Diary of a Mad Black Woman

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After 18 years of marriage to lawyer Charles (Steve Harris), Helen (Kimberly Elise) is shocked when he announces he's ending their marriage and shacking up with a new woman, Brenda (Lisa Marcos).

Helen retreats to the house of her grandmother Madea (Tyler Perry), who helps her destroy much of Charles' property which gets her place on house arrest.

While Charles prepares for the trial of a corrupt client, Helen is courted by Orlando (Shemar Moore), an affectionate moving man with strong Christian values.


  • Kimberly Elise as Helen
  • Steve Harris as Charles
  • Tyler Perry as Madea
  • Lisa Marcos as Brenda
  • Shemar Moore as Orlando