Jasmine Guy

Actor + Director and Singer
Born Mar 10, 1964

Jasmine Guy is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her starring role as Whitley Gilbert in the television sitcom A Different World.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jasmine Guy.


1962 Birth Born on March 10, 1962.


1982 20 Years Old Guy began her television career with a non-speaking role, as a dancer, in seven episodes of the 1982 television series Fame under the direction of choreographer Debbie Allen.
1990 28 Years Old During the run of A Different World, Guy released her self-titled debut album in 1990. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old Following a move to California, she appeared in a 1991 episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Kayla, one of Will Smith's girlfriends.


1992 30 Years Old In 1992, Guy appeared in CBS's Stompin' at the Savoy alongside Vanessa Williams, again under the direction of Debbie Allen, and in 1993, she played the mother of Halle Berry's character in the CBS TV mini-series Alex Haley's Queen. … Read More
1995 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, Guy appeared as Peter Burns's love interest, Caitlin Mills, on two episodes of Melrose Place, and in 1996, she appeared on Living Single, playing a psychologist advising Khadijah, who had begun exhibiting symptoms of anxiety.
1998 36 Years Old Guy married Terrence Duckett in August 1998, and the couple had one child, a daughter named Imani, born in 1999.


2002 40 Years Old In 2002, Guy lent her voice to the PBS math-based animated series Cyberchase, performing Ava, the queen of the cybersite Symmetria, and made a cameo appearance on the Moesha spin-off The Parkers.
2003 41 Years Old In 2003, 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. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old Guy was nominated for the 2005 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role.
2008 46 Years Old But on April 8, 2008, People reported that Guy and Duckett were divorcing after ten years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences. … Read More
She later starred in the feature-length series sequel Dead Like Me: Life After Death, which was released on video in 2009 before being shown on the Syfy channel.
In 2010, she 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," and from 2009 to 2011, Guy had a recurring role in The CW's series The Vampire Diaries. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2011, Guy directed George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum for True Colors, 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.


2015 53 Years Old In 2015, she appeared in the film "Big Stone Gap" with Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Jenna Elfman, Anthony LaPaglia, Jane Krakowski, and Whoopi Goldberg. … Read More
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