Norm Nixon Wife Debbie Allen: Married For Almost 40 Years

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Norm Nixon tied the knot nearly 40 years ago when he married his wife, Debbie Allen, in 1984.

Surprisingly, before marriage, Nixon and Allen appeared in the 1979 film “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.”

It isn’t sure how the couple met, but the world has admired their beautiful relationship.

Due to their dedication and determination, it has been evident that true love gets better with time.

Norm Nixon With Wife Debbie
Norm Nixon With Wife Debbie (Source: Instagram)

Norman Ellard Nixon, an American retired professional basketball player, had a notable career with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA.

He was chosen as the 22nd overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1977 NBA draft. In addition to his NBA tenure, Nixon had a stint with Scavolini Pesaro in Italy.

He earned the nickname “Stormin’ Norman” and achieved NBA All-Star status twice.

His Lakers journey included winning NBA championships in 1980 and 1982, marking the onset of the iconic Showtime era.

Beyond his basketball skills, Nixon was a multi-talented athlete during high school.

He participated in basketball and football and excelled in track and field, specifically in the 440-yard dash.

Moreover, he secured a regional high jump title by clearing a height of 6 feet and 5 inches.

Notably, Nixon’s interests extended to music, as he played the trumpet and was an active yearbook staff member.

Norm Nixon Wife, Debbie Allen

The former basketball player is married to Deborah Kaye Allen, an accomplished American artist.

She has dipped her hand in acting, dancing, choreography, songwriting, directing, and producing.

She also served as a former member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

The Nixon Family
The Nixon Family (Source: Instagram)

Her remarkable career boasts 20 Emmy Award nominations, two Tony Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award win, and the star’s honor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

One of her most prominent roles was in the musical-drama TV series “Fame” (1982-1987), where she portrayed the character of Lydia Grant, a dance teacher.

In addition to her acting prowess, Allen has directed over 50 television and film projects.

In 2001, she established the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, where she currently imparts her knowledge and skills to aspiring young dancers.

How Many Kids Do The Couple Have?

The couple has four children: two from Norman’s previous marriage (Tristan Fuller-Nixon and DeVaughn Nixon) and two from their own marriage (Vivian Nichole Williams and Norman Ellard Nixon Jr.)

Norm With His Two Grand Daughters
Norm With His Two Grand Daughters (Source: Instagram)

Daughter Vivian Nichole is a dancer and a married woman who tied the knot with artist Jazzston Darel Williams and has two beautiful daughters.

Likewise, their son Norm Nixon Jr. is a comedian, musician, producer, and actor famous for his stand-up shows.

Before getting into acting, he was a college basketball player at Wofford College.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. How Many Years Has Norm Nixon Been Married To Debbie Allen?

The couple has been married for 39 years, to be precise. 

2. Has Debbie Allen Married Before?

Yes, Debbie was previously married to Win Wilford from 1975 to 1983.

Chanda Rai
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