Tamela Mann - biography

Actor from United States of America

Tamela J. Mann (born June 9, 1966) is an American actress and gospel singer, known for her role as Cora in Tyler Perry's plays, including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, Madea's Class Reunion, Meet the Browns, and What's Done in the Dark. Mann began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. Mann was a featured soloist on several tracks while with Franklin's group, including "Don't Take Your Joy Away", "Now Behold the Lamb", and "Lean on Me", the latter of which also included Mary J. Blige, Crystal Lewis, R. Kelly, and Bono. She released her own album, the Master Plan, in 2009. Mann has also made appearances in movies such as Kingdom Come and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Mann recorded some songs on the soundtrack for Diary of a Mad Black Woman, including participating in the song "Father (Can You Hear Me)". Mann is the wife of David Mann, who is known for his role as "Deacon Leroy Brown" in several of Perry's plays. Mann was born in Fort Worth, Texas and is the youngest of 14 children. Mann and her siblings grew up in a very spiritual home which was grounded in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). They  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Tamela J. Mann,Tamela J. Johnson,Tamala Mann,Mann, Tamela
Date of birth
Place of birth
Fort Worth
United States of America
David Mann
Joy Mann Tamera Mann Faith Serenity Mann Daniel Mann
Singer, Gospel singer, Actor


Year Performance Character
2012 Sparkle Sarah Waters
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family Cora Jean Simmons Brown
2009 Madea Goes to Jail Cora
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman
2003 Madea's Class Reunion
1999 I Can Do Bad All By Myself

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