Robert De Niro

Movie Actor

Birthday August 17, 1943

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace New York City, NY

Age 80 years old

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Legendary actor who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Jake LaMotta in the 1980 boxing film Raging Bull and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in the 1974 classic The Godfather Part II

Before Fame

He played the Cowardly Lion in a production of The Wizard of Oz when he was 10. He earned his first movie role when Brian De Palma cast him in his film The Wedding Party. The film was shot when in 1963, when De Niro was 20 years old, then released six years later, in 1969.


He originally auditioned for the roles of Michael Corleone and Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, and director Francis Ford Coppola cited those original auditions as the inspiration for casting De Niro in The Godfather Part II. 

Family Life

His father, Robert De Niro Sr., was an abstract painter and sculptor. He was married to Grace Hightower from 1997 to 2018 and Diahnne Abbot from 1976 to 1988. He has four sons and two daughters. In 2023, he revealed in an interview that he had a seventh child with girlfriend Tiffany Chen. 

Associated With

He became a favorite actor of director Martin Scorsese, who cast him in a number of films, including GoodfellasMean StreetsTaxi DriverCape Fear and Raging Bull.


Robert De Niro Highlights
Robert De Niro Highlights