Tamela Mann has become one of the most versatile threats in entertainment. An acclaimed actress, NAACP Image Award nominee and Dove Award-winning vocalist as well as wife and mother, Mann’s talent has helped anchor one of the industry’s most successful film, TV and theatrical franchises, while her amazing vocal gift is at the top of her impressive resume. She is one of the stars of the new breakthrough hit alongside Jordan Sparks and Whitney Houston in “Sparkle,” she and her husband, NAACP Image award winning actor and comedian, David Mann will co-host a new lifestyle and cooking TV “Hanging With The Manns,” and she’s just released a new album, “Best Days”, which is expected to open #1 on Billboard Gospel. With “Best Days,” Tamela is on a mission to share the strength and joy that can be found in being a child of God. Tamela and her awesome husband David star in TBS’ #1 hit comedy series “Meet the Browns,” (Now syndicated in 80% of the US!). Tyler Perry noticed Tamela who chose her to appear in his play, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” From there her acting career escalated as she developed the role of Cora Simmons in Perry’s plays and such films as “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea Goes to Jail” and 2011’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family.” The Madea films have become one of Hollywood’s most successful film franchises and Mann’s portrayal of ‘Cora Simmons’ has become a cornerstone of the series.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the beautiful and incredibly talented Tamela Mann in NYC coming off her incredible role in what will go down as Whitney Houston’s last film performance in “Sparkle”, where she plays Whitney’s best friend, and we talk about what Whitney was really like off camera, what it has been like to anchor one of Television and Film’s most successful franchises, what to expect on her incredible new album, the new cooking show that her and David have put together, and soo much more!! Enjoy Kade Nation!!
And here is Tamela on CNN’s Starting Point With Soledad O’Brien and AJ Hammer on Showbiz Tonight right before chatting with me!