Tyler Perry conceived as well as performed the role of Mabel “Madea” Earlene Simmons. She is characterised as that of an old African-American woman who is fierce.
Perry’s mother and aunt are the inspirations for Madea. Madea, in Perry’s own words, is “I appreciated having an opportunity to pay honour to my mother and aunt in this PG-rated rendition. She’d beat the crap out of you, however, make sure the ambulance arrived in time for them to reattach your arm “.
The Madea movies, as well as plays, are comedies, but they often have serious topics and therefore are meant to convey moral messages regarding adultery, spousal violence, as well as the repercussions of one’s conduct.
Madea’s criminal record dates back to when she was nine years old when she was charged with larceny.
Madea was born on June 26, 1935, in Greensburg, Louisiana, as well as reared in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her forename is unclear, however, this is most likely Baker or Murphy, given they were her father’s as well as mother’s last names, respectively. The ages of the characters in another play are uncertain considering they actually occur between any of these two and that there is no consistency. Madea was roughly 75 years old in Madea Goes to Jail. She confesses in “I Can Do Bad All by Myself” that she used to reside in Cleveland, Ohio, but eventually moved back to Atlanta. Madea was indeed a dancer and a hooker.
Madea was born into poverty as well as did grow up alongside her parents and siblings inside a shotgun home. Madea has revealed that her family did not have a lot of money. She even stated that her father would get out and hunt for dogs, then prepare them for dinner on the stove. Madea’s mother, “Big Mabel” Murphy, was indeed a hooker throughout Madea’s upbringing and was not religious, as per A Madea’s Christmas. As just a result, it grew up knowing very little about religion.
Her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, when she became in her early teens, and they resided on the west side. She was a cheerleader at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. Where and when she met her first spouse, Johnny, is unknown. Madea and Johnny had their first child, Michelle, while they were in their early twenties, maybe 15 or 16. Madea then became pregnant with her other daughter, Cora, when she was 18 years old, the consequence of a one-night affair had with an unknown guy.