Debbie Allen (I)

Actress | Director | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
A Different World (1988-1993) | Fame (1982-1987) | Grey's Anatomy (2010-2017)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations More »
AKA 
Deborah Allen | Debra Allen
BORN 
Jan 16, 1950 (age 67)
HEIGHT 
5' 2" (1.57m)

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (24 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (80 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 50 episodes, 2015–2017 ) , Dr. Catherine Avery ( 38 episodes, 2011–2017 ) , Director ( 15 episodes, 2010–2017 )  Less 2010–2017 79
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  • Primary photo for InsecureInsecure (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Jane the VirginJane the Virgin (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2014–2015 ) , Beverly Flores ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2014–2016 3
  • Primary photo for Survivor's RemorseSurvivor's Remorse (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
    • Guts (Oct 17, 2015) Director  Less
  • Primary photo for ScandalScandal (TV Series) Director ( 3 episodes, 2014–2015 )  Less 2014–2015 3
  • Primary photo for EmpireEmpire (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for How to Get Away with MurderHow to Get Away with Murder (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Witches of East EndWitches of East End (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Let's Stay TogetherLet's Stay Together (TV Series) Director ( 3 episodes, 2013 ) , Cougar ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 3
  • Primary photo for Army WivesArmy Wives (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for The Client ListThe Client List (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Milk & HoneyMilk & Honey (TV Series) Eva Monroe ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for HellcatsHellcats (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2010–2011 ) , Choreographer ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010–2011 2
  • Primary photo for GraceGrace (TV Movie) Helen Grace  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Fake It Til You Make ItFake It Til You Make It (TV Series) Reggie's Mama ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for My Parents, My Sister & MeMy Parents, My Sister & Me (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 10 episodes, 2009–2010 ) , Director ( 3 episodes, 2009–2010 )  Less 2009–2010 10
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  • Primary photo for Everybody Hates ChrisEverybody Hates Chris (TV Series) Director ( 10 episodes, 2006–2009 ) , Gun Woman / Mother ( 2 episodes, 2006–2007 )  Less 2006–2009 11
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  • Primary photo for The GameThe Game (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for GirlfriendsGirlfriends (TV Series) Director ( 9 episodes, 2005–2008 )  Less 2005–2008 9
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  • Primary photo for All of UsAll of Us (TV Series) Director ( 44 episodes, 2003–2007 ) , Kate ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2003–2007 44
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  • Primary photo for I Was a Network StarI Was a Network Star (TV Movie) Herself, Director, Writer  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino StoryLife Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (TV Movie) American Idol Auditionee in Sunglasses (uncredited), Director  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for That's So RavenThat's So Raven (TV Series) Director ( 5 episodes, 2004–2006 ) , Choreographer ( 2 episodes, 2004–2006 )  Less 2004–2006 5
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  • Primary photo for FameFame (TV Series) Choreographer, Herself - Host, Producer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The ParkersThe Parkers (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for The DivisionThe Division (TV Series) Wanda ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Cool WomenCool Women (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for PBS Hollywood PresentsPBS Hollywood Presents (TV Series) Quilly McGrath ( 1 episode, 2001 ) , Co-Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 2001 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
    • The Old Settler (Apr 25, 2001) Quilly McGrath, Director, Co-Executive Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for The Old SettlerThe Old Settler (TV Movie) Quilly (nee 'Queen Esther'), Director, Executive Producer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Michael Jordan: An American HeroMichael Jordan: An American Hero (TV Movie) Deloris Jordan  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The 71st Annual Academy AwardsThe 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Audience Member, Choreographer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Martin Luther King Special One DayMartin Luther King Special One Day (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Linc'sLinc's (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for The Jamie Foxx ShowThe Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1997–1998 )  Less 1997–1998 2
  • Primary photo for Ships of Slaves: The Middle PassageShips of Slaves: The Middle Passage (TV Movie) Herself, Executive Producer  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for CosbyCosby (TV Series) Debra ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Between BrothersBetween Brothers (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Lola / Precious ( 2 episodes, 1995–1997 ) , Performer ("One Cool Numba") ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1995–1997 2
    • Thumbelina (Apr 20, 1997) Lola (voice), Performer ("One Cool Numba")  Less
    • Beauty and the Beast (1995) Precious (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for C-Bear and JamalC-Bear and Jamal (TV Series) Voice Director ( 3 episodes, 1996 )  Less 1996 3
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Valerie Hill ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for In the HouseIn the House (TV Series) Jackie Warren ( 26 episodes, 1995–1996 )  Less 1995–1996 26
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  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: One Night OnlyMichael Jackson: One Night Only (TV Movie) Creative Consultant  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The 67th Annual Academy AwardsThe 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Choreographer  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The Sinbad ShowThe Sinbad Show (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 1993–1994 ) , Debbie Allen ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1993–1994 8
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  • Primary photo for A Different WorldA Different World (TV Series) Producer ( 122 episodes, 1988–1993 ) , Main Title ( 120 episodes, 1988–1993 ) , Director ( 83 episodes, 1988–1993 ) , Debbie Allen / Dr. Langhorne ( 3 episodes, 1991–1992 )  Less 1988–1993 122
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  • Primary photo for Sinbad: Afros and BellbottomsSinbad: Afros and Bellbottoms (TV Special) Director  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The 65th Annual Academy AwardsThe 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Choreographer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Quantum LeapQuantum Leap (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1991–1993 ) , Joanna Chapman ( 1 episode, 1991 ) , Choreographer ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991–1993 2
