Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry (Actor), born on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tyler Perry's age 53 years & Zodiac Sign Virgo, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is African-American. Let's check, How Tall is Tyler Perry?

Tyler Perry Bio

  • Birth Name:Tyler Perry
  • First Name: Tyler
  • Last Name: Perry
  • Age: 53 years
  • Birth Date: September 13, 1969
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Country: United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Feet/Shoe Size: 13.5 (US), 47.5 (EU), 13 (UK & AUS)
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Tyler Perry Height

    6 Feet 5 Inches (195.58 cm/1.95 m)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)6 Feet 5 Inches
    Height (in Centimeters)195.58 cm
    Height (in Meters)1.95 m
    Weight (in Kilograms)102 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)224.87 lbs

    Tyler Perry Body Measurements

    Tyler Perry's full body measurements are 45 inches (114.3 cm) - 15 inches (38.1 cm) - 34 inches (86.36 cm).

    Body Measurements
    Measurements45-34-15 inches/ 114.3-86.36-38.1 cm
    Chest Size45 inches (114.3 cm)
    Biceps Size15 inches (38.1 cm)
    Waist Size (Male)34 inches (86.36 cm)

    Tyler Perry FAQs

    Who is Tyler Perry's wife?

    Gelila Bekele

    How did Tyler Perry make so much money?

    $31 million

    Why did Tyler Perry change his name?

    Emmitt Perry Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 14, 1969, to Maxine and Emmitt Perry. At age sixteen, he changed his first name to Tyler to dissociate himself from his abusive father.

    Tyler Perry is one of the most famous and trending Actor in the whole world right now. Tyler Perry was born on September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

    Family, Childhood, and Education

    Tyler Perry’s father’s name is Emmitt Perry, Sr. and his mother’s name is Willie Maxine Perry. He has three siblings, Emmbre Perry (Brother) (Film Director), Yulanda Wilkins (Sister), and Melva Porter (Sister). He faced physical abuse from his father and even tried to commit suicide once – to save himself from the brutality. His mother was his only comfort, she would take him to church every Sunday. At the age of 16, he changed his name from Emmitt to Tyler to keep himself aloof from his father.

    Tyler Perry didn’t complete his school education as he dropped out of high school early. However, he did manage to earn a GED (General Educational Development), which is the equivalent of high school graduation.


    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. He came up with the next play ‘I Can Do Bad All by Myself’ in 2000, which was an instant hit. In the play ‘Madea’, the central character, who was modeled after his mother and was played by Perry himself, stole the show. He produced ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman in 2001, followed by ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ the next year and both received positive reviews.
    After coming up with ‘Madea’s Class Reunion’ in 2003, he began touring to promote all of his plays.

    In 2005, he made a big move toward the silver screen and made his debut film ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman. The movie was a huge success, especially among African-Americans. In 2006, he filmed ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ playing the role of ‘Madea himself. Following the success of the movie, he founded his own studio in Atlanta. On June 21, 2006, he launched his own television series ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ on the TBS cable network. In 2006, he published his book, ‘Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life’ which became a best-seller.

    His next venture was the romantic comedy-drama film, ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ in 2007. In 2008, he released ‘Meet the Browns’. It was so successful that they adapted it for a television sitcom the next year. ‘Madea Goes to Jail’ was released in 2009 and was a massive success. Released a couple of years later, his comedy-drama film ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ took the box office by storm. On March 29, 2013, he released ‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor’, a drama-thriller.

    Relationship/ Affairs And Girlfriend/ Wife

    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.

    Tyler Perry Net Worth And Salary

    As of 2022, the estimated Tyler Perry’s net worth is $31 million USD. His major source of income is his acting career. Tyler Perry’s salary as of 2022 is $3.6 million per year.

    Social Media Profile

    Tyler Perry is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. He has more than 6.7 million followers on Twitter, around 15 million followers on Facebook, and more than 6.9 million followers on Instagram.

    Trivia: Tyler Perry Facts

    * Tyler Perry’s first work consisted of letters to himself that he adapted into the musical I Know I’ve Been Changed.
    * He wrote the 2006 version of Madea’s Family Reunion and produced Diary of a Mad Black Woman in which he acted as Madea in drag.
    * In 2011, he was named the highest-earning entertainer by Forbes magazine as he managed to rake in $130 million from May 2010 to 2011.

    Now he is ranked in the list of the most popular American actor.

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