Actress of Stage & Screen
"I am grateful for my journey. It has been interesting, fun and exhilarating. I've learned a lot, but I am still growing, changing, exploring and learning. That's what makes life truly exciting." This is actor-dancer-director Jasmine Guy’s outlook on her diverse career in television, theater and film. Guy 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). She is currently performing Raisin’ Cane, a one-woman musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance, throughout the U.S., backed by the Avery Sharpe Trio. Guy also has recurring roles in both If Loving You is Wrong, Tyler Perry’s hit drama series on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and as Grams on the popular CW series Vampire Diaries. Read More >
National Alumni Association
What is your own different world? Speaker Jasmine Guy explains that it is the sphere of influence you create around yourself that provides the gateways to all the opportunities of your life. In order to create such a rich world, you must surround yourself with a diverse group of people. This diversity should not be limited to the racially diverse but should encompass the rich, poor, street-smart, book-smart, religious, rebellious, straight, gay, transgendered, male, female, elderly, young… basically, anyone you may run into on a daily basis. The more varied your friends and associates, the more enriched your life will be and the more you will be open to opportunities of every kind. Opportunity often knocks dressed up as something other than what you expect, so it is up to us to interpret what an opportunity is and what it is not.