Robert De Niro

Inside Biography

Robert De Niro, an American actor/director, is known for portraying gangster characters. He is an award-winning celebrity who has been nominated for various prestigious awards including Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy awards. The actor has won two Academy award for the best actor and best supporting actor categories from films The Godfather Part II (1975) and Raging Bull (1981). The legendary Oscar-winning actor has played has numerous major roles in several hit movies like Awakenings and The Intern

De Niro is married to Grace Hightower since 1997.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Robert De Niro 

Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943, in Manhattan, New York, United States. He was born as the son of mother Virginia Admiral and father Robert De Niro Sr.

His mother was a painter and poet and his father was an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor. His father was half Irish and Italian and his mother belonged to German descent.

De Niro's parents divorced when he was three and he was raised by her mother. He his ethnicity is White American. His nationality is American. 

Robert De Niro attended a public elementary school in PS 41, in Manhattan. Later, then he went to the private upper school of the Little Red School House Elisabeth Irwin High School.

De Niro was accepted into the High School of Music and Art for the ninth grade. De Niro joined the high school at the private McBurney School; he also joined the private Rhodes Preparatory School.

Robert De Niro's Professional Career

De Niro made his debut at the age of 10, where he played the Cowardly Lion in a school production of The Wizard of Oz. He made his debut in the movie from 1963 film The Wedding Party at the age of 20.

But the movie released on in 1969. In 1970, he appeared in Bloody Mama. In 1973, he gained popularity in Bang the Drum Slowly with his role as dying Major League Baseball player.

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In 1974, De Niro appeared in The Godfather Part II as young Vito Corleone. His performance was very brilliant and for which he was nominated in a different awards ceremony. He also made his powerful performances in Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and The King of Comedy (1983).

From the 1980s to 2000, De Niro was one of the most successful actors with numerous hit movies like Brazil (1985), Midnight Run (1988),). Other films include True Confessions (1981), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Angel Heart (1987), The Untouchables (1987).

In 2000, Niro appeared in comedy movie Meet the Parents and he made his presence in comedy movie of 2004, Meet the Fockers

Robert De Niro's Net Worth And Salary 

Robert De Niro has earned a good amount of money from his successful career. A legendary Oscar-winning actor has also played a number of iconic roles in several successful movies for which he also received a hefty paycheque. 

What's Robert De Niro Net Worth?

De Niro's estimated net worth according to Celebrity net worth is around $300 million, as of 2018. 

Some of his successful movies are listed below with his earning in a movie

Movie  Role  Salary  Cast Members 
Little Fockers (2010)
Jack Byrnes $20,000,000

Ben Stiller
Owen Wilson

Blythe Danner

 Meet the Fockers (2004)
 Jack Byrnes $20,000,000

Dustin Hoffman

Barbra Streisand

The Score (2001)
- $15,000,000 Edward Norton
Angela Ba s sett
Meet the Parents (2000)
- $13,500,000 Jon Abrahams
Owen Wilson

The actor also played the role in a 2000 comedy Meet the Parents which became the quite hit at the box office becoming  one of the highest-grossing films of 2000, earning over $160 million in North America and over $330 million worldwide.  

De Niro bought a penthouse loft for $2.85 million in the West Village. In May 2015, the actor also took his penthouse on the market for a whopping $39.8 million on Perry Street. The house had been rented for two years. It boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, outdoor terraces with views over the Hudson River and Manhattan, and a private seven-car garage.

In  July 2011, De Niro also listed his townhouse on the market for $14 million. It is located at 14 Saint Luke's Place. He sold his own, a 2,500-square-foot 3BR for around $3.4 million in the Winka Dubbledam-designed 497 Greenwich Street. He was originally bought for $2.9 million, in 2009. 

Robert De Niro's Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children 

Robert De Niro is a married man. He has been married twice. In 1976, De Niro was married to his girlfriend Diahnne Abbott. He has a son with her named Raphael De Nero, who was a former actor and also works in New York real estate.

De Niro also adopted Abbott's daughter. In 1988, they divorced with huge misunderstanding in a relationship. De Niro had affair with former supermodel Toukie Smith, and also has twin sons conceived by in-vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother.

He married for the second time in 1997, with actress Grace Hightower, at their Marbletown home. He and his wife Grace separated in 1999. And finally, in 2004, they renewed their vows. He also has a daughter named Helen Grace via surrogate. He has six children and four grandchildren. Besides acting she is active in many charity works and social works.

De Niro's second wife Grace Hightower is an American philanthropist, actress, and singer. She is of African-American and Blackfoot descent and grew up in Kilmichael, Mississippi.

Despite their loving relationship and long marriage journey, the power couple did not last long and the two separated in November 2018. They could not last long and parted ways after nearly two decades

Hightower launched Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda in 2013 with the mission of improving Rwandan livelihoods by marketing their products internationally. 

Hightower is also a board member of the New York Women’s Foundation as well as a member of the Ronald Perelman's Women Health Advisory Council and the International Women’s Coffee Alliance.

Her works have honored by numerous institutions including the American Cancer Society of New York City. She also appeared in a few films like Precious, The Paperboy (2012), NYPD Blue and many others.

She also recorded a few singles to date. In 2009, she recorded the Somethin’s Comin My Way track written by Dan Monjovi for the Precious movie soundtrack.

Robert De Niro's Body Measurement

  • Robert De Niro's height: she stands at the height of 5ft 9 inch (1.75m).
  • Weight: 75 kg in Pounds- 175 lbs
  • Age: August 17, 1943 (age 75)
  • Birth Name: Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Age: August 17, 1943 (age 75)

by Bchrome, 11 Jan, 2016

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