Tyler Perry

Director, Playwright, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor, Author and Entrepreneur

Born into poverty and raised in a household scarred by abuse, Tyler Perry fought to find the strength, faith and perseverance that formed the foundations of his much-acclaimed plays, films, books and shows. Tyler’s films have grossed over two billion dollars at the box office and his four television series on OWN continue to break records. He leads more than 400 regular employees at his film studio in Atlanta, where many major feature films and television productions are shot. A philanthropist at heart, Tyler has given millions to a variety of nonprofit organizations and he is committed to helping individuals who have been wronged by social injustices. Tyler practices what he preaches, which has endeared him to millions of fans drawn to his unique blend of hope and humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work.