Tyler Perry Overview

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Born: September 13, 1969

A native of New Orleans, Tyler Perry had a rough childhood, due to constant abuse from his father. As a young adult, feeling dejected and rejected, he wrote a series of letters to himself in an attempt to find catharses for his childhood pain. The letters evolved into a musical, which Perry called I Know I've Been Changed, about adult survivors of child abuse. Realizing that he might have the solution to his problems in his script, he saved twelve thousand dollars and moved to Atlanta, where he... See All

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