In "What About Us?" Guy portrays a troubled woman whose issues are not immediately apparent until the culmination of events at the end of the film. The film is emotional, provocative and will certainly resonate with anyone who has been affected by a missing loved one. Harris, one of the founding partners in Visigoth Pictures (http://www.visigothpictures.com/
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After seeing Pearl Cleage's "The Nacirema Society" and Guy's stellar performance as "Janet Logan", Deatra took a chance and approached Jasmine about starring in and possibly executive producing her film "What About Us?" Jasmine read the script and was on board in a matter of days. "Not only is the state of missing children in crisis, so is the status of which parents receive help and which ones do not. 'What About Us' is a film that helps bring to light the injustice and disparity between those children we help find and those we ignore," Guy states.
Jasmine Guy began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City and has 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). Best known for playing the role of "Whitley Gilbert" on the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World, she won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards for her portrayal of the pretentious but funny southern belle.
With an extensive career in film and television, Jasmine can be seen on Vampire Diaries as "Grams" and has a role in the current film, October Baby.
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About Jasmine Guy
After years on Broadway and touring the globe, Jasmine landed the role of Whitley Gilbert on the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World. She won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards for her portrayal of the pretentious but funny southern belle.
Her other television performances include: Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Living Single, Showtime's hit series Dead Like Me and Vampire Diaries. Her film credits include: Spike Lee's School Daze; Eddie Murphy's Harlem Nights; Alex Hailey's Queen and Debbie Allen's Stompin' at the Savoy. She can be seen currently in the film October Baby.
Jasmine has worked extensively in theater with Kenny Leon, Susan Booth, Andrea Frye and Pearl Cleage. She has starred in or directed many productions and released her self-titled album on Warner Bros in 1991. In 2004, Jasmine 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. Please visit http://www.IamJasmineGuy.com.
About Visigoth Pictures
Founded by independent filmmakers Alrick Brown and Deatra Harris, Visigoth Pictures is an American-based producer of feature films, documentaries, music videos, cinema shorts, commercials, Public Service Announcements, corporate and entertainment video. Works include award-winning international documentary film, Kinyarwanda 2011 Winner | Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic.