Tyler Perry Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Assets, and Awards

Tyler Perry And His Family

Tyler Perry was born on 13 September 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His father’s name is Emmitt Perry, his mother’s name is Willie Maxine Perry, and he has three more siblings.

As a child, he faced physical abuse from his father and even tried to commit suicide once – to save himself from the brutality. His mother was his only comfort, who would take him to the church every Sunday.

Age, Physical Appearance, and Height

Tyler Perry was born on 13 September 1966, and according to the calculation, his current age is 55 years. 

Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status as the main things for the Industry. Fans also attract the Height, Weight & Physical Status of Tyler Perry is 196 cm and 1.96 m, and feet inches- 6′ 5″. His weight is in kilograms- 102 kg. Weight.

Tyler Perry has a Waist Size of 36 Inches and a chest of 44 Inches, And biceps of 15 Inches. he has Black color hair and Black color eyes. Besides this, he is wearing a shoe size 12.


At 16, he changed his name from Emmitt to Tyler to keep himself aloof from his father. He also dropped out of high school and later earned a General Educational Development (GED) degree.

While watching an episode of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, he heard a comment from someone who stated that writing could help overcome depression and provide strength. Inspired by the remark, he began writing letters addressed to himself, which later served as the basis for the musical ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed. The play was staged for the first time in 1992 in Atlanta.

Personal Life

He founded a camp for 65 children from Philadelphia to visit ‘Walt Disney World’ on 20 July 2009. He calls himself a Christian and is very dedicated to the Black church.

He is a good friend of actor Will Smith, singer Janet Jackson and host/actress Oprah Winfrey.


Financially weak, Perry staged the musical in several other places and did several odd jobs. He even lived in his car, yet he did not give up and rewrote and reproduced the musical repeatedly.

From 1998 to 2000, his play, ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed,’ was finally liked by critics and was staged in many places.

He came up with the next play, ‘I Can Do Bad All by Myself,’ in 2000, which was an instant hit. In the play ‘Madea,’ the central character, modeled after his mother and played by Perry himself, stole the show.

He produced ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’ in 2001, followed by ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ the next year, and both received positive reviews.

After coming up with ‘Madea’s Class Reunion’ in 2003, he began touring to promote all of his plays.

In 2005, he made a big move toward the silver screen and made his debut film ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman. The movie was a huge success, especially among African-Americans.

In 2006, he filmed ‘Madea’s Family Reunion,’ playing the role of ‘Madea’ himself. Following the movie’s success, he founded his studio in Atlanta. On 21 June 2006, he launched his television series ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ on the TBS cable network.

In 2006, he published his book, ‘Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life,’ which became a best-seller.

His next venture was the romantic comedy-drama film ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ in 2007.

In 2008, he released ‘Meet the Browns.’ It was so successful that they adapted it for a television sitcom the next year.

‘Madea Goes to Jail’ was released in 2009 and was a massive success. Released a couple of years later, his comedy-drama film ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ took the box office by storm.

On 29 March 2013, he released ‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,’ a drama-thriller.

Major Works

Perry’s most famous film, which earned many awards and nominations, is the romantic comedy-drama film ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Made with a humble budget of $5.5 million, the movie garnered a huge sum of $50.6 million at the box office.

‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’, a comedy-drama series, was an immensely successful TV sitcom. It had a total of 254 episodes which exceeded any other TV series.

Net Worth

Tyler Perry’s Net Worth is $1 billion US Dollars. Tyler Perry’s house is worth over 20 million dollars and is located in upscale California. Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Tyler Perry created and performed the Madea character, a tough older woman. Tyler Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s.


Tyler Perry lives in a 12,000 – square-foot mansion in upscale California. Tyler Perry purchased this house at a price tag of $41 Million.


  1. Perry was awarded two BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards for ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman – the first in ‘The outstanding Actor in a Theatrical Film’ category and the second in ‘Outstanding Writing for Theatrical Film’ category.
  2. In 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed �Perry the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.  

Car Collection

Tyler Perry has over 15 expensive luxury cars. Tyler Perry has recently purchased a brand-new Toyota Vellfire for USD 100,000. Tyler Perry also owns a Lamborghini Urus worth more than USD 620,000. A few other cars owned by Tyler Perry are listed below, along with their prices.

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Riya Kapoor

Riya Kapoor writes about lifestyle, entertainment, news and gadgets. She has been in this industry for almost 4 years now. She is a graduate from Delhi University with English Hons and had deep connection with writing since her childhood.

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