Talia Shire

Talia Shire ( born April 25, 1946 in Lake Success, Long Iceland, New York Talia Rose Coppola ) is an American actress. At the very beginning of her career she became better known for her role of Connie Corleone in The Godfather trilogy. She played her most famous role - in five films - as a friend and wife of boxer Rocky.

Life and work

Talia Shire is the daughter of Italian -born musician Carmine Coppola and sister of film director Francis Ford Coppola. The actor Nicolas Cage is her nephew. Your greatest successes they had. During the 1970s and 1980s with two rollers, which they still played in eight films She was in The Godfather Vito Corleone's daughter Connie and in the five Rocky films Adrian, the wife of the title character. Both rolls of film earned her a 1975 and 1977 respectively nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress ( The Godfather ) and for Best Actress (Rocky ). For Rocky, she received the 1976 Award for Best Supporting Actress New York Film Critics Circle.

Talia Shire was married twice: first with the composer David Shire, then with the film producer Jack Schwartzman, who died of cancer in 1994. From her first marriage she has the Son Matthew Shire ( born 1975 ), from his second marriage two sons, Jason Schwartzman ( born 1980 ), actor and former member of the band Phantom Planet, and Robert Schwartzman (* 1982 ), actor and member of the band Rooney. In addition, she has two stepchildren from Jack Schwartzman's first marriage, the cinematographer John Schwartzman ( born 1960 ) and daughter Stephanie ( b. 1965 ).

Filmography (selection)