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Debbie Allen to Direct and Guest Star Opposite Jesse Williams on “Grey’s Anatomy”

Debbie Allen to Direct and Guest Star Opposite Jesse Williams on "Grey's Anatomy"

Debbie Allen will soon appear as Catherine Avery, mother of Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) on Grey’s Anatomy .

Allen, who has previously directed three installments of the medical drama, will also direct a midseason episode.

Since her role in the 1980s series Fame as the character Lydia Grant, Allen has become a legendary dancer, choreographer, actor and director. As of late, she has directed such series as Hellcats, Everybody Hates Chris, Girlfriends, and All of Us, among others.

Not having seen Allen act/direct regularly since her pioneering days on A Different World, I’m definitely excited for this.

Grey’s returns for its eighth season on Thursday, Sept. 22 on ABC.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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