Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry, aka Emmitt Perry Jr., was born September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is one of four children and had a difficult childhood, suffering years of abuse from his father. He also had problems outside the home, as he later admitted he was sexually abused by four different adults. At one point, Perry attempted suicide in an effort to escape his difficult situation. At 16, he changed his first name to Tyler to separate himself from his […]

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