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Debbie Allen Biography

Debbie Allen – Deborah Kaye Allen is a well-known American actor, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, director, and producer. She was also a former member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Deborah Kaye Allen was born on January 16, 1950 in the United States. She has been nominated for an Emmy Award a total of 20 times, ultimately winning five of those nominations. She has also won two Tony Awards and a Golden Globe Award, and she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 1991.

Allen is most well-known for her role as dance instructor Lydia Grant in the musical-drama television series Fame, in which she also acted as the series’ lead choreographer. This role brought her the majority of her fame.

Debbie Allen Biography & Personal Details

NameDebbie Allen
Full NameDeborah Kaye Allen
NicknameMiss Versatile
Date Of Birth16 January 1950
Houston, Texas, United States/
Houston, Texas
Age 73 years old (As 2023)
Birth Sign Capricorn
Gender Female
SchoolPershing Middle School (Houston),
Yates High School
University of North Carolina School of the Arts,
Howard University
BFA From University of North Carolina,
B.A. From Howard University
HobbiesActing, Dancing and Doing Yoga
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Mailing Address1850 S. Manhattan Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90019-6405
ProfessionActress, Dancer, Writer
DebutHer Broadway debut in the chorus of Purlie in 1970
Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series (1983)
PGA Vision Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures (1998),
Trailblazer Icon Award (2016),
Primetime Emmy Governors Award (2021),
Kennedy Center Honors (2021),

Debbie Allen Family, Relationship and Afair

Debbie Allen in Youngster Days

Allen was born in Houston, Texas, the third child of Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist, and Vivian Allen, an artist, poet, writer, scholar, and publisher. Vivian was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in all of these fields.

Debbie Allen with her Mother

Debbie Allen with her Father

Debbie Allen with her older Sister

Debbie Allen with her Brother

Allen is married to Norm Nixon, who played in the NBA in the past, and the couple has three children together. Win Wilford was Allen’s first husband, and their marriage lasted from 1975 until 1983.

Debbie Allen with her Husband Norm Nixon

Debbie Allen with her Husband and Son and Daughter

Family & Marital Status

Marital StatusMarried (Second)
Marriage DateFirst M. 22 June 1975 With Winnfred wilford
Second M. 27 April 1984 With Norm Nixon
Divorce DateYear 1983 With Winnfred wilford
ParentsMother-Vivian Allen
Father-Andrew Arthur Allen Sr.
SiblingsBrother-Tex Allen, Hugh Allen
Sister-Phylicia Rashad
Spouse/HusbandNorm Nixon
Winnfred Wilford (Ex-husband)
Boyfriend/AfairBill Cosby (Ex-Bf)
ChildrenSon-Norman Nixon Jr., DeVaughn Nixon
Daughter-Vivian Nixon

Physical Measurement

Height (Approx.)In Centimeters –157 cm
In Meters-1.57 m
In Feet and Inches –5′ 2″
Weight (Approx.)In Kg –67 kg
In Pounds –147 lbs
Hair ColourBrown
Eye ColourDark Brown

Debbie Allen Career

  • Broadway was where Allen made her professional debut as an actress. In 1970, Allen made her debut on Broadway performing in the chorus of the play Purlie.
  • She later originated the part of Beneatha in the musical Raisin (1973), which went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical, and she also had roles in the films Truckload and Ain’t Misbehavin’.
  • Lydia Grant, the character that Allen played in the 1980 movie Fame, was played by Allen. Lydia emerged as a pivotal character in the television version, which ran from 1982 until 1987 and took place after the events of the film. Despite the fact that her part in the film was very minor.               
  • In 1986, Allen was nominated for a second Tony Award, this time in the category of Best Actress in a Musical, for her performance in the title role in Sweet Charity, which was written and directed by Bob Fosse.
  • After the success of Fame, Allen decided to concentrate his efforts on working behind the scenes and as a choreographer. She was the choreographer for the 1988 Broadway adaptation of Stephen King’s “Carrie.”
  • Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford, and Gene Anthony Ray, three of her fellow “Fame” alums, contributed to the creation of Carrie. The musical opened to a variety of critics’ reactions before it was ultimately canceled after only 16 previews and 5 performances.
  • In 2008, Woody Allen directed the all-African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • The production featured stage veterans James Earl Jones (Big Daddy), her sister Phylicia Rashad (Big Mama), and Anika Noni Rose (Maggie the Cat), in addition to film actor Terrence Howard, who made his Broadway debut as Brick.
  • In the year 2011, she became a cast member on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, in which she played the part of Dr. Catherine Fox. Her tenure as an executive producer began with the 12th season of the show.
  • The holiday-themed musical film Christmas in the Square, starring Dolly Parton, will be released by Netflix in the year 2020 under her direction.
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Debbie Allen Net Worth:

Net Worth (Approx.)$7 Million
Monthly Income and Salary$50,000
Yearly Income and Salary$1,00,000

Debbie Allen Cars Collection:

  • Not Known

Fanmail address:

Debbie Allen
Red Bird Productions, Inc.
406 Broadway
Suite 345F
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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