Cassandra Davis Patton (born July 30, 1964) is an American actress and singer who is best known for her role as Ella Payne on Tyler Perry's House of Payne and its spin-off series The Paynes. She has also starred in several other productions under the direction of Tyler Perry.
Life and careerEdit
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.
Films and playsEdit
|2006||Madea's Family Reunion||Aunt Sarah|
|2006||Madea Goes To Jail||Ella Kincaid|
|2007||Daddy's Little Girls||Aunt Rita|
|2010||Madea's Big Happy Family||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2011||Madea's Big Happy Family||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2011||°A Madea Christmas||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2011||Aunt Bam's Place||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2014||Madea's Neighbors from Hell||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2015||Madea on the Run||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2015||Madea's Tough Love||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2016||Boo! A Madea Halloween||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2017||Boo 2! A Madea Halloween||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2019||Madea's Farewell Play Tour||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|2019||A Madea Family Funeral||Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy|
|1993||Living Single||Francine||Episode: "In The Black It's Beautiful"|
|1994||Chicago Hope||Nurse #1||Episode: "Food Chains"|
|1996||Married... with Children||Patty||Episode: "Crimes Against Obesity"|
|1999||Kenan & Kel||Kitty||Episode: "He Got Job"|
|1999–2001||The PJs||HUD woman (Voice)||Recurring Role; 27 episodes|
|2000||The Parkers||Big Woman|
|2007–2012||Tyler Perry's House of Payne||Ella Payne||Lead role; 254 episodes|
|2009||Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns||Ella Payne||Episode: "Meet the Christmas Spirit"|
|2015||Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor||Ella Payne||Episode: "Ella and Curtis"|
|2018–present||Tyler Perry's The Paynes||Ella Payne||Lead role|
- "Cassi Davis Biography". tbs.com. Archived from the original on 2007-06-06. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
- "Holly Springs Star!! Cassandra "Cassi" Davis". Visit Holly Springs. August 21, 2015. Archived from the original on December 23, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
- "The Cast of Tyler Perry's House of Payne". Jet. June 2007.
- House of Payne' Star Cassi Davis Graduating From College—25 Years Later
- The 700 Club - Cassi Davis: House of Grace