Facts about Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry is a name very well known to almost every theater-loving person. Born in New Orleans, Tyler Perry is an African American who had a very gloomy childhood behind the smoke screens of his life today, as a writer, producer, and a director who has no comparison! However, this journey of “rags to riches” for Perry was not an easy one. Some facts highlighting the life of Tyler Perry are as follows:

Fact 1:

Tyler Perry had a very difficult and abused life as a child, unfortunately at the hands of his own father. Only a few people might know what that kind of suffering is like. (Biography.com)

Fact 2:

Tyler Perry achieved his true passion as a director, producer, and writer by describing his own terrible experiences. All of his work revolves around a central theme of misery and distress. (Biography.com)

Fact 3:

Perry got his inspiration to work from a comment made in the famous Oprah Winfrey show. (Fun Trivia)

Fact 4:

Perry has been writing plays since he was 18. (Fun Trivia)

Fact 5:

Tyler Perry attended high school with famous rapper Mystikal; however he did not complete high school. (Fun Trivia)

Fact 6:

The longest running character created by Tyler Perry, Madea, was actually a very small role in his early plays!

Fact 7:

Known to be a “class clown” and a comedian for everyone, Tyler Perry was actually a dejected and stressed man who claims to have learned the art of creating stories from this very “pretentious” quality of his personality. (Christine, 2004)

Fact 8:

Despite the problems with his father, the mother of the famous playwright Tyler Perry was a very pious and God-fearing lady with a habit of going to church daily. (Biography of Tyler Perry)

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[0] . (n.d). IMDB. In Biography of Tyler Perry. Retrieved May 10, 2013, from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1347153/bio
[1] . (2013). Fun Trivia. In Tyler Perry. Retrieved May 10, 2013, from http://www.funtrivia.com/en/subtopics/Tyler-Perry-293348.html
[2] . (2009). Bio.TrueStory. In Tyler Perry Biography. Retrieved may 10, 2013, from http://www.biography.com/people/tyler-perry-361274
[3] Christine. (2004). www.encyclopedia.com. In Tyler Perry. Retrieved May 10, 2013, from http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Tyler_Perry.aspx