Robert De Niro: biography and latest news!

    Robert De Niro © Charles Guerin
    Robert De Niro © Charles Guerin

  • Job : actor, director, producer
  • Real name: Robert Anthony de Niro
  • Sign : Lion
  • Date of birth: Tuesday, August 17, 1943 (age: 77 years old)
  • Country: United States

Actor, director and major producer of American cinema, Robert Mario de Niro Jr. was born on August 17, 1943 in New York City to painter Robert de Niro, of Italian and Irish origin, and a mother of English, French, German and Dutch origin. A student of the famous Actors Studio, the star began his career on the Broadway stage, before discovering the world of cinema. He made his name in 1973 with The Last Match, then Mean Street with Martin Scorsese, before shooting other films with the director. A two-time Oscar winner (Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather 2 and Best Actor with Raging Bull), the star has many cult films in his eclectic filmography. Among them, Taxi Driver, Once Upon a Time in America, Les Affranchis, Heat, Casino, Journey to the End of Hell, or L’éveil, Les nerfs à vif, Mafia Blues, Mon beau-père et moi and Happiness Therapy showcase his worked interpretations. A Golden Globe of Honour was awarded to the actor in 2011 to celebrate his successful career, with over 100 films to his credit.

On the personal side, Robert de Niro is the father of six children, including Drena (1971), Raphael (1976) and twins Julian and Aaron (1995). With his last wife, Grace Hightower, the actor has a son, Elliot (1998), and a daughter, Helen, born to a surrogate mother in 2011. The actor survived prostate cancer in 2003. In November 2018, the actor announces his separation from Grace Hightower, after twenty-one years of marriage.