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Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman Details

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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

Cast

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

Crew

Darren Grant
Director
Pamela Green
Producer
Reuben Cannon
Producer
Tyler Perry
Producer
Tyler Perry
Screenwriter
Tyler Perry
Play Author
David Claessen
Cinematographer
Tyler Perry
Songwriter
Tyler Perry
Composer (Music Score)
Joel C. High
Musical Direction/Supervision
Camara Kambon
Musical Direction/Supervision
Terilyn A. Shropshire
Editor
Ina Mayhew
Production Designer
Robbie Bolick
Art Director
Mike Upton
Co-producer
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
Supervisor/Manager
Derrick Simmons
Stunts
Jim Hawkins
Sound Mixer
Shay Bentley-Griffin
Casting
Kim Williams
Casting
Reuben Cannon
Casting
Mike Simmasouk
Grip
Tripp Pair
Dolly Grip
Gail Hunter
Script Supervisor
Michele Ferrone
Visual Effects Producer
Jeremy Balko
Foley Mixer
Jennifer Hwang
Post Production Coordinator
Bonnie Chaney
Production Accountant
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
Conductor
Carl Pedregal
Post Production Supervisor
Erika Bryant
Personal Assistant
Teddy Sapp
Grip
Dale Grahn
Color Timing
Carol Sadler
Costumes Supervisor
Andrew Morgado
Assistant Sound Editor
Jaye Walker
Set Dresser
Joseph P. Genier
Line Producer
Lynette Dupree
ADR Loop Group
Sekinah Brown
Production Assistant
Lance Totten
Set Dresser
Khanya Mkhize
ADR Loop Group
Ursula Camack
Post Production Assistant
Christi Franck
Post Production Assistant
Rick Aoyama
Music Editor
Larry Sauls
Set Dresser
Pete Bowman
Grip
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
Electrician
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
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
Grip
Jalyn Henton
Assistant Production Coordinator
Jeana Lasser
Assistant Sound Editor
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
Electrician
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