A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Tamela Mann began her entertainment career singing in the church choir. As time would have it, such musical preparation served to advance the beginning of what would become an incredible music career. She was privileged to join up with multi-Grammy-winning and double platinum gospel phenomenon Kirk Franklin and the Family.
Mann’s vocal contribution can be heard on various albums, including the soundtracks for Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns and Diary Of A Mad Black Woman and Kirk Franklin’s Rebirth and Christmas. As if that were not enough, her signature voice can also be heard in Coca-Cola and Ashley Stewart commercials.
In 1999, Mann began her acting career and made her stage debut in the year 2000 as Cora Brown in Tyler Perry’s stage play I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Additional film credits include Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Kingdom Come, in which she appeared in alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Jada Pinkett Smith. She has also starred in some of Tyler Perry’s most successful stage plays, including Madea’s Class Reunion, Madea’s Family Reunion, Meet The Browns and What’s Done In The Dark.
Mann’s latest CD, Tamela Mann The Live Experience, recently debuted on the Billboard Top 20 gospel sales chart off the strength of her powerful radio single “You Deserve My Praise.”