Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen
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Birth name Deborah Kaye Allen
Born January 16, 1950 in Houston, Texas, USA
Sometimes credited as Deborah Allen
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Fame (1982) Lydia Grant 1982–1987 1 2 3 4 5 6
In the House Jackie Warren 1995–1996 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Good Times
(credited as Deborah Allen)
Diana 3x17 - J.J.'s Fiancee (1) January 6, 1976
Good Times
(credited as Deborah Allen)
Diana 3x18 - J.J.'s Fiancee (2) January 13, 1976
The Love Boat Selena Moore 2x22 - The Decision / Poor Little Rich Girl / Love Me, Love My Dog February 24, 1979
A Different World Dr. Langhorne 4x13 - Ex-Communication January 31, 1991
Quantum Leap Joanna Chapman 3x14 - Private Dancer March 20, 1991
A Different World Dr. Langhorne 5x12 - Twelve Steps of Christmas December 19, 1991
Touched by an Angel Valerie Dixon (Special Guest Star) 3x04 - Sins of the Father September 29, 1996
Everybody Hates Chris Mother 2x03 - Everybody Hates Elections October 16, 2006
Everybody Hates Chris Gun Woman 3x08 - Everybody Hates Minimum Wage November 19, 2007
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 8x05 - Love, Loss and Legacy October 13, 2011
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 8x17 - One Step Too Far March 15, 2012
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 8x21 - Moment of Truth April 26, 2012
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 8x22 - Let the Bad Times Roll May 3, 2012
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 9x04 - I Saw Her Standing There October 25, 2012
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 9x11 - The End is the Beginning is the End January 17, 2013
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 9x16 - This Is Why We Fight February 21, 2013
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 9x17 - Transplant Wasteland March 14, 2013
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 10x01 - Seal Our Fate September 26, 2013
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 10x02 - I Want You with Me September 26, 2013
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 10x05 - I Bet It Stung October 17, 2013
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 10x10 - Somebody That I Used to Know November 21, 2013
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 10x16 - We Gotta Get Out of This Place March 20, 2014
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 10x20 - Go It Alone April 17, 2014
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 10x21 - Change of Heart April 24, 2014
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 10x24 - Fear (of the Unknown) May 15, 2014
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 11x11 - All I Could Do Was Cry February 12, 2015
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 11x12 - The Great Pretender February 19, 2015
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 11x19 - Crazy Love April 9, 2015
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 11x22 - She's Leaving Home April 30, 2015
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 11x23 - Time Stops May 7, 2015
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 11x24 - You're My Home May 14, 2015
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Catherine Avery 12x01 - Sledgehammer September 24, 2015

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Night of 100 Stars II Herself March 10, 1985
The Debbie Allen Special Herself March 5, 1989
Stompin' at the Savoy Estelle April 12, 1992 CBS Sunday Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares (1966) January 1-5, 1979

Producer

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
A Different World 1988 –1993 Producer

Director

Series Episode Airdate
Family Ties 5x15 - Higher Love January 22, 1987
Family Ties 6x18 - The Play's the Thing January 10, 1988
A Different World 2x01 - Dr. War Is Hell October 6, 1988
A Different World 2x02 - Two Gentlemen of Hillman October 13, 1988
Girlfriends 8x11 - Adapt to Adopt February 4, 2008
Girlfriends 8x13 - Stand and Deliver February 11, 2008
Everybody Hates Chris 4x13 - Everybody Hates Fake IDs January 23, 2009
Grey's Anatomy 6x19 - Sympathy for the Parents April 1, 2010
Grey's Anatomy 7x11 - Disarm January 6, 2011
Grey's Anatomy 7x16 - Not Responsible February 24, 2011
Grey's Anatomy 8x07 - Put Me In, Coach October 27, 2011
Grey's Anatomy 9x03 - Love the One You're With October 18, 2012
Grey's Anatomy 10x10 - Somebody That I Used to Know November 21, 2013
Grey's Anatomy 11x09 - Where Do We Go From Here January 29, 2015
Grey's Anatomy 12x02 - Walking Tall October 1, 2015
Grey's Anatomy 12x05 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? October 22, 2015

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Wins in 19 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Achievement in Choreography (1982, 1983, 1991)

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1983)
Fame

Trivia