Robert Anthony De Niro or is famously known for his celebrity name ‘Robert De Niro’, is an American actor, voice actor, film director, film producer, and television producer.

Personal Details

Stage Name: Robert De Niro
Full Name: Robert Anthony De Niro
Gender: Male
Birthday: August 17, 1943
Place of Origin: Manhattan, New York City, United States of America
Age: 77
Height: 5’9”
Nationality: American
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Status: Single
Spouse: Diahnne Abbott married from 1976 – 1988, Grace Hightower married from 1997 – 2018
Profession: Actor, Voice Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Television Producer
Total Net Worth: $500 million

Personal Life

Robert Anthony De Niro was born on August 17, 1943, in Manhattan, New York City, United States. His parents were painters by profession, his mother is Verginnis Admiral and his father is Robert De Niro Sr., Robert was their only child. He is a descendant of Irish, Italian, Dutch, French, English, and German ancestry. 

When Robert was at the age of 2, his parents got divorced after his father stated that he was gay. After that, his mother raised him in Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Manhattan. His father had also lived close to him.

His parents have different religious beliefs, but his grandparents have secretly baptised Robert in a Catholic Church. 

Robert had his education in several schools namely, PS 41 public school in Manhattan, Elisabeth Irwin High School, Little Red School House, High School of Music and Art, Charles Evans Hughes Junior High School, McBurney School, and Rhodes Preparatory School.

Even when Robert is frequently transferring, what remained is his passion when it comes to stage plays. During his time at school he was already active and exposed to stage play and acting.

Robert was first married in 1976 to actress Diahnne Abbott. They had a son named Raphael and a stepdaughter that he adopted from Diahnne’s, from her previous relationship. The couple did not last and was divorced in 1988.

His next relationship was with a model, Toukie Smith. The relationship lasted from 1988 to 1996 where they have twin sons, namely Julian Aaron that was confirmed through a surrogate pregnancy in 1995.

After his relationship with the model Smith, Robert got married to Grace Hightower in 1997. They have a son named Elliot who was born in 1998 and a daughter who was born in 2004. The relationship experienced a divorce in 1999 and then renewed their vow again 2004.   

Robert has always been residing in New York City since 1989 and has properties in both the East and West side of Manhattan. He lives in a 32 hectare estate, located in Gardiner, New York City.

He was a victim of an attempted murder by an explosive device that was sent from an unidentified person in 2018. The device was found in Tribeca Grill Restaurant, similar devices were also found and sent from other high profile personalities. 


Robert started his passion in acting at the age of 10 and when he was still in high school. He started joining acting classes at Dramatic Workshop and made his first stage debut in a play ‘The Wizard of Oz’, with his role as the ‘cowardly lion’. 

He dropped out from school when he was 16 years, so that he can chase his dream as an actor. He proceeded to study acting in Lee Strawberry’s Actors Studio and HB studio. He also had the opportunity to study with Stella Adler where he was exposed to the Stanislavsky System. 

It was in 1963 to 1973 where Robert officially started his film career playing some minor roles in movies Three Rooms in Manhattan, Lee Jeunes Loups, and Encounter. He then had his first movie debut in a film ‘Greetings’ in 1968, where he played a major role. Continuing his stardom, it was in a movie ‘The Wedding Party’ in 1969, that Robert was recognized by The New York Times, gaining positive response from his critics and fans. He did not only had film careers during that time, he also had an opportunity in 1972 to star in two performances in The American Place Theatre.

In 1974 to 1980, Robert’s film success continued in a movie ‘The Godfather’, where it made a commercial success gain of $48 million worldwide. In this movie, Robert won his Best Supporting Actor Awards. His film opportunity continued in a roll because of his talent and diversity to movie genres. 

In 1981 to 1991, Robert made success and earned his awards from acting. His roles in comedies, science fiction, and dramas received favorable responses.

In 1992 to 1997, Robert took up roles while slowly transitioning his career reach as a film director and taking roles in a crime drama film genre.

In 1998 to 2006, Robert had continued to gain major roles in comics and thriller films. He also made several collaboration films with many notable artists. 

In 2007 to 2016, we can still follow movies that Robert had a minor or minor role in. Nevertheless, he already made a name for himself throughout his years of solid acting.

In 2017 to present time, Robert is still active in the film and television scene with several side films and appearances. 

He earned his title as t

One of the legends in the industry.

Awards and Nominations

All throughout Robert’s career he has gained several awards and nominations.

He has received nominations in Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actor Guild Awards, American Comedy Awards, American Movie Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Golden Raspberry Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Satellite Awards, and Saturn Awards.

He has won awards in Satellite Awards, New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, National Board of Review, MTV Movie Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Detroit Film Critics Society, Critics Choice Awards, Christopher Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Australian Academy of Cinema Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Academy Awards.

Robert De Niro total net worth

Robert is a legend in the film and movie industry. His unique and promising talents were recognized by many celebrities, critics, and fans. He is successful in his professional career as an actor, director, and producer.

He has a total net worth of $500 million.


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