Tyler Perry is a prolific writer, director and actor known for creating some of the most unforgettable characters in film. His unique storytelling style has given birth to an array of memorable on-screen moments; these five characters are just a glimpse into the brilliant mind, and pen, of Perry.
Madea (Tyler Perry)
Perry's iconic character, Madea, is a no-nonsense, sharp-witted and outrageously funny elderly woman who has become a beloved fixture in his films.
Joe (Tyler Perry)
Perry takes on the role of Joe, Madea's brother, who provides guidance and support to his over-the-top family.
Melinda (Taraji P. Henson) - "Acrimony" (2018)
Taraji P. Henson delivers a powerful performance as Melinda, a woman whose deep-seated resentment and anger drive the intense drama of "Acrimony."
Angela (Tasha Smith) - "Why Did I Get Married?" (2007)
Angela, played by Tasha Smith, is a feisty and outspoken character dealing with the complexities of marriage, leaving a lasting impression in this ensemble drama.
Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) - "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" (2005)
Kimberly Elise portrays Helen McCarter, a woman who finds strength and self-discovery after her marriage falls apart in one of Perry's early classics.
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