Before The Fame: The Jobs Of Our Favorite Directors Before They Made It Big

January 12, 2018  |  

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Tyler Perry

It’s hard to imagine a time when Tyler Perry wasn’t at the top of his game. For more than a decade, Perry’s films have largely reinvented the face of box office success and also created works that truly celebrated strong, independent black women. But where did this all start? Interestingly, at an office job watching Oprah. After seeing an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show at work in which the therapeutic benefits of writing were talked about, Perry began to write to escape some of his own past traumas. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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