The Life of Tyler Perry: Going Beyond Madea

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Mabel Madea Simmons a fictional character created and portrayed by Tyler Perry is a sensational show about a thuggishly elderly woman. Madea designed with a saucy hot temper and a sarcastic mind frame. She brings a certain reality to the audience; her numerous catch phrases are difficult not to pick up. Tyler Perry’s creative streak […]

Madea: Facts & Figures

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Madea is the fictional, sassy, elderly woman portrayed by Tyler Perry in drag.  Do you know the following about her? Mabel Simmons  is Madea’s name Madea was born in New Orleans April 26, 1935 The family moved to Atlanta Georgia when she was 16 She attended Booker T. Washington High School and was a cheerleader […]