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Robert De Niro, Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director, and producer. De Niro won his first Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather Part II (1974), followed by a Best Actor Academy Award win for Raging Bull (1980). His film roles include John `Johnny Boy` Civello in Mean Streets, the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, cabbie Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, soldier Michael Vronsky in The Deer Hunter, boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, mobster David "Noodles" Aaronson in Once Upon a Time in America, plumber Harry Tuttle in Brazil, bounty hunter Jack Walsh in Midnight Run, mobster Jimmy Conway in Goodfellas, Al Capone in The Untouchables, Louis Gara in Jackie Brown, Max Cady in Cape Fear, Cop. Moe Tilden in Cop Land, Neil McCauley in Heat, Sam "Ace" Rothstein in Casino, Jack Byrnes in Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, and Frank Goode in Everybody`s Fine.
De Niro, who lives in New York City, has been investing in the TriBeCa neighborhood in lower Manhattan since 1989. His capital ventures have included cofounding the film studio TriBeCa Productions; the popular Tribeca Film Festival; Nobu Hospitality; Nobu and Tribeca Grill, which he co-owns with Paul Wallace and Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane, The Greenwich Hotel, located in TriBeCa, and the restaurant inside the hotel, Locanda Verde, formally known as Ago, which is run by executive chef and co-owner, Andrew Carmellini. In 1997, De Niro married his second wife, Grace Hightower (a former flight attendant), at their estate near Marbletown in upstate New York (De Niro also has residences on the east and west sides of Manhattan). Their son Elliot was born in 1998. In addition to Elliot, De Niro has a son, Raphael, a former actor who now works in New York real estate with first wife Diahnne Abbott. He also adopted Abbott`s daughter (from a previous relationship), Drena. In addition, he has twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrick (conceived by in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995), from a long-term live-in relationship with former model Toukie Smith. De Niro is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
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Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York
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Robert Mario De Niro, Jr.
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High School of Music and Art, New York, McBurney School, New York, Rhodes Preparatory School, New York
Stella Adler Conservatory, New York, Lee Strasberg Institute, New York
Robert De Niro, Sr. (Abstract Expressionist Painter, Sculptor)
Virginia Holton Admiral (Painter, Poet)
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Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director and producer. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973. In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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