Debbie Allen

About Debbie Allen

Birth Day: January 16, 1950
Birth Place: Houston, TX

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen was born on January 16, 1950 in Houston, TX. Dancer, choreographer, and actress known for her work on the 1982 series Fame, in which she both played Lydia Grant and served as principal choreographer. She's also played Catherine Avery on Grey's Anatomy.
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Popular As Debbie Allen
Occupation TV Actress
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born January 16, 1950 (Houston, TX)
Birthday January 16
Town/City Houston, TX
Nationality TX

🌙 Zodiac

Debbie Allen’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Debbie Allen was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.


Dancer, Choreographer, and Actress known for her work on the 1982 series Fame, in which she both played Lydia Grant and served as principal Choreographer. She's also played Catherine Avery on Grey's Anatomy.

Before Fame

She attended Howard University before making her Broadway debut in Purlie with a role in the chorus. She first assumed the role of Fame's Lydia Grant in the 1980 movie of the same name.


She's also worked as a Director on shows like Army Wives and Family Ties and has been a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. She's worked as a Choreographer for the Academy Awards.

Family Life

She married Norm Nixon in 1984, and the couple had a daughter and son. Phylicia Rashad is her older sister.

Associated With

She became a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities when she was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001.

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