Drena De Niro Shares Photo with Her Stunning Mom and You Need to See It

Pedro Marrero
Mar 12, 2021
10:10 A.M.
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Drena De Niro is the oldest daughter of “The Godfather” star Robert De Niro and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott. She paid tribute to her mother on International Women’s Day.


49-year-old actress and filmmaker Drena De Niro is the oldest of 77-year-old actor and director Robert De Niro's six children. Robert adopted Drena, actress and singer Diahnne Abbott's daughter, from a previous relationship.

On March 8, 2021, Drena took to her Instagram account to mark International Women’s Day with a tribute to her mother, Abbott, sharing a snapshot of herself with her beautiful mother.

Drena De Niro attending YoungArts New York 2014 Kick Off Event in New York City, in April 2014. | Image: Getty Images.


In the image, Abbott is seen on the left, wearing her reddish dreadlocks down and donning a green top that leaves her tanned shoulders visible. Drena is on the right, and both of them are looking at the camera. Drena captioned the post: 

“Happy #InternationalWomensDay from me and this knockout, I call Mom.”


Drena has a very close relationship with her parents, and this is not the first time she has taken a moment on social media to show appreciation for her mother, Abbott.

On May 1, 2020, Abbott’s latest birthday, Drena shared a three-image slideshow of throwback photos of her beloved mother, cherishing the opportunity she had to pay her a visit from a distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abbott is a singer and an actress, and she is believed to have first met Robert on the set of “Taxi Driver” where she also had a small role.  



Drena debuted as an actress in 1996, with a small role in the film “Grace of My Heart.” She went on to co-star with her father in the films “Wag the Dog” and “Great Expectations.”

Now, Drena has more than 40 credits as an actress on her IMDb profile, having recently taken part in series like “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Mozart in the Jungle,” and films like “Joy” and “Hands of Stone.”


Behind the camera, Drena has also made a positive impression in the industry as a documentary filmmaker, writing, directing, and producing a short film titled “Girls and Dolls,” which won her an award at the New York Independent Film Festival.

Drena is also the mother of a teenage son named Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, born in 2005. She affectionately calls him “Leo Rock” on social media, where he makes regular appearances.



Abbott spent the years between 1976 and 1988 in a marriage with two-time Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro. Robert legally adopted Drena from Abbott’s previous relationship, and he had son Raphael with Abbott in 1976.

Abbott is a singer and an actress, and she is believed to have first met Robert on the set of “Taxi Driver,” where she also had a small role. She also appeared in 1982’s “The King of Comedy,” starring her then-husband.