We all know Jasmine Guy for her character, Whitney Gilbert in the highly-rated television show “A Different World,” but only a few people really know that her career is not only confined to acting. Jasmine Guy is a woman of many talents, apart from being a popular actor she is a singer, dancer, director and has also enjoyed a very diverse career in television, theatre and films. Now lets’ have a close look at Jasmine Guy’s net worth.
Jasmine Guy was born in 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts to an African-American father, William who was a minister and college professor and a white- American mother, Jaye who was a high school English teacher. After graduating from Northside High School of Arts, she moved to New York City at the age of 17 where she studied dance at the Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theatre. She married Terrence Duckett in August 1998, and the following year, the couple had a daughter named, Imani. The couple got divorced in the year 2008.
Jasmine Guy has acted in all popular mediums like that of theatre, films, and television. She began her television career as a dancer in the 1982 television series “Fame.” She also appeared in CBS’s “Stompin’ at the Sovay,” in two episodes of “Melrose Place” and in 1996, she appeared on “Living Single.” She also lent her voice to the animated series “Cyberchase.” She had a role in “The Vampire’s Diaries” as well. In 2017, she appeared in a movie called “Secret Santa.”
Jasmine Guy’s first appearance on the big screen was in 1988 with the movie “School Daze.” She was later cast in movies like “Harlem Nights” and “October Baby.” She also gave her voice in the Warner Bros. animated film, “Cat’s don’t dance.” She has given a lot to theatre through her performances. She was starred in the off-Broadway hit musical “Beehive.” Besides this, she has performed in several Broadway productions and national tours including “The Wiz,” “Leader of the pack,” “Grease” and “Chicago.”
She is also a director and has directed “The colored Museums” for True Colors. In 2010, she became the True Colors theatres company’s Producing Director, but also works on the stage for them. She teaches dance to underprivileged kids and is also a motivational speaker. She has appeared in more than 100 speaking engagements in schools, universities, churches, corporations, charities, NGO’S, etc. She continues to inspire everybody with her faith and good work.
Awards and Achievements
So far, Jasmine Guy has won 6 awards and 3 nominations. She has won four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, for six years in a row. She was starred in a short film “My Nephew Emmett, a film that bagged the student academy award.
The net worth of Jasmine Guy
Jasmine Guy’s net worth is $4 million. She has earned this and more with her movies, theatre, films, etc. She has also been on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva show as a judge. She has done more than 15 movies and has also released an album that goes by her name. She is a public speaker and can often be seen speaking on various issues all over the United States.
Now 56 years old, Jasmine Guy is working in the television series “The Quad” as a college professor. Today, Jasmine remains best known for her role in “A Different World” as Whitney Gilbert. Not many people know this, but she wrote three episodes of the show and directed one. She once said, “It is a full-time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment”. In my view, this quote speaks a lot about her personality and discipline. We wish her luck and love for the future.