• Diahnne Abbott is an American actress and singer with a net worth of over $9 million.
• She began her acting career in 1976 with "Taxi Driver" and "Welcome to LA".
• She had a cameo in the film "New York, New York" and appeared in "Love Streams" and "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling" in the 1980s.
• Her former husband is Robert De Niro, and they have two children together.
• She has been inactive in the entertainment industry for many years and is not active on social media.
Who is Diahnne Abbott?
Diahnne Abbott was born on 1 May 1945, in New York City, USA, and is an actress as well as a singer, but probably better known for being the former wife of actor Robert De Niro. She made a string of film appearances during the 1970s and ‘80s, gaining popularity during those times.
The Net Worth of Diahnne Abbott
How rich is Diahnne Abbott? As of early 2020, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $9 million, largely through her acting work, but the majority comes from her divorce settlement from De Niro – he still has a net worth estimated to be over $300 million.
Early Life and Acting Beginnings
There is very limited information about Diahnne’s life before her pursuit of an acting career. as there are no details regarding her family, childhood, and education. It is known that she began her acting career in 1976 at around the same time she married De Niro, with two film projects during that year, the first being a small role in “Taxi Driver”.
She was then cast in “Welcome to LA” playing the character Jeanette Ross; the film starred Keith Carradine and follows themes of romantic despair in the upper classes of the 1970s.
The following year she made a cameo appearance in the film “New York, New York” in which she sang the song ‘Honeysuckle Rose” by Fats Waller. In 1983, the couple worked together in the Martin Scorsese film entitled “The King of Comedy”, which tells the story of celebrity worship and media culture in the US.
In 1984, Abbott appeared in “Love Streams’ as the character Susan, the tale of a middle-aged brother and sister who take care of each other after their partners abandon them.
Two years later, she played the role of a mother in the semi-autobiographical film “Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling”, the only feature film that Richard Pryor has directed.
In 1988, she had a three-episode role in the TV series “Crime Story”; aired on NBC, it premiered as a television movie before transitioning to a series. It tells the story of two men, a policeman and a mobster who are on an obsessive drive to destroy each other, and gained a lot of acclaim and controversy for its format, which told a continuous storyline for an entire season rather than being episodic.
The show ran for two seasons before ending, one of the main reasons for its cancellation was sharing a timeslot with ABC’s “Moonlighting”. One of Diahnne’s last professional acting projects was the film “Before Night Falls”, a biographical romantic drama.
Former Husband – Robert De Niro
Robert has won numerous accolades over the course of his career, including two Academy Awards, the Cecille B. DeMille Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, and Presidential Medal of Freedom. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the film “The Godfather Part II” in which he portrayed a young Vito Corleone.
He’s often collaborated with director Martin Scorsese, and gained his second Academy Award in the 1980 film “Raging Bull” in which he played Jake LaMotta. Other notable projects he’s had include “Taxi Driver”, “The Deer Hunter”, “Awakenings”, and “Silver Linings Playbook”.
He is also noted for his performances in the crime film “Goodfellas”, and “The King of Comedy” which earned him BAFTA nominations. He also has four Golden Globe nominations for his performance in projects such as “Midnight Run”, “New York, New York”, and “Analyze This”.
He’s tried his hand at directing too, with films such as “A Bronx Tale” and “The Good Shepherd”. A few of his latest film projects include “The Intern”, “Dirty Grandpa”, “The Wizard of Lies”, and “The Irishman”. He has also done a lot of television work, and received two nominations for Emmy Awards in 2019 for “When They See Us”, and a guest appearance in :Saturday Night Live”.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Diahnne married Robert in 1976. He is not her first marriage, as she was previously married, spouse unknown, though it ended in divorce.
Robert later adopted her daughter Drena from her first marriag, who would go on to become an actor in her own right, appearing in numerous films of her father, such as “Showtime”, “City by the Sea”, and “The Intern”. Their marriage lasted for 12 years before they divorced, without stating the reasons. They have a child together, Raphael, named after the hotel they stayed at in Rome where he was conceived.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her current endeavors is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She doesn’t have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Shortly after her divorce with De Niro, she moved away from the spotlight, and stopped taking acting roles altogether. It is not known if she remarried, and no details have been shared about the events of her life during the 1990s and since.