VIDEO: First Trailer for Tyler Perry's A MADEA CHRISTMAS
The first trailer for Tyler Perry's A MADEA CHRISTMAS, set to hit theaters on Dec. 23, has just been released - check it out below!
Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr.) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author and songwriter, specializing in the Gospel genre. 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 both creating and performing in drag the Madea character, a tough elderly woman. Perry is also well known for creating both stage-play films and conventional films. Between the two, his stage-play films debuted first in 1998 with I Know I've Been Changed. His career with conventional films began in 2005 with Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which features the character of Madea. Many of Perry's conventional films are based on and titled after his stage-play films.
Perry currently has an upcoming Madea film in the works: A Madea Christmas (based on the play of the same name), slated for release on December 13, 2013. It will be the first film in which he does not portray the title character.