Debbie Allen

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Full Name Debbie Allen
Age 70 Years Old
Nick Name Debbie Allen
Gender Female
Famous As Actor
Birth Date January 16, 1950
Birth Place Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Debbie Allen pulls extra duty on 'Grey's Anatomy,' S.W.A.T.

Debbie Allen pulls extra duty on 'Grey's Anatomy,' S.W.A.T. As “Grey’s Anatomy” makes its mid-season return to ABC on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m., the multi-talented Debbie Allen continues in her recurring role as Catherine Fox. Then, after the power goes out at Grey Sloan, the doctors are left scrambling to save their patients’ lives, including Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), who desperately needs to get to Cece Colvin (Carolyn Clay) for her heart transplant. In the next to the last show of the season, Allen’s character, Catherine Fox, was in Los Angeles getting her foundation ready and had summoned Meredith and Dr. Thomas Koracick (Greg Germann) to visit for a highly confidential consult. Allen, who got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991, is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress for “Fame,” three Primetime Emmy Awards for her choreography and a Golden Globe her acting in “Fame.” She is also one of the executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Allen also plays Charice Harrelson, the mother of Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore) on “S.W.A.T.” Allen’s niece, Angela Allen, is a writer on the show and asked her iconic aunt if she would take the role.

Early Life, Family Background, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity of 

Debbie Allen was born on 16th January 1950 with the birth name of Deborrah Kaye Allen. As of 2019, her age is 69. She was born to Andrew Arthur Allen Sr. and Vivian Allen. Her nationality is American. She was born in Houston, Texas. Her ethnicity is Mixed. She is nicknamed as Debbie. Talking about her siblings, she has three named Phylicia Rashad, Andrew Arthur Allen Jr, Hugh Allen.

Regarding her education, she attended Howard University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She currently teaches young dancers. She also taught choreography to former Los Angeles Lakers dancer-turned-singer, Paula Abdul. Her daughter, Vivian Nixon, played Kalimba in the Broadway production of Hot Feet.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Debbie is a very sexy and hot lady with an attractive body personality. She is a very beautiful lady with a cute smile. She has a tall height of 5 ft 2 in and has a balanced weight of 72 Kg. Her body measurement is 33-23-34 in. Her eye color is Light Brown and her hair color is Black. Her other body measurement will be updated soon. 

How Debbie Began Her Career?

  • Debbie began her career by debuting in the chorus of "Purlie".
  • She also created the role of Beneatha in the Tony Award-winning musical Raisin.
  • She then began receiving critical attention in 1980 for her appearance in the role of Anita in the Broadway revival of West Side Story which earned her a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award, she would receive a second Tony Award nomination in 1986 for her performance in the title role of Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity.
  • Her first film is "Fame" which was released in the year 1980. 
  • She was also selected to appear in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations by Alex Haley.
  • She directed the all-African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring stage veterans James Earl Jones (Big Daddy), her sister Phylicia Rashad (Big Mama) and Anika Noni Rose (Maggie the Cat), as well as film actor Terrence Howard, who made his Broadway debut as Brick.
  • She released two solo albums, 1986's Sweet Charity and 1989's Special Look.
  • In the year 1995, she lent her voice to the children's animated series C Bear and Jamal for Film Roman and Fox Kids.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's

Debbie Allen is a married woman. She was married to Winnifred Wilford in the year 1975 and later the couple split up in the year 1983. Then, she married Norm Nixon in the year 1984. She is also blessed with three children named Vivian Nixon, Norman Nixon Jr., DeVaughn Nixon. The couple is living a happy life together with their children. 

Who is Norm Nixon?

Norm Nixon is a former NBA player.

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous actress is estimated to have $3 Million as of 2019. She is making an impressive net worth from her present work. Her exact salary will be updated soon. Her major source of income is from her acting career.