Perry was born and raised in New Orleans. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager. In 1991, he was working an office job, when he saw an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) discussing the therapeutic nature of writing...See full bio »
2005Diary of a Mad Black Woman
(writer: "I Wanna Swing", "Take It to Jesus", "I Wanna Love Again", "Ain't It Funny", "Father Can You Hear Me", "I Wanna Be Free" / producer: "I Wanna Swing", "Take It to Jesus", "I Wanna Love Again", "I Wanna Be Free" / arranger: "Ask the Savior")
Did you know you can't say 'Jesus' in a sitcom? They told me that and I was like, You gotta be kiddin' me. If you don't want my God here, you don't want me here either. God has been too good to me to go and try to sell out to get some money..It ain't gonna happen.
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2007 - Ranked #7 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
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