'Tyler Perry's House Of Payne': This Is Cassi Davis Today
Cassi Davis is the queen of all Tyler Perry productions! She's already been in over ten of his movies! Check out what the matriarch - "Elle Payne"- of Tyler Perry's House Of Payne is up to today!
Born on July 30, 1964 in the state of Mississippi, Cassi Davis has been active in the entertainment industry since the last '80s. Prior to her success with director/producer Tyler Perry, she was actually in the 1988 Spike Lee film School Daze! After that, she landed smaller roles in Married... with Children and Kenan & Kel!
House of Payne: Cassi Davis today
Her first role in a Tyler Perry production was in the 2006 film, Madea's Family Reunion, followed by the play Madea Goes To Jail (2006), the film Daddy's Little Girls (2006), and both the play and film version of Madea's Big Happy Family (2010, 2011). Basically, if there's a Perry musical or movie, you can expect to see her in it!
Her success with Tyler Perry paid off in both 2010 and 2013 when she received her NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in House of Payne.
House of Payne aired from 2007-2012, where she portrayed "Ella Payne", the matriarch of the Payne family. Tyler Perry just announced this past February that the show will reboot again, set to hopefully premiere this summer 2020!
She additionally worked on the spin-off series, The Paynes, back in 2018. We expect to see her with a new award when the revival of House of Payne returns!
Here's a list of both musicals and films where Cassi Davis portrays her famous "Betty Ann 'Aunt Bam' Murphy" character:
- A Madea Christmas (2011)
- Aunt Bam's Place (2011)
- Madea's Neighbors from Hell (2014)
- Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
- Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
- A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
We can't wait to watch more of her hilarious character coming up!