Tyler Perry’s movies have, to date, grossed well over half a billion dollars in domestic box office. Never mind the sold out plays, television shows, DVD sales and whatever else Perry can put in the hands of hungry consumers.
Say what you want about Tyler Perry’s movies — they make money. And, more importantly, they bring new stars to the American film audience. Especially hot ones.
6. Zulay Henao
Zulay Henao is the only person on this list who hasn’t been in a Tyler Perry movie… yet. She is co-starring in ‘Single Mom’s Club’ with Terry Crews, Nia Long and Amy Smart to be released in 2014. She will also be starring in another Tyler Perry vehicle for Oprah’s OWN network called “Love Thy Neighbor.”
The steady work will be good for her after playing mid-tier roles in independent films like “S. Darko” and “Hostel: Part III.”