Talia Shire

Actresses

Talia Rose Shire (née Coppola; born April 25, 1946) is an American actress. She is the sister of Academy Award winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (who’s children Roman and Sofia are also filmmakers), mother of actors Jason and Robert Schwartzman, aunt of actor Nicolas Cage, and great aunt of filmmaker Gia Coppola.

Shire best known for her roles as Connie Corleone in The Godfather films (with Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton) and Adrian Balboa in the Rocky series (with Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith). For her work in The Godfather Part II and Rocky, Shire was nominated for two 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.

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  • The Wild Racers (1968) – directed by Daniel Haller – credited as Talia Coppola
  • The Dunwich Horror (1970) – directed by Daniel Haller – credited as Talia Coppola
  • Gas-s-s-s (1971) – directed by Roger Corman – credited as Talia Coppola
  • The Christian Licorice Store (1971) – directed by James Frawley – credited as Talia Coppola
  • The Godfather (1972) – directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  • The Outside Man (1972)
  • Maxie (1973) – directed by Paulmichel Mielche
  • The Godfather Part II (1974) – directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Rocky (1976) – directed by John G. Avildsen
  • Old Boyfriends (1979) – directed by Joan Tewkesbury
  • Prophecy (1979) – directed by John Frankenheimer
  • Rocky II (1979) – directed by Sylvester Stallone
  • Windows (1980) – directed by Gordon Willis
  • Rocky III (1982) – directed by Sylvester Stallone
  • Rocky IV (1985) – directed by Sylvester Stallone
  • Rad (1986) – directed by Hal Needham
  • Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (1986) – directed by Peter R. Hunt
  • New York Stories (1989) – directed by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, & Woody Allen – anthology
  • Rocky V (1990) – directed by John G. Avildsen
  • The Godfather Part III (1990) – directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cold Heaven (1991) – directed by Nicolas Roeg
  • Bed & Breakfast (1992) – directed by Robert Ellis Miller
  • Deadfall (1993) – directed by Christopher Coppola
  • A River Made to Drown In (1997) – directed by James Merendino (as Alan Smithee)
  • She’s So Lovely (1997) – directed by Nick Cassavetes – uncredited
  • Can I Play? (1998) – directed by Jim Katz – short
  • The Landlady (1998) – directed by Robert Malenfant
  • Caminho dos Sonhos (1998) – directed by Lucas Amberg – aka Avocado Seed
  • Divorce: A Contemporary Western (1998) – directed by Eb Lottimer
  • Palmer’s Pick Up (1999) – directed by Christopher Coppola
  • Lured Innocence (2000) – directed by Kikuo Kawasaki
  • The Visit (2000) – directed by Jordan Walker-Pearlman
  • The Whole Shebang (2001) – directed by George Zaloom
  • Kiss the Bride (2002) – directed by Vanessa Parise
  • Family Tree (2003) – directed by Vicky Jenson – short
  • Dunsmore (2003) – directed by Peter Spirer
  • I ♥ Huckabees (2004) – directed by David O. Russell – aka I Heart Huckabees
  • Pomegranate (2005) – directed by Kraig Kuzirian
  • 2006
  • Rocky Balboa (2006) – directed by Sylvester Stallone – archival footage
  • 2007
  • Homo Erectus (2007) – directed by Adam Rifkin – aka National Lampoon’s Stoned Age
  • 2008
  • Looking for Palladin (2008) – directed by Andrzej Krakowski
  • Dim Sum Funeral (2008) – directed by Anna Chi
  • The Deported (2009) – directed by Lance Kawas
  • A Secret Promise (2009) – directed by Fred Manocherian – aka My Father’s Will
  • Pizza with Bullets (2010) – directed by Robert Rothbard
  • The Return of Joe Rich (2011) – directed by Sam Auster
  • Palo Alto (2013) – directed by Gia Coppola
  • Dreamland (2016) – directed by Robert Schwartzman
  • The Homeless Billionaire (2016) – directed by Fred Manocherian
  • Con Man (2018) – directed by Bruce Caulk
  • Romancing Brazil (2018) – directed by Lucas Amberg
  • Working Man (2020) – directed by Robert Jury