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Debbie Allen

Deborah Kaye Allen was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to escape US racism. Their mother decided to live there ...

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Jan 16, 1950 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Soul Alive
Latest Project:
Series How to Get Away with Murder 2014-09-25

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations.

Known For
Poster of All of Us
Poster of A Different World
Poster of Fame
Poster of The Old Settler
Movie Broadway: The Next Generation Unknown 2018
Movie Move Unknown 2017
Movie Last of the Showmen Unknown 2017
Series Untitled Fame Drama Unknown 2017
Series So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2017
Movie Jazz Tap America Unknown 2017
Movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Unknown 2016
Movie To Her Own Rhythm Unknown 2015
Movie VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly Unknown 2015
Series FabLife Unknown 2015
Series Empire Unknown 2015
Series Access Hollywood Live Unknown 2015
Movie BET Honors Unknown 2015
Series How to Get Away with Murder Unknown 2014-09-25
Series Survivor's Remorse Unknown 2014
Series Unsung Hollywood Unknown 2014
Series Jane the Virgin Unknown 2014
Series The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013-09-16
Series Washington Watch with Roland Martin Unknown 2013
Series Dance Moms Unknown 2013
Series The Real Unknown 2013-07-15
Series Witches of East End Unknown 2013
Movie Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You Unknown 2013
Movie A Star for Rose Unknown 2013
Series The Client List Unknown 2013
Movie 2013 Soul Train Awards Herself 2013-11-08
Series Dishing TEA with Big Meach Unknown 2012
Movie Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy Unknown 2012
Series Oprah: Where Are They Now? Unknown 2012-10-02
Series Scandal Unknown 2012-04-05
Series Good Day L.A. Unknown 2011
Movie West Side Story: Pow! The Dances of West Side Story Unknown 2011
Series Let's Stay Together Unknown 2011
Series Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf Unknown 2011
Movie West Side Story: A Place for Us - West Side Story's Legacy Unknown 2011
Series Milk & Honey Unknown 2011
Movie Grace Unknown 2011
Series Fake It Til You Make It Unknown 2010
Movie Alex in Wonderland: Rehearsing Wonderland Unknown 2010
Series Hellcats Unknown 2010-09-08
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Movie Alex in Wonderland: Interview with Debbie Allen Unknown 2010
Series VH1 Rock Docs Herself 2010
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Series The Mo'Nique Show Unknown 2009-10-05
Movie Confessions of an Action Star Unknown 2009-01-20
Series Black to the Future Unknown 2009
Movie Fame Unknown 2009
Series My Parents, My Sister & Me Unknown 2009
Movie The Compass Unknown 2009
Movie Next Day Air Unknown 2009
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Movie The Wonder Kids Unknown 2008
Movie Bring Back... Fame Unknown 2008
Series Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2008-10-25
Movie Tournament of Dreams Unknown 2007
Movie The 2007 Miss America Pageant Unknown 2007
Movie Everything's Jake Unknown 2007-09-01
Movie Inland Empire Unknown 2007-02-07
Series Army Wives Unknown 2007-03-01
Series The Game Unknown 2006-10-01
Movie Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story Unknown 2006-08-19
Movie BET Awards 2006 Herself 2006
Series La imagen de tu vida Unknown 2006
Movie I Was a Network Star Unknown 2006
Movie Legends Ball Herself 2006-05-22
Movie Back to Bel-Air: A Fresh Look Unknown 2005
Movie An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones Unknown 2005
Movie Battle Night: The Krump Wars Unknown 2005
Series TV Land Confidential Herself 2005-09-14
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Series Black in the 80s Herself 2005-02-01
Movie Mississippi Rising Herself 2005-10-01
Series Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Movie That's So Raven: Supernaturally Stylish Unknown 2004
Movie An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls Unknown 2004
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies Unknown 2004
Series All of Us Unknown 2003-09-16
Movie Essence Awards Herself 2003
Movie 9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Unknown 2003
Series That's So Raven Unknown 2003
Series Fame Unknown 2003
Movie The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special... Live!... in Stereo Unknown 2002
Movie The 4th Annual Family Television Awards Unknown 2002
Series Cool Women Unknown 2002
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie Inside TV Land: Taboo TV Herself 2002-11-01
Movie Silent Crisis: Diabetes Among Us Unknown 2002
Movie Bill Nye and Debbie Allen Imagine Mars Unknown 2002
Movie 33rd NAACP Image Awards Herself 2002-03-01
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 2002-09-18
Movie Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television Unknown 2002
Movie It's Black Entertainment Herself 2002-02-08
Series The Parkers Unknown 2001
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Movie The Old Settler Unknown 2001
Movie An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence Unknown 2001
Series PBS Hollywood Presents Unknown 2001
Movie The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Herself - Audience Member 2001-03-25
Movie The Painting Unknown 2001
Movie All About You Unknown 2001
Series Breakfast Unknown 2000-10-02
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Series Linc's Unknown 2000
Movie An American Celebration at Ford's Theater Unknown 1999
Series The Directors Unknown 1999-03-02
Movie Living Positive Unknown 1999
Movie The Making of 'Amistad' Unknown 1999
Movie Kirk Franklin: The Nu Nation Tour Unknown 1999
Movie The 71st Annual Academy Awards Herself - Audience Member 1999-03-21
Series Loose Women Unknown 1999-09-06
Movie Michael Jordan: An American Hero Unknown 1999-04-18
Movie Stars Over Mississippi Unknown 1999
Series The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture Drama 1998-01-18
Movie Martin Luther King Special One Day Unknown 1998
Series Healthy Kids Unknown 1998
Series Between Brothers Unknown 1997
Movie 3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Herself 1997-09-05
Movie 28th NAACP Image Awards Herself 1997
Movie Ships of Slaves: The Middle Passage Herself 1997-12-11
Movie 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1997
Movie Amistad Unknown 1997
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-06
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown 1996-08-28
Series C-Bear and Jamal Unknown 1996
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine Herself 1996-11-28
