Tyler Perry

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The Passion will be hosted and narrated by actor, writer, producer, director and New Orleans native Tyler Perry.

Host & Narrator

Tyler Perry is an established American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author and philanthropist.

He started his career writing plays, many of which later became the inspiration for his film projects and included the introduction of the iconic character, “Madea.” Perry’s first feature film, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” debuted at No. 1 nationwide in 2005. In the 10 years since, the 16 films directed by Perry have all been met with massive commercial success and grossed nearly $2 billion.

He has also stepped on the other side of the camera for other directors, including David Fincher for “Gone Girl” and Rob Cohen for “Alex Cross.”

He also helped release the Academy Award-nominated film “Precious,” on which he served as executive producer.

He has made an indelible mark in the television space, as well. In 2007, he debuted the series “House of Payne,” which broke cable rating records, and later launched the equally successful “Meet the Browns” on the same network. In late 2012, Perry partnered with Oprah Winfrey to bring scripted programming to her cable network, creating “For Better or Worse,” “Love Thy Neighbor,” “If Loving You is Wrong” and “The Haves and The Have Nots.”

Perry will be seen next on the big screen in the sequel to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and in “Brain on Fire,” opposite Chloe Grace Moretz.