Who is Jasmine Guy?

Jasmine is an American actress, director, dancer and singer, perhaps best known to the world as Whitley Gilbert in the TV series “A Different World” (1987-1993), and as Dina in the film “School Daze” (1988), among numerous other roles that she’s secured throughout her career.

What Happened to Jasmine Guy?

Jasmine has turned 60 this year, and is still actively pursuing new roles. Her most recent appearance was in the TV thriller movie “Vanished: Searching for My Sister” (2021), which stars Tatyana Ali and Carolyn Hennesy.

Her upcoming projects include the role of Emma in Tony Tite’s drama film “The Lady Makers”, starring Amber Reign Smith, Danielle Madison, and Lupe Leon. The film is scheduled for a premiere later in 2022.

Jasmine Guy Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Jasmine Guy was born on 10 March 1962 under the Pisces zodiac sign, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the daughter of the Reverend William Guy, pastor of the historic Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and his wife, Jaye Rudolph, a former high-school teacher.

Although born in Boston, Jasmine grew up in Atlanta, with her sister, Monica Guy.

At just 17 years old, Jasmine moved to New York City, where she enrolled at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center to study dance.

Career Beginnings

Jasmine started her career as a Fame Dancer in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning musical drama series “Fame”, featuring in seven episodes of the acclaimed series in a non-speaking role under the choreographer Debbie Allen.

After a few minor stage roles at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City, Jasmine returned to on-screen roles. In 1987, she was selected for her most prominent early role as Whitley Gilbert in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV comedy series “A Different World”, also starring Lisa Bonet and Kadeem Hardison as students at an historically black university, who have a tough time in college.

The show is a “Cosby Show” spin-off written by Bill Cosby himself, aired from 1987 until 1993, and Jasmine won six Image Awards in the category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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Rise to Prominence

Concurrently, Jasmine featured in several projects while in “A Different World”; in 1988, she appeared in Spike Lee’s comedy-drama film “School Daze”, starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito and Tisha Campbell, and in 1989, she co-starred next to Eddie Murphy, Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor in the Academy Award-nominated comedy crime-drama film “Harlem Nights”.

She also starred in the television drama movie “Runaway” the same year, and in the following year in the television thriller drama movie “A Killer Among Us”, with Anna Maria Horsford and Mykelti Williamson.

Jasmine enjoyed massive success throughout the ’90s, as she appeared in several notable projects. In 1992, she starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated television drama movie “Stompin’ at the Savoy”, about four young black women who try to succeed and realize their dreams in 1930s Harlem. The following year, Jasmine featured in the TV mini-series “Queen”, then she starred in the film “Klash” in 1995. She continued with minor roles in the second half of the decade, and ended the ’90s with the role of Linda in the romantic-drama film “Guinevere”.

The 2000s

She starred as Tina in Dan Cohen’s drama film “Diamond Men” (2000), then she landed the lead role in the drama film “Dying on the Edge” in 2001, and the same year played Juliet Mercier in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning television romantic-drama movie “The Feast of All Saints”, with Robert Ri’chard, Peter Gallagher and Gloria Reuben in the lead roles.

In 2003, Jasmine starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV fantasy comedy-drama series “Dead Like Me”, created by Bryan Fuller and co-starring Callum Blue and Ellen Muth. In 2008, she appeared in the award-winning romantic comedy-drama film “Tru Loved”, and in 2009, Jasmine was selected for the role of Sheila ’Grams’ Bennett, the grandmother of Bonnie, a Salem Witch descendant in the critically acclaimed series “The Vampire Diaries”, featuring in 15 episodes through 2017.

The 2010s and Recent Work

She launched the new decade with the role of Nurse Mary in the drama film “October Baby”, with Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey and John Schneider as the main stars.

In 2015, she starred in the thriller film “Sick People”, while from 2016 to 2017, Jasmine was Erica Martin in the TV series “KC Undercover”, followed immediately in 2017 and 2018 as Grace Caldwell in the TV series “The Quad”, and then in 2019, she joined the popular series “Grey’s Anatomy” as Gemma Larson.

Most recently, in 2021, she was Patricia in the TV comedy series “Harlem”, and then starred as Rene White in the film “Liam White: The Forgettable Life of Liam White” next to Terrence’ TC’ Carson and Karon Riley.

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On-Stage Career

In addition to her incredible on-screen career, Jasmine is known for her work on stage. She made her debut back in 1987 in the off-Broadway hit musical “Beehive”, and since then Jasmine has starred in many Broadway productions, including “The Wiz”, “Leader of the Pack”, “Chicago”, and “Blues for an Alabama Sky”.

She directed the play “I Dream”, performed on the Alliance Stage of the Woodruff Arts Centre in Atlanta, and then co-starred with Kenny Leon in the play “Fool For Love”, and served as the producing director of the True Colors Theatre Company.

Accomplished Musician

Jasmine is a talented singer as well – she released her debut self-titled studio album in 1990, which entered the US Billboard 200 chart at No. 143, and spawned such hits as “Try Me”, “Another Like My Lover”, “Don’t Want Money”, and a duet with James Ingram “Just Want to Hold You”.

She was working on new music in the early ’90s; however, her negotiations with Warner Bros. music fell through, and her second album was never released. She then left the music scene, and has been focused on her acting career.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Jasmine Guy’s net worth has been estimated to be around $4 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s appeared in more than 75 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Husband, Children

When it comes to her personal life, Jasmine was married to Terrence Duckett, an American businessman and current consultant for the healthcare organization, Opaceplus, from 1998 until 2008; the two welcomed a daughter, Imani Guy Duckett, before divorcing, after which Jasmine filed for bankruptcy, and with her daughter, moved to Atlanta.

Jasmine was a close friend of the late-great rapper, Tupac Shakur. The two met while on the set of “A Different World” in 1993, and he spent the following year at Jasmine’s house recovering from an armed attack.

She appeared in his music video for the song “Temptations”, and contributed to his mother’s biography “Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actress has curly dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m), weighs approximately 130lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 35-25-35, and bra size 34B.

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