Jasmine Guy
American actor, director and singer
Jasmine Guy
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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Jasmine Guy's personal information overview.
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Hammons Hall to present ‘Raisin’ Cane’ Harlem story Feb. 4
Bolivar Mo News - about 3 years
“Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey,” starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Spri
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LOOK: 'A Different World' 25 Years Later
Huffington Post - over 4 years
25 years ago today, comedian and icon Bill Cosby introduced America to a spinoff adapted from his very own -- and hugely successful and influential -- The Cosby Show, titled A Different World. Starring Lisa Bonet, Jada Pinkett, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison and Darryl M. Bell among others, the comedy sitcom followed the lives of African-American students as they experienced the trials and tribulations of college life at a Historically Black university. Over the course of six seasons, the show became a TV fan favorite, resulting in superstardom for the show’s cast members. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the popular series we're taking a look back at the gang 'from' Hillman College and asking 'Where are they now?'
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Reveals Local Gems
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A sprawling metropolis, Atlanta is made up of different communities that each have their own distinctive personalities. From the high-octane energy of Mid-town and the glitz and glamour of Buckhead to the staid and conservative Cobb County, the city offers a multitude of neighborhood vibes that fit every lifestyle. As seen through the eyes of celebrity tour guides, like actresses Terri Vaughn, who showed us Buckhead, Jasmine Guy, who toured SWATS, and Georgia State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan, who took us through Cobb County, Atlanta definitely has something for everybody. As we conclude the BV Atlanta Spotlight, we present you with a visit covering the city’s downtown and midtown sections courtesy of Mayor Kasim Reed.
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Amb. Andrew Young to Celebrate 80th Bday with Oprah and others in Atlanta
Cascade Patch - almost 5 years
Throughout the years Andrew Young has been one of Cascade's most beloved politicians.  It is only right that as he reaches the milestone of his 80th birthday that we celebrate along with him and show our gratitude. As a very young man, Ambassador Young marched along side Dr. Martin Luther King and devoted his life to the cause.  Andrew Young continues to fight for causes via his Andrew Young Foundation. On May 20, 2012 Andrew Young will celebrate his 80th birthday with members of the corporate community, family and friends.  The party will feature celebrity guests performances including Grammy Award winner India Arie, singer actor Tyrese, Sheila Raye Charles , (Ray Charles Daughter) and Simone (daughter of Nina Simone) and South African born vocalist Tsidii Le Loka.  They will be joined by honorees  Dallas Austin, Edwin Moses, Laura Turner Seydel and Oprah Winfrey. Comic Jonathan Slocum, and actress, dancer, writer and producer, Jasmine Guy will host this special birthday celebra ...
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Inside Broadway: August Wilson Monologue Competition Comes to Broadway
Eur Web - almost 5 years
From Left to Right top row: Guy Davis, David Gallo, Kenny Leon, Jasmine Guy, James A. Williams - From left to right bottom row: Lynn Nottage, third place finalist Tyler Edwards, second place finalist Christian Helem, Hilda Willis, first place finalist Saidah Wade, and Crystal Dickinson (Photo courtesy of O+M Co) *On a quiet and rainy Monday evening in New York City’s theatre district, the sixth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals was held at the August Wilson Theatre, where 21 finalists had an opportunity to perform on a Broadway stage.  The national competition was presented and produced by Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters. In 2005, we lost one of the greatest American theatre icons of the 20th/21 st century, two-time Pulitzer Prize playwright August Wilson.  In his honor and only fourteen days after Wilson’s death, on October 16, 2005, the Virginia Theatre was renamed the August Wilson Theatre.  The August Wilson Theatre is c ...
