July 11, 1964
Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress and singer|
Cassandra "Cassi" Davis (born July 11, 1964) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Ella Payne on 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.
Life and career
Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, 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.
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.
|Film & Plays|
||Madea's Family Reunion||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy |
||Living Single||Francine||1 episode|
|1996||Married... with Children||Patty||1 episode|
|1999||Kenan & Kel||Kitty||1 episode|
|1999–2001||The PJs||HUD woman (Voice)||26 episodes|
|2000||The Parkers||Big Woman||1 episode|
|2006–2012||Tyler Perry's House of Payne||Ella Payne||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (2010)
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (2009, 2011, 2013)
- "Cassi Davis Biography". tbs.com. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
- "The Cast of Tyler Perry's House of Payne". Jet. 2007-06.
- House of Payne' Star Cassi Davis Graduating From College—25 Years Later
- The 700 Club - Cassi Davis: House of Grace
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