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

Cassi Davis attends the NY special screening for Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral at SVA Theater on February 25, 2019 in New York City

House of Payne aired from 2007-2012, where she portrayed "Ella Payne", the matriarch of the Payne family. Tyler Perry announced a reboot of the show in 2020 that has premiered!

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She additionally worked on the spin-off series, The Paynes, back in 2018. 

Cassi Davis and Tyler Perry arrive at the 40th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

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!