Talia Shire

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Talia Rose Shire is an American actress who played 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Rocky Adrian
The Godfather Connie
The Godfather Part II Connie Corleone
Rocky IV Adrian


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 2021 Romancing Brazil
Ida Stern
 2019 Working Man
Iola Parkes
 2018 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (TV Series)
Meryl Frumpkis
- Rule #149: Don't Eat the Yellow Snow (2018) ... Meryl Frumpkis
 2018 Con Man
Carol Minkow
 2018 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
- The Hinge (2018) ... Teddie
- The Pop-Ups (2018) ... Teddie
 2017 Kingdom (TV Series)
Annette Kulina
- Cactus (2017) ... Annette Kulina
- Old Pueblo (2017) ... Annette Kulina
 2016/II Dreamland
 2013 Palo Alto
Mrs. Ganem
 2011 The Return of Joe Rich
Gloria Neiderman
 2010 Pizza with Bullets
Mary Perspirino
 2009 My Secret Billionaire
Mrs. Mancini
 2009 The Deported
 2008 Dim Sum Funeral
 2008 Looking for Palladin
 2007 Homo Erectus
Ishbo's Mother
 2007 Christmas at Cadillac Jack's (TV Movie)
 2007 Blue Smoke (TV Movie)
Bianca Hale
 2005 Pomegranate
Aunt Sophia
 2005 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Sylvester Stallone (2005) ... Actress
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mrs. Silver
 2003 Dunsmore
Mildred Green
 2003 Family Tree (Short)
 2002 Kiss the Bride
 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 Caminho dos Sonhos
Ida Stern
 1998 The Landlady
Melanie Leroy
 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
 1996 Nothing to Believe In (Short)
 1995 Blossom (TV Series)
Talia Shire
- A Star Is Bared (1995) ... Talia Shire
 1993 Deadfall
 1993 Chantilly Lace (TV Movie)
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
Mrs. Leland
- Please, God, I'm Only 17 (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 The Godfather Part III
Connie Corleone Rizzi
 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
 1978 Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (TV Movie)
Carol Agnelli
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini Series)
Connie Corleone Rizzi
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Connie Corleone Rizzi
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Connie Corleone Rizzi
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Connie Corleone Rizzi
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Connie Corleone Rizzi
 1977 Kill Me If You Can (TV Movie)
Rosalie Asher
 1976 Rocky
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini Series)
Teresa Santoro
- Part IV: Chapter 6 (1976) ... Teresa Santoro
- Part III: Chapter 5 (1976) ... Teresa Santoro
- Part II: Chapters 3 and 4 (1976) ... Teresa Santoro
 1976 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series)
- Lullabye (1976)
 1975 Foster & Laurie (TV Movie)
Adelaide Laurie
 1974 The Godfather Part II
Connie Corleone
 1973 Maxie
Sandy (as Tallia Shire)
 1972 The Outside Man
Make-up Girl
 1972 The Godfather
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in Rooney's music video, "When Did Your Heart Go Missing", as real-life son, Robert Schwartzman's mother. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


5' 4" (1.63 m)


Jack Schwartzman  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »


Matt Shire | See more »


Christopher Coppola (niece or nephew) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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


To help conquer her shyness she persuaded her family to send her to Yale Drama School in 1966. She then moved to Hollywood and did several films for Roger Corman. Her break came with the part of Connie Corleone in 'The Godfather, repeating the role in The Godfather 2. See more »



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