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Veteran Actress Jasmine Guy Gets First Emmy

By Billy Montgomery

Renowned actress Jasmine Guy has won her first Emmy award for her outstanding performance in the short-form project "Chronicles of Jessica Wu". Not only is it Guy’s first Emmy, but it was also her first nomination.

The Tubi series centers around “a young girl on the Autism spectrum who has mastered martial arts. She becomes a hero in her city and takes down some of the most ruthless villains in Los Angeles. Guy was nominated as “Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Others nominated alongside Guy were “Game of Thrones” actress Nathalie Emmanuel and Paula Pell. Although this is Jasmine Guy's first Emmy nomination, she has appeared in multiple television series and movies that have significantly impacted Black film and television culture. The legendary actress, writer, and director is best known for her iconic portrayal of Whitley Gilbert in the hit sitcom "A Different World." For her outstanding performance, she won four consecutive NAACP Image Awards from 1990 through 1993 in the category of "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series."

In addition to her work on "A Different World," Guy has also starred in numerous other productions, including "Harlem Nights," "School Daze," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Living Single," "The Vampire Diaries," "Dead Like Me," and "Grey's Anatomy." Photos by Billy Montgomery

Heart of Hollywood Contributor Billy Montgomery Billy Montgomery stands as a seasoned photojournalist, accomplished writer, and adept digital content producer with a rich and diverse portfolio. His extensive experience in media production has taken him to illustrious cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Atlanta, where he has successfully crafted compelling photography, videography, and podcasts for a diverse clientele. Beyond his role as a media producer, Montgomery is committed to education, imparting his knowledge through classes and workshops focused on media literacy and production for both youth and adults. He believes in the transformative power of media education to empower individuals in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of digital content creation. In the realm of writing, Montgomery champions innovative thinking as a cornerstone of journalism. His perspective emphasizes the importance of embracing diverse viewpoints, acknowledging that true growth comes from listening to a chorus of voices rather than the echo of one's own. Living by the motto, “We don’t grow by listening to our own voice,” Montgomery encourages a dynamic and inclusive approach to storytelling that reflects the richness and complexity of the world we inhabit.

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Jan 30
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Nice read!


I spoke to Jasmine the other day! She is such a humble and talented woman

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