When Jasmine Guy’s daughter Imani, 8, questioned her mother about the name of a rock group called Guns N’ Roses, she gave her an introspective answer. ‘I told her that the name meant that life can be hard sometimes and lovely sometimes,’ recalls Guy, now 43-year-old. Realizing that life can be more difficult for some people, Guy, who played pampered-princess Whitley Gilbert on the series has supported several organizations. Among then is A Place Called Home, a community safe house that each year helps about 2,000 at-risk youth in South Central Los Angeles. Some of the other issues that the actress feels strongly about are education, violence in the community and unemployment. How do her views affect her parenting style? ‘I’m more conservative,’ says Guy, who grew up in Atlanta and attended public schools. ‘Not Republican [conservative]. I’m more aware of what I let Imani watch on television. I also pay more attention to lyrics.(Read more above;click to enlarge picture)
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