Tamela’s extraordinary career began in the early 90’s when she joined future gospel superstar Franklin as a member his platinum selling Gospel music group, The Family. After collaborating with him, she went on to join the cast off of the stage play, He Say…She Say…But What Does God Say?
On the heels of her highly lauded stage debut, her acting career took off as she was tapped by Tyler Perry to appear in his stage play, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Tamela enthralled audiences with her comedic acting over the years as “Cora” in many of Perry’s other hit plays (Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea’s Class Reunion) and films (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea Goes To Jail). In fact, Mann’s explosive songs “Father Can You hear Me” and “Take It To Jesus” can even be heard in the movie and on the soundtrack album of Diary Of A Mad Black woman.
Tamela then went on to star in the play and motion picture, Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, in which she charmed fans as Mr. Brown’s daughter, “Cora.” 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 in which Tamela reprised her role as “Cora,” which is in its fourth season.
When Tamela is not shooting Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, she brings her live musical performances to venues around the country playing to sold-out crowds and is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. Along with her husband, David, Tamela is the co-host of the exciting new TV show, Hanging With The Manns, which follows the dynamic couple as they cook-up delicious recipes in the kitchen and go on hilariously funny and wild adventures together.
The happy, feel-good story of Tamela has her falling in love with her best friend David Mann, starting a family—their kids are Porcia, Tiffany, David and Tia, and raising their niece Sonya as their own—and continuing to turn in strong, artful performances on stage and on screen.
- Best Days
- I’ll Hold On
- Guest Of Honor
- Take Me To The King
- All To Thee
- Lord We Are Waiting
- This Place
- Here I Am
- Back In The Day Praise
- Hymns: The Blood Medley