Movie The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Herself 1995-03-13
Movie Soul Train's 25th Anniversary Herself 1995-11-22
Movie 50 Years of Funny Females Herself - Host 1995-06-25
Movie Out-of-Sync Unknown 1995
Movie Forget Paris Unknown 1995
Series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown 1995-03-26
Series In the House Unknown 1995-04-10
Movie The 67th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1995-03-27
Movie Michael Jackson: One Night Only Unknown 1995
Movie The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards Unknown 1994
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie 26th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1994
Movie Blank Check Unknown 1994-02-11
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Movie The 16th Annual CableACE Awards Herself - Audience Member 1994-01-16
Series She TV Unknown 1994-08-16
Movie The 46th Annual Director's Guild Awards Herself 1994-03-05
Series Hollywood Women Unknown 1994-03-05
Movie Mona Must Die Unknown 1994
Movie The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic Unknown 1994
Movie The 66th Annual Academy Awards Herself - Audience Member 1994-03-21
Movie The 1th Annual Minority Motion Picture Awards Unknown 1993
Movie The 65th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1993-03-29
Movie The 14th Annual American Black Achievement Awards Herself - Host 1993-01-10
Movie Soul Train Comedy Awards Herself - Host 1993
Series The Sinbad Show Unknown 1993-09-16
Series John & Leeza from Hollywood Unknown 1993
Movie Sinbad: Afros and Bellbottoms Unknown 1993
Movie Stompin' at the Savoy Unknown 1992
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Boys Unknown 1992
Movie Sunday in Paris Unknown 1991
Series The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Winner: Outstanding Choreography 1991-08-25
Movie Story of a People: The Black Road to Hollywood Unknown 1990
Movie 22nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1990
Movie Polly: Comin' Home! Unknown 1990
Movie Motown 30: What's Goin' On! Unknown 1990
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Movie Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Herself 1990-02-04
Movie Rapmania: The Roots of Rap Unknown 1990
Movie The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself - Presenter 1990-01-20
Movie All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Herself 1989-11-12
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Movie The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program 1989-09-17
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Movie The Debbie Allen Special Unknown 1989
Series The Pat Sajak Show Unknown 1989-01-09
Series Later with Bob Costas Unknown 1989
Series Square One TV Unknown 1988
Movie 20th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1988
Movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Herself 1987-05-18
Movie 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1987
Movie The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards Unknown 1987
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Series The Bronx Zoo Unknown 1987-03-19
Movie Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary Unknown 1987
Movie Superstars and Their Moms Unknown 1987
Movie Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show Herself 1987-02-13
Series Ebony/Jet Showcase Unknown 1986
Movie Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Unknown 1986
Movie An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Unknown 1986
Movie The 40th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical 1986
Movie NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration Unknown 1986
Movie Liberty Weekend Unknown 1986
Movie Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation Unknown 1986
Movie The 57th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1985
Movie Motown Returns to the Apollo Unknown 1985
Movie The 27th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1985
Movie Night of 100 Stars II Herself 1985-03-10
Movie The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Gene Kelly Unknown 1985
Movie Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration Herself 1985-02-18
Movie The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1984
Movie The 11th Annual American Music Awards Unknown 1984
Movie A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Unknown 1984
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1984
Series The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1984
Movie Bagets Unknown 1984
Series Celebrity Regina Brown 1984-02-12
Movie The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team Herself - Performer 1984-01-29
Series The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1983
Movie Women of San Quentin Unknown 1983
Movie The Kids from Fame: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Unknown 1983
Movie The Best of Everything Unknown 1983
Movie The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards Unknown 1983
Series Star Search Unknown 1983-09-17
Series The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1983
Series Live... And in Person Unknown 1983
Movie Parade of Stars Unknown 1983
Movie Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night Unknown 1983
Series Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Movie The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards Herself 1982-01-30
Series Family Ties Unknown 1982-09-22
Movie Battle of the Network Stars XIII Unknown 1982
Movie Alice at the Palace Unknown 1982
Series The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1982
Movie The 54th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1982
Movie Battle of the Network Stars XII Unknown 1982
Movie Ragtime Unknown 1981
Movie The 35th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1981
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Series Drawing Power Unknown 1980
Movie The 34th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1980
Movie Fame Unknown 1980
Series Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Unknown 1980-05-31
Movie The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Unknown 1979
Series Roots: The Next Generations Unknown 1979
Movie Ebony, Ivory and Jade Unknown 1979
Movie The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots Unknown 1978
Series Taxi Unknown 1978-09-12
Series Soul Alive Unknown 1977
Movie The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened Unknown 1977
Series 3 Girls 3 Unknown 1977
Movie Dancing in the Wings Unknown 1977
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Series Soul Train Unknown 1971-10-02
Series Black Journal Unknown 1969
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14