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Oji talks with Tyler Perry as fans get ready to say goodbye to ‘Madea’

Posted at 9:34 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 09:34:42-05

Her real name is Mable Simmons, but audiences know her simply as Madea.

This fictional character first came to life in 2002 in Tyler Perry's debut film "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." Seventeen years later, the popular character is being put to rest.