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Debbie Allen (I)

Actress | Director | Miscellaneous Crew
KNOWN FOR 
A Different World (1987–1993) | Fame (1982–1987) | All of Us (2003–2007)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations More »
AKA 
Deborah Allen | Debra Allen
BORN 
Jan 16, 1950 (age 65)
HEIGHT 
5' 2" (1.57m)

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Dr. Catherine Avery (17 episodes, 2011–2015), Director (7 episodes, 2010–2015)  Less 2010–2015 24 Filming
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Past Film & Video (23 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (76 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for EmpireEmpire (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for ScandalScandal (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 2014–2015)  Less 2014–2015 2
  • 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 Jane the VirginJane the Virgin (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 (2011-2014) (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 Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1990), Herself - Performer (1 episode, 2005)  Less 1990–2005 2
  • Primary photo for FameFame (TV Series) Herself - Host, Producer, Choreographer  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), Executive Producer  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 Linc'sLinc's (TV Series) Director  Less 1998–2000
  • 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 The Jamie Foxx ShowThe Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 1997–1998)  Less 1997–1998 2
  • 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), Actress  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), Herself (1 episode, 1994), Debbie Allen (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1993–1994 9
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  • Primary photo for A Different WorldA Different World (TV Series) Main Title (122 episodes, 1988–1993), Producer (122 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 Movie) 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), Choreographer (1 episode, 1991), Joanna Chapman (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 PollyPolly (TV Movie) Director, Choreographer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Debbie Allen SpecialThe Debbie Allen Special (TV Movie) Herself - Host, Director  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 ("Could We Be Magic Like You") (1 episode, 1982), Writer ("The Ring Of Love") (1 episode, 1987), Performer ("Dancing Endlessly") (1 episode, 1982), Performer ("Private Eye") (1 episode, 1987), Performer ("You Are My Sunshine") (1 episode, 1983), Performer ("Come Join The Party", "Hush, Little Baby" (uncredited)) (1 episode, 1984), 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), Producer (stage show) (1 episode, 1983), Performer ("Higher Ground", "Memory", "Starmaker", "A Special Place", "I Still Believe In Me", "Be My Music") (1 episode, 1983), Performer ("A Special Place", "Starmaker") (1 episode, 1982), Writer ("He Looks Like Romeo") (1 episode, 1987), Lyrics ("The Haukilau Song") (1 episode, 1985), Performer ("Over the Rainbow", "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead") (1 episode, 1983), Performer ("I Still Believe In Me") (1 episode, 1982), Performer ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas") (1 episode, 1985), Concert Staging (1 episode, 1983), Performer ("It Ain't Necessarily So", "The Man I Love") (1 episode, 1987), Performer ("Body Language") (1 episode, 1982), Performer ("High Fidelity", "Starmaker", "A Special Place", "I Still Believe In Me", "We Got The Power") (1 episode, 1983), Lyrics ("Mickey") (1 episode, 1985), Performer ("Starmaker") (1 episode, 1982), Performer ("Think Big") (1 episode, 1987), Soundtrack (1 episode, 1984), Performer ("Carnival") (1 episode, 1982), Performer ("There's A Train") (1 episode, 1982), Performer ("Aquarius") (1 episode, 1985), Performer ("A Woman Needs a Man") (1 episode, 1986), Music ("The Haukilau Song") (1 episode, 1985)  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 - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Performer ("I'm a Brass Band")  Less 1986
  • 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 (2 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984 2
    • Part 3 (Feb 14, 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 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 Emmy AwardsThe 34th Annual 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 - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Performer ("America")  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
  • Primary photo for Live... And in PersonLive... And in Person (TV Series) Actress  Less 1983– 
  • Primary photo for Drawing PowerDrawing Power (TV Series) Actress  Less 1980– 
Self (138 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • 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

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