Tyler Perry is an actor, comedian, producer, director, screenwriter, playwright, 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. Perry’s highly acclaimed work in the entertainment industry has lead to the publishing of his most recent novel, Tyler Perry’s America. His creation of several hit television shows, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne; Meet The Browns; For Better or Worse; The Haves and The Have Nots; Love Thy Neighbor; If Loving You Is Wrong and Too Close To Home have attributed to him becoming a household name. Perry was responsible for directing, writing, producing and acting in the following films: Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Meet The Browns, The Family That Preys, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Good Deeds, The Single Mom’s Club, A Madea’s Famil Reunion, Madea Goes To Jail, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Madea’s Witness Protection, A Madea Christmas and Boo! A Madea Halloween. His most recent film appearances include Star Trek, Alex Cross, Brain On Fire, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows and Gone Girl. Perry has also won numerous awards including BET Comedy Awards’ Outstanding Actor in a Theatrical Film and Outstanding Wrier for Theatrical Film for Diary of a Mad Black Woman; Image Awards’ Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Directing for a Motion Picture/Television Movie for For Colored Girls; The African-American Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor for Gone Girl.