Tyler Perry Decoded: The Deals, the Brand, the Influence

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JILL SCOTT’S ACTING CAREER  At the start of her career, Scott was just a singer-turned-occasional-actress, making guest appearances on shows like UPN’s Girlfriends. That all changed once she connected with Perry for 2007’s Why Did I Get Married? Allowed to show her range on the big screen, the Philadelphia native landed the lead role in HBO’s The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. That was followed by her turn as a recovering alcoholic in Lifetime’s Sins of the Mother, a made-for TV movie that became the second most-watched and rated original movie in the network’s history.  Last year, Scott reprised her role as Sheila in Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?, which grossed over $60 million.

JILL SCOTT’S ACTING CAREER At the start of her career, Scott was just…