Talia Shire

Actor, Director, Producer
Oscar-nominated actress and producer Talia Shire was at the center of two of the most popular film franchises in Hollywood - she was the painfully shy Adrian, who won the heart of rough-hewn boxer Rocky Balboa in the ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1946 in Lake Success, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Dunsmore 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Palo Alto 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Ganem (Actor)

Scratching the Surface 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Godfather Legacy 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Neighbors From Hell 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Return of Joe Rich 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dim Sum Funeral 2009 (Movie)

Viola Gruber (Actor)

Looking for Palladin 2009 (Movie)

Rosario (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Stoned Age 2008 (Movie)

Ishbo's Mom (Actor)

Bullets Over Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Rocky Balboa 2006 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

I Heart Huckabees 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Silver (Actor)

The Whole Shebang 2004 (Movie)

Contessa Bazinni (Actor)

Kiss the Bride 2003 (Movie)

Mrs. Sposato (Actor)

Family Tree 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Visit 2000 (Movie)

Marilyn Coffey (Actor)

Palmer's Pick-Up 1998 (Movie)

Mr Price (Actor)

Divorce, a Contemporary Western 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lured Innocence 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sports on the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sylvester Stallone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Landlady 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

River Made to Drown In 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blossom 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadfall 1993 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Bed & Breakfast 1992 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Cold Heaven 1992 (Movie)

Sister Martha (Actor)

Mark Twain & Me 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Please God, I'm Only 17 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday Night With Larry King 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Rocky V 1990 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

Connie Corleone (Actor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star 1986 (Movie)

Dr Tedra Rosen (Actor)

Rad 1986 (Movie)

Mrs Jones (Actor)

Rocky IV 1985 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

Rocky III 1982 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

Windows 1980 (Movie)

Emily Hollander (Actor)

Old Boyfriends 1979 (Movie)

Diane Cruise (Actor)

Prophecy 1979 (Movie)

Maggie Vern (Actor)

Rocky II 1979 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Rocky 1976 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

Connie Corleone (Actor)

The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

Gas-s-s-s! 1969 (Movie)

Coralie (Actor)

Blue Smoke (TV Show)

Actor

Born Into Exile (TV Show)

Actor

Chantilly Lace (TV Show)

Actor

For Richer, For Poorer (TV Show)

Actor

Foster and Laurie (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Ally Sheedy (TV Show)

Narrator

Kill Me If You Can (TV Show)

Actor

Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Butcher (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (3)

The Landlady 1997 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Lionheart 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

One Night Stand 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Oscar-nominated actress and producer Talia Shire was at the center of two of the most popular film franchises in Hollywood - she was the painfully shy Adrian, who won the heart of rough-hewn boxer Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" (1976) series, and appeared as Connie Corleone, youngest daughter of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" (1972) sequels. Being at the heart of a movie dynasty was nothing new to the New York-born performer - she was the daughter of musician and composer Carmine Coppola, and sister to acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. She later extended the Coppola family business via her sons, actor Jason Schwartzman and musician Robert Carmine.

Relationships

Nicolas Cage Actor

Nephew
Born Jan. 7, 1964 to August Coppola and Joy Vogelsang Acted in films directed by uncle Francis Ford Coppola, including "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986), "Rumble Fish" (1983) and The Cotton Club (1984); won an Oscar for "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)

Carmine Coppola

Father
Italian-American born July 11, 1910 died on April 26, 1991 played in Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra scored "The Godfather" (1972), "The Godfather, Part III" (1990) and Apocalypse Now (1979) also shared an Oscar with his son for the film, "The Godfather, Part II" (1974)

Sofia Coppola Actor

Niece
Born May 14, 1971 to Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola; wrote and directed several films including "Lost in Translation" (2003), which won her an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Italia Coppola

Mother

Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer

Brother
Born April 7, 1939; directed "The Godfather" (1972) trilogy; father of Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola and Gian-Carlo Coppola

August Coppola

Brother
Born in 1934 dean of the School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University involved with "Audio Vision" which provides a taped soundtrack of a narrator describing visual information for blind filmgoers died October 27, 2009 of a heart attack

Antonio Coppola

Uncle
Conductor of symphony orchestras and the San Francisco Opera and New York City Opera was opera advisor on "The Godfather, Part III" (1990)

Archimedes Coppola

Uncle
Born in 1909 died in 1927

Michael Coppola

Uncle
Born in 1914

Christopher Coppola

Nephew
Born in 1962 son of August Coppola and Joy Vogelsang directed Shire in "Deadfall" (1993)

Gian-Carlo Coppola

Nephew
Born in 1963 son of Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola killed in a boating accident in 1986

Marc Coppola

Nephew
Born in 1957 son of August Coppola and Joy Vogelsang

Roman Coppola

Nephew
Born in 1965 son of Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola heads Black Diamond Productions first feature as executive producer, "The Spirit of '76" (1990)

Eleanor Coppola

Sister-In-Law
Born in 1936 married to Francis Ford Coppola directed documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" (1991)

Jack Schwartzman Executive Producer

Husband
Married Aug. 23, 1980 until his death June 15, 1994

Jason Schwartzman Actor

Son
Born June 26, 1980; father, Jack Schwartzman; starred in "Rushmore" (1998) and "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007)

Robert Schwartzman

Son
Born December 24, 1982 father, Jack Schwartzman goes by the name Robert Carmine directed by cousin Sophia Coppola in "The Virgin Suicides" (1999)

John Schwartzman

Step-Son

Stephanie Schwartzman

Step-Daughter

David Shire Music

Husband
Married 1970 Divorced 1978

Matthew Shire

Son
Born Sept. 18, 1975 father, David Shire

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
Studied for two years at Yale's School of Drama

Milestones

2006

Appeared as Adrian during flashbacks in "Rocky Balboa," the sixth film in the Rocky series

2004

Cast in David O Russell's off beat comedy, "I Heart Huckabees"; starred her son Jason Schwartzman

2002

Had a small role as the mother in "Kiss the Bride"

1995

Feature directorial debut, "One Night Stand" (co-executive produced by Roger Corman)

1990

Once again reprised the role of Connie for "The Godfather: Part III"

1990

Reprised role of Adrian for "Rocky V"

1989

Featured in "New York Stories," in the segment written and directed by her brother Francis Ford Coppola

1979

Reprise role of Adrian in "Rocky II"

1976

Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone, as Adrian Pennino, in "Rocky"; was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar

1976

First major TV role, the ABC miniseries, "Rich Man, Poor Man"

1974

Reprised her role as Connie in "The Godfather, Part II"; earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress

1972

Cast by her brother Francis Ford Coppola as Connie Corleone in "The Godfather"

1970

Film acting debut, "The Dunwich Horror"

Raised "on the road" by her father, who was touring with Broadway musicals

Again portrayed Adrian in "Rocky III" (1982) and Rocky IV" (1985)

Formed Taliafilm II production company with husband Jack Schwartzman; name later changed to Schwartzman Productions

Left Yale to move to Los Angeles and began appearing on stage

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