The actress shared a sweet photograph of herself with her daughter as a lovely birthday message.
Debbie Allen is known for being a jack of all trades. Her achievements include dancing, dance coaching, acting, and directing. But the role which she is most proud of is that of mother to her daughter, Vivian Nixon.
Allen took to Instagram to share an image of herself and Nixon to celebrate her daughter's birthday.
The image showed the pair all dolled up out at an event, with Nixon sitting on her mother's knee.
Nixon is wearing a pale yellow dress, with a mermaid fit. The short cap sleeves feature plenty of ruffles that follow through down to her cleavage and across the back of the neckline as well.
But what really caught the eye was Allen's outfit choice. The Grey's Anatomy actress opted for a white dress with a matching jacket, with a very plunging neckline.
Despite the full length skirt and the long sleeves on the jacket, Allen's cleavage certainly draws plenty of attention.
While Nixon has her hands around her mother's arms, Allen has her left hand on her daughter's hip, making sure she doesn't slide of her knee. The lock of love and adoration is certainly quite obvious.
Nixon is Allen's oldest child, and she shares her with her retired NBA player husband, Norm Nixon. The couple also shares a son, and Allen is a stepmother to her husband's son from a previous relationship.
Allen and her husband have been married for 33 years, from the same year that their daughter was born.
Nixon has also followed her parents' example, and enjoys the limelight. Like her mother, she has taken to dancing and acting, and has appeared on Broadway.