Sofia Coppola, daughter of renowned filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, has established her place in American cinema as a successful director and screenwriter. She has completed three feature films, won an Academy Award, and has challenged the gender barrier in Hollywood filmmaking, proving that she is more than a Hollywood scion.

Born in 1971 in New York City and raised in Napa Valley, California, Coppola is the youngest child of Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola, director of Apocalypse Now and the Godfather trilogy. Sofia Coppola's extended family includes Nicholas Cage and Talia Shire. She was married to filmmaker Spike Jonze from 1999 to 2003, and in 2006 gave birth to a daughter, Romy, with musician Thomas Mars. Coppola attended Mills College and the California Institute ...

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