Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen is an American performer, TV executive, artist, choreographer, TV maker and an individual from the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities. She is best known for her jobs in the arrangement ‘Fame’, and Gray’s Anatomy,’ and so forth. Debbie has been granted the Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to the move.

Debbie Allen Bio, Age :

Debbie Allen was conceived on January 16, 1950, in Houston, Texas, USA. Her original name is Deborah Kaye Allen and her introduction to the world sign is Capricorn. Her dad’s name is Andrew Arthur Allen Jr. what’s more, her mom’s name is Vivian Allen. Her dad is an orthodontist and her mom is an artist, craftsman, writer, researcher, and distributer. She is the third of her folks and her kin’s names are Phylicia Rashad, Andrew Arthur Allen Jr., and Hugh Allen.

She built up her enthusiasm for moving at 3 years old and she joined move class at 5 years old. Her folks separated in 1957 and thus she was raised by her mom. She took her kids to Mexico in 1960. The get-together between her relatives was in Texas following two years. She holds American citizenship and her ethnicity is African-American.

What is Debbie Allen’s Height?

Debbie Allen has tallness of 5 ft. 2 inches and she weighs 65 kg. Her shoe size is 8(US) and her dress size is 6(US). Her body estimation is 35-28-36 inches. She has dark brown eyes and dark-hued hair.

Debbie Allen Career, Fame :

Debbie Allen went for a tryout for the Houston Ballet School however she was dismissed based on her skin shading. Be that as it may, in the wake of seeing her expertise, she ended up fruitful in inspiring the confirmation office. From that point onward, she was furtively enlisted by a Russian educator.

Debbie was again dismissed at 16 years old when she was in a tryout for the North Carolina School of the Arts since they debilitated dark artist. She at that point buckled down and concentrated on her examinations lastly, she wound up fruitful in showing up on TV.

Debbie Allen appeared with a little job in ‘Roots: The Next Generations’ nevertheless she hit enormous after she got the job as Anita in ‘West Side Story’ in 1980. At that point, she got a chance to turn into an educator for the motion picture ‘Fame’. Debbie appeared coordinating ‘The Cosby Show’ where her relative was likewise featured and helped the show to the highest point of the rating. She created and coordinated the show until the last 1993.

She opened a move foundation in L.A, California in 2001 and named it as Debbie Allen Dance Academy. She satisfied her fantasy by opening the foundation. Her foundation encourages the real move systems like Classical Ballet, Modern, African, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. Debbie was likewise a judge and coach since 2002 for the show ‘So You Think You Can’.

Who is Debbie Allen’s Husband?

Debbie Allen was hitched to her long-term beau, Win Wilford in 1975 however they couldn’t hold the connection and they isolated in 1983. Afterward, she wedded previous NBA player Norm Nixon in the year 1984. She and her husband have three youngsters, DeVaughn Nixon(1983), who is an on-screen character, Vivian Nichole Nixon(1984), who is an artist, and Norman Ellard Nixon Jr.(1987) who is a b-ball player. DeVaughn is her significant other’s child from his past issue.

What is Debbie Allen’s Net Worth?

Debbie Allen has made a decent income from her successful career. At present, she has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Is Debbie Allen active on Instagram?

Debbie Allen is active on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She has 1.1m followers on Instagram and has 383K followers on Twitter. Likewise, she has 765K followers on Facebook.

Facts of Debbie Allen

Full NameDebbie Allen
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 16, 1950
Age70 years 0 months
HoroscopeCapricorn
Place Of BirthHouston, Texas, United States
Height5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
ProfessionActress, Dancer, Choreographer, Television producer, Television Director, Film Producer, Film director, Author
EducationHoward University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
NationalityAmerican
SpouseNorm Nixon (m. 1984), Winnfred Wilford (m. 1975–1983)
ChildrenVivian Nixon, Norman Nixon Jr., DeVaughn Nixon
ParentsVivian Allen, Andrew Arthur Allen Sr.
SiblingsPhylicia Rashad, Andrew Arthur Allen Jr, Hugh Allen
NicknamesDeborrah Kaye Allen , Deborrah Kaye “Debbie” Allen , Deborah Allen , Debra Allen
FacebookDebbie Allen Facebook
TwitterDebbie Allen Twitter
InstagramDebbie Allen Instagram
IMDBDebbie Allen IMDB
AllmusicDebbie Allen Allmusic
AwardsAcademy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, Golden Globe Award for the Best Actress in Television Series Musical or Comedy (1983), NAACP Image Award (1985), Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (1980), PGA Vision Award (1998), Helen Hayes Award for O...
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Drama D...
Movies"Amistad" (1997), "Fame" (2009), "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling" (1986), "The Old Settler" (2001)
TV Shows"West Side Story", "Molly Doodle", "Sweet Charity", "The Debbie Allen Special" (1989), "A Different World", "Fame" (1982-1987), "Grey's Anatomy" (2011-present), "Scandal" (2012)

