Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen

Born

1/16/1950, Houston, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Deborrah Kaye Allen

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Debra Allen, Deborrah Allen, Deborah Allen
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Biography

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Debbie Allen, a graduate from Howard University and historically Black College, used all of her experience during her life to give the best she can to the world. Debbie is a winner of many awards, mostly Emmys, and she is probably best-known for her work on "Fame," a…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 1998, Debbie got her Career Achievement Award.

    • In 2001, Debbie was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work on a short movie titled Cool Women.

    • In 2005, Debbie was nominated for a BET Comedy Award for working on UPN's comedy series All of Us. She shared the nomination with Alfonso Ribeiro.

    • In 1991, Debbie won an Emmy for her work on the TV special Motown 30: What's Goin' On!. This was Debbie's 14th nomination for an Emmy.

    • In 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1999, Debbie was nominated for an Emmy, for her work on the Annual Academy Awards.

    • In 1990, Debbie was nominated for the 13th time for an Emmy. This time it was for working on Polly, a TV movie.

    • In 1989, Debbie was nominated for an Emmy (11th and 12th nomination). This time, it was for her work on The Debbie Allen Special, a TV special.

    • In 1986, Debbie was nominated for an Emmy (10th nomination) for her work on a TV special An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

    • In 1985, Debbie was nominated for an Emmy for her work on a music special Motown Returns to the Apollo.

    • In 1983, Debbie received two more nominations for an Emmy, in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Choreography (she won this one), and for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

    • In 1982, Debbie was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for her work on Fame), but she didn't get the award. However, she won the second nomination the same year for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, for her work in Come One, Come All, an episode of Fame.

    • In 1982, Debbie won a Golden Apple Award as the Female Discovery of the Year.

    • In 1983 and 1984, Debbie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, once again for the TV series Fame.

    • In 1983, Debbie won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in NBC's hit-drama Fame.

    • In 1995, Debbie won an Image Award for her work on the The 65th Annual Academy Awards.

    • Debbie Allen, Steven Spielberg, and Colin Wilson share a Vision Award they got in 1998 on the PGA Golden Laurel Awards Ceremony, for working on the motion picture Amistad. They were also nominated for a Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award and Golden Satellite Award.

    • In 2000, Debbie appeared in a TV infomercial for COPA Hair Relaxer.

    • In 2002, Debbie appeared in a TV Commercial for Office Depot.

    • Debbie is 5'2" (1.57 m).

    • She has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

    • Debbie Allen's husband Norm Nixon had a two year affair with a woman who now has his 6 month old baby.

    • She has been married to Norman Nixon since 1984. They have 2 children. Actually Norman has 4 children. One with a woman before Debbie and one with one after or actually during their marriage.

  • Quotes

    • Debbie: In today's competitive marketplace, you can't afford to be humble.

    • Debbie: That's the only way I can control my movie. If you shoot everything, then everything is liable to end up in the movie. If you have a vision, you don't have to cover every scene.

    • Debbie: As one who loves literature, art, music and history, I've been deeply rooted in the Harlem Renaissance for many years.

    • Debbie: In the film world you don't often get much rehearsal time. Only on big-budget films do you have the opportunity to rehearse for a week or two.

    • Debbie: (About directing) There are some scenes that work beautifully in a moving, sweeping master, which is how I like to work.

    • Debbie: (About working on a TV series Fame) The biggest challenge was that we had to shoot so quickly and with such a limited budget.

    • Debbie: (About love) There's always a certain degree of physical attraction between people and the rest either happens or it doesn't.

    • Debbie: (about acting) It's rare to find parts where you see two women who relate to each other in that very natural way, with a lot of humor and pathos at the same time.

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