On a sprawling film studio located in the heart of Atlanta, Tyler Perry continues to build his incredible legacy with hit films and television shows. From humble beginnings, he created a billion-dollar empire. And while paving his trailblazing path to success, the industry titan introduced us to a steady stream of actresses that play central roles in many of his most beloved creations. From “Veronica Harrington” in The Haves and the Have Nots to recent characters in his new hit Sistas, the leading ladies in Perry’s shows help bring to life the stories that keep us entertained and on the edge of our seats every single week.
The Haves and the Have Nots—a show based on a play that Perry wrote in 2011—is the first original scripted series to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The show’s amazingly talented cast and sensational storylines keep fans eagerly tuned in to see what’s happening with the Harringtons, Cryers, and Youngs. Now in its seventh season, The Haves and the Have Nots is the No. 1 original cable series among Black women, and it continues to be one of the OWN networks’ highest-rated shows.
BET dramedy Sistas is one of the latest additions to Tyler’s huge roster of TV hits. The series captures the journey of four friends who try to maneuver through the ups and downs of single life, friendship, careers, and more. The show stars actresses KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon, and Novi Brown, and it is rated No. 1 with African-American’s between the ages of 18-49 and 25-54. The highly anticipated second season of the show is now airing on the BET network.
Political drama The Oval is another #1 hit show for BET, and it’s an original scripted series produced, written, and directed by Perry. The Oval’s spinoff show Ruthless—which chronicles the journey of Ruth Truesdale and her desperate attempts to free herself and her daughter from the evil clutches of a notorious religious cult—is slated to air a new season on BET Plus later this winter.
Hype Hair caught up with three exceptional actresses from Perry’s world to discuss their dynamic roles on these phenomenal shows and get the inside scoop on their hair and beauty secrets. Click through for our interviews with Angela Robinson, Mignon, and Michelle L. Williams!