Tyler Perry is an actor, comedian, filmmaker, and playwright who first stepped onto the scene in 1992. Over the course of his 25+ year career, Perry has come to be known as one of the most successful people in the entertainment industry. He is known for creating and playing the part of the vindictive fictional character Madea, based on his mother and aunt. He has written and produced several theatrical plays over the years, as well as several television series (most notable Tyler Perry’s House of Payne). Many of Perry’s stage plays have subsequently been adapted as films. Most recently, Perry has worked in partnership with the Oprah Winfrey Network, bringing scripted television to the network. He has created several series, including the most successful The Haves and the Have Nots.
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