Perry plays Madea, a tell it like it is mother and grandmother in Diary Of A Mad Black Woman. Helen McCarthy has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However, after her husband Charles throws her out of the house, Helen decides to live with her grandmother Madea. Helen learns how to provide for herself and even meets a new man, Orlando. She is almost over her husband Charles until he is almost killed by a vengeful client. Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything. Co-stars Shemar Moore, Kimberly Elise, and Steve Harris.
On the success of the movie:
I wasn’t surprised by the success, I was thankful. Being on tour all over the country, you see all of these people and they say, “We’re going, Tyler. We’re going to support you. We’re going to support you.” And then they go so I was grateful. I knew they were there, but to have them go was a whole ‘nother thing. I was grateful. I was so thankful to God for that to happen.