Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy


3/10/1964, Boston, Massachusetts

Birth Name

Jasmine Guy



Also Known As

Jasmine Duckette
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Guy is best known for her role as Whitney Gilbert on the NBC series "A Different World" which aired from 1987 to 1993. She won six NAACP Image Awards for her portrayal as the elitist poor little rich girl with a southern accent. She originally trained as a…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • To contribute towards popularization of African-American culture Jasmine starred in a play called Raisin' Cain, staged on Feb. 15, 2007 in Alumni Hall. It was a story about Harlem Renaissance and was held as part of an ongoing celebration of Black History month.

    • Jasmine made her debut as theater director in the production of Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.

    • Jasmine was an executive director of The Turks and Caicos International Film Festival which was held on October 16th-21st, 2007.

    • Jasmine released her self-titled debut album in October 16, 1990. It's a mix of funk, soul and R&B.

    • While starring on A Different World, Jasmine appeared in a teacher appreciation public service announcement for NBC's The More You Know campaign.

    • Jasmine was good friends with rapper Tupac Shakur and remains close friends with his mother, Afeni Shakur. She wrote her biography called Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary which was published in February 3, 2004 by Atria Books.

    • Jasmine studied dance at New York City's Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.

  • Quotes

    • Jasmine Guy: (about her greatest life goal) I really just want my little girl to grow into a happy, wonderful woman. However, I can do that whether it's by guiding her or staying out of her way when I need to - that's the most important thing to me right now.

    • Jasmine Guy: No matter what you do in life, you have to be able to read.

    • Jasmine Guy: (asked about her greatest acting experience) The first thing that comes to mind is a little movie I did for CBS that's called Stomping at the Savoy. Debbie Allen directed it. Beverly Sawyer wrote it. And I just loved the time, the genre, that old '30s and '40s period. But I really loved my character, and her relationship with her husband. I thought that it closely resembled how I really feel about things and life.

    • Jasmine Guy: I'm a consumer. I spend a lot of money with no reservations. It's something psychological. When I'm not working, I go shopping.

    • Jasmine Guy: (about her character Roxy Harvey) She was different from anything I had played. She was hard. She was asexual. She didn't have much to say, but when she spoke it was potent, and I loved that.

    • Jasmine Guy:You tend to be afraid when someone seems foreign to you. But if you aren't careful, that can lead to bigotry.

    • Jasmine Guy: The kitchen may not get cleaned, and I have to accept that. I do the important things.

  • Jasmine Guy is an excellent actress!

    Jasmine is a very talented actress! She starred on A Different World and today also stars on a show called Dead Like Me. Ms. Guy is very talented and funny. She has also appeared on many broadway shows and guest-starred on many other popular shows including the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I think that Jasmine is a wonderful actress! She is one of my personal favroite actresses of all time! Aside from her roles on telivision and movies, Jasmine is also an excellent singer! She had a few hit songs out that were really great such as 'Try Me' and 'I Just Want to Hold You'.moreless
  • This Woman is Heaven!

    I love Jasmine Guy! This woman is amazing! The first time I saw her was on A Different World, which actually directed a wrote a little of. Ive always been really impressed with her skills as an actress, but shes also a wirter and director! Shes too much! then there was The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Where she had a guest role, and then on, I saw her in little things. Then in 2003 she was back on Dead Like Me, she really pulled the show together with comic relief. She had me laughing so hard! Shes one of the all-time greats!moreless