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


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