Birthday bumps for Perry

Sep 13, 2013, 07:19 IST | The Centrestage Team

The Madea star celebrates his birthday today. CS tells you some interesting facts about Tyler Perry � the actor, director, playwright and songwriter

This year Perry will return to the big screen with A Madea Christmas, slated for release on December 13. In addition, Perry has announced that he’s working on a Madea animated film for kids.

Tyler Perry

>> Perry changed his name at the age of 16 due to the troubled nature of his relationship with his father. Perry often said in interviews, that his father was a man “whose answer to everything was to beat it out of you.”

>> Perry got his inspiration to work from a comment made on The Oprah Winfrey show.

>> Tyler is an owner of a 12-acre estate outside Atlanta. He bought the former Dean Gardens in Johns Creek, GA for $7.6 million. The property has a golf course and is 58 acres in totality.

>> The actor, playwright topped the Forbes’ list of the highest-paid Men in entertainment in 2011, earning $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

>> He has also established the Tyler Perry Foundation to help economically disadvantaged people overcome adversity by
achieving a better quality of life. 

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