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Debbie Allen

Bishal Published On Wed Oct 16 2019   Modified On Wed Oct 16 2019
Debbie Allen

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Full NameDebbie Kaye Allen
First NameDebbie
Middle NameKaye
Last NameAllen
Birth NameDeborah Kaye Allen
ProfessionActress, Choreographer, director, producer, dancer
Birth CityTexas
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameAndrew Author Allen
Father Professionorthodontist
Mother NameVivian Allen
Mother Professionartist
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseNixon Norm, Win Wilford (m. 1975–1983)
No Of Children3
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Date of BirthJanuary 16,1950
Married Date1984


    Body and Relation Status of Debbie Allen

    What is Debbie Allen marital status ?Married
    How many children does Debbie Allen have ?3
    Who is Debbie Allen married with?Nixon Norm, Win Wilford (m. 1975–1983)
    When was Debbie Allen married?1984

    Some of the prominent personalities not only holds a single profession but is engaged in multi-profession. In the similar context, Debbie Allen is also a multi-artistic person. She is an American actress, choreographer, dancer, television producer and television director. Moreover, Allen is a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

    She was born on 16th January 1950 in Houston, Texas, U.S. She holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity.

    She is the third child of orthodontist Andrew Arthur Allen Sr. and her mother Vivian Allen is a poet, scholar, publisher, and Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist. Her sister, Phylicia Rashad is actress/singer/director and brother Andrew Arthur Allen Jr is a musician. 

    Married to former NBA player

    Debbie Allen is in a marital relationship Norm Nixon who is a former NBA player. They first met in 1979 in the film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh which was a film featuring NBA stars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving

    Debbie Allen and her husband, Norm Nixon at carousel of possible dreams to benefit debbie allen dance academy and the art of elysium
    Image: Debbie Allen and her husband, Norm Nixon at carousel of possible dreams to benefit debbie allen dance academy and the art of elysium
    Source: Zimbo

    Eventually, they tied the knot in 1984 after spending 5 years together. The couple is now celebrating 35 years of their marriage.

    32nd Wedding Anniversary Grand Celebration

    Norm Nixon and Debbie Allen celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary in the cutest possible way. The internet broke down after they posted their dancing video in Debbie's Instagram. The 69 years old Debbie and 63 years old Norman marriage anniversary was held on July 19, 2016. 

    The couple chartered a yacht in Marina del Rey and label the celebration the #WhiteParty to captured the moment. Most of their family and friends attended th party including Debbie's Dance Academy crew and Wesley Snipes.

    Blessed with three children

    Debbie Allen and husband Norm Nixon along with their sin and daughter at an event.
    Photo: Debbie with her family
    Source: goodblacknews

    The 35 years long marriage lead them to share three children. Her oldest daughter Vivian Nixon is a dancer and an actress. Mostly known on her debut on Broadway as Kalimba in Hot Feet. The couple has two son the eldest one who is a basketball player named Norm E. Nixon Jr. and the youngest one is DeVaughn Nixon. The family of five is living a affluent lifestyle.

    Past marriage and affairs

    Before marrying NBA star, Debbie was previously married to Win Wilford in the year 1975. Her ex-husband Win has worked as the president of CBS Records and has also worked for Epic Label. After being in nuptial relationship for 8 years, they both separated in 1983. In the duration of their conjugal relationship, they didn't shared any children.


    Debbie earned a BA degree in classical Greek literature, theater, and speech from Howard University. Later, she studied acting at HB Studio, in New York City. Also from Howard University, she received Doctorates in Honor. Currently, she is teaching young dancers and has also taught dance to former Los Anger Lakers dancer Paula Abdul.

    Honors and Awards

    In 2001, Debbie was appointed by President George W. Bush as a member of the President's Committee on the Humanities and Arts. In 1991, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6904 Hollywood due to her contributions to the television industry. 

    Debbie after winning 42nd Annual Gracie Awards
    Picture: Debbie after winning 42nd Annual Gracie Awards
     Source: gettyimages

    She is a three-time Emmy Award winner in a category of best Choreographer. Also, she was Awarded 10 Image Awards as an actress, director, producer, and Choreographer for Fame. She also was honored for her contributions to dance and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Nia Peeples on February 4, 2009.

    Net worth in millions

    Debbie Allen has a net worth of $3 Million. Being a talented personality in the entertainment industry, her remuneration is good in amount. Debbie also founded a non-profit organization, Debbie Allen Dance Academy and probably receives funds because of her social motive.

    2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Allen gained fame after portrayal in the television series, Fame starring along with Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray and Tony Rader.

    Debbie and her husband are currently residing in Santa Monica, California home which was built in 1926 with the 6-bed, 3-bathroom, and total of 6,516 sq ft in size. Besides that, she has a massive following on social sites. Her Instagram account has a follower of 1.2 million and 399 Thousand followers on Twitter.

    How rich is Debbie's husband?

    Debbie's husband's wealth is around $14 Million which is equal to the net worth of American actress Caitlin Dechelle. Nixon played twelve seasons with Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clipper.

    Nixon has won two championships titles with the Lakers. According to the online source, the average earning of NBA players is $2 million. So, undoubtedly, he was paid full scale due to his talent and experience in the field.

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