This happened about 25 years after he found himself homeless in Atlanta with nothing to his name but a dream in the early 1990s. Today, Perry is the proud owner of his own 330-acre studio, called Tyler Perry Studios, where he has filmed major motion picture projects such as his Madea and Why Did I Get Married? films along with AMC’s “Walking Dead” TV series and Marvel’s all-time blockbuster Black Panther.
This comes on the heels of Perry being reduced to tears after he saw his Tyler Perry Studios listed on the highway signs just south of downtown Atlanta, a monumental achievement for anyone, much less for a man who at one point was living out of his car.
Perry was honored with on the Walk of Fame by superstar actors Kerry Washington (who starred in Perry’s For Colored Girls) and Idris Elba (star of Daddy’s Little Girls) during the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Ok, let me explain this photo. So I got a star today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thank you chamber! I’m so grateful, but onto this photo. @Only1CrystalFox spoke and moved me. @kerrywashington spoke, and we both were in tears. Then @idriselba came…cont https://t.co/9xUEeykyts pic.twitter.com/AMFXdrOalu
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) October 1, 2019
“Your star is now alongside so many others but you must remember it celebrates a man who has resolutely blazed your own fierce and faithful path,” Washington told Perry, according to ABC7 Los Angeles.
“When we talk about stars we talk about ones on this pavement or the ones in the sky – you’re both,” Elba said as he addressed Perry. “We are astronauts in your universe brother.”
Perry added that his star is for those whose “dreams are on life support” to never quit.
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