Robert DeNiro's Daughter Dishes on Her Dad


Apr. 26 2008, Published 9:49 a.m. ET

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Two-time Oscar-winning founder of the Tribeca Film Festival Robert De Niro might be one of Hollywood's most intimidating actors, but apparently the screen legend isn’t all work and no play.

"He's a loving, fascinated, sweet grandfather," his daughter, actress and model Drena De Niro reveals to OK! at the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Party in NYC. “It doesn’t get any better than having lunch and being with his grandson.”

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As for what the Goodfellas star enjoys doing with Drena's son, she says, "The same things all grandparents do... He loves to teach them games and swim. He taught my son to play Candyland and Chutes and Ladders."

Drena's mother is actress Diahnne Abbott, who was married to DeNiro for 12 years. The Meet the Parents actor adopted Drena when he wed Abbott in 1976.

By Valerie Nome


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