Tamela Mann Musical Artist

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. Tamela Mann is known for her work with Tyler Perry. Mann was born in Fort Worth, Texas and is the youngest of 14 children.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 9th, 1966
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Fort Worth , Texas
pop. 792,727 (2013)

Family

Spouse
Children

Tamela Mann on Social media

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twitter.com https://twitter.com/DAVIDANDTAMELA

Musical acts

1.Kirk Franklin and the Family

1992 - 2000

Kirk Franklin and the Family is a musical group.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Vocals 1992 2000
Vocals 1992 2000
Vocals 1992 2000

Albums

Album title Released Type
Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas 1995 Studio album

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Best Days
Gospel music
August 14th, 2012 Album on compact disc Studio album
The Master Plan
November 3rd, 2009 Album on digital media
Gotta Keep Movin'
Album

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama54.6
Comedy74.14
Romance24.65

1. Sparkle (2012)

Drama, Music
played Sarah Waters
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
116.0
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Curtis Wallace
,
Salim Akil
Salim Akil
13 Show list $17M

Sparkle is a 2012 American musical film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Stage 6 Films. It was released on August 17, 2012 by TriStar Pictures. Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s during the Motown era. The film stars Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Whitney Houston, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Tamela Mann, Cory Pritchett and Omari Hardwick. Sparkle features songs from the original film written by soul musician Curtis Mayfield as well as new compositions by R&B artist R. Kelly. This film is the debut of R&B/pop singer and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks as an actress. Sparkle also marks Whitney Houston's final feature film role before her death on February 11, 2012, three months after filming ended. The film is dedicated to her memory.

Awards

Top cast

Satin
Stix
Delores Williams
Reverend Bryce
Sister Williams
Landlord
Sparkle Williams
Girl Group - Lead Singer
Buddy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Anastas N. Michos
Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
English
United States of America

2. Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

Comedy, Drama
played Cora Jean Simmons Brown
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
Reuben Cannon
,
Roger M. Bobb
,
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
9 Show list $25M

Madea's Big Happy Family is a 2011 comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry.

Awards

Top cast

Shirley
Kimberly
Aunt Bam
Brown
Sabrina
Harold
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Keith G. Lewis
English
United States of America

3. Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

Comedy, Crime, Drama
played Cora Jean Simmons Brown
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
137.0
Reuben Cannon
,
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
15 Show list

Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 parodic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was based on his 2006 play. The play and the film deal with Perry's recurring character Madea going to prison for her uncontrollable anger management problems. The play starred Tyler Perry as Madea, Cassi Davis as Ella Kincaid and Cheryl Pepsii Riley as Wanda.

Awards

Top cast

Ellen
Joshua Hardaway
Mr. Brackman
Chuck
Candace Washington
Leroy Brown
Big Sal
Linda
Judge Mathis
Tanya
Undercover Detective
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Keith G. Lewis
English
United States of America

4. Meet the Browns (2008)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Cora Jean Simmons Brown
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Reuben Cannon
,
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
12 Show list

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film released by Lionsgate on March 21, 2008. The film was based on the play of the same name by Tyler Perry.

Awards

Top cast

Larry Brown
Brenda Brown
Vera Brown
Mildred
Harry
Mr. Brown
Michael
Bus Driver
Doctor #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sandi Sissel
Keith G. Lewis
English
United States of America

5. What's Done in the Dark (2008)

Comedy
played Cora Jean Simmons Brown
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
140.0
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
4 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Brown
Nick Lovett
Dr. Harris
Brenda Rhodes
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Cora
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
116.0
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
17 Show list 4 Show list $5.5M

Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a 2005 romantic comedy-drama film written by and starring Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. It is Perry's debut feature film, and the first entry in the "Madea" franchise. Directed by Darren Grant, the film was released in the US on February 25, 2005. It is the only Tyler Perry scripted film not directed by Perry himself. The sequel, Madea's Family Reunion, was released on February 24, 2006.

Awards

2006 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
2006 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2005 Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2005 Black Movie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting

Top cast

Charles
Myrtle
Debrah
Guard
Judge Ephriam
Brenda
Bartender
Christina
Orlando
Tiffany
Singer at Banquet
Man Proposing
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Keith G. Lewis
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman
English
United States of America

7. Madea's Class Reunion (2003)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Tyler Perry

Madea's Class Reunion is a 2003 play, directed, written by, and starring Tyler Perry. The live performance that was released on DVD was taped in Detroit.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2002)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
Tyler Perry

I Can Do Bad All By Myself is a 2002 video of the stage play with the same name directed by Tyler Perry.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Keith G. Lewis
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Meet the Browns

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

TBS
Tyler Perry
January 7th, 2009 November 18th, 2011 9
Brian Bremer
Jeannette Sousa
Juanita Jennings
Arielle Vandenberg
Cameron Arnett
Antonio Jaramillo
English

Awards won

2014 BET Award for Best Gospel Artist

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
BET

2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Best Days Gospel Album
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Wikipedia

Check Tamela Mann on wikipedia.

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