Sofia Coppola was born May 14, 1971, in New York, New York. The Oscar-winning screenwriter, director and producer is best known for her award-winning film Lost in Translation and the movies Marie Antoinette, The Virgin Suicides and Somewhere. She became the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Directing and the first American woman to win the Golden Lion, the top honor at the Venice Film Festival. Sofia, the daughter of famed director Francis Ford Coppola, dabbled in acting in the ’80s in movies like The Godfather and The Outsiders. She started directing in 1998 with her first film, Lick the Star. Sofia married director Spike Jonze in 1999; however, they split in 2003. She moved on to have a relationship with Thomas Mars, the lead singer of the French rock band Phoenix; though they have not married, the couple has two children.
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