Mother of actor Raphael De Niro and Drena De Niro.
Diahnne Abbott is the cousin of singer/songwriter/musician Gregory Abbott, whose biggest hit was "Shake You Down" in 1986.
In Taxi Driver (1976), she played a girl working at a Porno Theater concession stand who rejects Travis Bickle, played by Robert De Niro. The same year as this movie's release, she married De Niro.
Robert De Niro adopted her daughter Drena De Niro, whose father is unknown.