Jasmine Guy is a multi-talented performer from America. She is a well-known actress, and she is also into directing and singing. Jasmine is well-known for her role as Dina in the movie School Daze. She rose to popularity for her role as Whitley Gilbert-Wayne for the TV series A Different World. Not just that, she won awards for four consecutive years for her comic roles. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Jasmine Guy in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Jasmine Guy is an African American and was born on 10th March 1962 in Massachusetts. Her mother was a white American and was raised in Georgia. She attended North Atlanta High School. When Jasmine was 17, she moved to New York City to learn dancing. She performed as a dancer in the popular TV series Fame.
Jasmine got married to Terrence Duckett in August 1998, and they had a daughter Imani born the next year. But after a happy married life of nearly a decade, the couple divorced. She moved to Atlanta with her daughter after the divorce. She was linked with Eddie Murphy and is considered the reason for the divorce.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
After beginning her career as a dancer and moving to California, she got a role in Stompin at the Savoy on CBS. From 1982 to 1987, she has been getting roles here and there in TV series and movies. Towards the end of 1987, she was cast in A Different World in the lead role, and she did stay for seven seasons straight. Then there was steady flow on acting projects from various TV series, movies, and stage roles. Her next big role was in Dead Like Me where she played the main role for two seasons.
She was part of the popular TV series The Vampire Diaries for 2009 to 2014 in a recurring role. She gave up acting in the movies in 2014 and appears in a few episodes of certain TV shows occasionally. She has also released a few singles and has an album named Jasmine Guy to her name which she released in 1990 during the peak of her acting career. Apart from that, she has lent her voice for several animated characters. As a matter of fact, Jasmine has directed a few short films during her good times. She won NAACP Image Awards four times for being the Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy show.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much do you expect from a multi-talented performer who has mostly been in TV series? Well, she has a net worth of over $5.5 million, and most of it has come from her lead roles in A Different World and Dead Like Me. Some of it has come from her side roles in some movies and occasional appearances in TV series for few episodes.
She has her dancing school, and she appears in certain episodes of TV series. She is also into directing a few independent short films. She also runs a website to her name and does some stage acting occasionally.