Robert De Niro

Who is Robert De Niro?

Robert De Niro is a big name in the entertainment industry. He is a professional American-Italian actor as well as a director and a producer.

Quick Info 
Birth NameRobert Anthony De Niro Jr.
Birth DateAugust 17, 1943
Birth PlaceNew York City, U.S.
FatherRobert De Niro Sr.
MotherVirginia Admiral
BoyfriendDiahnne Abbott (1976-1988)
Grace Hightower(1997-2018)
DescentIrish and Italian

Robert De Niro

Personal Information

De Niro was born on the 17th of August, 1943 in New York City, U.S. He was born to Robert De Niro Sr. and Virginia Admiral. Both of his parents were painters. However, his parents divorced and Robert was raised by his mother. Furthermore, he has an Irish and Italian descent.

Robert married Diahnne Abbott in 1976. The couple has a son together. However, they divorced in 1988. Later, he married Grace Hightower in 1997. The couple has a son together and they split after a year. However, they renewed their vows in 2004. They separated in 2018 after 20 years of marriage.


Robert De Niro


For elementary education, De Niro attended PS 41 and  Greenwich Village School. Later, he studied high school in Elisabeth Irwin High School, High School of Music and Art, IS 71, Charles Evan Hughes Junior High School. He also studied preparatory school at  McBurney School and Rhodes Preparatory School


De Niro made his stage debut playing the Cowardly Lion in the play The Wizard of Oz at the early age of 10. Then, he started studying acting at the HB Studio, Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio as well as the Stella Adler Conservatory. However, he made his film debut in the movie The Wedding Party at the age of 20 in 1963. He played a role in the movie Goodfellas starring Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, and Paul Sorvino and directed by Martin Scorsese.


Robert De Niro


Awards Received:

De Niro received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1975 for the movie The Godfather Part II. Furthermore, he received two awards in the year 1981. He received Academy Award for Best Actor for movie Raging Bulls and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama category for Raging Bulls as well. Furthermore, De Niro won the Berlin International Film Festival Outstanding Artistic Contribution for the movie Silver Bear in 2007. He won the AACTA Awards for Best International Supporting Actor for the movie Silver Linings Playbook in 2013.

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