From a tough childhood to a superstar, Tyler Perry is known throughout the entertainment world as a writer, director, producer, and actor. Inspired by watching an episode of Oprah about writing down one's feelings, Tyler did just that. Through his writing skills, he developed the character Medea, whom he also plays in his movies. With many movies under his belt, and his own television series, Tyler Perry's House of Pain, he has become a huge success that has brought him numerous awards. He donates much of his time and money to charities. His belief in God and his love of family help him to believe in himself and to overcome any obstacles set before him.