Tamela Mann was born on June 9, 1966 in Limestone County, Texas. She is an American Gospel Artist known for both acting and singing. She began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. She was a featured soloist on many tracks while with the group. She released her debut album, “ Gotta Keep Movin’”, in 2005. Since then she has gone on to release 3 more albums. Her most famously known being, “Best Days”, which was certified Gold and the lead single, “Take me to the King” was nominated for a Grammy award. In the acting world, Tamela Mann is best known for her role as, “Cora Simmons” in several Tyler Perry plays and movies. She even recorded the soundtrack for Perry’s movie, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” Tamela is currently playing “Cora Simmons” in “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” which airs on BET. Tamela Mann is married to David Mann and they both have starred in Tyler Perry movies together as well as having their own sitcom. For some people, it can be tricky to navigate both the gospel music world and the acting world, especially when the movies/ TV shows they are acting in do not fit inside of the Christian genre. However, I believe that Tamela Mann has successfully dominated both the gospel and acting scene. First, I will outline Tamela’s music career, then I will discuss her acting career, finally I will talk about how she balances both careers while staying true to her faith.