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TYLER PERRY AS MADEA
By just putting on a curly, gray wig and a granny sweater, Perry transformed himself into the feisty Madea Simmons and started a surprising sensation that has since grown to include a bevy of other projects, including Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002), Madea’s Family Reunion (2006), and Meet the Browns (2008), Madea Goes to Jail (2009), and Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011), as well as TV’s House of Payne.
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