Celebrating Culture. Strengthening Businesses. Building Better Communities
Time: April 13, 2012 from 11:30am to 1pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Street: 101 Front Street
City/Town: Albany, GA 31701
Phone: (229) 888-1590
Event Type: women, of, purpose, luncheon
Organized By: Albany Area Black Expo
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2012
Ms. Guy is best known for playing Whitley Gilbert, the memorably spoiled Southern belle in the comedy series A Different World, which ran on NBC from 1987 to 1993. Ms. Guy won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards for the role.
But Ms. Guy actually began her performing career as a dancer. Though born in Boston, she grew up in Atlanta, where her father, Rev. William Guy, was the pastor of the historic Friendship Baptist Church. Jasmine began taking ballet lessons at age 5 and, inspired by performers like the visiting Dance Theater of Harlem, she went on to study dance at Atlanta’s performing arts high school. At 17, she won a scholarship to join the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City, where she spent three years as a concert dancer.