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Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman Details


A woman has to learn how to love and trust men all over again in this comedy drama. Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) would seem to have it all -- she's been married for 18 years to Charles (Steve Harris), and over the course of their time together, he's become one of Atlanta's most successful attorneys. But despite wealth and prestige, things are not as they should be at the McCarter home, and on their anniversary, Charles drops a bombshell on Helen -- he's divorcing her for another woman. Escorted out of the house with nowhere to go, Helen moves in with her grandmother Madea (Tyler Perry), a sassy woman with no shortage of opinions and a gun that she's not afraid to use. As Madea helps Helen get back on her feet emotionally, the divorcée makes the acquaintance of Orlando (Shemar Moore), a handsome man who is obviously attracted to her. But after her experiences with Charles, Helen isn't sure if she's ready to trust a man again. Diary of a Mad Black Woman was adapted from the popular stage play by Tyler Perry, who also plays several roles in the film, most prominently Madea; it marked the first feature-film credit for successful music video director Darren R. Grant. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 25, 2005


Kimberly Elise
as Helen
Steve Harris
as Charles McCarter
Shemar Moore
as Orlando
Tamara Taylor
as Debrah
Lisa Marcos
as Brenda
Cicely Tyson
as Myrtle
Tyler Perry
as Madea
Tyler Perry
as Joe
Tyler Perry
as Brian
Judge Mablean Ephriam
as Judge Ephriam
Pat Bergeson
as Guitar
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Judge
Richard Lee Reed
as Bailiff
Ric Reitz
as D.A.
Gary Sturgis
as Jamison
Vickie Eng
as Christina
Ryan Gentles
as Bartender
Bart Hansard
as Guard
E. Roger Mitchell
as Kalvin
Kate Donadio
as Secretary
Christian Keyes
as Man Proposing
Brian Andrews
as Drums
L. Warren Young
as Judge
Sho Dixon
as Child
Yvette Devereaux
as Violin Solos
Joe Washington
as Reporter
Tony Vaughn
as Juror
Ronnie Garrett
as Band Member
Earl Fleming
as Band Member #3
Philip Gough
as Guitar
Terrell Carter
as Reverend Carter
Chandra Currelley-Young
as Chandra
Mike Pniewski
as Foreman
Tamala J. Mann
as Cora
Crystal Porter
as Woman
Cedric Pendleton
as Max
Carole Mitchell-Leon
as Mildred
Lauren Mitchell
as Doctor
Avery Knight
as BJ


Darren Grant
Pamela Green
Reuben Cannon
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Play Author
Tyler Perry
David Claessen
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Composer (Music Score)
Joel C. High
Musical Direction/Supervision
Camara Kambon
Musical Direction/Supervision
Terilyn A. Shropshire
Ina Mayhew
Production Designer
Robbie Bolick
Art Director
Mike Upton
Michael Paseornek
Executive Producer
John Dellaverson
Executive Producer
Joseph Litsch
Set Decorator
Keith G. Lewis
Costume Designer
Jay Nierenberg
Sound/Sound Designer
Jim Hawkins
Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Bobb
First Assistant Director
Jay Nierenberg
Derrick Simmons
Jim Hawkins
Sound Mixer
Shay Bentley-Griffin
Reuben Cannon
Kim Williams
Mike Simmasouk
Tripp Pair
Dolly Grip
Gail Hunter
Script Supervisor
Michele Ferrone
Visual Effects Producer
Bonnie Chaney
Production Accountant
Jeremy Balko
Foley Mixer
Jennifer Hwang
Post Production Coordinator
Kathleen Kasinger
Properties Master
Linda Clark-Thompson
Hair Styles
Kimberly Bailey
ADR Loop Group
Christopher Didiot
Set Dresser
Malcolm Pernell
Second Assistant Camera
Katie Willard Troebs
Production Coordinator
Gary McCoy
Casting Assistant
Stuart Provine
Sound Editor
Yvette Devereaux
Carl Pedregal
Post Production Supervisor
Erika Bryant
Personal Assistant
Teddy Sapp
Dale Grahn
Color Timing
Carol Sadler
Costumes Supervisor
Andrew Morgado
Assistant Sound Editor
Jaye Walker
Set Dresser
Christi Franck
Post Production Assistant
Rick Aoyama
Music Editor
Larry Sauls
Set Dresser
Pete Bowman
Sekinah Brown
Production Assistant
Joseph P. Genier
Line Producer
Lance Totten
Set Dresser
Khanya Mkhize
ADR Loop Group
Ursula Camack
Post Production Assistant
Lynette Dupree
ADR Loop Group
Matiki Anoff
Department Head Makeup
J.L. Parker
Transportation Captain
John La Fayette
ADR Loop Group
Chris Rosenwasser
Production Assistant
Deidre Walker
Personal Assistant
Abbey Lessanu
Personal Assistant
Jeremy McGuire
Art Department Coordinator
Chad Schroeder
Angelique Bones
Second Second Assistant Director
Bree Bailey
Personal Assistant
Josh Hancher
Camera Loader
Molly M. Mayeux
Production Supervisor
Cynthia Todd
Unit Publicist
Barrett Pitner
Camera Loader
Django Craig
ADR Loop Group
Cody King
Assistant Sound Editor
Barbara Iley
ADR Loop Group
Jeana Lasser
Assistant Sound Editor
Senia Phillips
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Daniel MacArthur
Production Coordinator
Mark Dornfeld
Visual Effects Supervisor
Shayne Duhon
Production Assistant
Alfeo Dixon
Still Photographer
Jackie Short
First Assistant Accountant
Bo Shurling
Unit Publicist
Gary Oldknow
Jalyn Henton
Assistant Production Coordinator
Shelley Roden
Foley Artist
Ron Timmons
Production Assistant
Derrick Doose
Production Assistant
Edwanna Blanding
Production Secretary
Guss Williams
Stunts Coordinator
Chad Cork
Production Assistant
Chris Antignane