Ingeniously funny and extraordinarily talented are understatements when it comes to the multifaceted actor and 2011 NAACP Award winner for Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series (Meet The Browns, “Mr. Brown”), David Mann. A native of the "Bible belt" state of Texas, David masterfully showcases his God given talents in today's most dynamic and distinguished genre.
Accentuating his already natural gift of making people laugh as a youth, David set his sights on acting. As a free-spirited adolescent, the self-possessed 15 year-old discovered a way to employ his unsuspecting antics by involving himself in various high school activities including contemporary drama where he permeated the stage world by becoming a budding thespian. Finding his natural element, David was commonly cast as the production's funnyman where his infectious comedic flair was visibly realized and fittingly unleashed. From high school to local community theater, David's accomplished performances quickly gained notable recognition advancing his diversified image into public notice.
In short order, David joined forces with one of America's funniest actors and critically acclaimed playwright, Tyler Perry. The illustrious actor had written, directed, and produced numerous plays including the stage play hit I Can Do Bad All By Myself where David remarkably immortalized the intrusively nosey, wisecracking, ashy-kneed, and outrageously funny neighbor, "Mr. Brown." As was apropos, David's bravo performance led the way for “Mr. Brown” to become a principal character in many of Perry's other hilarious stage and film comedies, including the play and motion picture, Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, in which David reprised the role of “Mr. Brown” for mass audiences.
Both properties were sure-fire hits, playing to packed theaters and grossing millions. "If you thought Madea's family was crazy, wait till you meet the Browns” became the tag line for the new TBS comedy modeled after the film and starring David as the beloved “Mr. Brown.”
David Mann's theatrical talents continue to brilliantly epitomize ingenuity at its best. In 2015, he’s helmed two successful TV properties as executive producer, producer, director and star. He co-hosts with his wife, acclaimed actress, 2014 NAACP Image Award and 7x Stellar Gospel Music Award winning vocalist, Tamela Mann, top-rated television projects including their family reality TV show on BET, “It’s A Mann’s World,” which has been renewed for the second season, and their Bounce TV #1 comedy, “Mann & Wife.”
When David is not on set shooting, producing or directing, he brings his live comedy show to venues around the country playing to sold-out crowds. David is also the president of his independent music and entertainment label, Tillymann Music Group, with his wife Tamela. When David is not on tour, he enjoys the restful company of his wife and their fun-loving children and grandchildren.
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