Debbie Allen is an actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, television producer, and writer. She was born on January 16, 1950, in Houston, Texas, and holds American citizenship. Currently, Allen resides in Los Angeles, California.
Debbie Allen attended various educational institutions throughout her life. She is an alumnus of Howard University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Yates High School. Allen has a daughter named Vivian Nixon.
In her multifaceted career, Debbie Allen has also been the director of the television series "Jane the Virgin".