Emmitt Perry, Jr. (born September 13, 1969), better known by his stage name Tyler Perry, is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author and songwriter best known for his roles as Mabel "Madea" Simmons in the Madea film series, Terry Bob in the 2010 comedy-drama film Why Did I Get Married Too? (which he also directed, produced and wrote) and as Dr. Alex Cross in the 2012 crime thriller film Alex Cross.

Although he has never been on Saturday Night Live, he has been impersonated by Kenan Thompson on April 17, 2010 during the "Mort Mort Feingold: Accountant For The Stars" sketch and on Janaury 29, 2011 and October 1, 2011, both during the Weekend Update segment, and by Jamie Foxx on December 8, 2012 during the "Alex Cross 2: Madea: Special Ops" filmed commercial sketch.

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