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Debbie Allen Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Debbie Allen Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth January 16, 1950
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Spouse Norm Nixon

Debbie Allen is an American actor, voice actor, dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, director, producer, and a former member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She is known for her roles like Lydia Grant in the 1980 teen drama film Fame as well as in the television series of the same name, Dr. Catherine Avery Fox in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, Jackie Warren in the sitcom In the House, and Dr. Langhorne in the sitcom A Different World. With her work, Debbie Allen has been nominated at least 20 times for an Emmy Award (winning 5), 2 Tony Awards, and has also won a Golden Globe Award.

Born Name

Deborah Kaye Allen

Nick Name


Debbie Allen in 2012
Debbie Allen in 2012 (Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Houston, Texas, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States





Debbie Allen attended Howard University and received a B.A. degree in classical Greek literature, speech, and theater. She was a member of Chi Delta Mu Health Professional Fraternity.

She also studied acting at HB Studio in New York City. Additionally, she has honoris causa doctorates from Howard University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Actor, Voice Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, Songwriter, Director, Producer, Former member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities


  • Father – Andrew Arthur Allen (Dentist)
  • Mother – Vivian (née Ayers) Allen (Pulitzer Prize-nominated Artist, Poet, Playwright, Scholar, Publisher)
  • SiblingsPhylicia Rashad (Older Sister) (Actor, Voiceover Artist, Singer, Stage Director), Tex (Andrew Arthur Allen, Jr.) (Older Brother) (Jazz-Musician), Hugh Allen (Brother) (Real estate banker in North Carolina)
  • Others – Lloyd James Allen (Paternal Grandfather), Goldie Matilda Jackson (Paternal Grandmother), Robert D. Ayers, Sr. (Maternal Grandfather), Vivian Graham (Maternal Grandmother), Condola Rashād (Niece) (Actor), William Lancelot Bowles III (Nephew), Mary Jo (Mother-In-Law), Elmer Nixon (Father-In-Law)


Debbie Allen has been repped by –

  • Red Bird Productions, Inc., Company, Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Company, Los Angeles, California, United States

Net Worth

According to, her net worth had been $3 Million.



Debbie Allen as seen in 1983
Debbie Allen as seen in 1983 (Croes, Rob C. / Anefo / Dutch National Archive / CC BY-SA 3.0 NL)


5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm


65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Debbie Allen has dated –

  1. Nigel Hawthorne
  2. Julianne Malveaux
  3. Will Smith – RUMOR
  4. Susan L. Taylor
  5. Steven Spielberg
  6. Morgan Freeman
  7. Jamie Foxx
  8. Arliss Howard
  9. Queen Latifah – RUMOR
  10. Djimon Hounsou – She was responsible for getting Djimon his breakout role in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1997).
  11. Anthony Hopkins
  12. Maya Angelou
  13. Deborah Prothrow-Stith
  14. Jeremy Northam – RUMOR
  15. Bill Cosby – RUMOR
  16. Mike Malone
  17. Stevie Wonder
  18. Win Wilford (1975⁠-1983)​ – She was married to Win Wilford from 1975 to 1983.
  19. Norm Nixon (1984-Present) – In 1984, she got married to former professional basketball player Norm Nixon and they have 3 children – son DeVaughn Nixon (b. July 8, 1983), daughter Vivian Nichole Nixon (b. May 31, 1984), and another son Norman Ellard Nixon Jr. (b. 1987).

Race / Ethnicity


Debbie Allen is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Distinctive Features

Curly hair

Brand Endorsements

Debbie Allen has done endorsement work for –

  • Jif Peanut Butter (TV Commerical) (1975)
  • COPA Hair Relaxer (TV infomercial) (2000)
  • Office Depot (TV Commercial) (2002)
Debbie Allen as seen while smiling at the Kennedy Center in 1998
Debbie Allen as seen while smiling at the Kennedy Center in 1998 (John Mathew Smith & / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Debbie Allen Favorite Things

  • Film – Glory (1989)


Debbie Allen Facts

  1. As a director, she had worked on projects like Everybody Hates ChrisLet’s Stay TogetherDolly Parton‘s Christmas on the Square, Quantum LeapFamily Ties, FameBetween BrothersPollyThe Sinbad ShowThat’s So RavenCool Women, and Grey’s Anatomy.
  2. On October 11, 1991, Debbie Allen was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6904 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  3. In 2000, she founded the Debbie Allen Dance Institute in Culver City, California.
  4. Debbie Allen has been diagnosed with arthritis in her right shoulder and right ankle.
  5. In February 2017, she received the “Legend Award” at the 9th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event.

Featured Image by Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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