Debbie Allen Biography – Debbie Allen Wiki
Debbie Allen born Debbie Kaye Allen, is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, and television producer.
She holds a B.A. degree in classical Greek literature, speech, and theater from Howard University. She studied acting at HB Studio in New York City. She holds honoris causa Doctorates from Howard University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Debbie Allen is a Three-time Emmy Award winner for Choreography for the series Fame and The Motown 25th Anniversary Special. 10 Image Awards as a director, actress, choreographer and producer for Fame, A Different World, Motown 25, The Academy Awards, The Debbie Allen Special and Amistad.
Allen was honored in 1991 for her contributions to the television industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard in the center of Hollywood directly opposite the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. She was presented with the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, at the 1992 UCLA Spring Sing.
Allen was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001 as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. On February 4, 2009, Debbie Allen was honored for her contributions to dance and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Nia Peeples at The Carnival: Choreographer’s Ball 10th anniversary show.
On January 29, 2019, Allen announced on Twitter the death of singer and songwriter James Ingram. She wrote: “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.❤️”
Debbie Allen Age
She was born on January 16, 1950 in Houston, Texas, United States.
Debbie Allen Parents
She is the daughter of orthodontist Andrew Arthur Allen Jr. and Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, poet, playwright, scholar, and publisher, Vivian Allen.
Debbie Allen Siblings
She is the sister of actress Phylicia Rashad (born Phylicia Ayers-Allen on June 19, 1948), jazz musician and composer Tex Allen (born Andrew Arthur Allen III in 1945), and brother Hugh Allen, a real estate banker in North Carolina.
Debbie Allen Husband
Allen has been married to former NBA player Norm Nixon since 1984. She was previously married to Win Wilford from 1975 to 1983.
Debbie Allen Children
She has three children: dancer Vivian Nichole Nixon, basketball player Norman Ellard Nixon Jr., and DeVaughn Nixon. Her daughter, Vivian Nixon, played Kalimba in the Broadway production of Hot Feet.
Debbie Allen Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Debbie Allen Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m).
Debbie Allen Ethnicity
She is of African-American ethnicity.
Debbie Allen Movies and TV Shows
Allen has appeared in films including Fame (2009 film), Blank Check (1994), Ragtime (1981), Fame (1980 film), Next Day Air (2009), The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979), Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (1986), Alice At The Palace, Stompin’ At The Savoy, Old Settler, The Twist, Tournament of Dreams, and The Painting aka Soldiers of Change.
She has appeared in tv shows including 3 Girls 3: Variety show, All of Us: “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, A Different World, The Cosby Show, Roots: The Next Generations, Fame, In The House, Good Times, C Bear and Jamal (voice), Spike Lee & Company: Do It a Cappella, Quantum Leap, So You Think You Can Dance, Grey’s Anatomy (2011–present), The Love Boat (1978), Dance Moms (2016-2017), Jane the Virgin (2016), Raven’s Home (2018), and S.W.A.T’x (2018).
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