Jasmine Guy


Jasmine Guy Trivia


  • 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.