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Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas is a American Christmas comedy film directed, written, Lacey goes to the meeting with the school principal, Oliver, and the town . since 's Madea's Family Reunion and 's Meet the Browns. Logan Laurice Browning (born June 9, ) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Samantha White in the Netflix satirical-drama series Dear White People. She is also known for playing Sasha in the film Bratz: The Movie, Brianna Ortiz in Meet the Browns, In July , it was announced that Browning would star in the role of. Love Thy Neighbor (). External links. Website. Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is an American sitcom created and produced by playwright, Both appeared in the stageplay and film adaptation of Meet the Browns but they've never.
His motto is "Shoot now, ask questions later. His wife died several years ago and he's estranged from their only child, daughter Karen. He takes up with Edna Barnes; in Season 3 they moved out of Brown Meadows to a house down the street.
He finally weds Edna in Season 5. Most of her close friends and relatives have passed. She's extremely in touch with her sexuality—she can relate everything to sex—and acts like "late 60s" is the new A running gag involves Brown comparing Edna to various animals. She finally weds the Colonel in Season 5. In the series pilot she had a crush on Brown, telling him to come in his bed with her plus showing him her full body naked.
Brianna is a foster child who comes from a broken home and an unsafe foster environment. At age 16, she knows the foster care system too well. She's very bright, but has anger problems that stem from her tragic childhood.
The only relationship she nurtures is with her brother Joaquin; she feels like they are alone in the world. At the end of Season 1, Brianne Gould left the series for undisclosed reasons and Logan Browning took over the role from the beginning of Season 2. Gunnar Washington as Joaquin Ortiz: Joaquin is Brianna's year-old brother.
As the siblings are veterans of the foster care system, Joaquin in particular is very anxious to find a good home and feel settled. He and Brianna have their moments of discord, but mainly they look after each other. Overall, he just wants to be loved.
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Vaughn as Renee LaToya Smith: A nurse at the hospital where Will, Sasha, Brown, and Derek work. She also appears as a close best friend and confidentae to Sasha, despite the two constantly butting heads at work. She considers herself as part ghetto.
Renee was a recurring character in Season 3 who became a regular in Season 4. She claims to have four kids. Recurring characters[ edit ] Robert Ri'chard as Derek Porter: A Dominican frat student who lives next door to Brown Meadows and often helps out there, in between masterminding or participating in Brown's antics.
He made his debut in Season 3 and has been a recurring character throughout the series' run. Jenifer Lewis as Vera Brown: Brown's younger sister and Will's mother.
Vera means well but she is a loud, controlling alcoholic who spoils Will and subtly despises Sasha. She appeared with Mr. Brown, Cora, and Will in the Meet the Browns feature film. In one episode, Vera and Brown have an argument and Vera says, "I'm about to be an only child," which indicates that their brother LB does not exist in the television universe or may be a non-canonical reference, to the fact that Mr.
Brown has mentioned LB in the series. Tasha Smith as Tanya Ortiz: Joaquin and Brianna's biological mother, who only wants them back for money. She is either in denial or simply ignoring the fact that one of her former boyfriends molested Brianna.
She serves as a major antagonist to the series during her first few appearances, but during her later appearances, she becomes less of an antagonist when she improves on being a better mother to Joaquin and Brianna and helps Cora with some of the household chores when she spends a couple of nights there. She also tries hitting on Will, while he and Sasha go through some marriage issues. After Brianna gave her a makeover for her date, she has not been seen or mentioned since.
Lisa Arrindell Anderson as Karen: The Colonel's pushy daughter. She was estranged from her father when she put him in a nursing home after the death of her mother. The two eventually reconciled. Ciara Wilson as Simone Taylor: Brianna's dimwitted, somewhat childish best friend who became pregnant. She is similar to Mr.
Courtney Gray as Jamal: Brianna's male best friend. In one episode, Brianna noticed that he'd been eating very frequently. Later, the Browns caught him stealing food from them.
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He is confronted by Brianna at school and he reveals that his parents recently split up, he stayed with his mother, who lost their house, and they'd been living in their van without food, so he began stealing food.
Bernard Jones as Milo: A detention-prone student at Cora's school. Jones as Gordon Bob: Cora's ex-love interest from college and the principal at her school. He still has feelings for her but can't get her to leave Reggie for him.
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Smith as Reggie Brooks: Cora's off-and-on boyfriend, the school's football coach. He lives with his mother, Thelma. Laura Hayes as Mrs. Reggie's sometimes overbearing, sometimes caring, mother. In "The Cheating Liver", it is revealed that she has a crush on Mr. Brown and so on. Njema Williams as "Benny": In Goes to Jail, Madea was about to get sent to jail, but was reluctantly released by Judge Mablean after learning the arresting officers did not read the Miranda rights warning when she was arrested as the officers claimed that Madea was fighting with themso she finally admits that her license was suspended indefinitely implying that her license was suspended when she was 30 years old and also gets ordered to anger management counseling, making it the very last opportunity for her to avoid jail.