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Movie Review: ‘October Baby’ offers anti-abortion message, Lifetime styleAnti-abortion message, Lifetime style
Boston Globe - almost 5 years
October Baby *1/2 October Baby Hannah, a 19-year-old college student (Rachel Hendrix), discovers that her longstanding health problems come of her having been delivered prematurely because of a failed abortion. She sets off in search of her birth mother. The explicitly anti-abortion theme aside, this is basically a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen. Jasmine Guy, as a nurse, seems to be from another, far superior film. (106 min., PG-13) (Mark Feeney)
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‘October Baby’ Going Strong at Box Office
Charisma - almost 5 years
Pro-life drama October Baby posted another strong showing in its second week at the box office. Released March 23, it claimed the No. 2 spot for films showing in fewer than 500 theaters and ranked seventh in per-screen average for the top 20 films, despite only showing in 387 theaters. “People don’t leave the theater arguing their views on abortion,” said Andy Erwin, who directed the film with his brother, Jon. “But it does open conversations that are spilling into the lobbies and parking lots of theaters, and we’re hearing that those conversations are meaningful to people.” Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Provident Films, October Baby claimed the No. 8 spot at the box office (No. 1 in limited release) its opening weekend against competition that included the record-setting The Hunger Games, which opened in 10 times as many theaters. Goldwyn and Provident plan to hold the theater count steady until Easter, then expand April 13, possibly to 150 additional theaters. For ...
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Comment on A conversation with actor & director Jasmine Guy by Tom Burlinson
Atlanta In Town - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-269720" href="/tom+burlinson">Tom Burlinson</a>… [...]A conversation with actor &amp; director <a class="fplink fp-132174" href="/jasmine+guy">Jasmine Guy</a> | Atlanta INtown Paper[...]…
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Actress Terri Vaughn Opens Lounge in Buckhead - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Celebrities who attended the event included actress Jasmine Guy, singer Angie Stone, Lisa Wu Hartwell formerly of &quot;The Atlanta Housewives,&quot; R&amp;B group So For Real, radio personalities Frank Ski and Ramona Debreaux, and CBS Atlanta newswoman Jaquitta
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Catching up with Dagmar Midcap a year later - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
She already had a manager, Robbie Kass, who also represents former wrestler and current actress Stacy Keibler and Atlanta actress Jasmine Guy. He helped her get an agent at talent agency IMG named Babette Perry, who also represents Phil Keoghan (”The
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Nicole Ari Parker to Co-Star With Blair Underwood in Broadway Revival of A ... - Broadway.com
Google News - over 5 years
Stage credits include For Colored Girls (directed by Jasmine Guy) and The Vagina Monologues. Streetcar is being produced on Broadway by Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones of Front Row Productions, which presented the hit 2008 Broadway revival of Williams&#39; Cat
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Guy, Godsey champion the arts at Douglass - Macon Telegraph (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Celebrity emcee Jasmine Guy presided over an emotional 90th birthday celebration for the historic Douglass Theatre on Saturday evening, and along the way passed on several nuggets of wisdom
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Sam 'Shake' Anderson delivers the gospel of hope - Asbury Park Press
Google News - over 5 years
The album features a variety of artists – including Ruben Studdard of “American Idol,” actress Jasmine Guy and Ann Nesby of Sounds of Blackness – delivering praise-based songs in genres ranging from funk to R&amp;B to hip-hop to cool jazz
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In Loving Memory of Tupac - FinalCall.com News
Google News - over 5 years
Afeni Shakur looked on as any proud mother could as the likes of Jasmine Guy, Warren G, Bun B, 8 ball, Rick Ross, and Erykah Badu paid tribute to her son with their presence and kind words. Her partner in the event, comedian Mike Epps, was a hilarious
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Now With Audio - Paula Patton Offered Role in Akils' 'Sparkle' Remake - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Who did the damn thang, Jasmine Guy as the villainous Dominique La Rue in Harlem Nights or Paula Patton in Idlewild? But listen, I think it was Les McCain that said, “Let It Lay, don&#39;t put your hands on it”. Yeah, now I&#39;m talking about the remake of
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MAIN CALENDAR - Macon Telegraph (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
7:30 pm July 30, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Hosted by actress Jasmine Guy. Awards ceremony to honor early leaders and supporters of the theater&#39;s preservation efforts. 742-2000. $50, VIP tickets, includes reception with Guy,
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UGA documentary receives Telly Award - Red and Black
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Jasmine Guy was the special guest host. Louise Hollowell, Donald Hollowell&#39;s widow, also was honored at the event. The annual awards program honors excellence in local, regional and cable television programs and commercials, as well as video,
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Ruben Studdard, Jasmine Guy and Ann Nesby come together for inspirational CD - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
DC can get ready to hear a few of their favorites on a new album as American Idol&#39;s Ruben Studdard, `80s Sitcom Star Jasmine Guy and Ann Nesby of Sounds of Blackness have come together for and Inspirational CD, Medicine - Live at The Black Academy of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jasmine Guy
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 50
    In 2015, she appeared in the film "Big Stone Gap" with Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Jenna Elfman, Anthony LaPaglia, Jane Krakowski, and Whoopi Goldberg.
