A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
CASSI DAVIS (Aunt Bam) has done extensive work with director
and writer Tyler Perry, becoming best
known for her role as Ella Payne on Perry's House of Payne. The series aired
more episodes (a total of
254) than any other television series (of any genre) with a predominantly
surpassing The Jeffersons (253 episodes), Family Matters (215 episodes) and The
Cosby Show (202
episodes). She also starred in the title role in Perry's Aunt Bam's Place. Davis
has also been seen in
Madea's Family Reunion, Madea Goes to Jail, Daddy's Little Girls and A Madea
In 2010 Davis won the Best Supporting Actress Award of the NAACP Theatre
Award Committee. The
following year she was presented with the City of Holly Springs Proclamation,
bestowed by Mayor AndrÃ©
DeBerry. More recently, Davis again won the NAACP Theatre Award Committee's Best
honors, this time for her role on House of Payne.
Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Davis attended Spelman College in
Atlanta, where she majored in
music. She left the college one credit short of graduation to pursue an acting
opportunity, returning to
Spelman in 2008 to complete her degree. Davis' acting career began in 1988 with
her role in the Spike
Lee film School Daze. She was also seen in the films He Say... She Say..., But
What Does GOD Say? ,
Love on Layaway and Silent Bomb. Davis' small-screen credits include appearances
on Living Single,
Married with Children, Kenan & Kel, The Parkers and The PJs.
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