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Name: Talia Shire                                                                 
Birth name: Talia Rose Coppola                                                   
Born: 25 April 1946 Lake Success, New York                                       
Talia Shire (born April 25, 1946), is a two-time Academy-Award nominated         
American actress. Her name is in honor of her ancestral country (Italy).         
Born Talia Rose Coppola in Lake Success, New York; she is the sister of director 
and producer Francis Ford Coppola and the niece of composer and conductor Anton   
Coppola. She was married to composer David Shire, with whom she had a son,       
Matthew Orlando Shire. She has two other sons, actors/musicians Jason             
Schwartzman and Robert Carmine, 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. Later she portrayed Adrian Pennino (named afrer Francesco Pennino,   
Shire's grandfather) the plain looking girlfriend, and later wife, of boxer       
Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) in the Rocky movies before Adrian's   
death. Shire appears in the final "Rocky" film, Rocky Balboa, via flashbacks to   
scenes from earlier films.                                                       
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The       
Godfather, Part II and for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for Rocky.         
She also appeared as the Geico caveman's therapist in television ads.