How Did Tyler Perry Change

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Tyler Perry underwent a childhood filled with abuse and violence predominately from his father, Emmit Perry. Hence the reason Emmitt Perry Jr. changed his name to Tyler Perry at the age of 16. Perry dropped out of high school, earned a GED, and had 25-30 odd jobs before finding his true calling. While working an assortment of jobs such as collection agent, and used car agent, Perry managed to save $12,000 dollars. In 1992, he used the money to rent out Atlanta’s 14th Street Playhouse and host his own production of I Know I’ve Been Changed. It was a complete flop, with only 30 people showing up. But that didn’t stop Perry. He kept earning the money and quitting his odd jobs to run the plays. Unfortunately, they were still unsuccessful and in
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