Who is Jasmine Guy? All About Her Net Worth, Age, Parents and Children

Jasmine Guy is an American dancer, director, singer, and philanthropist with a very large heart, best known for her role as Dina in the 1988 film School Daze and as Whitley Gilbert-Wayne on the NBC The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World, which originally ran from 1987 to 1993.

The television show character, Whitley Marion Gilbert, which was brought to life by actress Jasmine Guy, is a household name all over America.

She won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the NAACP Image awards for 6 years in a row for her role as Whitley Gilbert in the television show, A Different World.

Jasmine Guy Bio and Profile Summary

Age/Date of Birth:
62 years old (10 March 1962)
5 feet, 8 inches (1.72 m)
Husband or Boyfriend:Terrence Duckett (m. 1998–2008)
Parents:Father: William Guy
Mother:Jaye Rudolph,
Net Worth:$4 million

Who is Jasmine Guy?

Jasmine Guy was born on March 10, 1962, in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States to parents of mixed heritage and all the unique peculiarities of her parental heritage are very apparent in her; her mother was Portuguese-American, while her father was African-American.

Her father was a man of the cloth named Reverend William Guy – who was the pastor of the famed Friendship Baptist Church of Atlanta. He also worked as an instructor in Religion and Philosophy at Spelman College that was housed by the church at inception.

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Her mother, Jaye Guy (nee Rudolph) was a high school teacher in her early days. Jasmine also has a sister, Monica Guy, who she shares several interests and similarities with. Though Jasmine was born in Boston, she grew up in the very affluent neighbourhood of Collier Heights in Atlanta, Georgia.

She attended the Northside Performing Arts High School in Atlanta – which is now known as North Atlanta High School. Jasmine Guy thereafter relocated to New York City and went on to attend the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, where she studied dance.

Jasmine Guy’s Fact Card 

Details Of Her Acting And Music Career

Jasmine Guy is most notable for her role as Whitley Gilbert in The Cosby Show spin-off dubbed A Different World. She rose from being a supporting actress to becoming the main actress on the popular television show that ran on the NBC network for about 6 years.

She is, however, not a one-trick pony as her talent is well versed in all areas of entertainment.
She has featured in about 19 films in her career, including starring in movies such as School Daze, Harlem Nights, Diamon Men, Dying on the Edge, Scary Movie 5 and a few others.

She has featured in about 40 television roles and programs over the past 38 years, some of which include shows such as Fame, A Different World, Stompin’ at the Savoy, A killer Among Us, Dead Like Me, The Vampire Diaries, K.C. Undercover, Superstition, The Quad, Grey’s Anatomy, and so many others. In 1990, Jasmine utilized another one of her many talents as she released a self-titled album that included a few hit singles that made it to the US R&B charts such as Try Me, Just Want to Hold You and Another Like My Lover.

Is Jasmine Guy Married and Does She Have Kids?

Jasmine Guy is a very intelligent and attractive woman and has probably never lacked the very best of suitors. She was rumored to have dated popular actor and musician, Eddie Murphy briefly in the late 1980s and very little is known of any other relationships that she has been in.

Jasmine Guy and ex-husband Terrence Duckett

However, on August 22, 1998, Jasmine got married to the love of her life, Terrence Duckett. A year later, their union was blessed with a very beautiful daughter named Imani Guy-Duckett. At the time Imani was about the age of nine, the relationship between Jasmine and her husband had gone awry, so much so that she filed a petition for divorce from her husband, citing irreconcilable differences.

Jasmine’s separation from her husband was formalized in April 2008 and she got custody of Imani as well as spousal support from her husband. The actress released a statement after her divorce became final, where she stated that there was “no victor or vanquished” in the legal battle with her husband, and she asked that her privacy be respected by all.

Jasmine’s daughter, Imani is now in her early twenties and she has decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps by becoming an actress herself. Imani made her acting debut in 2016, appearing as the lead character Vivian in a stage play titled “Serial Black Face”. She has also appeared in other projects and we hope to see more of her in the years to come.
Jasmine’s current relationship is a closely guarded secret and as soon as information becomes available, we would keep you updated.

What Is Jasmine Guy’s Net Worth?

Jasmine has been around the entertainment industry for almost 4 decades now, and she definitely has made a name for herself in Hollywood.

She is reported to be worth about $4 million, and there are those who believe she could be worth a lot more.

Jasmine has been working more behind the stage for the last decade and she works more in the theater now. She has been working with the True Colors Theater Company, where she is its Producing Director.

How Old is Jasmine Guy?

Jasmine Guy is 62 years old, she was born on 10th March 1962

Who are Her Parents?

Her father was a man of the cloth named Reverend William Guy. He was was the pastor of the famed Friendship Baptist Church of Atlanta. Her mother, Jaye Guy (nee Rudolph) was a high school teacher in her early days.

How Many Kids Does Jasmine Guy Have?

Jasmine has one child, a daughter named Imani, born in 1999.

Profile Summary
First Name:Jasmine
Last Name:Guy
Also Known As:
Famous For:'School Daze'
Colleges/Universities Attended:
North Atlanta High School
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
62 years old (10 March 1962)
Zodiac Sign:Pisces
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5 feet, 8 inches (1.72 m)
60 kg (132 lbs)
Eye Colour:
Dark brown
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Breast: 34 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Marital Status:
Terrence Duckett (Ex-husband between 1998–2008)
Family and Relatives
William Guy
Mother:Jaye Rudolph,
Imani Duckett
Siblings:Monica Guy - Sister
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$4 million
Source of Wealth:
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