Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

Meet the Browns is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film based on the play and TV series by Tyler Perry. It stars Angela Bassett, Rick Fox, Lance Gross, Lamman Rucker, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Sofia Vergara, and Jenifer Lewis as Vera.


Prolific playwright, Tyler Perry adapts his popular stage play of the same name in this family-oriented comedy concerning a desperate mother who connects with the family she never knew. Brenda is a single Chicago mother of three who has been struggling for years to keep her kids off of the streets. Suddenly let go from her job with no warning to speak of, the eternally optimistic mother begins to experience a suffocating sense of hopelessness for the very first time in her life. When Brenda receives a death notice claiming that the father she has never met has passed away, she quickly gathers up the kids and sets out for Georgia to attend the funeral. Upon arriving in the Deep South, the once fretful mother is pleasantly surprised to discover that there is a whole side of the family she never knew existed. A crass but good-natured clan that welcomes Brenda and her children with open arms, the Browns' lazy summer afternoons and frequent trips to the county fair offer a much-needed contrast to the stress of surviving in inner city Chicago. Writer/director/actor Perry reprises his role as indomitable, law-breaking grandmother Madea in a comedy that proves sometimes second chances come when you least expect it.


  • Angela Bassett as Brenda
  • Rick Fox as Harry
  • Lance Gross as Michael Jr.
  • David Mann as Mr. Brown
  • Tamela Mann as Cora
  • Frankie Faison as L.B.
  • Margaret Avery as Sarah
  • Jenifer Lewis as Vera
  • Lamman Rucker as Will
  • Sofia Vergara as Cheryl
  • Chloe Bailey as Tosha
  • Mariana Tolbert as Lena
  • Philip Van Lear as Michael Sr.
  • Tyler Perry as Madea/Joe