Drena De Niro
|Drena De Niro|
September 3, 1971 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Parent(s)||Robert De Niro
Life and career
De Niro was born in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of actress Diahnne Abbott, and the adopted daughter of actor Robert De Niro, whose last name she took upon her mother's marriage to him in 1976. She was named after the river Drina in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
De Niro enjoyed a bohemian upbringing that saw her divide her time between New York City, Los Angeles, and Italy. This transient lifestyle is said to have been a driving factor in her embrace of the arts. Post schooling, she began her career in the entertainment industry working as a model. Further driven by her interest in fashion and music she became a DJ and Fashion Consultant. This led her to work as a musical supervisor for Giorgio Armani, serving as the creative force behind the coordination of musical backdrops for high fashion's most exclusive runway shows.
Her transition to the field of acting began after landing a role in Allison Anders's Grace of My Heart. Since her premiere role, De Niro has worked with and trained under Larry Moss, author of the acting guide, Intent to Live, and Susan Batson of The Black Nexxus Acting Studio. With the turn of the millennium, De Niro set her sights on writing and directing her first film, Girls and Dolls. This documentary examined a young stylist's obsession with her dolls, and won De Niro the Best Directorial Debut Award at the New York Independent Film/Video Festival in 2001.
More recently De Niro's endeavors have led her back to Italy, where she worked on her latest film. Since 2006, she has been the spokesperson for the Kageno Orphan Sponsorship Program, which helps provide care for orphaned children in Kageno villages. De Niro currently lives in New York City with her son.
|1996||Grace of My Heart||Receptionist #1|
|1997||Wag the Dog||Gate Stewardess|
|1998||Too Tired to Die||Waitress|
|1999||At First Sight||Caroline|
|1999||On the Run||Rita|
|1999||24 Hour Woman, TheThe 24 Hour Woman||Lori|
|2000||Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, TheThe Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle||RBTV Lackey|
|2001||Freewheeling in Roma||Keechie|
|2002||City by the Sea||Vanessa Hansen|
|2003||Death of a Dynasty||Female Staff Writer|
|2005||Freezerburn||Nada the Handler|
|2005||Collection, TheThe Collection||Various|
|2007||Lovebirds, TheThe Lovebirds||Stella Clark|
|2009||Karma, Confessions and Holi||Megan|
|2009||Day in the Life, AA Day in the Life||P|
|2011||New Year's Eve||Ahern Waitress - Ahern Party|
|2014||Welcome to New York||Executive Assistant|
|2015||The Intern||Hotel Manager|
|2016||Hands of Stone||Adele|
|1998||Witness to the Mob||Girl in beauty shop|
|2002||Groovenians, TheThe Groovenians||Glindy (voice)||TV short|
|2012||NYC 22||SVU Det. Irma Bolland||Episode: "Block Party"|
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