TYLER PERRY Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million between May 2010 and 2011.Perry is best known for creating, and performing in drag, the Madea character, a giant, overreactive, and thuggishly tough elderly woman. He’s also well-known for creating numerous feature films, starting in 2005 with Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which features his claim to fame role, Madea.

Perry is no stranger to abuse and child molestation having been beaten up by his father many a times, Perry once said his father’s “answer to everything was to beat it out of you” As a child, Perry once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father’s beatings. In contrast to his father, his mother took him to church each week, where he sensed a certain refuge and contentment. At age 16…

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