Atlanta City Council May Rename Street After Tyler Perry

An Atlanta city councilwoman wants to rename a section of road after local resident and playwright and filmmaker Tyler Perry.

Council member Joyce M. Sheperd wants to rename Desheler Street SW and Hardee Avenue SW between Lee Street and Womack Avenue, to Tyler Perry Studio Way.–WSB TV

A meeting is scheduled today for the full council to discuss the issue.

Tyler Perry, a New Orleans native, built a half billion dollar empire on the strength of numerous films and TV shows built specifically as a result of his most adored character, Madea.