By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act September 13, 2011 at 3:45AM
Tyler Perry welcomes 42 today. The New Orleans native was just named the highest paid entertainer of the year by Forbes magazine. His list of credits include Madea's Family Reunion, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Why Did I Get Married?, Meet The Browns, Madea Goes To Jail, House of Payne and Madea's Big Happy Family. Upcoming productions in the works include Good Deeds and For Better or Worse.
Indiana native Isiah Whitlock Jr. says "hello" to 57. Best known for his role on the HBO series The Wire, he's appeared in many productions such as New York Undercover, The Spanish Prisoner, Third Watch, NYPD Blue, Brooklyn's Finest, Meet The Browns, Rubicon, Gun Hill Road and Cedar Rapids.