Grace Hightower

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Tribeca Film Robert De Niro  wife Grace Hig

Hightower in 2009, photo by miromiro/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Kilmichael, Mississippi, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 7, 1955

Ethnicity: African-American, Blackfoot Native American

Grace Hightower is an American philanthropist, socialite, and actress. She is married to actor Robert De Niro, with whom she has two children.

Grace was raised in a poor family from Mississippi. She is said to be of African-American and Blackfoot Native American descent.

About her background, Grace has stated: “Black, female, part Indian in the Deep South… I had it all coming at me.”

Source: http://www.nytimes.com

Hightower with De Niro, 2010, Vonora/bigstock.com

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