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Talia Shire

Talia Shire was born on April 25, 1946 in Lake Success, Long Island, New York, USA as Talia Rose Coppola. She is an actress, known for Rocky (1976), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Godfather (1972). She was previously married to Jack Schwartzman and David Shire. See full bio »
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 2016 MF (post-production)
 2015 Romancing Brazil (post-production)
Ida Stern
 2015 Minkow
Carole Minkow
 2013 Palo Alto
Mrs. Ganem
 2011 The Return of Joe Rich
Gloria Neiderman
 2009 A Secret Promise
Mrs. Mancini
 2009 The Deported
 2008 Dim Sum Funeral
 2008 Looking for Palladin
 2007 Christmas at Cadillac Jack's (TV Movie)
 2007 Blue Smoke (TV Movie)
Bianca Hale
 2007 Homo Erectus
Ishbo's Mother
 2005 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Sylvester Stallone (2005) ... Actress
 2005 Pomegranate
Aunt Sophia
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mrs. Silver
 2003 Dunsmore
Mildred Green
 2003 Family Tree (Short)
 2002 Kiss the Bride
Irena Sposato
 2001 The Whole Shebang
Contessa Bazinni
 2000/I The Visit
Parole Board Member Marilyn
 2000 Lured Innocence
Martha Chambers
 1999 Palmer's Pick Up
Mr. Price
 1998 The Landlady
Melanie Leroy
 1998 Caminho dos Sonhos
Ida Stern
 1998 Can I Play? (Short)
 1997 River Made to Drown In
Jaime's Mother
 1997 She's So Lovely
Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
 1997 Born Into Exile (TV Movie)
Donna Nolan
 1993 Deadfall
 1993 Chantilly Lace (TV Movie)
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mrs. Leland
- Please, God, I'm Only Seventeen (1992) ... Mrs. Leland
 1992 For Richer, for Poorer (TV Movie)
Millie Katourian
 1991 Mark Twain and Me (TV Movie)
Jean Clemens
 1991 Bed & Breakfast
 1991 Cold Heaven
Sister Martha
 1990 Rocky V
 1989 New York Stories
Charlotte (segment "Life without Zoe")
 1987 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Wilma Van Winkle
- Rip Van Winkle (1987) ... Wilma Van Winkle
 1987 Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (TV Movie)
 1986 Rad
Mrs. Jones
 1985 Rocky IV
 1982 Rocky III
 1980 Windows
Emily Hollander
 1979 Prophecy
 1979 Rocky II
 1979 Old Boyfriends
Dianne Cruise
 1978 Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (TV Movie)
Carol Agnelli
 1977 Kill Me If You Can (TV Movie)
Rosalie Asher
 1976 Rocky
 1976 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series)
- Lullabye (1976)
 1975 Foster and Laurie (TV Movie)
Adelaide Laurie
 1973 Maxie
Sandy (as Tallia Shire)
 1972 The Outside Man
Make-up girl
 1971 The Christian Licorice Store
Last Party Guest (as Talia Coppola)
 1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Lydia #3
- Child's Play (1970) ... Lydia #3 (as Talia Coppola)
 1970 The Dunwich Horror
Nurse Cora (as Talia Coppola)
 1968 The Wild Racers
June - Katherine's Friend (as Talia Coppola)
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In the late 1960s, using the name Tally, she worked for a medical lab in North Hollywood, California, called Biochemical Procedures. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Talia Coppola | Tally Coppola | Talia Shire Schwartzman | Tallia Shire


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on her famous brother, Francis Ford Coppola] He's the best director in the world - period. See more »


As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Rocky (1976) and The Godfather: Part III (1990), with the latter being the only film to not win in the category. See more »



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