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(Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker, Writer, and Songwriter)

Tyler Perry is a Writer, Director, Producer, Actor. Tyler is a father of one.

Relationship Facts of Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is Tyler Perry in a relationship with Gelila Bekele?- Dating History

Tyler Perry dated American actress Tasha Smith for a brief amount of time.

Since 2007, he has been in a relationship with Ethiopian Model Gelila Bekele.

In September 2014, it was announced that they were expecting their first child.

Bekele gave birth to a son, Aman Tyler Perry in November 2014. Perry has not spoken about the future of his relationships.

Tyler Perry: Biography in Details

Who is Tyler Perry?

Tyler Perry is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer, and songwriter.

He has created several television shows, the most successful of which is ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.

Additionally, in 1992 he directed, produced, and starred in the musical ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed.

Tyler Perry’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Perry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 13, 1969, as Emmitt Perry Jr. to parents Willie Maxine Perry and Emmitt Perry, Sr. Additionally, he has three siblings.

He had a rough childhood as he suffered years of abuse.  A DNA test Perry took in the 2010s stated that Emmitt Sr. was not Perry’s biological father.

He is of American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to African-American ethnic background.

Talking about his education, Tyler Perry did not complete high school, he earned a GED.

Tyler Perry’s Career, Profession

Tyler Perry initially moved to Atlanta in 1990, where two years later ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed was first performed at a community theater.

Later, he continued to create new stage productions.

Eventually, he raised a US $5.5 million budget in part from the ticket sales of his stage productions to fund his first movie, ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Tyler Perry took on the leading role in ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ in 2006. Furthermore, he also established his movie and acting studio in Atlanta that year.

Some of the other movies and television series that he has been part of include ‘Love Thy Neighbor’, ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’, ‘If Loving You Is Wrong’, ‘Too Close to Home’, ‘For Better or Worse’, ‘And meet the Browns’ among others.


All in all, Tyler Perry has more than 40 credits as a writer. In addition, he also has more than 40 credits as a director and more than 40 credits as a producer.

Similarly, he has appeared in more than 40 movies and television series throughout his career.

Apart from his work in show business, Perry also wrote the 2006 best-selling book, ‘Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life.

Perry won the Movies for Grownups Award in 2009 for ‘The Family That Preys. In 2014, he garnered a Hollywood Award nomination for ‘A Madea Christmas’.

Additionally, some other award nominations that he has garnered over the years are EDA Award, Black Movie Award, Black Reel Award, COFCA Award, GFCA Award, Gold Derby Award, and others.

Furthermore, awards that Tyler Perry has won throughout his career as of now are AAFCA Award, BET Comedy Award, Black Film Critics Circle Awards, Black Movie Award, BSFC Award, CinemaCon Award, and Image Award among others.

Tyler Perry: Salary, Net Worth 2024

Tyler Perry has not revealed his current salary.

However, he has an estimated net worth of around $1 billion.

Tyler Perry’s Rumors, Controversy

Tyler Perry became part of a controversy after he defended Pastor Joel Osteen, who came under fire when he was accused of closing his 16,800-person-capacity Lakewood Church to victims in the area of the Hurricane Harvey disaster.

Furthermore, he also became part of another controversy due to his feud with Mo’Nique.

Additionally, his movie ‘Madea’ also received numerous backlashes along its way. At present, there are no rumors concerning Perry and his career.

Tyler Perry’s Body Measurements

Talking about his body measurement, Perry has a height of 6 feet 5 inches or 196 cm.

Additionally, Tyler Perry weighs 102 kg or 225 lbs.

Furthermore, his hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown.

Social Media Profile

Tyler Perry is active on social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram.

He has more than 6.4M followers on Twitter.

In addition, Tyler Perry has more than 6.2M followers on Instagram.

Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 15M followers.


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