Debbie Allen is a multi-talented American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, as well as a television producer. She is well-known for starring as Dr. Catherine Avery in the famous TV series Grey's Anatomy (2005). Also, the lady is known by her as Lydia Grant in the hit series Fame (1982). Further, Allen is the younger sister of Phylicia Rashad who is an actress, director, and singer.
The American actress was born as Deborah Kaye Allen in Houston, Texas on January 16th, 1950 with zodiac sign Capricorn. She is white by ethnicity and American by nationality.
Allen was born to the parents, Andrew Arthur Allen Jr. and Vivian Ayers. Her father was a Pulitzer prize winner as well as playwright whereas, her mother was a housewife of the Allen family who took care of her children strongly after the divorced in 1957.
Regarding her educational background, the lady went to the Howard University where she earns a B.A degree in classical Greek literature, theatre, and speech.
Later, joined HB Studio in New York to study acting. The actress also got honoris causa Doctorates from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
The beautiful actress is a married woman as she married her long-term partner Norm Nixon who is a retired former NBA player.
To date, they share three children, Norman Ellard Nixon known as a basketball player at Wofford College & Southern University, Vivian Nichole Nixon who is a passionate dance and DeVaughn Nixon.
Looking at the past history the actress, Allen was also married to Win Wilford in between 1975 to 1983 but unfortunately, their married wouldn't last long and divorced in 1983 according to sites.google.
Allen has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of August 2019. She earned a huge amount of fortune through being an actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, and television producer.
Debbie currently lives a lavish life in Santa Manica, California where she owns a house with her spouse. Her house features 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 6,516, square feet and was built in 1926.
The actress has also starred in the series Grey's Anatomy where one of her castmates named Ellen Pompeo earns around $350,000 per episode so we can pretty much assume that she might also earn a similar amount of wages from the series.
She started a career with her Broadway debut in the chorus of Purlie and made her television debut in the TV sitcom Good Times.
As per her film debut, Allen first appeared as Lydia Grant in the movie Fame of 1980 which by directed by Alan Parker and later she was nominated for the Emmy Awards for best actress.
Moving on to 1981, where she had a breakthrough role of Sarah, in the movie version of the best-selling novel Ragtime and eventually earned a Tony Awards for Audra McDonald.
Debbie Allen is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, and television director.
She is 69 years old.
She stands tall at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm).
Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million as of August 2019.