Perry has written and produced many shows since the 1990s.

He moved to Atlanta in 1990 and after two years I Know I’ve Been Changed was performed at a community theater. When he was 28 years old, Tyler retooled and restaged the play in Atlanta’s House of Blue Theatre. By 2005 Tyler had became very famous and Forbes reported in 2005 that the play had sold more than $100 million in tickets, $30 million in videos and $20 million in merchandise.

Perry signed with Lions Gate Entertainment which co-produces and distributes his films.

Tyler recently took a DNA test that showed that Emmitt Sr. Tyler earned a GED but has not completed his high school.

He became inspired by the Oprah Winfrey Show and started writing a series of letters to himself that later went on to become the base of the musical named I Know I’ve Been changed.

Perry is good friends with Janet Jackson, Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey.

His works include mostly theology and social behavior that indicates of predominantly Black church culture and child abuse.The Have and the Have Nots became the most watched program in all of cable television on 14 February 2014.Perry’s first book Don’t Make a Black woman Take Off Her Earring: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life was voted Book of the Year Best Humor Book at the 2006 Quill Awards.He then directed the movie, The Single Moms Club which was released on 14 January 2009.After agreeing an exclusive multi-year partnership with The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on October2, 2012, Tyler featured his drama series named The Haves and the Have Nots and the sitcom Love Thy Neighbor.Several of Ty6ler’s stage play films have been made into professional films.