ATLANTA (AP) -- Madea is coming to the state Capitol.
Tyler Perry is scheduled to be honored by the Senate on Wednesday for his achievements as an entertainer and humanitarian. The 40-year-old New Orleans native and Atlanta resident is the first celebrity to be honored in the chamber this session.
Five state senators are presenting a resolution to Perry. The resolution cites his sharp-tongued "Madea" character, his creation of Tyler Perry Studios as the first independent movie studio of its size in the state and his donations to area food banks and various charities.