Cassi Davis

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Cassi Davis
BornCassandra Davis
(1964-07-11) July 11, 1964 (age 48)
Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
OccupationActress and singer
Years active1988–present
 
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Cassi Davis
BornCassandra Davis
(1964-07-11) July 11, 1964 (age 48)
Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
OccupationActress and singer
Years active1988–present

Cassandra "Cassi" Davis (born July 11, 1964) is an American actress. She is mostly known for her role as Ella Payne in Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Davis has done extensive work with director and writer Tyler Perry, and has played many roles in his various productions. She also has appeared in several stage plays.[1]

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Life and career

Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi,[1] Davis' acting career began in 1988 with her role in the Spike Lee film School Daze. Her early television credits include appearances on Living Single, Married... with Children, Kenan & Kel, Boycott, and The PJ's. She established her acting career by appearing in Tyler Perry productions such as Madea's Family Reunion, Madea Goes to Jail, Daddy's Little Girls, and Tyler Perry's House of Payne.[2]

Davis attended Spelman College in Atlanta and majored in music. She left the college one credit short of graduation, because she was not allowed to perform religious music during her senior recital. Davis returned to Spelman in 2008 to complete her degree, graduating in November of that year.[3]

She has credited her devout, born-again Christian faith as the main reason behind her professional success.[4]

Filmography

Film & Plays
YearFilmRoleNotes
1988School DazePaula
2004He Say... She Say... But What Does GOD Say?Sister TinyDirect-to-DVD release
2005Love on LayawayWillanettaDirect-to-DVD release
2006Madea's Family ReunionAunt Sarah
Madea Goes to Jail (play)EllaDirect-to-DVD release
2007Daddy's Little GirlsRita
2010Madea's Big Happy FamilyAunt BamDirect-to-DVD release
2011Madea's Big Happy Family (film)Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy
2011A Madea ChristmasAunt BamDirect-to-DVD release
2011Aunt Bam's PlaceAunt BamDirect-to-DVD release
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Living SingleFrancine1 episode
1996Married... with ChildrenPatty1 episode
1999Kenan & KelKitty1 episode
1999–2001The PJsHUD woman (Voice)26 episodes
2000The ParkersBig Woman1 episode
2001BoycottCookTelevision movie
2006–2012Tyler Perry's House of PayneElla Payne

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