Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and former actress.
Coppola made her feature-length debut with the coming-of-age drama, The Virgin Suicides (1999), based on the novel of the same name by Jeffery Eugenides. It was the first of her collaborations with actress Kirsten Dunst. In 2004, Coppola received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama, Lost in Translation, and became the 3rd woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director.
In 2006, Coppola directed the historical drama, Marie Antoinette, starring Dunst as the ill-fated French queen. In 2010, with the drama, Somewhere, Coppola became the first American woman (and 4th American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. In 2013, she directed the satirical crime film, The Bling Ring, based on the crime ring of the same name.
At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Coppola became the second woman in the festival's history to win the Best Director award, for the drama film, The Beguiled.