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TALIA SHIRE (Iola Parkes)

Talia Shire is best known for her roles as Connie Corleone in The Godfather films and as Adrian Balboa in the Rocky series. For these legendary performances, Shire received two Oscar nominations: Best Actress for Rocky and Best Supporting Actress for The Godfather: Part II. Additionally, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her work in Rocky, and she won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In addition to her dozens of screen credits, Shire has also starred in such acclaimed films as David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees, Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto (based on James Franco’s book), and her son Robert Schwartzman’s directorial debut, Dreamland, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. On television, Shire has recently appeared in recurring roles on the Emmy-nominated hit Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie and the boxing drama Kingdom.

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