Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a 2005 romantic comedy-drama film based on the play by Tyler Perry. It stars Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, Cicely Tyson, and Tyler Perry as Madea. It's sequel is Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion The Movie


Helen McCarter had everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However after her husband, Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to having an affair and having two children with her. A distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with a man named Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything, as Brenda, Charles' girlfriend leaves him with his money and kids, and she even told the hospital to let them die.


  • Tyler Perry as Madea/Joe/Brian
  • Kimberly Elise as Helen McCarter
  • Cicely Tyson as Myrtle
  • Shemar Moore as Orlando
  • Tamara Taylor as Debrah
  • Tiffany Evans as Tiffany
  • Avery Knight as B.J.
  • Steve Harris as Charles McCarter
  • Lisa Marcos as Brenda
  • Gary Anthony Sturgis as Jamison
  • Judge Ephriam as Herself