News Robert De Niro, A Dad Again! Published 1:37 PM PST, December 23, 2011 Getty Images Robert De Niro is a proud papa once again. The Oscar winner has welcomed a baby girl! De Niro, 68, and Grace Hightower De Niro, 56, welcomed Helen Grace Hightower through a surrogate mother. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces. This is the couple's second child. Their first, Elliot, was born March 18, 1998.