Robert De Niro Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Sep, 2018
Facts of Robert De Niro
Date of Birth: 1943 , August-17
Age: 75 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Robert De Niro
Birth Name Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.
Father Robert De Niro, Sr.
Mother Virginia Admiral
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Greenwich Village, New York City, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $300 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Balad
Body Measurements N/A
Weight in KG 68 KG
Married Yes
Married to Grace Hightower (m. 1997), Diahnne Abbott (m. 1976)
Children Drena De Niro, Aaron Kendrick De Niro, Julian Henry De Niro, Raphael De Niro, Helen Grace De Niro, Elliot De Niro
Divorce Diahnne Abbott (m. 1988)
Education Rhodes Preparatory School
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies The Intern 2015
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Robert Anthony De Niro, an American actor/director, is known for portraying gangster characters. He is an award-winning celebrity who has won nominated for various awards including Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy awards.

He 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

He 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.

His 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.

He 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.


In 1974, he 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, he 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, he 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. 

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 Bassett
Meet the Parents (2000)
- $13,500,000 Jon Abrahams
Owen Wilson

De Niro bought a penthouse loft for $2.85 million in the West Village. 

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

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.

His 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.

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

She 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 is 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.