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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 African-American cast, 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 Christmas.

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 André DeBerry. More recently, Davis again won the NAACP Theatre Award Committee's Best Supporting Actress 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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