Diahnne Abbott

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Diahnne Abbott
Born(1945-01-01) January 1, 1945 (age 69)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1976–2002, 2013–
Spouse(s)Robert De Niro (1976–1988)
ChildrenDrena De Niro, Raphael De Niro
 
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the American actress and singer. For the British politician, see Diane Abbott.
Diahnne Abbott
Born(1945-01-01) January 1, 1945 (age 69)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1976–2002, 2013–
Spouse(s)Robert De Niro (1976–1988)
ChildrenDrena De Niro, Raphael De Niro

Diahnne Abbott (born January 1, 1945), sometimes credited as Diahnne Eugenia Abbott or Diahnne Déa, is an American actress and singer.[1] Abbott played supporting roles in films of the 1970s and 1980s, including Taxi Driver. Abbott was married to actor Robert De Niro. They had a son together, Raphael, named after the hotel in Rome where he was conceived, and De Niro adopted Drena, Abbott's daughter from a previous marriage. (Drena De Niro has appeared in her father's movies Showtime, Wag the Dog and City by the Sea.) De Niro and Abbott divorced in 1988.

Abbott has a cameo in the film New York, New York, in which she sings Fats Waller's classic torch song, "Honeysuckle Rose".

She also played the object of Robert De Niro's affections in Scorsese's 1983 film, The King of Comedy, as well as roles in the television series Crime Story (character of Sonia) and the film Jo, Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (Mother). She is the cousin of singer Gregory Abbott, known for his 1986 song "Shake You Down".[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles[edit]

YearTitleRole
1976Taxi DriverConcession Girl
1976Welcome to L.A.Jeanette Ross
1977New York, New YorkHarlem Club singer
1983The King of ComedyRita Keane
1984Love StreamsSusan
1986Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is CallingMother
2000Before Night FallsBlanca Romero
2002SoliloquyLeah

Television roles[edit]

YearTitleRole
1988Crime Story(three episodes) Sonia

References[edit]

External links[edit]