Drena De Niro Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 Sep, 2019
Facts of Drena De Niro
Date of Birth: 1967 , September-3
Age: 52 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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More than being a Hollywood actress, Drena De Niro is also a DJ, fashion consultant, and filmmaker. Besides, she was also a spokesperson for the Kageno Orphan Sponsorship Program in 2006. Drena De Niro rose to fame as a daughter of Hollywood legend Robert De Niro.

Adopted Daughter Of Robert De Niro and Diahnne Abbott

Drena De Niro was born on 3rd September 1967 in the New York City, New York, the United States, under the birth sign Virgo. She was adopted as a child by Robert De Niro and Diahnne Abbott, who were in a marital relationship from 1976–1988.

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).

She holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed (Antiguan- African- Creole) ethnicity. Further, 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.

Journey From Modeling To Acting

Soon after her graduation, Drena De Niro 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, Drena became a fashion consultant for Hollywood celebrities. Besides, she also became the musical supervisor for Giorgio Armani.

CAPTION: Drena De Niro SOURCE: people.com

In 1966, Drena 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, she 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.

Drena De Niro’s 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.

Who is Drena De Niro Dating After Calling Off Engagement With Austin Young?

Drena De Niro is not married, however, was engaged to American photographer, Austin Young previously. They also share a child, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez born in 2004, who was starred in 2018 American musical romantic drama film, A Star Is Born as Leo Stone.


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The actress hasn't opened up about her past relationship and affairs in the media yet. As of now, she lives a single life in a West Village penthouse in New York City along with her child.

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 Young chased after it while De Niro out of nowhere started chasing Young down the street and hit him and ripped his shirt. Later, Young told the media that they were engaged briefly, however, she called off their engagement as her father disapproved their relationship.

Currently, she reisde in West Village penthouse which is located in New York City.

Drena De Niro's Body Measurement

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