Drena De Niro Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Jan, 2020
Facts of Drena De Niro
Date of Birth: 1967 , September-3
Age: 53 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Drena De Niro
Birth Name Drena De Niro
Nick Name Drena De Niro
Father Robert De Niro
Mother Diahnne Abbott
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York, the United States
Ethnicity mixed (Antiguan- African- Creole) ethnicity
Profession Actress
Affair with Austin Young
Children Leandro De Niro Rodriguez
Siblings Raphael De Niro, Julian Henry De Niro, Elliot De Niro, Aaron Kendrick De Niro
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Born with the silver spoon, Drena De Niro is an American actress, a DJ, fashion consultant, and filmmaker. D Niro is popular for her work in films like The 24 Hour Woman, City by the Sea, The Lovebirds, Hands of Stone, and A Star Is Born. Drena also grabbed both media and public attention as a daughter of Hollywood legend Robert De Niro. Besides, she was also a spokesperson for the Kageno Orphan Sponsorship Program in 2006.

Bio Of Actress  Drena De Niro

Drena De Niro was born on 3rd September 1967 in New York City, New York, the United States to actress Diahnne Abbott. She was born under the birth sign Virgo. She was adopted as a child by Robert De Niro who was married to Diahnne at that time. 

CAPTION: Drena De Niro with her brother SOURCE: Instagram

Her sibling Raphael De Niro is a New York City real estate broker. She also has three half-siblings, Aaron Kendrick De Niro, and Julian Henry De Niro from her father’s relationship with actress & model, Toukie Smith (1988–1996), and Elliot De Niro from Grace Hightower (m. 1997).

Fun Fact: Her name Drena was named after the river named the Drina which is featured in the Nobel-winning book named The Bridge on the Drina.

She holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed (Antiguan- African- Creole) ethnicity. Furthermore, she studied acting from Larry Moss, author of Intent to Live who is also an acting coach, and Susan Batson of The Black Nexxus Acting Studio.

Niro spent her early childhood days in the family of multi-talented people. While growing up, De Niro divided her time between New York, Los Angeles, and Italy.   

Journey From Modeling To Acting

Soon after her graduation, Drena began her career as a model and started working for New York Fashion Week and later collaborated with many New York’s top designers like Patrick Kelly, and Willi Smith.

Later, she modeled for Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood, and also worked as a contributing editor at Mademoiselle. Moreover, she also became a fashion consultant for Hollywood celebrities. Likewise, she also became the musical supervisor for Giorgio Armani.

CAPTION: Drena De Niro SOURCE: people.com

In 1966, De Niro debuted in Hollywood with Grace of My Heart where she played as Receptionist #1. The following year, she was cast as Gate Stewardess in a black comedy Wag the Dog, along with her father and other stars like Anne Heche, and Woody Harrelson.

Likewise, Drena made her television debut in 1998 soap opera, Witness to the Mob as the girl in a beauty shop. Later she also voiced in 2002 short TV movie The Groovenians.

Further, Drena De Niro worked in several hit movies such as Great Expectations (1998), The 24 Hour Woman (1999), The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), A Day in the life (2009), Hands of Stone (2016), and many more.

In Addition, she also directed the 2001 PBS’ short documentary Girls and Dolls for which she earned the Best Directorial Debut for Documentary Award at the 2001 New York Independent Film and Video Festival. Also, she produced the 2009 Indian family-drama Karma, Confessions, and Holi.

How Much Is Her Net Worth?

The talented actress and model, Drena De Niro has earned a handsome sum of money from her multi-dimensioned career, however, her exact salary and net worth are still under the radar.

It is reported that an average American actor's salary starts from $19k and can go up to $220k with a median bonus of $1,005. So, we can speculate Drena De Niro also earns in the same range.

According to the sources, the average annual salary of a model is estimated to be around $42,180 which may vary based on levels of tenure. Likewise, a fashion consultant earns an average salary of $39,258 per year.

Like many other celebs, Drena has also been following her father's footsteps and worked on numerous hit projects. Especially, the actress' role in a 2018 box office hit movie A Star IS Born earned her huge fame. The movie grossed over $435 million in the box office against a $36 million budget. 

Who is Drena De Niro Dating Now?

Drena De Niro is reportedly single at the moment. However, she was engaged to American photographer, Austin Young previously. They also share a child, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez born in 2004, who was starred in the 2018 American musical romantic drama film, A Star Is Born as Leo Stone.

In 2011, Niro's former fiancé Austin Young blamed her for striking him in New York City. The incident allegedly took place when Austin was out to walk his dog and was confronted by Drena who surged over and began to punch him.

According to an eye-witness' account, Austin’s dog got loose and he began chasing after it while De Niro out of nowhere started chasing Young down the street, hitting him and also ripped his shirt. Later, Young told the media that they were engaged briefly, however, she called off their engagement as her father, Robert De Niro, disapproved of their relationship.

Currently, Drena resides in West Village penthouse with her adorable son Leandro De Niro Rodriguez which is located in New York City.

Drena De Niro's Body Measurement

  • Height: Drena De Niro stands 5 feet 8.5 inches tall.
  • Weight: She is 55 kg or 121 lbs.
  • Shoe Size: Her shoe size is 8 (US).
  • Age: De Niro is 51 years old as of early 2019. 
  • Since 2006 she is the spokesperson for the Kageno Orphan Sponsorship Program.

 

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