Actor-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theater and film. She began her professional career at New York’s famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and productions of Grease, The Wiz and Chicago. Theater brought Jasmine Guy to Indy and Clowes Hall for the production of Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey with The Avery Sharpe Trio. Jasmine has worked with Black theater greats including Kenny Leon, Susan Booth, Andrea Frye and Pearl Cleage. And not only has acted, but directed productions for the stage around the country, especially in her home town of Atlanta. But her biggest hit was playing Whitley Gilbert on the classic TV sitcom A Different World. Winner of six consecutive NAACP Image Awards, Jasmine Guy also appeared on other TV series as Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Living Single, Dead Like Me on Showtime, the CW’s Vampire Diaries.
Her latest TV project is working with Tyler Perry on his new show If Loving You Is Wrong. Many remember her roles in the movies School Daze, Harlem Nights, Stomping at the Savoy and October Baby. In an exclusive Afternoons with Amos interview, Jasmine Guy talked about the musical, dancing production of Raisin’ Cane that brought her to Indy. She talked about working with Tyler Perry in his new series and how Atlanta has become a “Black Hollywood” with a vibrant movie and TV production environment for African-Americans. She also discussed her passion project of writing a couple of books that she hopes could turn into stage or film or TV productions, including one on activist Afeni Shakur, Tupac Shakur’s mother. Jasmine discussed her career and how A Different World helped encouraged thousands to attend Black colleges and universities. The Afternoons with Amos Interview gives you an insight into a veteran, committed entertainment Jasmine Guy. Click the Media Player to Hear the Afternoons With Amos Interview with Jasmine Guy. Runs 13 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One.