Playwright, author, actor, director, producer and New Orleans native, Tyler Perry, is what some would consider an overnight success. But success did not come easily for Tyler. Homeless at one time, Tyler persisted in his dream of seeing what began as personal journal entries, expressed on stage.
After persisting through the loss of his apartment and living in his car because of investing in his own work, Tyler achieved success with the success of his play I Know I've Been Changed. That play was the first of a series of successful plays that changed Tyler's life and the entertainment industry.
After achieving success as a playwright, Tyler began making movies based on his plays. He also created two television sitcoms that air on TBS. The success of his movies enable him to build the first movie studio owned by an African American.