Jasmine Guy's character on "The Cosby Show" spinoff "A Different World" was a proper (if not fussy) Southern belle. She was from a prominent family, often dressed to the nines, spoke her mind and had quite the exaggerated accent. The role of Whitley was so distinct, in fact, that Guy now says she often wondered if playing such a memorable character helped or hurt her future acting opportunities.
"How would I know?" she says on this weekend's "Oprah: Where Are They Now," featuring a cast reunion. "The hardest thing for me has always been to remind people [that] I was acting."