  • Primary photo for The BoysThe Boys (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Stompin' at the SavoyStompin' at the Savoy (TV Movie) Estelle, Director  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Sunday in ParisSunday in Paris (TV Short) Sunday Chase, Executive Producer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Motown 30: What's Goin' On!Motown 30: What's Goin' On! (TV Special) Herself, Choreographer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Polly: Comin' Home!Polly: Comin' Home! (TV Movie) Director, Choreographer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1990 )  Less 1990 2
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Writer ("Stand Up") ( 1 episode, 1989 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 1989 ) , Choreographer ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989 1
    • Polly (Nov 12, 1989) Director, Choreographer, Writer ("Stand Up")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Debbie Allen SpecialThe Debbie Allen Special (TV Special) Herself - Hostess, Director, Choreographer, Writer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Cosby ShowThe Cosby Show (TV Series) Emma ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Family TiesFamily Ties (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1987–1988 )  Less 1987–1988 2
  • Primary photo for FameFame (TV Series) Lydia Grant / The Good Witch of the South ( 133 episodes, 1982–1987 ) , Choreographer ( 57 episodes, 1982–1984 ) , Director ( 11 episodes, 1984–1987 ) , Dance Consultant ( 10 episodes, 1983–1985 ) , Co-Producer ( 5 episodes, 1984–1985 ) , Artistic Consultant ( 4 episodes, 1986 ) , Herself ( 3 episodes, 1983–1984 ) , Performer ("There's A Train") ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Performer ("Over the Rainbow", "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead") ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Performer ("Come Join The Party", "Hush, Little Baby" (uncredited)) ( 1 episode, 1984 ) , Performer ("You Are My Sunshine") ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Writer ("He Looks Like Romeo") ( 1 episode, 1987 ) , Performer ("A Special Place", "Starmaker") ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Performer ("Dancing Endlessly") ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Performer ("Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", "Beat It", "Baby Be Mine", "Billie Jean", "You Are The Sun, You Are The Rain") ( 1 episode, 1984 ) , Performer ("A Woman Needs a Man") ( 1 episode, 1986 ) , Music ("The Haukilau Song") ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Performer ("High Fidelity", "Starmaker", "A Special Place", "I Still Believe In Me", "We Got The Power") ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Performer ("Could We Be Magic Like You") ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Producer (stage show) ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 1984 ) , Performer ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas") ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Performer ("Carnival") ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Performer ("I Still Believe In Me") ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Performer ("Think Big") ( 1 episode, 1987 ) , Performer ("Body Language") ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Performer ("It Ain't Necessarily So", "The Man I Love") ( 1 episode, 1987 ) , Performer ("Aquarius") ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Concert Staging ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Lyrics ("Mickey") ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Lyrics ("The Haukilau Song") ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Performer ("Starmaker") ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Performer ("Higher Ground", "Memory", "Starmaker", "A Special Place", "I Still Believe In Me", "Be My Music") ( 1 episode, 1983 ) , Performer ("Private Eye") ( 1 episode, 1987 ) , Writer ("The Ring Of Love") ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1982–1987 136
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  • Primary photo for The Bronx ZooThe Bronx Zoo (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Tony AwardsThe 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee & Performer, Performer ("I'm a Brass Band")  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Motown Returns to the ApolloMotown Returns to the Apollo (TV Special) Herself, Choreographer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The 57th Annual Academy AwardsThe 57th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Performer, Performer ("Footloose")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for CelebrityCelebrity (TV Mini-series) Regina Brown ( 3 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1984 3
    • Part 3 (Feb 14, 1984) Regina Brown  Less
    • Part 2 (1984) Regina Brown  Less
    • Part 1 (Feb 12, 1984) Regina Brown  Less
  • Primary photo for Women of San QuentinWomen of San Quentin (TV Movie) Carol Freeman  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Live... And in PersonLive... And in Person (TV Series) Actress  Less 1983– 
  • Primary photo for Parade of StarsParade of Stars (TV Movie) Josephine Baker, Performer ("J'ai Deux Amours", "I'm Just Wild About Harry")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Reesa Marlowe / Selena Moore ( 3 episodes, 1979–1983 )  Less 1979–1983 3
  • Primary photo for TaxiTaxi (TV Series) Special Choreography ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee & Performer, Choreographer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 54th Annual Academy AwardsThe 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Performer, Performer ("Lullaby of Broadway", "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)", "She's a Latin from Manhattan", "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)", "You'll Never Know", " (You May Not Be an Angel, but) I'll String Along with You", "Shuffle Off to Buffalo", "Lulu's Back in Town", "Jeepers Creepers", "Nagasaki", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Forty-Second Street") (uncredited)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Alice at the PalaceAlice at the Palace (TV Movie) Red Queen  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 34th Annual Tony AwardsThe 34th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee & Performer, Performer ("America")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Drawing PowerDrawing Power (TV Series) Actress  Less 1980– 
  • Primary photo for Ebony, Ivory and JadeEbony, Ivory and Jade (TV Movie) Claire 'Ebony' Bryant  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Roots: The Next GenerationsRoots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-series) Nan Branch Haley ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for The Greatest Thing That Almost HappenedThe Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (TV Movie) Julie Sutton  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Dancing in the WingsDancing in the Wings (TV Movie) Actress  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Good TimesGood Times (TV Series) Diana Buchanan ( 2 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976 2
Self (162 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself - Director, How to Get Away with Murder ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
    • Episode dated 8 November 2014 (Nov 8, 2014) Herself - Director, How to Get Away with Murder (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for La imagen de tu vidaLa imagen de tu vida (TV Series) Lydia Grant ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
    • Episode #1.3 (Sep 28, 2006) Lydia Grant (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Herself - Performer ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005

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