Tyler Perry is known for both creating and performing as the Madea character, a tough elderly black woman.Perry also creates films, some produced as live recordings of stage plays, and others professionally filmed using full sets and locations with full editing. Perry is estimated to have earned around US$75 million by 2008.
Many of Perry’s stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as professional films.
At the moment Mr. Perry has added another hit show to his house. The show ‘Too Close To Home’ on TLC offers a soapy southern look at trailer life.The series follows a young woman, Anna, from a working class life who, after having an affair with the President of the United States, becomes the center of a political scandal. When the scandal erupts, she returns to her old life.
Since 2006, The Perry Foundation’s aim has been to transform tragedy into triumph by seeding individual potential, supporting communities, and harvesting real change.