Debbie Allen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Feb, 2019
Facts of Debbie Allen
Date of Birth: 1950 , January-16
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Debbie Allen
Birth Name Deborrah Kaye Allen
Nick Name “Debbie”
Father Andrew Arthur Allen Sr.
Mother Vivian Allen
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Houston, Texas
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actress
Net Worth $ 3 million
Eye Color Light-Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 33-23-34
Weight in KG 72 KG
Famous for Actress, choreographer, dancer, film director, television director, television producer
Married Yes
Married to Norm Nixon (m. 1984), Winnfred Wilford (m. 1975)
Children Vivian Nixon, Norman Nixon Jr., DeVaughn Nixon
Divorce Winnfred Wilford (m. 1983)
Education Howard University
Awards 1991 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography
Movies Next Day Air
TV Show Grey's Anatomy Since 2005
Siblings Phylicia Rashad, Andrew Arthur Allen Jr, Hugh Allen
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Deborah Kaye Allen, known better by her stage name Debbie Allen is a versatile personality of American nationality. Along with being a President Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ member, she is an actress, dancer, choreographer, director as well as a producer. She is known best for her portrayal of Catherine Avery on Grey’s Anatomy among several other roles.

Early Life, Parents, And Siblings Of Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen was born to father Andrew Arthur Allen Jr. and mother Vivian Allen on 16th January 1950. Born in Houston, Texas, Allen earned a B.A. degree in classical Greek literature, theater, and speech from the Howard University and also studied and now teaches dance.

She has three siblings; Phylicia Rashad, Andrew Arthur Allen Jr, Hugh Allen. Her sister Rashad is an actress, director, and singer, and her brother Tex Allen is a jazz composer.

Debbie Allen's Career

She debuted in Broadway from the chorus of Pulie and her role as Anita in the Broadway revival of West Side Story raised her into fame and earned her a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award win. Sweet Charity won her a second Tony Nomination after which she appeared in TV sitcom Good Times.

She was cast in a small role in the film Fame which was later adapted into a television show with her as the central character. The show earned her a total of four Emmy Awards for the category of Best Actress nominations

Debbie has since appeared in television series like Hollywood Reporter, Roots: The Next Generations and Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She has also released two solo albums entitled Special Look and Sweet Charity and her most recent role has been as Catherine Avery on Grey’s Anatomy. For her contributions in the field of acting and dance, she has won several awards and nominations.

Debbie, who has contributed to the fields of acting, music, and dance, has accumulated a net worth of 3 million dollars.

Debbie Allen's Net Worth

The very popular American actress, singer, and dancer Debbie Allen has earned a good sum of money from her career. The celebrity net worth estimated her net worth to be around $3 million as of 2019. There is no exact information regarding her salary and income, however, looking at her fame and experience in the entertainment realm, we can say she earns thousands of dollars annually.

Debbie Allen's Personal Life, Marriage And Husband

As far as her dating history and personal life is concerned, it too has been covered widely by the tabloids. Back when she was initially rising into fame, she was rumored to be dating Jeremy Northam. She was also rumored to be dating Bill Cosby at around 1970s. The rumors, however, remained unaddressed.

She married her first husband, Win Wilford in 1975. The couple was happy with each other for over five years, however, in the early 80s, they started facing problems and they split in 1983. She then met NBA player Norm Nixon and they started an affair. After some time, they got married in 1984. The couple has been going strong since then.

They have two children together. Their daughter Vivian Nichole Nixon is a dancer and their son Norman Ellard Nixon Jr. is a basketball player.

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