Is Debbie Allen married? Yes, she is. Her husband is none other than former NBA player Norm Nixon (born on October 11, 1955). The couple celebrated their wedding on April 27, 1984. They have proven to be the perfect spouse to each other and are very supportive in every up and down.
The couple is blessed with three children from their conjugal life named Vivian Nichole Nixon, Norman Ellard Nixon Jr. and DeVaughn Nixon. Vivian Nichole Nixon is a dancer whereas Norman Ellard Nixon Jr. is a basketball player who has played for Wofford College & Southern University.
Norm Nixon isn’t the first husband of Debbie Allen as she was previously married to Win Wilford. They tied their knot in 1975 and ended their relationship in 1983. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Allen:
Who is Debbie Allen?
Born as Deborah Kaye Allen, she landed the planet on January 16, 1950, which makes her age be 70 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an American actress, choreographer, dancer, television producer and director. He is also the member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
She is mainly noted for her appearance as dance teacher Lydia Grant on the 1982 musical-drama television series Fame. She is now playing the role of Catherine Fox on Grey’s Anatomy.
Early Life and Education
Allen was born in 1950 and her place of birth is in Houston, Texas. She was born to the parents named Andrew Arthur Allen Jr. (father) and Vivian ‘Ayers’ Allen (mother). Talking more about her family life, her father is an orthodontist whereas her mother is well-recognized for being Pulitzer Prize-nominated artist, poet and publisher.
Talking about her education and academic achievements, Allen received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree majoring in classical Greek literature, theatre and speech by being enrolled at Howard University. She also attended New York City-based HB Studio to study acting. From Howard University, Allen has obtained honoris causa Doctorates.
Debbie Allen and her family made a trip to Mexico and eventually returned back to Texas. After that, she went for the audition at the Houston Ballet School when she was twelve years old. In her early days, she has to encounter problems related to racism where despite having a perfect audition, she was denied.
Career and Professional Life
Allen started her Broadway career from the chorus of Purlie. After portraying the role of Anita in the Broadway revival of West Side Story, she was able to make a prestigious nomination of Tony Award in her name. She also appeared as the drug-addicted fiancée of J.J. named Diana in the television sitcom Good Times.
She made a big breakthrough in her professional acting career by securing the role of Lydia Grant in the 1980 film Fame. To date, Allen has already acted and choreographed on multiple award-winning films and television programs.
Her selected biography including Fame (2009 film) are Next Day Air as Ms. Jackson, Ragtime as Sarah, Blank Check as Yvonne, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh as Dia and Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling as Michelle. As a choreographer, her credits include Fame (2009), Molly Doodle, Carrie as well as The Academy Awards Show for ten years.
Debbie Allen is married to NBA player Norm Nixon who gives years younger to her. The duo is blessed with three talented children named Vivian Nichole Nixon, Norman Ellard Nixon Jr. and DeVaughn Nixon. Previously, Allen was in a conjugal relationship with Win Wilford (1975 to 1983).
Debbie Allen’s Sister
Allen has an elder sister named Phylicia Rashād born on June 19, 1948. Rashād is an established actress, singer as well as a director by profession.
The American actress/ dancer/ choreographer/ director Debbie Allen stands at the height of 5 feet and 3 inches. She weighs about 65 kilograms making her perfectly balanced as per her average height. She needs the shoe and dress sizes of 8 and 6 respectively.
Being a choreographer, Allen is well aware of her fitness and workout activities. Even at this age, she has been able to maintain her body measurement of 35-28-36 inches.
Salary and Net worth
According to The Celebrity Net Worth, Debbie Allen has an estimated net worth of 3 million USD. Her earnings are also contributed by her writing career where she is a regular columnist for Movement magazine since 2006.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Allen is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. She is active on Twitter @msdebbieallen where she is being followed by more than 390k followers now. Her Instagram account is reachable @therealdebbieallen where she has amassed over 1.2 million followers. Allen has an official Facebook Page @TheRealDebbieAllen.