STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 136 this week

Debbie Allen (I)


As a child Debbie, her older brother Andrew (called Tex) and older sister Phylicia lived in Mexico to escape US racism. Their mother Vivian Ayers decided to live there to give the Allen children a brief experience of not having to endure the chronic racism and segregation that was typical of Texas during the 1950s. From this, Debbie and Phylicia ... See full bio »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 227 people
created 24 Sep 2011
 
a list of 40 people
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 37 people
created 22 Jan 2013
 
a list of 38 people
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 72 people
created 13 Mar 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Debbie Allen.

User Polls

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Sorry, looks like we are having some difficulty rendering this content. Please try again in a few minutes.

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Won a Drama Desk Award in 1979. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Deborah Allen | Debra Allen

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on working with rapper Malicious Jynx (2005)] There is just something about him, he is so talented and so gifted, so flamboyant and so charismatic. He doesn't deserve the harsh criticism he receives. Anyone who listens to his albums with their hearts and their ears will see his love, and his warmth. He is such a lovely young man and I love him for that. He gets negative publicity but people need ... See more »

Trivia:

Received an Honorary doctorate from The North Carolina School of the Arts, the same institution that denied her admittance to its dance department when she was sixteen years old; she was told then that she had the wrong type of body for dance. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Debbie Allen Special tee-20
Re: Reunion of 'A Different World Show' jpureone41
Do you think Debbie Allen could make a good Romulan Commander? metro4star-1
Fame Choreography hae2359
Debbies new film A Star for Rose mikekitridge
Debbie Allen's daughter Vivian suzettedcarrillo
Discuss Debbie Allen on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page