Quotes of Debbie Allen

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1[on working with rapper Malicious Jynx (2005)] There is just something about him, he is so talented and so gifted, so flamboyant and so charismatic. He doesn't deserve the harsh criticism he receives. Anyone who listens to his albums with their hearts and their ears will see his love, and his warmth. He is such a lovely young man and I love him for that. He gets negative publicity but people need to know the real person that's inside of him.

Quick Facts of Debbie Allen

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1$1,000,000
2Has said "Glory" is her favorite film.
3It's the only person who appears in Fame the movie (1980), Fame (TV series) and Fama (1990).
4She studied drama at the HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
5Is one of four people (Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague and Lee Curreri) to appear in both Fame (1980) and Fame (1982) the TV series.
6Has arthritis in her right shoulder and right ankle.
7Mother of Norman Nixon Jr. (born 1987) and Vivian Nixon (born 1984).
8In 1972, her mom Vivian's work, "Workshops in Open Fields," was hailed and recommended to the nation as a "prototype of grass roots programming" by the director of NEA. Vivian established the Adept New American Museum--a museum for art and history of the American Southwest; which features "Juneteenth" Black Cowboys, American Indian Sand Painting, seminars on the Emancipation Proclamation and Mayan studies-- in Mt Vernon NY. She is known as a leader in the arts community in New York area.
9Her mother Dr Vivian Elizabeth Ayers attended Brainerd Institute, Barber Scotia College and Bennett College. Vivian was the first poet in the state of Texas to receive the Pulitzer Prize Award nomination in 1952. Vivian was often called the "Poet Laureate of Texas." In the late 50's, her poetry, "Hawk," attracted the attention of NASA and for twenty years was the only poetry celebrated by NASA. She worked as an apprentice librarian at the Fondren Library of Rice University and was accorded faculty status in 1965, becoming the first African American to be so qualified. During her years at Rice, she organized and published The Adept Quarterly, an important contribution to the small publications movement of the time.
10Daughter Vivian Nixon followed in Debbie's footsteps by playing Debbie's "Anita" role in a 2006 revival of the musical The Making of 'West Side Story' (1985). Debbie returned to her hometown of Houston to see her daughter perform.
11Is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
12Her daughter, Vivian Nixon, is in the lead role of the Broadway musical "Hot Feet". Vivian was classically trained at Washington D.C.'s Kirov Academy of Ballet and at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
13Ex-sister-in-law of Victor Willis and Ahmad Rashad.
14Authored children's books entitled, "Brothers of the Knight" and "Dancing in the Wings".
15Her father passed away ten days after he accompanied her to the Emmy Awards Ceremony in which she won for Best Choreography for Fame (1982).
16Choreographed five Academy Award shows.
17Founder of the Debbie Allen Dance Institute in Culver City, CA in 2000.
18Her most notable role to date, that of "Lydia Grant" on the TV Series Fame (1982), earned her three Emmy Nominations and one Golden Globe.
19Received a Drama Desk Award in 1979.
20Has twice been nominated for Tony Awards: in 1980, as Best Actress (Featured Role -Musical) for a revival of "West Side Story," and in 1986, as Best Actress (Musical) for playing the title character in a revival of Bob Fosse's "Sweet Charity."
21Won the first Lena Horne Award for Career Achievement at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards.
22Won 1992 & 1995 Essence Awards.
23Has an Honorary doctorate from her alma mater Howard University.
24Received an Honorary doctorate from The North Carolina School of the Arts, the same institution that denied her admittance to its dance department when she was sixteen years old; she was told then that she had the wrong type of body for dance.
25Her husband, Norman Nixon, is a former NBA player with the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.
26Daughter of dentist Arthur Allen and Pulitzer-prize nominated Vivan Ayers ( artist, poet, playwright, and publisher). Older siblings are jazz musician Tex (Andrew Arthur Allen Jr, born 1945) and actress Phylicia Ayers-Allen (Phylicia Rashad, born 1948), and brother Hugh Allen (real estate banker in North Carolina).

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