Debbie Allen “BLACK EXCELLENCE”
March 4, 2010 Leave a comment
Debbie Allen is an actress, author, choreographer, television producer and director. She is a member of the prestigious President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, a board member of the American Film Institute, and an Executive Committee member of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Not only an icon and legend to many dancers/actors. SHE’s MY #1 IDOL. She’s my dance mama lol I’ve been privilege to study, travel, and work with this amazing woman my whole dance career. Being an original student at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy aka DADA sense day 1. 2001
More than A triple Threat she’s done it all and Yes phylicia Rashad is her Blood sister, And Husband Former NBA basketball player Norm Nixon.
Girlfriends, Everybody Hates Chris, All of Us, In The House, Thats So Raven, The Jamie Foxx Show, The f=Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, A Different World, Family Ties, Fame(1982 tv serious), Fame 2009, The Parkers…
Debbie Allen has received three Emmy awards honoring her choreography, and two Emmys and one Golden Globe for her role as “Lydia Grant” in the hit series, Fame. She then forayed from acting to directing- first with the series “Fame,” followed by “Family Ties” and “Bronx Zoo,” before taking the reins at NBC’s “A Different World” as director and producer in 1988. Allen has choreographed for artists such as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Janet Jackson, and also holds the distinction of having choreographed the Academy Awards a total of ten times, five in consecutive years. She produced the Steven Spielberg epic film Amistad, and recently directed the second highest rated original movie in Lifetime Channel history, Life is Not A Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story. Allen also has staged musicals for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. where she has been Artist in Residence for over ten years.
Favorite quote From Fame
“You Want Fame?…. Well, Fame costs And right here is where you start paying. With Sweat.”