Famous Faces from New Orleans
As we gear up for the flurry of hot performances, empowering seminar series and other fabulous surprises awaiting you at the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, we are also celebrating famous faces who call 'the Big Easy' home. Check out our gallery of celebs young and old straight out of the bayou.
His life is the ultimate rags-to-riches story. Once a homeless high school dropout, Perry is now a multimillionaire award-winning writer, director, producer and actor. The mastermind behind Madea made history last year as the first Black person to own and operate a film and television studio in the United States.