Tyler Perry: How “Maxine’s Baby” Moved From Trauma To Triumph

About this episode

For many, the name Tyler Perry is synonymous with the sharp-tongued, muumuu-wearing, gun-toting grandmother figure he created, Madea. But the media mogul is, of course, so much bigger than his beloved signature character. 

Today Tyler Perry is a billionaire, one of the world’s richest entertainers. He has built an entertainment empire as a writer, actor, producer and director. What’s more, he owns and runs his own film company where he makes a point to “hire more people of color, hire more women, and open the door to diversity.”

But Tyler has also been very open in sharing about the trauma in his life, something the new documentary “Maxine’s Baby” delves deeply into. From the father who brutally beat and demeaned him to the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of family friends, Tyler has described his childhood as nightmarish– one he truly didn’t think he would survive. A few of the factors he credits for helping to change his life? Faith, forgiveness, and Oprah

Join us as we discuss the journey of this amazing man who started his career as a sometimes-homeless,  traumatized, high school dropout, and is now one of the world’s richest and most powerful entertainment giants. You won’t want to miss this inspirational story. 

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