Tamela Mann made a name for herself by leaving a significant impact in different faculties of the entertainment industry. She is an American gospel singer and actress and is known for her numerous works in both gospel music and in the contemporary movie’s world. Mann started out with Kirk Franklin’s gospel music group ‘Kirk Franklin and the Family’ in the early 90s and gradually broadened her horizon to greater heights. Her TV stints are mostly with Tyler Perry’s productions including: Diary of a Mad Balck Woman, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, and the Madea productions. Apart from her life on the screens, there is so much to know about the singer and actress.
Tamela Mann was born on June 9, 1966, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born into a large family of 14 children and was the youngest. Mann was intensively nurtured in the tenets of Christianity, alongside her siblings who all grew up with their mother, a staunch believer. Mann was a member of her church choir where she started to exhibit a forte in music. She would sing solos and lead the church choir during service. Tamela had the choir as her limit all through high school, before she crossed paths with the Grammy award-winning gospel group.
She started singing with the group in the 90s. Her experience with the group ushered her into the limelight and she was soon spotted by movie stakeholders. Tamela’s stint with the Kirk Franklin group led to her acting career and also her solo music career.
She left the gospel group and featured in He Say…She Say…But What Does God Say? by David E. Talbert. Her first stage play was I Can Do Bad All By Myself in 1999 when she was discovered by Tyler Perry. This was followed by other Tyler Perry productions including Meet The Browns, Madea’s Class Reunion, Madea’s Family Reunion, and many others. Apart from her movie appearances, Mann has also made appearances on TV. She has appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’, ‘BET Soundstage’, the Grammy Awards of 1999, ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’, and many other TV shows.Tamela Mann began her solo music career in 2005 when she created a label Tillyman Music Group, together with her husband. That same year she dished out her solo album, ‘Gotta Keep Movin’. It was followed by her live album, ‘The Live Experience’. Mann’s second album, ‘The Master Plan’ came in 2009 and made it to number 2 on the Billboard Gospel Album Chart.
Three years later, she released her third studio album, ‘Best Days’ which did so much better than the frst two. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart and was number 14 on the Billboard 200. Mann’s uplifting and inspiring tracks earned her lots of recognition and accolades including Best Female Gospel Artist of the Year at the 2014 Stellar Awards, as well as 2014 BET Awards’ best Gospel Artist.
Mann made her film debut in 2012 when she appeared in Sparkle alongside Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks.Her Net WorthTamela Mann sits on an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. The singer and actress has her music stints as well as her film appearances to thank for her financial status. A larger part of her income comes from her music endeavors which was where she was shot to fame.