Facts About The Legendary Robert De Niro

A true New Yorker

Born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, Robert was the only child of painters Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. On his father’s side he is of Irish and Italian descent which is why his roles in Italian-American gangster movies haven’t been so alien to the actor.

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At the age of two, his parents divorced as his father came out as gay. Nonetheless, he had a very close relationship with both his parents who lived in walking distance from each other in New York.

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