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Actor, Producer, CEO of Tyler Perry Studios

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 Tyler Perry Biography

The mastermind behind over 20 feature films, 20 stage plays, seven television shows, and a New York Times bestselling book, Tyler Perry has built an empire that has attracted audiences and built communities. From the Tyler Perry Studios home base in Atlanta, Georgia, throughout the world. Celebrated “among the pantheon of today’s greatest cinematic innovators,” his unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor continues to shape his inspiring life story, connecting with fans across the globe.

Perry’s legacy is the modern epitome of the American dream. Born and raised in New Orleans, his childhood was marked by poverty and a household scarred by abuse. From a young age, he learned to write down his daily thoughts and experiences in a series of soul-searching letters to himself – advice he learned from Oprah Winfrey that ultimately set his career in motion. Characterized by strength, faith, and determination during a turbulent adolescence, these letters provided Perry with the inspiration to delve into writing his first play, I Know I’ve Been Changed in 1992. Saving every last dollar, Perry staged the play for what he hoped would be a packed audience, but the seats remained empty. Never would he have imagined that six years later, that same play would sell out during a local run, forcing the production to move to the acclaimed Fox Theatre in Atlanta, or that in 2015, his original play, Madea on the Run, would be sold out in theaters nationwide.

“My biggest success is getting over the things that have tried to destroy and take me out of this life. Those are my biggest successes. It has nothing to do with work.”

Newly established in the world of theater, he wrote thirteen plays over the next thirteen years, including Woman Thou Art Loosed! and I Can Do Bad All By Myself, the first appearance of renowned character Madea. With the popularization of the God-fearing, gun-touting grandmother, Perry made the leap to film in 2005 with Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which debuted at number one at the box office in the United States. Then, of course, came Madea’s Family Reunion, Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married?, Meet the Browns, The Family That Preys, and countless other celebrated hits. In 2006, the world saw the publication of his first book, "Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries On Life And Love," which became a New York Times bestseller for eight straight weeks. It went on to claim Quill Book Awards for both Humor and Book of the Year and spread Perry’s unique brand of inspirational entertainment to a devoted new audience.

In 2007, Perry expanded his reach to television with the TBS series "House of Payne," the highest-rated first-run syndicated cable show of all time, which went into syndication after only a year. His follow-up effort, "Meet the Browns," was the second highest debut ever on cable – after "House of Payne." In late 2012, he teamed up with Oprah to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN, and launched with the half-hour-long sitcom, "Love Thy Neighbor," and the hour-long drama, "The Haves and The Have Nots," which made its debut in 2013 and has continued to break ratings on the network. In the fall of 2016, Perry debuted a brand new series and political drama, "Too Close to Home," on TLC.

In recent years, Perry has stepped out from behind the camera, starring in several films including the Rob Cohen-directed Alex Cross, David Fincher’s critically acclaimed Gone Girl, and Paramount’s 2016 blockbuster, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Not one to rest on his successes, in 2015 Tyler Perry Studios announced plans to expand operations in Atlanta with the acquisition of Fort McPherson. The studio has now made a home on over 330 acres. With that, Tyler Perry Studios welcomes more than 400 job opportunities to the Atlanta community across Tyler’s productions, as well as major feature films and television shows.

In 2019, Perry announced plans to retire his beloved character Madea. That same year, Perry staged a tour to honor his most famous character.

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  • A Conversation With Tyler Perry

    With millions of fans worldwide, Tyler Perry has built an entertainment empire based on a unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work. Whether it’s about the story of the beloved Madea and the creation of his amazingly successful films and television shows to his activism on behalf of others, a conversation with Tyler Perry is one that touches and inspires.

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    Booking fees for Tyler Perry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tyler Perry, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Tyler Perry

Actor, Producer, CEO of Tyler Perry Studios

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Tyler Perry Biography

The mastermind behind over 20 feature films, 20 stage plays, seven television shows, and a New York Times bestselling book, Tyler Perry has built an empire that has attracted audiences and built communities. From the Tyler Perry Studios home base in Atlanta, Georgia, throughout the world. Celebrated “among the pantheon of today’s greatest cinematic innovators,” his unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor continues to shape his inspiring life story, connecting with fans across the globe.

