Jasmine Guy Bio, Age, Net Worth, Children, Movies & TV Shows, Career

Jasmine Guy Biography

Jasmine Guy is an American actress, director, singer and dancer born in March 10, 1962. Guy is known from the 1988 film School Daze for her role as Dina and as Whitley Gilbert-Wayne on the NBC Bill Cosby spin-off A Different World, from 1987 to 1993. From 1990 through 1993, Guy won four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on the show.

Jasmine Guy Age

Jasmine was born in March 10, 1962 and is 56 years of age.

Jasmine Guy Net Worth

Guy has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Jasmine Guy Husband And Children

In August 1998, Guy married Terrence Duckett and the couple had one child, a daughter named Imani, born in 1999. People reported that Guy and Duckett were divorcing after ten years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences on April 8, 2008. Guy and her daughter moved to Atlanta which is Guy’s childhood hometown.
In the 2016, Guy endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in U.S. presidential election.

Jasmine Guy Early Life

Guy was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Jasmines’ mother was Portuguese-American and the father was Black-American. In the affluent historic Collier Heights neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, is where Jasmine grew up and where she attended the Northside Performing Arts High School,which was later renamed North Atlanta High School. Her mother, a former high-school teacher, the former Jaye Rudolph was born in 1930), and her father was pastor of the historic Friendship Baptist Church of Atlanta. The Reverend William Guy was born in 1928 and the church served as an early home to Spelman College; he was also a college instructor in philosophy and religion. Jasmine moved to New York City at the age of seventeen to study dance at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.Jasmine Guy Photo

Jasmine Guy Career

Television roles
Guy career on television began as a dancer with a non-speaking role, in seven episodes of the 1982 television series Fame under the direction of choreographer Debbie Allen. After moving to California, she appeared in a 1991 episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Kayla, one of Will Smith’s girlfriends. Guy was featured in CBS’s Stompin’ at the Savoy alongside Vanessa Williams in 1992, again under the direction of Debbie Allen.
She played the mother of Halle Berry’s character in the CBS TV mini-series Alex Haley’s Queen in 1993. This was based on Haley’s book based on the Story of an American Family, a companion volume to his earlier Roots named Queen: The Saga of an American Family, which itself had been converted to a television mini-series. Guy appeared as Peter Burns’s love interest Caitlin Mills, in 1995, on two episodes of Melrose Place.
She appeared on Living Single, playing a psychologist advising Khadijah in 1996, who had begun exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. She also played a fallen angel with the recurring role of Kathleen, in the CBS Network drama Touched by an Angel between 1995 and 1997. Guy lent her voice to the PBS math-based animated series Cyberchase in 2002, performing Ava, the queen of the cybersite Symmetria.
She also made a cameo appearance on the Moesha spin-off The Parkers. Ms. Guy read as Mary Estes Peters in the HBO documentary, Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narrative, a documentary which premiered during Black History month in 2003. During the 1930s, when interviews were conducted with over two thousand former slaves. In the series Dead Like Me, created by Bryan Fuller, Guy starred alongside Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin.
In 2003 and 2004, the show ran 29 episodes over two seasons, on Showtime. Guys’ role was that of Roxy Harvey, a meter maid turned police officer and one of the core group of grim reapers around which the series was based. In 2005 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Guy was nominated for the role. In the feature-length series sequel Dead Like Me: Life After Death.
Guy also starred which was released on video in 2009 before being shown on the Syfy channel. Guy performed in The People Speak in 2009, a documentary that used dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans was executive produced by and seen on The History Channel, based on historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
A broad look at civil rights issues in America. Guy was seen in the second season of the Lifetime comedy series Drop Dead Diva as a judge in the episode titled “Last Year’s Model,” in 2010, Guy had a recurring role in The CW’s series The Vampire Diaries from 2009 to 2017. In that program, Guy played Sheila “Grams” Bennett, the grandmother of Bonnie who was Katerina Graham, who proved to be a descendant of Salem Witches. Both shows were filmed in the Atlanta area. Guy appeared in the Lifetime Christmas movie Secret Santa in late 2017.
A Different World
Main article: A Different World (TV series)
The series’ sixth and final season, released more than 20 years ago, Guy today is still well known for her starring role as Whitley Gilbert in the television sitcom A Different World. A spin-off created by Cosby himself from The Cosby Show, the show aired from 1987 to 1993 on NBC. Guy directed one of the three episodes of the show that she wrote, in addition to appearing in every episode: she started as a co-star, and at the long run replaced the show’s original star Lisa Bonet, who left the series. Guy won four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, from 1990 to 1993 after she was nominated.
Film roles
In 1988, in Spike Lee’s musical-drama film School Daze was Guy’s first appearance on the big screen. Guy was cast in the role of Dina, a member of the light-skinned, straight-haired African American women of Gamma Ray which was a women’s auxiliary to the Gamma Phi Gamma fraternity. A Different World came just after completing filming on School Daze.
Guy appeared as Dominique La Rue in Harlem Nights starring Eddie Murphy in the following year, Eddie Murphy also directed alongside Richard Pryor with Redd Foxx. Pryor portrays Harlem “Sugar” Ray, the owner of an illegal casino who contends with the pressures of vicious gangsters in the 1989 film, and corrupt policemen trying to drive him out of business in 1930s Harlem.
Guy’s played the role of the girlfriend of Ray’s nemesis, who set out to seduce and kill Murphy. Guy provided the voice of Sawyer Cat in the Warner Bros in 1997, animated film Cats Don’t Dance. Guy appeared in the film October Baby in 2011. Guy appeared in the film “Big Stone Gap” with Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Jenna Elfman, Anthony LaPaglia, Jane Krakowski, and Whoopi Goldberg in 2015.
In the short film; My Nephew Emmett, Guy starred and the film won the Student Academy Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2018.
Before traveling to France to appear in a similar musical review, Guy had a starring role in the off-Broadway hit musical Beehive, in 1987. Guy who has been in national tours and performed in several Broadway productions, including as Crow in The Wiz, Mickey in Leader of the Pack, Betty Rizzo in Grease, and as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Playbill reported on Guy’s return to the stage on April 6, 2009, starring in the True Colors Theatre Company production of Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky.
The show was a last minute addition to the company’s season and was directed by Andrea Frye, and opened May 4 in Atlanta. Blues came on the heels of Guy’s held-over run in True Colors’ Miss Evers’ Boys, which co-starred TC Carson of Living Single.
In July 2010, Guy directed the world premiere of the Rhythm and Blues Opera I Dream on the Alliance Stage of the Woodruff Arts Centre in Atlanta. Guy was a member of the cast of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in 2010, and the Alliance Theatre Company co-production of Pearl Cleage’s The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One-Hundred Years.
The production ran as from Sept. 24 through to Oct. 3rd at the Festival in Montgomery, Alabama, before moving to Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre for performances Oct. 20 thru Nov. 14. Guy directed George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum for True Colors, in early 2011, and in June 2011, Ms. Guy costarred with Kenny Leon in their production of Sam Shepard’s play Fool For Love at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s in Atlanta, Georgia.
Guy had joined the True Colors Theatre Company in an off stage role as the company’s Producing Director in August 2010. True Colors said Guy’s full-time position would be both administrative and artistic, and both local and national as he was announcing the hire. She still continues to contribute to the company on stage to date.

