Sofia Coppola

Film Director + Screenwriter + Actress
Born May 14, 1971

Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, film director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation, and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2010, with Somewhere, she became the first American woman (and fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.… Read More

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  • Trailblazing Women: Elena Rossini, Filmmaker And Producer
    Huffington Post - 11 days ago
  • Coppola Revels In Homecoming And 'scary' Challenge Of First Opera
    Yahoo News - May 20, 2016
  • Arts Beat: Sofia Coppola To Make Opera Debut In Rome
    NYTimes - Feb 10, 2016
  • Academy Award Winner Sofia Coppola To Direct First Opera In Rome - Feb 08, 2016


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1971 Birth Born on May 14, 1971.


1989 18 Years Old Coppola is a 1989 graduate of St. Helena High School. … Read More
1990 19 Years Old After she was critically panned for her performance in The Godfather Part III, for which she was named "Worst Supporting Actress" and "Worst New Star" at the 1990 Golden Raspberry Awards, Coppola ended her acting career, although she appeared in the 1992 independent film Inside Monkey Zetterland, as well as in the backgrounds of films by her friends and family: for example, she appeared as Saché in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 1999. … Read More


1994 23 Years Old After Lina Wertmüller and Jane Campion, Coppola became the third female director to be nominated for an Academy Award for Directing and the second to win the Original Screenplay award, after Campion in 1994 (Wertmüller was also nominated), thus making a pattern for the female directors to be nominated for both awards.
1999 28 Years Old In 1999, Coppola married director Spike Jonze, whom she had first met in 1992, and they divorced in 2003. … Read More


2003 32 Years Old Her win for best original screenplay in 2003 made her a third-generation Oscar winner.
2004 33 Years Old In 2004, Coppola was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her third film was the biopic Marie Antoinette, adapted from the biography by British historian Antonia Fraser. Kirsten Dunst plays the title character, who marries King Louis XVI, played by Jason Schwartzman, Coppola's cousin. It debuted at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival where, despite boos in the audience, it received a standing ovation. … Read More
2008 37 Years Old Coppola's next film The Bling Ring (2013) was based on actual events centered around the Bling Ring, a group of California teenagers who burgled the homes of several celebrities over 2008 and 2009, stealing around $3 million in cash and belongings. … Read More


2011 40 Years Old Coppola married musician Thomas Mars on August 27, 2011 at Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy. … Read More
In March 2014, it was reported that Coppola was in negotiations to direct a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid from a script by Caroline Thompson. … Read More
2016 45 Years Old On May 2016, the New York Times reported that Coppola would be making her debut as an opera director. … Read More
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