Debbie Allen (born Deborrah Kaye Allen on January 16, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor, choreographer, film director, television producer and a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

She earned a B.A. degree in classical Greek literature, speech, and theater from Howard University and holds honorary doctorates from both her alma mater and the North Carolina School for the Arts.

She has starred in film and on Broadway she earned two Tony Award nominations.
Debbie Allen