David Anthony Mann was born on August 7, 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States to African and American parents. He was raised in hometown. He started acting in his high school at the age of 15 initially as the comedian. He also acted in Community Theater. He had active participation in the extra co-curricular activities during his further education which basically involves him to the contemporary stage shows.

Before starting an acting career, David performed with gospel singer Kirk Frankland. His future wife Tamela also was a member of Kirk Franklin's vocal ensemble "The Family". They both were singing there before working with Tyler Perry. David has been starting his career as an actor since 1992. He began his career from the little theater shows. David Mann starred in such a projects of Tyler Perry like” I Can Do Bad All By Myself”, “Madea's Family Reunion”, “Madea's Class Reunion”, and “What's Done in the Dark”. Mann has played the character of Mr. Brown, who appeared in all series of Tyler's project. Mr. Brown’s character very interested, David portrayed a squeaky, tickling and nosey neighbor and when he played it, it was showered with all kind of love and praise from the audiences. He also starred in the other plays like “What's Done in the Dark”. During the 90s, he also played several child roles. David gained notoriety for his comedian role Leroy Brown on "Meet the Browns". He also received additional recognition as a frequent Tyler Perry collaborator for the "Madea film" series. In the 2006, he starred in the TV series “House of Payne” directed by his friend Tyler Perry.

He appeared in the movie “Madea Goes to Jail” in the 2009. Davis also was involved as Mr. Brown in the movie “Madea's Big Happy Family” in the 2011. He also landed the role of himself in projects like “Mann & Wife” and “It's a Mann's World”. Currently, David and wife are co-hosting the TV-Show “Hanging with the Manns” which covers the cooking and adventure timings of the comical couple. In addition to his acting career he released two musical albums “Mr. Brown's Good Ol' Time Church” in the 2007 and “The Master Plan: Special Edition” in the 2010 along with his wife Tamela. David has won the Image Award under the category of Outstanding Actor in a Comedy TV Series “Meet the Browns”. As great comedian he got NAACP Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in the year 2011.

David is also actively engaged with the American Diabetes Association, where he serves as a spokesperson in his free time. Mann has a natural sense of humor that helped to him to become the person he is today. David is married to famous singer and actress Tamela J. Mann in 1988. They have married for 27 years. The couple is blessed with four children named Porcia, LaTia, TiffanyTia and David Jr. His net worth is approximately 5 million dollars. His estimated yearly income is around 600 thousand dollars.

Last Modified: May 10, 2020

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