Perry’s legacy is the modern epitome of the American dream. Born and raised in New Orleans, his childhood was marked by poverty and a household scarred by abuse. From a young age, he learned to write down his daily thoughts and experiences in a series of soul-searching letters to himself – advice he learned from Oprah Winfrey that ultimately set his career in motion. Characterized by strength, faith, and determination during a turbulent adolescence, these letters provided Perry with the inspiration to delve into writing his first play, I Know I’ve Been Changed in 1992. Saving every last dollar, Perry staged the play for what he hoped would be a packed audience, but the seats remained empty. Never would he have imagined that six years later, that same play would sell out during a local run, forcing the production to move to the acclaimed Fox Theatre in Atlanta, or that in 2015, his original play, Madea on the Run, would be sold out in theaters nationwide.

“My biggest success is getting over the things that have tried to destroy and take me out of this life. Those are my biggest successes. It has nothing to do with work.”

Newly established in the world of theater, he wrote thirteen plays over the next thirteen years, including Woman Thou Art Loosed! and I Can Do Bad All By Myself, the first appearance of renowned character Madea. With the popularization of the God-fearing, gun-touting grandmother, Perry made the leap to film in 2005 with Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which debuted at number one at the box office in the United States. Then, of course, came Madea’s Family Reunion, Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married?, Meet the Browns, The Family That Preys, and countless other celebrated hits. In 2006, the world saw the publication of his first book, "Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries On Life And Love," which became a New York Times bestseller for eight straight weeks. It went on to claim Quill Book Awards for both Humor and Book of the Year and spread Perry’s unique brand of inspirational entertainment to a devoted new audience.

In 2007, Perry expanded his reach to television with the TBS series "House of Payne," the highest-rated first-run syndicated cable show of all time, which went into syndication after only a year. His follow-up effort, "Meet the Browns," was the second highest debut ever on cable – after "House of Payne." In late 2012, he teamed up with Oprah to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN, and launched with the half-hour-long sitcom, "Love Thy Neighbor," and the hour-long drama, "The Haves and The Have Nots," which made its debut in 2013 and has continued to break ratings on the network. In the fall of 2016, Perry debuted a brand new series and political drama, "Too Close to Home," on TLC.

In recent years, Perry has stepped out from behind the camera, starring in several films including the Rob Cohen-directed Alex Cross, David Fincher’s critically acclaimed Gone Girl, and Paramount’s 2016 blockbuster, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Not one to rest on his successes, in 2015 Tyler Perry Studios announced plans to expand operations in Atlanta with the acquisition of Fort McPherson. The studio has now made a home on over 330 acres. With that, Tyler Perry Studios welcomes more than 400 job opportunities to the Atlanta community across Tyler’s productions, as well as major feature films and television shows.

In 2019, Perry announced plans to retire his beloved character Madea. That same year, Perry staged a tour to honor his most famous character.

Tyler Perry Videos

  • Tyler Perry Gives Powerful Speech Of Motivation As He Accepts ...
    Tyler Perry accepts the Ultimate Icon Award and gives amazing speech on determination and reaching goals.
  • Tyler Perry Addresses Conference on Volunteering and Service ...

Tyler Perry Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation With Tyler Perry

    With millions of fans worldwide, Tyler Perry has built an entertainment empire based on a unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work. Whether it’s about the story of the beloved Madea and the creation of his amazingly successful films and television shows to his activism on behalf of others, a conversation with Tyler Perry is one that touches and inspires.

FAQs on booking Tyler Perry

  • How to book Tyler Perry?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tyler Perry for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tyler Perry, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tyler Perry or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tyler Perry?

    Booking fees for Tyler Perry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tyler Perry, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tyler Perry?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tyler Perry for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tyler Perry for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tyler Perry or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tyler Perry or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tyler Perry is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tyler Perry for your event is available upon request. Tyler Perry generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Viola Davis, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tyler Perry for an upcoming event.

Tyler Perry Speaker Videos

  • Tyler Perry Gives Powerful Speech Of Motivation As He Accepts ...
    Tyler Perry accepts the Ultimate Icon Award and gives amazing speech on determination and reaching goals.
    Tyler Perry Addresses Conference on Volunteering and Service ...

Tyler Perry Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation With Tyler Perry

    With millions of fans worldwide, Tyler Perry has built an entertainment empire based on a unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work. Whether it’s about the story of the beloved Madea and the creation of his amazingly successful films and television shows to his activism on behalf of others, a conversation with Tyler Perry is one that touches and inspires.

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