Ingeniously funny and extraordinarily talented are understatements when it comes to the multifaceted actor and 2011 NAACP Image 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.
David and his wife, award-winning recording artist and actor Tamela Mann, together helm their independent music and entertainment label, Tillymann Music Group. They starred in the NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series The Manns, the hit comedy Mann & Wife, and the TV One holiday movie, MERRY WISHMAS. The Manns released their first book and joint album, Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family. The book won a 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author. Tamela and David are currently starring together in Tyler Perry’s Madea Farewell Tour through the end of May 2019.
When David is not on tour, he enjoys the restful company of his wife and their fun-loving children and grand children.
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