Debbie Kaye Allen is a renowned American Dancer, television director, choreographer and a television producer who serves as a member of the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities. She has perhaps been known for her work in the year 1982 television series dubbed ‘Fame,’ where she was featured as Lydia Grant, a dance teacher and also went on to serve as Principal Choreographer. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Debbie Allen in the year 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Debbie Allen was born in the year 1950 on January 16th in Houston, Texas United States. She is the third born to Andrew Arthur Allen, who is an orthodontist and Vivian, who is an accomplished playwright and a publisher. Ashe went on and graduated with a degree in Greek Literature from Howard University. She also holds a Doctorate from the same University and also from the University of North Carolina. Currently, she has dedicated her life towards nurturing talents of young dancers. She was the one who taught Paula Abdul all the dancing that she knows.
Allen has been married to retired NBA Player by the name Norm Nixon, and the couple has been blessed with three children: Vivian, a dancer, Norman, who is a basketball player and Nixon. Allen had been married to Win Wilford for eight years. She is the sister to a director by the name Phylicia Rashad and also Tex Allen, who is a well-known Jazz Composer.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Debbie got her Broadway debut in Chorus of Purlie. She also was able to create the role of Beneath in Tony Award the winning musical Raisin. She started receiving attention in 1980 for the appearance she had made in a Broadway revival of the West Side Story that was able to earn her the Tony Award nomination as the Drama Desk Award. In the year 1986, that was when she was able to receive the second nomination to the Tony Awards for the role she had played in Sweet Charity.
In 1980m she featured as Lydia Grant in a film that was titled Fame. Although her role in this film is very small, she became a central figure in television adaptation that was able to run from 1982 to the year 1987. The year that followed, she played the role of Sarah in Ragtime. Over time, she appeared in very many movies and television shows.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Debbie Allen is estimated to be over $3.5 million. This wealth has been generated from her career as a dancer, actress, and a choreographer. She has had an opportunity to appear in many shows and television shows that have attracted huge commercial sales. Currently, she has appeared on the Grey’s Anatomy.
Debbie Allen is an accomplished actress, dancer, and a choreographer. She has appeared in very many movies and television shows. Her excellent skills and hard work has seen her land nominations to the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities.