Robert De Niro Biography, Facts & Life Story

Robert De Niro American Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Quick Facts


Full Name:Robert Anthony De Niro

Profession:Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor


Age:77 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:August 17, 1943

Birthplace:Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 9 inches (1.77 m)

Weight:75 kg (175 lbs)

Hair Color:Salt and Pepper

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. was born on August 17, 1943, in the Manhattan district of New York City. Robert is the single offspring of painters Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. Robert is an American actor, director, and producer.

De Niro started his high school at the private McBurney School and later attended the private Rhodes Preparatory School, although he graduated from neither. De Niro’s first film role came at the 20 years of age, when he showed up in Brian De Palma’s 1963 film The Wedding Party.

In the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, De Niro performed the role of Vito Corleone. Because of this, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the 1980 movie Raging Bull, directed by Martin Scorsese with whom a long-lasting collaboration was marked by Robert De Niro. This collaboration earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor for his depicted character of Jake LaMotta.

De Niro’s first main movie roles were in 1973 sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly. Robert received Academy Award nominations for the suspenseful thrill ride Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991), the two of which are directed by Scorsese. De Niro received extra nominations for Michael Cimino’s Vietnam war drama series The Deer Hunter (1978), Penny Marshall’s drama Awakenings (1990). In Scorsese’s crime film Goodfellas (1990), his mainstream role of gangster Jimmy Conway and his role as Rupert Pupkin in the black comedy film The King of Comedy (1983), garnered him BAFTA Award nominations.

De Niro execution in the musical drama New York, New York (1977), the action comedy Midnight Run (1988), the gangster comedy Analyze This (1999), and the comedy Meet the Parents (2000) has received him four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Robert De Niro outstanding performances roles incorporate 1900 (1976), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Brazil (1985), The Mission (1986), The Untouchables (1987), Heat (1995), and Casino (1995).

Robert De Niro work includes various movies that are considered to be among the best and most influential around the planet. Robert earned different awards and accolades, including two Academy Awards, the Cecil B DeMille Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, a Golden Globe Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Facts You Never Knew About Robert De Niro!

    • De Niro spent time with a gathering of road kids when he was young in Little Italy, some of whom have remained his life-lasting companions.
    • His stage debut was at an early age of 10, when he performed the Cowardly Lion in a school production of The Wizard of Oz.
    • He studied and learned acting at HB Studio, the Stella Adler Conservatory, and in addition Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio.
    • In October 2003, his representative declared that De Niro had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    • De Niro has a 78-acre estate in Gardiner, New York, which fills in as his main living residence.
    • In February 1998, De Niro was interrogated as a witness regarding the Bourgeois prostitution ring in France.
    • In 1998, he campaigned Congress against arraigning President Bill Clinton.
    • Robert De Niro contemplated with Stella Adler, from whom he learned about the methods of the Stanislavski system.
    • In 2012, De Niro joined the anti-fracking campaign Artists Against Fracking.
    • Robert De Niro has played various Catholic characters in his movies, including a Catholic penitent in the 1986 film The Mission.
    • Robert De Niro got an Italian passport in 2006. His Italian citizenship was allowed by the Italian government regardless of strong resistance by the Sons of Italy, who trust that De Niro damaged the public image of Italians by depicting culprits.
    • During the 2016 presidential crusade, De Niro was a blunt commentator of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Robert De Niro Education

School: PS41 (Elementary public school)
Elisabeth Irwin High School
Little Red School House
High School of Music and Art
McBurney School
Rhodes Preparatory School

College: Stella Adler Conservatory
Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio

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Robert De Niro Career

Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)

Net Worth: $300 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Robert De Niro Sr.(Abstract expressionist painter and sculptor)

Mother: Virginia Admiral (painter and poet)

Brother(s): N/A

Sister(s): N/A

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Diahnne Abbott (m. 1976; div. 1988) Grace Hightower (m. 1997)

Son(s): Raphel De Niro (Former Actor), Elliot Deniro, Aaron Kendrick, Julian Henry De Niro

Daughter(s): Drena De Niro (Adopted, From first wife), Helena De Niro

Ex Girlfriends:

  • Karen Duffy
  • Tatiana Thumbtzen
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Moana Pozzi
  • Naomi Campbell(1971-1974)
  • Leigh Taylor-Young (1971-1974)
  • Carole Mallory (1975)
  • Diahnne Abbott(1976-1988)
  • Helena Springs (1979-1982)
  • Bette Midler (1979)
  • Barbara Carrerea (1979)
  • Veronica Webb (1990)
  • Toukie Smith (1990-1993)
  • Uma Thurman (1993)
  • Charmaine Sinclair (1993-1995)
  • Dominique Simone (1995)
  • Ashley Judd (1995)
  • Grace Hightower (1996)

Robert De Niro Favorites

Favorite Actor: Montgomery Clift, Robert Mitchum and Marlon Brando

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