Drena De Niro Biography

Updated On Jun 30, 2019 Published On Jun 30, 2019
Facts of Drena De Niro
Name Drena De Niro
Father Robert De Niro
Mother Diahnne Abbott
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York, USA
Ethnicity Mixed (Antiguan- African- Creole)
Profession Actress, Producer, Model
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Weight in KG 55 kg or 121lbs
Married No
Children 1
Siblings 5
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Drena De Niro is an American model, actress, DJ, advisor on fashion, and a filmmaker. In the comedy-drama Grace of My Heart, she made her acting debut. This was followed up by her role as a female protagonist in the 1999 black comedy On the Run. 

Drena De Niro's Early Life and Education

Drena De Niro was born on September 3, 1967, in New York, the USA, to Diahnne Abbott and Robert De Niro. She grew up along with her five siblings, Aaron Kendrick De Niro, Elliot De Niro, Helen Grace De Niro, Julian Henry De Niro, and Raphael De Niro.

Regarding her nationality, Drena holds American nationality and belongs to mixed (Antiguan- African- Creole) ethnic group. 

De Niro studied acting with Larry Moss, who is an acting coach of Intent to Live, and with Susan Batson of The Black Nexxus Acting Studio.

As for her height, the gorgeous actress stands 5 feet 8.5 inches.

Drena De Niro's Career

After graduating, Drena started her career as a model and began working for New York Fashion Week and later collaborated with many top designers in New York such as Patrick Kelly and Willi Smith.

She later modeled for Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood and worked at Mademoiselle as a contributing editor. In addition, Drena has also been a fashion consultant for celebrities from Hollywood. Also, she became Giorgio Armani's musical director.

Talking of his acting career, she debuted with Grace of My Heart in Hollywood in 1966 where she performed as # 1 receiver. The following year, together with her dad and other actors like Anne Heche and Woody Harrelson, she was cast as Gate Stewardess in a black comedy Wag the Dog.

Likewise, she made her TV debut in the TV soap opera in 1998, Witness to the Mob. There she played the girl in a beauty shop.

In addition, she has worked in numerous hit movies, including Great Expectations (1998), The 24 Hour Woman (1999), The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), A Day in Life (2009), Hands of Stone (2016), and many more.

Drena De Niro's Personal Life

The 51-year-old actress Drena is not married yet. However, she was engaged with American photographer Austin Young.

They also share a 2004-born child Leandro De Niro Rodriguez. Furthermore, there are no details about her past relationship in the media. As of 2019, the actress lives a single life in a West Village penthouse along with her son.

Drena De Niro's Net Worth and Salary 

Drena has earned a good sum of money from her successful career, however, her exact net worth and salary still remain a mystery to all of us.

According to PayScale, the average salary of an actor is $50,000 per year. Likewise, a model earns an average of $42180 per year. With her hard work in several sectors, her net worth is expected to be in no less than a million. 

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Born in New York

September 3 , 1967

Drena De Niro was born in New York, the USA on September 3, 1967, to her parents Diahnne Abbott and Robert De Niro. She holds American nationality and belongs to a mixed (Antiguan- African- Creole) ethnic group. 

Won Documentary Award

2001

In 2001, she received the Best Directorial Debut for Documentary Award at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival.

Debuted with Grace of My Heart in Hollywood

1966

In 1966, she debuted with Grace of My Heart in Hollywood. Since then, she has appeared in several hit movies, including Great Expectations (1998), The 24 Hour Woman (1999), The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), A Day in Life (2009), Hands of Stone (2016), and many more.

Won Documentary Award

2001

In 2001, she won the Best Directorial Debut for Documentary Award at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival.

Annual salary $50,000

2019

On an average, she earns around $50, 000 per year, as of 2019.  Similarly, a model earns an average of $42180 a year.