    More Details Hide Details In 1987, Guy had a starring role in the off-Broadway hit musical Beehive, before traveling to France to appear in a similar musical review. Guy has performed in several Broadway productions and national tours, including as Crow in The Wiz, Mickey in Leader of the Pack, Betty Rizzo in Grease, and as Velma Kelly in Chicago.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 46
    In 2011, Guy appeared in the film October Baby.
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    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    In August 2010, Guy had joined the True Colors Theatre Company in an off stage role as the company's Producing Director.
    More Details Hide Details In announcing the hire, True Colors said Guy's full-time position would be both administrative and artistic, and both local and national. Guy continues to contribute to the company on stage as well.
    Also in 2010, Guy was a member of the cast of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival 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.
    More Details Hide Details The production ran Sept. 24 through Oct. 3 at the Festival in Montgomery, Alabama, before moving to Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre for performances Oct. 20 thru Nov. 14.
    Guy directed the world premiere of the musical I Dream in July 2010 on the Alliance Stage of the Woodruff Arts Centre in Atlanta.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details In that program, Ms. Guy played Sheila "Grams" Bennett, the grandmother of Bonnie (Katerina Graham), who proved to be a descendant of Salem Witches. Both shows were filmed in the Atlanta area. More than 20 years after the series' sixth and final season, Guy today remains best known for her starring role as Whitley Gilbert in the television sitcom A Different World. A spin-off from The Cosby Show and created by Cosby himself, the show aired from 1987 to 1993 on NBC. Guy wrote three episodes of the show and directed one, in addition to appearing in every episode: she started as a co-star, but ended up replacing the show's original star Lisa Bonet, who left the series. Guy was nominated for and won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, from 1990 to 1995.
  • 2009
    Age 44
    On April 6, 2009, Playbill reported on Guy's return to the stage, starring in the True Colors Theatre Company production of Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky.
    More Details Hide Details Directed by Andrea Frye, the show was a last minute addition to the company's season 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 2009, Guy performed in The People Speak, a documentary that used dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details A broad look at civil rights issues in America, The People Speak was executive produced by and seen on The History Channel.
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    But on April 8, 2008, People reported that Guy and Duckett were divorcing after ten years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences.
    More Details Hide Details Guy and her daughter subsequently took up residence in Guy's childhood hometown of Atlanta.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    Guy was nominated for the 2005 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The slave narratives were based on the WPA slave interviews conducted during the 1930s with over two-thousand former slaves. Guy starred alongside Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin in the series Dead Like Me, created by Bryan Fuller. The show ran 29 episodes over two seasons, in 2003 and 2004, on Showtime. Guy played Roxy Harvey, a meter maid turned police officer and one of the core group of grim reapers around which the series was based.
  • 2002
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1998
    Age 33
    Guy married Terrence Duckett in August 1998, and the couple had one child, a daughter named Imani, born in 1999.
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  • 1995
    Age 30
    She also played the recurring role of Kathleen, a fallen angel, in the CBS Network drama Touched by an Angel from 1995 to 1997.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This was based on Haley's book Queen: The Story of an American Family, a companion volume to his earlier Roots: The Saga of an American Family, which itself had been converted to a television mini-series.
  • 1991
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1990
    Age 25
    During the run of A Different World, Guy released her self-titled debut album in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details The album peaked at #143 on the US Top 200 Album Chart and spawned three singles: "Try Me" (US R&B #14); "Another Like My Lover" (US #66, US R&B #9); and "Just Want to Hold You" (US #34, US R&B #27), with the last single cracking the main US Top 40 singles chart.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 17
    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.
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  • OTHER
  • 1962
    Age -3
    Born on March 10, 1962.
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