'Madea's Family Reunion' Creator Went From Rags To Riches
He recalls, "I had everything, all of my money, tied up into the first production. I was hoping I would see 1,200 people and 30 showed up. I had the rent payment, the car payment, everything tied up into the show... I rolled the dice one too many times. I had my car because they couldn't find it... It was up for repossession... They couldn't find me, It was a Geo Metro. I couldn't afford to pay for a by-the-week hotel."
Perry admits he spent three months living out of his car until his fortunes changed. The actor has since become a stage and screen star - thanks largely to his recollections of family life, which feature in both Diary Of A Mad Black Woman and that film's sequel "Madea's Family Reunion."
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