Talia Shire

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Talia Shire
Talia Shire 1976 edit.JPG
BornTalia Rose Coppola
(1946-04-25) April 25, 1946 (age 68)
Lake Success, New York, U.S,
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)David Shire (1970–78; divorced)
Jack Schwartzman (1980–94; his death)
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Talia Shire
Talia Shire 1976 edit.JPG
BornTalia Rose Coppola
(1946-04-25) April 25, 1946 (age 68)
Lake Success, New York, U.S,
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)David Shire (1970–78; divorced)
Jack Schwartzman (1980–94; his death)

Talia Shire (/ˈtælə ˈʃaɪər/; born April 25, 1946) is an American actress most known for her roles as Connie Corleone in The Godfather films and Adrian Balboa in the Rocky series.

Personal life[edit]

Shire was born Talia Rose Coppola in Lake Success, New York, the daughter of Italia (née Pennino) and arranger/composer Carmine Coppola.[1] 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 two other sons, actors/musicians Robert Schwartzman and Jason Schwartzman, are from her second marriage to the late producer Jack Schwartzman.


Shire first became famous for her role of Connie Corleone in The Godfather and its sequels. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Godfather: Part II. Later, she portrayed Adrian Pennino Balboa, the girlfriend (and later wife) of Rocky Balboa in the Rocky movies. She also starred in such films as I ♥ Huckabees, Kiss the Bride and 2007's Homo Erectus.[2]


1968The Wild Racers1st Girlfriend
1970The Dunwich HorrorNurse Cora
The Christian Licorice StoreLast Party Guest
1972The GodfatherConnie Corleone
Un homme est mortMake-Up Girl
1974The Godfather Part IIConnie CorleoneNominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1976RockyAdrian PenninoNational 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
1979Old BoyfriendsDianne Cruise
ProphecyMaggie Verne
Rocky IIAdrian Pennino/Balboa
1980WindowsEmily Hollander
1982Rocky IIIAdrian Pennino/Balboa
1985Rocky IVAdrian Pennino/Balboa
1986RadMrs. Jones
Hyper Sapien: People from Another StarDr. Tedra Rosen
1989New York StoriesCharlotteSegment: Life Without Zoe
1990Rocky VAdrian Pennino/Balboa
The Godfather Part IIIConnie Corleone
1991Cold HeavenSister Martha
Bed & BreakfastClaire
1997A River Made to Drown InJaime's Mother
She's So LovelyRestaurant OwnerUncredited Role
1998Divorce: A Contemporary WesternLacey
Can I Play?RobertShort film
Caminho dos SonhosIda Stern
The LandladyMelanie Leroy
1999Lured InnocenceMartha Chambers
Palmer's Pick UpMr. Price
1999The Black And The WhiteTulip Clayton
2000The VisitParole Board Member Marilyn
2001The Whole ShebangContessa Bazinni
2002Kiss the BrideIrena Sposato
2003Family TreePatriciaShort film
DunsmoreMildred Green
2004I ♥ HuckabeesMrs. Silver
2005PomegranateAunt Sophia
2006Rocky BalboaAdrian Pennino BalboaArchive Footage
2007Homo ErectusIshbo's Mother
2008Looking for PalladinRosario
Dim Sum FuneralViola Gruber
My Father's Will
2009The DeportedDina
MinkowCarole Minkow
Scratching the SurfaceMrs. Shifman
2011The Return of Joe RichGloria Neiderman
1975Foster and LaurieAdelaide LaurieCBS TV-Movie
1976Doctors' HospitalEpisode: Lullabye
Rich Man, Poor ManTeresa SantoroABC Miniseries
1977Kill Me If You CanRosalie AsherNBC TV-Movie
The Godfather SagaConnie CorleoneNBC TV-Movie
1978Daddy, I Don't Like It Like ThisCarol AgnelliCBS TV-Movie
1987Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia WifeGinaNBC TV-Movie
Faerie Tale TheatreWilma Van WinkleEpisode: Rip Van Winkle
1991Mark Twain and MeJean ClemensTV-Movie
1992For Richer, for PoorerMillie KatourianHBO TV-Movie
CBS Schoolbreak SpecialMrs. LelandEpisode: Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen
1993Chantilly LaceMaggieShowtime TV-Movie
1997Born Into ExileDonna NolanNBC TV-Movie
2007Blue SmokeBianca HaleLifetime TV-Movie
Christmas at Cadillac Jack'sPegTV-Movie

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