), After moving to the Big Apple, she starred in “Raisin in the Sun,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” “Purlie” and was nominated for a Tony for “Sweet Charity.”. Missed out on all the turns, rolls, and 5, 6, 7, … Where to vote. I really enjoyed watching the first few seasons of In The House when it was just Marion Hill, and the Warren clan Jackie, Austin and Tiffany. She is the younger sister of actress/director/singer Phylicia Rashad. Also that year, she made her big screen debut appearing in an supporting role in the comedy film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. It is quite amazing that this series is still seen in repeats in some syndication markets across the country. Well honey I was just blowing smoke and didn’t know it (laughs). Metacritic Reviews. In a recent clip posted by ABC, many fans (including us) have been left to wonder: Is Debbie Allen leaving to Grey’s Anatomy? It's hard to say which episode was my favorite. [4] She later created the role of Beneatha in the Tony Nothing was actually bad per se about any of the four seasons of this show (well, maybe the fourth season), but looking at it from a casting point of view, it was all over the place. Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, director, producer, and a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Although you and I both may be a little Zoomed out and stir-crazy. TV One will also launch a weekly digital series, Bossip Uncensored, featuring informative and humorous commentary from Danielle Canada and Janeé Bolden, two voices behind the popular Bossip.com headlines. She also taught choreography to former Los Angeles Lakers dancer-turned-singer, Paula Abdul. She returned to acting playing the leading role in the NBC sitcom In the House from 1995 to 1996, and in 2011 began playing Dr. Catherine Fox in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy also served as an executive producer/director. This season also includes five bonus episodes including UNCENSORED: Black Girl Magic, UNCENSORED: Scandals, UNCENSORED: Hip-Hop, UNCENSORED: Black Hollywood, and UNCENSORED: Big Break. Debbie Allen runs a non-profit dance academy in Los Angeles, which she started in 2001. She went on to guest-direct other episodic television. So I said ‘Well Lisa we have to go tell him.’ So I said ‘Honey, put some shoes on, don’t come up there with a bare foot…get your best dress, let’s comb your hair and let’s go up there to see him, let’s tell him together.’ So we got dressed, we went up there and oooh he could see us coming! Being a producer for the last 12 years really sensitized me to characters. | But just because “In the House” features a rapper-turned-actor, don’t compare it to the sitcom that precedes it (Will Smith’s “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”). But Allen’s on-screen presence was memorable enough for her to be offered the lead in the television series based on the movie. I told him when you get a script that makes sense, about a woman who is on a certain level, we have something to talk about.”.