As the daughter of the famed director Francis Ford Coppola who made The Godfather movies, Sofia Coppola is a screenwriter, producer, director and performer. She composed and directed the 1998 movie The Virgin Suicides. In 2010, she became the very first American woman to win the Golden Lion, the top prize in the Venice Film Festival.
Director, producer, screenwriter and celebrity Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971, in Nyc. The daughter of famous Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia made short appearances in her dad’s movies throughout her youth. Performing, nevertheless, wouldn’t prove to be Sofia’s strong suit, as evidenced in her performance in the next episode of The Godfather.
Following this encounter, Sofia pulled away in the limelight, registering in the fine arts program in the California Institute of Arts, concentrating on her photography, experimenting with costume and fashion design and leading to her brother Roman’s picture attempts. In 1993, however, she started writing the screenplay adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides.
Sofia Coppola’s following movie was not as universally well received as its forerunner. Coppola composed, directed and produced the creative reinvention of a classic figure from French history in 2006’s Marie Antoinette. Starring Kirsten Dunst as the title character, the film earned some favorable reviews, but it failed to catch on with picture audiences. It was commended its stunning visuals, rock soundtrack and Dunst’s portrayal of the self absorbed adolescent royal. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Exceptional Achievement in Costume Design.
Wed to director Spike Jonze in 1999, Coppola split from her first husband in 2003. The couple was later divorced. In 2006, Coppola had a kid with boyfriend Thomas Mars, a French singer. The couple named their daughter Romy.