Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Date of Birth

Birthday: September 13
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Tyler Perry is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian and director.

Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012.

Tyler Perry is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian and director.

Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012.

On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots being its most successful. The Haves and the Have Nots has given OWN its highest ratings to date as of 2014, with the series also referred to as "one of OWN's biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, and manipulations."

Perry has additionally acted in films not directed or produced by himself, including as Admiral Barnett in Star Trek (2009), the titular character in Alex Cross (2012), Tanner Bolt in Gone Girl (2014), Baxter Stockman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), and Colin Powell in Vice (2018).

In 2020, Tyler Perry received the Governors Award at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Awards & Nominations

No Nominations | 1 Honor
Governors Award - 2020
  • Winner
  • Tyler Perry, Honoree
Tyler Perry accepts the Governors Award at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award to Tyler Perry at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Palmer Williams, Jr., Angela Robinson, Dr. Bernice A. King, Renee Lawless, April Parker Jones, and Peter Parros at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2
Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington with Dr. Bernice A. King and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington with Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Guests mingle at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Renee Lawless greets April Parker Jones at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
The Lady, Sylvia Webb, and Rhonda Morgan at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Tyler Perry chats with Imara Canady at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Tyler Perry onstage at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Ulrike Stewart, Brooklynn Summers, and Esteban Cueto chat at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Tyler Perry accepts the Governors Award at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Tyler Perry accepts the Governors Award at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award to Tyler Perry at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award to Tyler Perry at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Palmer Williams, Jr., Angela Robinson, Dr. Bernice A. King, Renee Lawless, April Parker Jones, and Peter Parros at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2
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Palmer Williams, Jr., Angela Robinson, Dr. Bernice A. King, Renee Lawless, April Parker Jones, and Peter Parros at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington with Dr. Bernice A. King and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington with Dr. Bernice A. King and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington with Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington with Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Guests mingle at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Guests mingle at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Renee Lawless greets April Parker Jones at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Renee Lawless greets April Parker Jones at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Tamron Hall and Tyler Perry at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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The Lady, Sylvia Webb, and Rhonda Morgan at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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The Lady, Sylvia Webb, and Rhonda Morgan at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Tyler Perry chats with Imara Canady at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Tyler Perry chats with Imara Canady at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Tyler Perry onstage at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Tyler Perry onstage at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Ulrike Stewart, Brooklynn Summers, and Esteban Cueto chat at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
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Ulrike Stewart, Brooklynn Summers, and Esteban Cueto chat at the Television Academy's first member event in Atlanta, "A Conversation with Tyler Perry," at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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