Vocalist: Tamela Mann
Tamela J. Mann (born June 9, 1966) is an American actress and gospel singer, known for her role as “Cora” in Tyler Perry’s plays including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea’s Class Reunion, Meet the Browns, and What’s Done in the Dark. Mann began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. Mann was a featured soloist on several tracks while with Franklin’s group, including “Don’t Take Your Joy Away”, “Now Behold the Lamb”, and “Lean on Me”, the latter of which also included Mary J. Blige, Crystal Lewis, R. Kelly, and Bono.
Vocalist: David A. Mann
(born August 7, 1966) is an American stage actor and gospel singer who has starred in many Tyler Perry plays including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea’s Class Reunion, Meet the Browns, and What’s Done in the Dark. His character Mr. Brown is the father of Madea’s daughter Cora (wife Tamela Mann). Mann also reprised his role as “Mr. Brown” in the movies Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail.
He is the real life husband of Tamela Mann. Mann has been married for over 21 years. Mann and his wife Tamela were members of Kirk Franklin’s vocal ensemble The Family before working with Tyler Perry.