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Robert De Niro: Biography, Net Worth, Spouse, Children, Awards, And Career

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Robert De Niro is an American actor. Known for his collaborations with Martin Scorsese, he is considered to be one of the best actors of his generation.

In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor, and earned a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016.

Who is Robert De Niro?

Robert De Niro is an American actor. His father was of Irish and Italian descent, while his mother had Dutch, English, French, and German ancestry.

Full name: Robert Anthony De Niro

Date of birth: 17 August 1943

Age: 79

Place of birth: Greenwich, New York

Nationality: American

Spouse:  Grace Hightower (m. 1997–2018), Diahnne Abbott (m. 1976–1988)

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Children: 7, including Drena and Raphael

Occupation: Actor, Film producer

Religion: Christianity

Education:  HB Studio, Stella Adler Conservatory, and Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio

Parents: Robert De Niro Sr., Virginia Admiral

Grandchild: Nicholas De Niro

Awards: De Niro earned two Academy Awards, one for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II (1974) and the other for Best Actor portraying Jake LaMotta in Scorsese’s drama Raging Bull (1980). His other Oscar-nominated roles were for Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Awakenings (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

Social media: Facebook@RobertDeNiro

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De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal founded the film and television production company TriBeCa Productions in 1989, which has produced several films alongside his own. Also with Rosenthal, he founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002. Six of De Niro’s films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

His parents, who had met at the painting classes of Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, Massachusetts, separated when he was two years old after his father announced that he was gay.

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