Beginning her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Jasmine Guy landed her first television gig as a dancer in ten episodes of the 1982 series Fame. Five years later, she secured her most memorable role as Whitley Gilbert on A Different World, playing the character for six seasons and winning six consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Within her time on A Different World, Guy wrote three episodes, directed one episode and even had enough leftover time to release a self-titled album with three charting singles - “Try Me”, “Another Like My Lover” and “Just Want to Hold You”.

Guy is also known for her portrayal of Roxy Harvey on Showtime’s Dead Like Me, a recurring role as Sheila Bennett on The Vampire Diaries and guest appearances on a variety of programs, ranging from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to Drop Dead Diva. Her film credits include Spike Lee’s School Daze and Eddie Murphy’s Harlem Nights.

Beyond acting, Guy has worn many different hats as a director, writer and motivational speaker. Notably, she penned the 2004 Afeni Shakur biography Evolution of a Revolutionary, and in 2010, she directed the world premiere of an opera based on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.


“You’d think, ‘What if I make a mistake today, I’ll regret it’. I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens.”

Happy birthday, Queen!



That one time I had to show Stef how to spit water in Kelsey’s face.

‘This is serious artistry’




out now on my YouTube.

LMAO They’re too cute in the pool scene.

Hayley is teasing us so much with so many bts <3


Noomi Rapace is a Swedish actress of Romani decent. Age 35.

Hiba Aboukhris Benslimane is a Spanish actress of Romani decent. Age 28.

Elena Furiase González is a Spanish actress of Romani decent. Age 27.

Rosa Taikon is a Swedish Romani silversmith and actor. Age 88.

Fairuza Balk is an American film actress of Romani descent. Age 41.

Tracey Ullman is an English-American stage and television actress of Romani descent. Age 55.

Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch is an American singer-songwriter of Romani descent. Age 31.

Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress of Romani descent. Deceased.

Edyta Górniak is a Polish pop singer of Romani descent. Age 42.

Rita Hayworth was an American actress of Romani descent. Deceased.

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor of Romani descent. Age 69.


You’re welcome to correct me or add more. I got very annoyed when I couldn’t find any Romani actresses when asked by an anon.