Get to Know Tamela Mann

Get to Know Tamela Mann
Jan 1970

Born in Fort Worth, Texas

The youngest of 14 children, Tamela was born Tamela Jean Johnson on June 9, 1966, in Fort Worth, Texas. Raised in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Mann was singing in the Holy Tabernacle church's adult choir by the time she was 12 years old.
"When you see me sing, it's like a heavenly place. I feel like I'm in the clouds. Like he's not watching nobody else then. He's looking at me and I just want to make my heavenly father proud." (from an interview with Jet Magazine)
"Singing is my first passion and my first love. It's an overwhelming feeling I can't totally describe. I'm praising my heavenly father while giving the people what they've paid for! I miss it when I'm not doing it. It's not just my bread and butter; it's like my air that I breathe." (from an interview with Soul Train)
Tamela Mann Biography
Recruited by Kirk Franklin to sing with his group, The Family, Tamela sang on five of his albums. During this time, she also cut her acting chops in David E. Talbert's gospel musical He Say...She Say...But What Does God Say? In 2000, she starred as Cora Brown in Tyler Perry's stage play I Can Do Bad All By Myself and quickly became a part of the Perry franchise. She has appeared in several of his movies and is a regular character on Meet The Browns.
She married David Mann (who was also a part of Franklin's The Family) in 1988. The couple is parents to four children: Joy Mann (born September 29, 1990), Daniel Mann (born June 25, 1992), Faith Serenity Mann (born March 4, 1996) and Tamera Mann (born October 19, 1998).
Best Days, 2012
The Master Plan, 2009
The Live Experience, 2007
Gotta Keep Movin', 2005
Starter Songs
"Take Me To The King"
"This Place"
"I Can Only Imagine"
TV, Film and, Stage
Mann & Wife (Bounce 2015 series)
It's A Mann's World (BET 2015 series)
Sparkle (2012 film)
Hanging With The Manns (2012 TV series)
Meet the Browns (TV - 4 seasons)
Medea's Big Happy Family (2011 film)
Down Home with the Neelys (2010 TV series, guest)
Madea Goes to Jail (2009 film)
Meet the Browns (2008 film)
Tyler Perry's House of Payne (TV series, 2007, 3 episodes)
Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (2005 film)
Madea's Class Reunion (2003 video)
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2002 film)
Kingdom Come (2001 film)
He Say...She Say...But What Does God Say? (theater)
What's Done In The Dark (theater)
Meet The Browns (theater)
Madea's Class Reunion (theater)
Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (theater)
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (theater)
News & Notes
Tamela Mann is one of the top Christian Female Artists
David and Tamela Mann Online
David and Tamela Mann official site
David and Tamela Mann on Facebook
David and Tamela Mann on Instagram
David and Tamela Mann on Twitter