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Robert De Niro Bio, Age, Height, Education, Family, Career, Net Worth

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Robert De Niro is an American thespian, film producer, and director who is considered to be one of the most influential people in his generation.
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Robert De Niro Biography

Robert De Niro is an American thespian, film producer, and director who is considered to be one of the most influential people in his generation. De Niro has received various awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. Demille Award, two Academy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Additionally, in 2009, he earned a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, the 44th president of the U.S., and the Kennedy Center Honor.

Robert De Niro Age

Robert was born in the year 1943, in August. Currently, he is 80 years old.

Robert De Niro Height

De Niro stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches, which is 1.77 meters tall.

Robert De Niro Education

Robert first attended a PS 41 elementary school in Manhattan until sixth grade. Later, he went to Elisabeth Irwin High School for the seventh and eighth grades. Then he went to the High School of Music and Art for the ninth grade, unfortunately for a short time, before transferring to a public junior high school. Additionally, he attended McBurney School and, later, Rhodes Preparatory School. He cited that acting was a way to relieve his shyness, and he became fascinated by cinema until he decided to drop out of high school at 16 to pursue acting. His love for drama led him to enroll at the HB Studio and Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio. The Stella Adler Conservatory exposed him to the techniques of the Stanislavski system.

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Robert De Niro Career

In 1965, De Niro got his first role in a feature film named ”Encounter”. Two of his most famous movies that gave him the big break were ”Bang the Drum Slowly, in which he played the role of a baseball catcher. The other one was ”Mean Streets” playing the role of a street thug. In the movie ” The Godfather Part 2 “, he had to learn how to speak Italian for his role. He was awarded Best Actor at the Academy Awards for this movie in 1974. Again, he was awarded Best Actor by the Academy for his role in ” Raging Bull” in 1980. He co-starred in ”Goodfellas, which is considered one of the most iconic movies of all time and was directed by Martin Scorsese. Another famous movie by Martin Scorsese that became a hit for Robert was ” Casino”.  On October 7th, 2014, he received the Entertainment Icon Award, which only five people have ever received. ”The Intern” is De Niro`s latest movie, where he co-stars with Anne Hathaway.

Robert De Niro Family

Robert was born to his parents, Robert De Niro Sr. and Virginia Admiral. His parents were both painters and met at the painting classes of Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Unfortunately, they separated when De Niro was two years old. The father was of Irish and Italian descent, while the mother was of Dutch, English, French, and German ancestry. Robert is the only child of his parents.

Robert De Niro Marriage

In 1976, De Niro married actress Diahnne Abbott. Together, they had a son, Raphael, who is a former actor who works in New York real estate. Robert adopted Abbott’s daughter, Drena De Niro. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1988. Shortly after, he had a relationship with model Toukie Smith. They had twin sons, Julian and Aaron, who were conceived via in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995. He got married again to actress Grace Hightower. In 1998, they conceived their son, Elliot. They split from their marriage in 1999, though their divorce was never finalized. In 2004, they renewed their vows to each other. They bore their daughter Helen in December 2011 via a surrogate. After 20 years of marriage, Robert and Grace officially separated. De Niro, at age 79, is among the oldest fathers on record, having conceived his seventh child, Gia, with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen.

Robert De Niro’s Net Worth

De Niro’s legacy as an iconic actor and astute entrepreneur reflects his $500 million net worth. He has diverse revenue streams of income, including business investments, real estate ventures, and roles played per film.