Birth Name: Emmitt Perry, Jr.
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 13, 1969
Tyler Perry is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer, and director. He is also a songwriter in the gospel genre. He is known for his character, Mabel Simmons (popularly known as Madea).
Tyler’s mother was named Willie Maxine (Campbell). Tyler has stated that as an adult, he discovered, using a DNA test, that the man he thought was his biological father, Emmitt Perry, Sr., was not his biological father.
Tyler has a son with his former partner, Ethiopian model and social activist Gelila Bekele.