Elliot De Niro is the youngest son of Robert De Niro and the elder child of the movie star and his spouse Grace Hightower.
Elliot is autistic. His dad revealed that at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, where he presented his anti-vaccination documentary titled Vaxxed. Robert said that a measles vaccination changed Elliot in the wink of the eye. Since then, the celebrity studies autism causes and treatment thoroughly.
Elliot De Niro adores playing tennis. The sport helped the young man to become more confident and develop both physically and mentally. He was even featured on ESPN’s Special Olympics: 50 Game Changers series.
A curious fact: Elliot is good friends with composer Max Richter, who provided music for Ad Astra and Arrival films plus a dozen of other projects.