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Smollett stars in her first Tyler Perry film, playing marriage counselor Judith in the romantic thriller Temptation (out March 29).
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The 2013 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood honoree has starred in two Tyler Perry movies: Daddy's Little Girls (2009) and Good Deeds (2012).
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Brandy plays Melinda in Tyler Perry's Temptation (out March 29). Brandy describes Melinda as "meek." "She's been very abused in her life and she's running from something," she told AOL.
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The Oscar-nominated actress played Ellen, a born-again Christian and counselor in Madea Goes to Jail (2009).
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Smith is one of Tyler Perry's favorite leading ladies, having worked with him in films like Daddy's Little Girls (2006), Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and the TV spin-off For Better or Worse (2012).
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The British actress has starred in Tyler Perry's Colored Girls (2010) and Good Deeds (2012).
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The 2013 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree actress took a turn as strong-willed matriarch Alice in The Family That Preys (2008). "She's put everybody ahead of her in life," said Woodard of the character.
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Blige played nightclub bartender Tanya in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)
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Taraji P. Henson played Pam in The Family That Preys (2006) and April in I Can Do Bad By Myself (2009).
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Angela Bassett played fiesty matriarch Brenda in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (2008).
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Gospel singer Tamela Mann is a Tyler Perry all-star, having starred as the same character—Cora Brown—in over five productions, including Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009).
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Leal starred in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010).
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Elise played Helen in Tyler Perry's breakthrough film Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005). She worked with Perry again in 2010's Colored Girls.
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