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Since then, Madea was often featured in many other Perry's works, like "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" (2001), "Madea's Family Reunion" (2002), and "Madea's Class Reunion" (2003).
While the show tackled such tough subjects as child abuse, it also touched on forgiveness, a theme has remained central in many of his works and reflects his deep connection to his Christian faith.
At 16, he changed his first name to Tyler to separate himself from his father.
Perry dropped out of high school, but he eventually earned a general equivalency diploma, or GED, later.
was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 13, 1969 to a religious mother and carpenter father.
He experienced years of abuse by his father and began seeking solace through writing upon watching an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) discussing the therapeutic nature of writing.