- Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:55 AM GMT
A previous report claimed the pair's 'relationship has soured in the last six months because Oprah finds Tyler difficult to work with and he doesn't take constructive criticism well at all.'READ MORE
Emmitt Perry Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 13, 1969 to a religious mother and carpenter father. He experienced years of abuse by his father and began
seeking solace through writing upon watching an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) discussing the therapeutic nature of writing. At 16, he changed his first name
into Tyler to estrange himself from his abusive father. He began writing letters to himself then, many of which inspired his first musical "I Know I've Been Changed" which
focused on child abuse, dysfunctional families, self-worth, and forgiveness. He debuted the play at an Atlanta theater, but failed to garner viewers.
Refusing to give up, Perry continued undergoing several jobs while reworking on the show. He staged the show in several other cities, but still didn't success that he was broke and once had to live in a car. His fate changed when in 1998 he rented out Atlanta's House of Blues to once again stage "I Know I've Been Changed". This time, he earned critical acclaim and the play was a commercial success. He subsequently experienced career breakthrough in 2000 with his created character of Madea which first appeared in his play "I Can Do Bad All by Myself". Since then, Madea was often featured in many other Perry's works, like "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" (2001), "Madea's Family Reunion" (2002), and "Madea's Class Reunion" (2003).
The biblical musical production scheduled to air live from New Orleans in March will star Jencarlos Canela and Chris Daughtry.READ MORE
Also starring Bella Thorne, Kian Lawley and Cassi Davis, the upcoming movie will follow Madea as she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists and ghosts.READ MORE
The musical about Jesus Christ is scheduled to air live from New Orleans and feature a giant illuminated cross.READ MORE
Tyler Perry takes to Facebook to share a tribute video he put together for the funeral of Whitney Houston's daughter in early August.READ MORE
The 45-year-old filmmaker asks the media to show 'some decency and respect' to Bobbi and her family following death rumors circulating online.READ MORE