceries for the elderly in Georgia and Louisiana, purchasing grocery store gift cards for police to hand out to Atlanta communities in need, covering travel expenses for George Floyd’s family for his funerals, donating $100K to the legal defense fund of Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, hosting a Thanksgiving food drive at his studio, and paying for funeral expenses for Rayshard Brooks and Secoriea Turner, a young girl killed in Atlanta.
In 2023 Tyler Perry announced that he would be donating $750,000 to help low-income seniors in Atlanta now that property taxes have been increased, in collaboration with Invest Atlanta. His $750,000 donation will help pay off back property taxes for the more than 300 low-income seniors who currently owe taxes. The donation will also fund a pilot program that will pay off the difference between current taxes and the increase for more than 100 low-income seniors. This donation will extend another four years for $500,000 annually.
Tyler Perry practices what he preaches, and what he preaches has endeared him to millions of fans drawn by that unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work.