Talia Shire is an Oscar-nominated actress who is best known for her work as Adrian in ROCKY (1976), and Connie Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). She directed a movie: One Night Stand in 1994.
Born Talia Rose Coppola, she is the youngest child of musician and composer Carmine Coppola and the sister of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Her passion for acting came at an early age, with Shire making her film debut in the 1968 film The Wild Racers. Soon after, she starred in The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, earning an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for the latter film. Two years after her first Oscar nomination, she earned another, this time as Best Actress, for her iconic performance in ROCKY opposite Sylvester Stallone, for which she received the New York Film Critics Circle Award. She would go on to appear in four of the film¹s sequels (through to Rocky V in 1990).
During the 1980s and ‘90s, she would go on to appear in a variety of films, including Windows (1980), New York Stories (1989), Bed & Breakfast (1991), Deadfall (1993, directed by her nephew Christopher Coppola) and The Landlady (1998). In 1997, she produced a play on Broadway: Golden Child, which received several Tony Award Nominations.
She launched her own production company with Jack Schwartzman, TaliaFilm, in the 1980s, serving as a consultant on the James Bond film Never Say Never (1983)Again and producing such films as Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (1986) and Lionheart (1987).
More recently she has appeared in such films as The Whole Shebang (2001, opposite Stanley Tucci and Bridget Fonda), David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees (2004, opposite her son, Jason Schwartzman), Looking for Palladin (2008, with Ben Gazzara), Gia Coppola¹s Palo Alto (2013), Minkow (2015) and Dreamland (2016).
She is always enjoying family, including her three children Matthew Shire, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman, and two wonderful stepchildren, Stephanie Schwartzman and John Schwartzman. She is a lover of movies, especially the classics!