She, however, began driving as soon as Cora neglected her daughterly duties. Madea's brother Joe also played by Perry refers to her as a "po-po ho", meaning someone who is a professional at evading law enforcement. In A Madea Christmas, Madea confides in her niece Eileen that she sold "trees"; when Eileen asks if they were Christmas trees, Madea replies that "when you smoke 'em, they make you feel like it's Christmas", implying that she once was a marijuana dealer.
Personality[ edit ] Hard side and language use[ edit ] Scurrilous, wise cracking, and saucy in remarks and behavior, Madea is full of comical sass and vulgar and abusive language.
She also has many catch phrases, such as "You crazy as hell," and "I oughta punch you in da face! Madea also intentionally adds a mispronounced "t" sound to many of her words, such as "Africant Americant", "cooking and cleanting" and "living for da Lort [Lord].
For example, the character has four general methods of attack: Destruction of propertysuch as demolishing others' household appliances with a chainsaw Weapon violence, such as stabbing others with a lit cigarette Physical violence, such as strangling and pounding others with her bare hands and elbows Intimidation through outrageous browbeating tactics and threats, such as firing off her Glock pistol, which she keeps handy with her in her purse at all times from the extended interval of rapid-fire sounds in Madea Goes To Jailit is implied that she owns a fully automatic assault-rifle, as well, but only brings it out on "special occasions" Murder, such as shooting and stabbing others with a gun and a knife.
When using guns, Madea shoots around targets, using intimidation rather than actually killing or injuring anyone. As another form of intimidation, Madea frequently boasts of having killed in the past. As an example, she once claimed to have murdered Jimmy Hoffa over him calling her a wild woman. She also claimed to have shot Tupac Shakur while arguing over a parking space; although she claims not to have killed him in the shooting. Soft side[ edit ] In spite of her outrageous and shocking behaviors, Madea is consultative, protective, loving, and motherly at heart.
This is heavily evidenced in Gets a Job, in which Madea provides life lessons, guidance, and direction to all the residents and staff members of a nursing home.
Quite often, Madea has offered direction and guidance to those who were being abused within their romantic relationships. Though much of this direction and guidance tends to come in the form of extreme warmongering, Madea's heart is always in the right place.Meet the Browns Movie - Sofía Vergara Talks about the film - Behind The Scenes
Madea also instructs troubled individuals about the mistakes they've made in their life choices and leads them down the path of forgiveness and improvement.
While in prison in the film Madea Goes to Jail, Madea attends an anger management church meeting under duress. During the meeting, Madea ends up lecturing all the women to stop playing victims, stop whining, and start taking action to improve their lives.
Madea is mentally strong and offers nurturing advice to struggling individuals whom she cares for. Pet peeves[ edit ] Madea has a series of pet peeves: Madea's family[ edit ] Note: There are a few discrepancies and plot holes in Madea's family tree as between the regular films and the stage-plays Madea's mother[ edit ] In the book Tyler Perry's Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings, Madea gives details on her mother, "Big Mable" Murphy, who was described as "unusually large".
Joe Joe also played by Perry is Madea's most recognizable brother as he lives with her and frequently appears in Madea films. A wise guy who is very coarse, misbehaved, and ornery, Joe has no qualms with such tendencies as openly farting and hurling about insulting wisecracks about people, including Madea. Despite being elderly, he constantly makes crude passes at younger women. Joe regularly smokes marijuana in spite of his need to be on oxygen.
On smoking marijuana, Joe has stated, "God made this for us. God made this little tree, Viagra and oxygen. Put them altogether and you can take a woman to heaven and back! Brian, Donna, and George Needleman. The Joe character precedes the Madea character in debut, as Joe's first appearance was in the play ''I Know I've Been Changed''taking place when the Madea character had not yet originated.
Brian, Donna, and George Brian also played by Perry is a criminal defense attorneywho often gets roped into Madea's messes as he represents her in the many criminal trials Madea lands herself in.
Joe's daughter, Donna, is married to Isaac.
She appeared in Madea's Family Reunion. Barbara confirms this by comparing George's age to how many years ago Joe had the affair with her. However, George never finds out about this despite several hints from Joe. Therefore, George is Madea's distant nephew. The film begins with everyone leaving Irene's funeral. Madea's parenting, husbands, and children[ edit ] In Madea Goes to Jail, it was revealed that Madea supported her children by strippingpole dancingand professional wrestlingamong other things.
Madea has buried nine husbands, among them James and Carl. Madea claims to have shot some of them poisoned others of them with her sweet potato pie and ate the rest. After each husband died, they were buried quickly and Madea collected their life insurance checks. Each time it's happened, Madea has stated "I'm tryin' to get to the insurance company by five, and the casino by nine!
Madea implies that she was glad when he died and that he was stubborn and abusive.