Tamela Mann - Wikipedia
Cora calls Mr. Brown "Mr. Brown," first because she only recently found out that he is her father. She and Mr. Brown have known each other for all of her life. In Madea's Big Happy Family, it was revealed that Mr. Brown is not Cora's Father. The two As Cora grew older, she developed a relationship with the Lord. Mr. Leroy Brown is the son of Pop Brown as said in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns It was also revealed in Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion that Cora is his.
This is heavily evidenced in Gets a Job, in which Madea provides life lessons, guidance, and direction to all the residents and staff members of a nursing home.
Quite often, Madea has offered direction and guidance to those who were being abused within their romantic relationships. Though much of this direction and guidance tends to come in the form of extreme warmongering, Madea's heart is always in the right place.
Madea also instructs troubled individuals about the mistakes they've made in their life choices and leads them down the path of forgiveness and improvement. While in prison in the film Madea Goes to Jail, Madea attends an anger management church meeting under duress. During the meeting, Madea ends up lecturing all the women to stop playing victims, stop whining, and start taking action to improve their lives.
Madea is mentally strong and offers nurturing advice to struggling individuals whom she cares for. Pet peeves[ edit ] Madea has a series of pet peeves: Madea's family[ edit ] Note: There are a few discrepancies and plot holes in Madea's family tree as between the regular films and the stage-plays Madea's mother[ edit ] In the book Tyler Perry's Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings, Madea gives details on her mother, "Big Mable" Murphy, who was described as "unusually large".
Joe Joe also played by Perry is Madea's most recognizable brother as he lives with her and frequently appears in Madea films. A wise guy who is very coarse, misbehaved, and ornery, Joe has no qualms with such tendencies as openly farting and hurling about insulting wisecracks about people, including Madea. Despite being elderly, he constantly makes crude passes at younger women.
Joe regularly smokes marijuana in spite of his need to be on oxygen. On smoking marijuana, Joe has stated, "God made this for us. God made this little tree, Viagra and oxygen.
Put them altogether and you can take a woman to heaven and back! Brian, Donna, and George Needleman. The Joe character precedes the Madea character in debut, as Joe's first appearance was in the play ''I Know I've Been Changed''taking place when the Madea character had not yet originated.
Brian, Donna, and George Brian also played by Perry is a criminal defense attorneywho often gets roped into Madea's messes as he represents her in the many criminal trials Madea lands herself in.
Joe's daughter, Donna, is married to Isaac. She appeared in Madea's Family Reunion. Barbara confirms this by comparing George's age to how many years ago Joe had the affair with her.
However, George never finds out about this despite several hints from Joe. Therefore, George is Madea's distant nephew. The film begins with everyone leaving Irene's funeral.
Madea's parenting, husbands, and children[ edit ] In Madea Goes to Jail, it was revealed that Madea supported her children by strippingpole dancingand professional wrestlingamong other things.
Madea has buried nine husbands, among them James and Carl. Madea claims to have shot some of them poisoned others of them with her sweet potato pie and ate the rest. After each husband died, they were buried quickly and Madea collected their life insurance checks.
Each time it's happened, Madea has stated "I'm tryin' to get to the insurance company by five, and the casino by nine!
Madea implies that she was glad when he died and that he was stubborn and abusive. James's niece Vickie appears in Family Reunion; she is the mother of four sons.
Madea poisoned her second husband, Carl Jefferson. And it was revealed in Madea's Big Happy Family that she ate her third husband, Charlie Dixon, and fed him to her children for dinner.
Daughter with first husband: Michelle Griffin Madea's daughter, Michelle Griffin, was born when Madea and her first husband, James, were teenagers.
Michelle grew up to be a fugitive and neglectful mother of two daughters of her own, Maylee and Vianne, who appear in the play, I Can Do Bad All by Myself. Michelle's children might have different fathers.
Michelle's husband was a drunk who didn't spend enough time with either of his children. Madea explains that Michelle did not know the father of Maylee and called her "Nasty" because she was sleeping with one hundred or two hundred men when she got pregnant. Madea changed it to "Maylee" when she took her and Vianne out of the projects to raise them. Maylee has a year-old daughter Keisha, who is also seen as pregnant. Cora Simmons Madea's daughter, Cora Simmons, is her most recognized and only child to appear in most of the plays and movies.
Cora is 50 in Diary of a Mad Black Woman. She was born in when Madea was As Cora grew older, she developed a relationship with the Lord. She later married sometime in her twenties and had two children.
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Her husband died while she was still in the process of raising two young daughters, making her a single mother. She gives them Godly wisdom, and attempts to lead them down the right path while avoiding the agressive methods of her mother.
Madea reveals that she was brought up right after a failed attempt with her older sister who died sometime before the play began. Cora goes on to appear in other plays as well, revealing she has two adult daughters of her own, Tina and Lisa Simmons in Family Reunion.
The daughters were raped by her late husband, unknowingly, to her. She also has a grandchild by Tina, a baby her daughter neglects to care for at times. She refers to her daughters in Meet the Browns when Brown tries to lecture her on men. She is shown to be much older in Family Reunion, having grayish hair, meaning it does not take place chronologically before Meet the Browns in which Cora states she is fifty-two.
On Meet the Browns, if Cora is Mr. Browns' daughter, why does she call him "Mr.
Her ages in the other plays are not revealed, though, she is still in her fifties in each. TV Series Edit In the television series, Cora is no longer the middle-aged mother of two kids, but Brown's daughter who seems to have known him quite well throughout their childhood, despite the two just figuring they were related not too long ago.
- Cora Simmons
- On Meet the Browns, if Cora is Mr. Browns' daughter, why does she call him "Mr.
Differences in the series is that her kids are nonexistent, and she has never been on a date until the series when a young man is interested in her.