Talia Rose Shire (née Coppola, born April 25, 1946) is an American actress best known for her roles as Connie Corleone in The Godfather films and Adrian Balboa in the Rocky series. For her work in The Godfather Part II and Rocky, Shire was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively, and for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in Rocky.
Talia Rose Coppola
April 25, 1946
(m. 1970; div. 1980)
(m. 1980; died 1994)
|Children||3, including Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman|
|Relatives||August Coppola (brother)|
Francis Ford Coppola (brother)
Nicolas Cage (nephew)
Christopher Coppola (nephew)
Sofia Coppola (niece)
Shire was born Talia Rose Coppola in Lake Success, New York, into a Catholic family of Italian immigrant ancestry, the only daughter of Italia (née Pennino; 1912–2004) and arranger/composer Carmine Coppola (1910–1991). Her paternal grandparents came to the United States from Bernalda, Basilicata. Her maternal grandfather, popular Italian composer Francesco Pennino, emigrated from Naples, Italy. Talia is the sister of director and producer Francis Ford Coppola and academic August Coppola, the aunt of actor Nicolas Cage and director Sofia Coppola, and the niece of composer and conductor Anton Coppola. She has three children. Her son Matthew Orlando Shire is the child of her first marriage to composer David Shire. Her other sons, actors/musicians Jason and Robert, are from her second marriage, to the film producer Jack Schwartzman.
Shire portrayed Connie Corleone in The Godfather and its sequels and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Godfather: Part II (1974). For her portrayal of Adrian Pennino, the love interest of Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976), she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress, the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, and was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and the Academy Award for Best Actress. In addition to reprising her Adrian role in four Rocky sequels, Shire has appeared in such films as Kiss the Bride (2002), I Heart Huckabees (2004), and Homo Erectus (2007).
|1968||The Wild Racers||1st Girlfriend||As Talia Coppola|
|1970||The Dunwich Horror||Nurse Cora||Credited as Talia Coppola|
|Maxie||Sandy||Credited as Talia Coppola|
|1971||Gas-s-s-s||Coralee||Credited as Talia Coppola|
|The Christian Licorice Store||Last Party Guest||Credited as Talia Coppola|
|1972||The Godfather||Connie Corleone|
|The Outside Man||Make-Up Girl|
|1974||The Godfather Part II||Connie Corleone||Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1976||Rocky||Adrianna "Adrian" Pennino||National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress|
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
|1979||Old Boyfriends||Dianne Cruise|
|Rocky II||Adrianna "Adrian" Balboa|
|1982||Rocky III||Adrian Balboa|
|1985||Rocky IV||Adrianna "Adrian" Balboa|
|Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star||Dr. Tedra Rosen|
|1989||New York Stories||Charlotte||Segment: Life Without Zoe|
|1990||Rocky V||Adrianna "Adrian" Balboa|
|The Godfather Part III||Connie Corleone|
|1991||Cold Heaven||Sister Martha|
|1992||Bed & Breakfast||Claire|
|1997||A River Made to Drown In||Jaime's Mother|
|She's So Lovely||Restaurant Owner||Uncredited|
|1998||Divorce: A Contemporary Western||Lacey|
|Can I Play?||Robert||Short film|
|Caminho dos Sonhos||Ida Stern|
|The Landlady||Melanie Leroy|
|1999||Lured Innocence||Martha Chambers|
|Palmer's Pick Up||Mr. Price|
|The Black and the White||Tulip Clayton|
|2000||The Visit||Parole Board Member Marilyn|
|2001||The Whole Shebang||Countess Bazinni|
|2002||Kiss the Bride||Irena Sposato|
|2003||Family Tree||Patricia||Short film|
|2004||I ♥ Huckabees||Mrs. Silver|
|2006||Rocky Balboa||Adrianna "Adrian" Balboa||Archival footage|
|2007||Homo Erectus||Ishbo's Mother|
|2008||Looking for Palladin||Rosario|
|Dim Sum Funeral||Viola Gruber|
|My Father's Will|
|Scratching the Surface||Mrs. Shifman|
|2011||The Return of Joe Rich||Gloria Neiderman|
|2013||Palo Alto||Mrs. Ganem|
|2020||Working Man||Iola Parkes|
|1975||Foster and Laurie||Adelaide Laurie||CBS Television film|
|1976||Doctors' Hospital||Episode: "Lullabye"|
|Rich Man, Poor Man||Teresa Santoro||ABC Television miniseries|
|1977||Kill Me If You Can||Rosalie Asher||NBC Television film|
|The Godfather Saga||Connie Corleone||NBC Television film|
|1978||Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This||Carol Agnelli||CBS Television film|
|1987||Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife||Gina||NBC Television film|
|Faerie Tale Theatre||Wilma Van Winkle||Episode: "Rip Van Winkle"|
|1991||Mark Twain and Me||Jean Clemens||Television film|
|1992||For Richer, for Poorer||Millie Katourian||HBO Television film|
|CBS Schoolbreak Special||Mrs. Leland||Episode: "Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen"|
|1993||Chantilly Lace||Maggie||Showtime Television film|
|1995||Blossom||Herself||Episode: "A Star Is Bared"|
|1997||Born Into Exile||Donna Nolan||NBC Television film|
|2007||Blue Smoke||Bianca Hale||Lifetime Television film|
|Christmas at Cadillac Jack's||Peg||Television film|
|2017||Kingdom||Annette Kulina||Episodes: "Old Pueblo" and "Cactus"|
|2018||Grace and Frankie||Teddie||Episodes: "The Pop-Ups" and "The Hinge"|
|Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Meryl Frumpkis||Bravo|
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- Crandell, Ben (October 26, 2016). "In Fort Lauderdale, the maternal instincts of Talia Shire and Robert Schwartzman". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
- Klemesrud, Judy (November 22, 1976). "Talia Shire: No Longer the Kid Sister". The New York Times. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
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- Maslin, Janet (November 16, 1990). "REVIEW/FILM; Rocky, Buffeted by Fists and Life, Returns to His Roots". The New York Times. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
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