Jasmine Guy Movies

Film roles






School Daze




Harlem Nights

Dominique La Rue







Cats Don’t Dance


Voice role













The Law Of Enclosures



Diamond Men




Dying on the Edge




The Heart Specialist



Tru Loved




Dead Like Me: Life After Death

Roxy Harvey

Direct to video


Stomp the Yard: Homecoming


Direct to video


Blossoms for Clara

Clara Dukes



October Baby

Nurse Mary



What About Us?

Arlene Gomes



Scary Movie 5

Mrs. Brooks



Big Stone Gap

Leah Grimes


Jasmine Guy TV Shows

Television roles








7 episodes


The Equalizer


Episode: “Out of the Past”


At Mother’s Request

Bank Teller

TV movie


A Different World

Whitley Gilbert-Wayne

Main role, 144 episodes



Charlene “Charlie”

TV movie


A Killer Among Us

Theresa Hopkins

TV movie


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Kayla Samuels

Episode: “Love at First Fight”


Stompin’ at the Savoy


TV movie


Boy Meets Girl


TV movie


Alex Haley’s Queen




Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger


TV movie; voice role


Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

Frog Princess Lylah/JoNae

Voice roles; 2 episodes


America’s Dream

Elna Du Vaul

TV movie; segment: “The Boy Who Painted Christ Black”


Perfect Crime

Capt. Darnell Russell

TV movie


Melrose Place

Caitlin Mills

2 episodes



LaVonna Runnels

Episode: “Heavin’ Can Wait”


Touched by an Angel


3 episodes


Living Single

Dr. Jessica Bryce

Episode: “Shrink to Fit”


The Outer Limits

Captain Teri Washington

Episode: “The Heist”


Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Angela Winters

Episodes: “The People vs. Lois Lane” “Dead Lois Walking”


Malcolm & Eddie


Episode: “Two Men and a Baby”




Episode: “A Beautiful Day”


Any Day Now

Episode: “Blue”


Ladies Man


3 episodes



Courtney Goode

Episode: “The Music in Me”


Feast of All Saints

Juliet Mercier

TV movie

2002, 2003


Ava, Queen of Symmetria/Ms. Fileshare

2 Episodes


The Parkers


Episode: “Lights, Camera, Action”


Dead Like Me

Roxy Harvey

Main role, 29 episodes


That’s So Raven


Episode: “Checkin’ Out”


My Parents, My Sister & Me

Keela Goldman

Episode: “Starting Over”

2009−2014, 2017

The Vampire Diaries

Sheila Bennett

Recurring role, 15 episodes


Drop Dead Diva

Judge Nona Daniels

Episode: “Last Year’s Model”


Kasha and the Zulu King


TV movie


Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong


Episode: “Game Night”


K.C. Undercover


Recurring role, 6 episodes



Aunt Nancy

3 episodes


The Quad

Ella Grace Caldwell

3 episodes

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