Tamela J. Mann (born June 9, 1966) is an American actress and gospel singer, known for her role as Cora in Tyler Perry’s plays. Mann began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. Mann was a featured soloist on several tracks while with Franklin’s group, including “Don’t Take Your Joy Away”, “Now Behold the Lamb”, and “Lean on Me”, the latter of which also included Mary J. Blige, Crystal Lewis, R. Kelly, and Bono.
Mann has also made appearances in movies such as Kingdom Come and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Mann is the wife of David Mann, who is known for his role as “Deacon Leroy Brown” in several of Perry’s plays. Tamela Mann is known for her work with Tyler Perry.