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Jasmine Guy stars in BET's "The Yard."

Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theater and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. She starred on Broadway in the original productions of "Beehive" and "Leader of the Pack," and reprised hit productions of "Grease," "The Wiz" and "Chicago," as Velma Kelly. After years on Broadway and touring the globe, she landed the role of Whitley Gilbert on "The Cosby Show" spin-off comedy series "A Different World." She won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards for her portrayal of the pretentious-but-funny southern belle.

Her other television credits include "Melrose Place," "NYPD Blue," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Living Single." One of her favorite roles was that of Roxy Harvey, the grim reaper meter maid on Showtime's "Dead Like Me" with Mandy Patinkin. More recently, she played the recurring role of Sheila "Grams" Bennett in The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" and also recurred in Disney Channel's "K.C. Undercover" and OWN's "If Loving You Is Wrong." Guest appearances include "Let's Stay Together," "Drop Dead Diva," "That's So Raven" and "Cyberchase." She was also seen in Alex Hailey's miniseries "Queen" and Debbie Allen's telefilm "Stompin' at the Savoy."

On the big screen, Guy appeared in "Scary Movie 5," alongside Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale and Charlie Sheen, "October Baby," opposite John Schneider, "Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming" with Keith David and Tika Sumpter, "Diamond Men," opposite Robert Forster and Donnie Wahlberg, "Big Stone Gap," alongside Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee's "School Daze" and Eddie Murphy's "Harlem Nights."

Guy has worked extensively in theater with Kenny Leon, Susan Booth, Andrea Frye and Pearl Cleage. Guy has starred in or directed many productions, including "for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf," "Miss Evers' Boys," "Blues for an Alabama Sky," "The Colored Museum," "The Fourposter," "The Nacirema Society," "Broke-ology," "Fool for Love," and "God of Carnage" at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, where she also directed the world premiere of the opera "I Dream," celebrating the life and journey of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1991, Guy released her self-titled album on Warner Bros. Records, featuring the hit single "Try Me," which was produced by Full Force and features Xcape with Candy Burgess. The song shot up the R&B charts, achieving Gold status, and fueled the success of the album's second and third chart singles "Another Like My Lover" and "I Just Wanna Hold You."

In 2004, Guy penned the biography "Evolution of a Revolutionary" (Atria Books), which chronicles the life and journey of Afeni Shakur — Black Panther, activist and mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur.

As a frequent motivational public speaker, Guy is called upon to share her story openly with those who may benefit from her trials and triumphs. Her ongoing desire to blend balance and discipline with ambition and service continues to fuel her passion for the arts.

Guy has traveled throughout the U.S. and appeared at more than 100 speaking engagements, addressing diverse audiences at colleges, universities, conventions, corporations, affinity groups, churches, and high schools, as well as countless charitable and fundraising events.

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Age: 54 years old
Birthday: March 10, 1962
Height: 5' 2"
Birthplace: Boston, MA

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